Top Hill Stations in Himachal Pradesh

The many hill stations of Himachal Pradesh are enchanting tourist places. Kullu-Manali, Shimla, Dalhousie are the major tourist attractions in Himachal Pradesh. Dharamsala is among the main religious places in Himachal Pradesh. Spiti and Kinnaur are must-visit places in Himachal Pradesh. Kasol, Bir and Shojha are offbeat places in Himachal Pradesh. The Great Himalayan National Park is a definite place to visit when in Himachal Pradesh. Lofty mountains, snow-covered peaks and mesmerizing valleys make Himachal Pradesh a top destination among tourists across India.


Here is the list of 28 Top Hill Stations in Himachal Pradesh

1. Manali, Himachal Pradesh - Lover's Paradise - India's Honeymoon capital


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Known For : Solang Valley | Rohtang Pass | Adventure Activities in Manali

Nestled in between the snow-capped slopes of the Pir Panjal and the Dhauladhar ranges, Manali is one of the most popular hill stations in the country. With jaw-dropping views, lush green forests, sprawling meadows carpeted with flowers, gushing blue streams, a perpetual fairy-tale like mist lingering in the air, and a persistent fragrance of pines and freshness -  Manali has been blessed with extraordinary scenic beauty. From museums to temples, from quaint little hippie villages to bustling upscale streets, river adventures to trekking trails, Manali has ever a reason to be the tourist magnet it is, all year round.

Best Time : October to June

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Read More 42 Manali Attractions

2. Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh - Land of His Holiness the Dalai Lama - Little Lhasa


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Known For : Bhagsu Falls | Namgyal Monastery | Tsuglagkhang

Mcleodganj is a hill station near Dharamshala, popular among trekkers. Its culture is a beautiful blend of Tibetan with some British influence.

Best Time : October to June

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Read More 23 Mcleodganj Attractions

3. Spiti, Himachal Pradesh


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Known For : Chandratal Lake | Key Monastery | Kunzum Pass

Long winding roads and picturesque valleys presenting glimpses of cold deserts and snow-crowned mountains, with intermittent greenery and picture-perfect villages welcome you when you set foot into Spiti Valley. Bordered on all sides by the Himalayas, Spiti Valley, located in Himachal Pradesh, has an altitude of 12,500 feet above sea level, and gets around 250 days of sunshine in the year, making it one of the coldest places in the country. With the thick Himalayan snow cutting Spiti off from the rest of the country for around 6 months a year, the summer months are the only time Spiti is directly accessible via motorway.

Best Time : Mid May to Mid Oct

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Read More 25 Spiti Attractions

4. Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh - Little Switzerland of India


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Known For : Khajjiar | Satdhara Falls | Panchpula

The tiny tinsel town Dalhousie tucked away in the lap of Himachal Pradesh is a piece of paradise for all the travellers. It boasts of old world charm, mesmerising natural landscape, pine-clad valleys, flower bedecked meadows, fast flowing rivers, magnificent misty mountains and some of the most spectacular views in the world. The air smells of the Scottish and Victorian architecture and the ambience reminds you of the pristine British flavours.

Best Time : Throughout the year

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Read More 20 Dalhousie Attractions

5. Kasol, Himachal Pradesh


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Known For : Kheerganga Trek | Trekking and Rock Climbing | Tosh

A small village in Himachal situated along the banks of the river Parvati, Kasol is a tourist attraction that is rapidly gaining fame as a very popular hub for trekkers, backpackers, and nature lovers. Commonly known as the Amsterdam of India, this quaint little village is resplendent in natural scenic beauty, and is one of the few places in the country that is yet to be ruined by urbanization and commercialization. Situated between the towns of Bhuntar and Manikaran, Kasol might seem like a plain, nondescript village from the outside, but it is one of the best places in the country to just sit back and chill in the lap of nature.

Best Time : October to June

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6. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh - The Hill-Station with Rich Colonial History


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Known For : Ridge | Kufri | Mall Road, Shimla

Probably the most popular hill station in northern India, Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh famous for its Mall road, the Ridge, toy train etc. among honeymooners and families alike.

Best Time : October to June

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Read More 45 Shimla Attractions


7. Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh - Mini Switzerland of India


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Known For : Adventure Activities in Khajjiar | Khajjiar lake | Kalatop wildlife sanctuary

Often referred to as 'mini-Switzerland of India', Khajjiar is a small town near Dalhousie which provides tourists a unique combination of forests, lakes and pastures.

Best Time : Throughout the year

Read More 9 Khajjiar Attractions

8. Kufri, Himachal Pradesh


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Known For : Kufri Fun World | Skiing in Kufri | Horse Ride to the Mahasu Peak

Kufri in Shimla district, Himachal Pradesh is one of the most sought after holiday destinations, and more so for couples, because of its proximity to Shimla and relatively higher altitude which makes it a place with snow all through the winters.

Best Time : November to March

Read More 9 Kufri Attractions

9. Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh


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Known For : Hatu Peak | Skiing in Narkanda | Tannu Jubbar Lake

Surrounded by forests and woodlands, Narkanda is a quaint little town in Shimla district which is popular for skiing in winters.

Best Time : Throughout the year

Read More 6 Narkanda Attractions

10. Chail, Himachal Pradesh


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Known For : Chail wildlife sanctuary | Palace Hotel | Cricket Ground

Chail is a quiet hill station close to Shimla, known for the world's highest cricket ground and the heritage hotel, Chail Palace, in the midst of pine and deodar trees.

Best Time : Throughout the year

Read More 9 Chail Attractions

11. Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh - Cozy little hill-station


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Known For : Timber Trail | Monkey point, Kasauli | Mall Road, Kasauli

Located on the way from Chandigarh to Shimla, Kasauli is a hilly cantonment town which makes for an ideal peaceful holiday location, away from the rush.

Best Time : Throughout the year

Read More 8 Kasauli Attractions

12. Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh


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Known For : Library of Tibetan Works and Archives | Dharamshala Cricket Stadium | Dharamshala International Film Festival | St. John in the Wilderness Church | War Memorial

Dharamsala is famed as the holy residence of the Dalai Lama and houses the Tibetan monk in exile. Dharamsala is located in Kangra district at a distance of 18km fro Kangra City. The city is distinctively separated as upper and lower divisions with different altitudes. The lower division is the Dharamsala town itself whereas the upper division is popularly known as Mcleodganj.

Best Time : October to June

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Read More 20 Dharamsala Attractions


13. Chamba, Himachal Pradesh - The land of Hill Kingdoms, Temples and Monasteries


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Known For : Chamera Lake | Manimahesh Lake | Lakshmi Narayan Temple

Chamba is that one getaway you've always dreamed off. Minimal human alteration in the topography and environment and the balanced temperatures of the area make it the perfect destination all year round. The river Ravi cuts across town and adds to the scenery. Chambal is present at the confluence if Ravi river with Chal river.

Best Time : October to June

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Read More 15 Chamba Attractions

14. Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh - The land of god


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Known For : Reckong Peo | Kalpa | Sarahan

Kinnaur, also known as "Land of god" is about 235 Km from Shimla and is known for its serenity and beauty of the lush green and rocky mountainscape having Satluj, Baspa and Spiti river snaking through it.

Best Time : April to October

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Read More 11 Kinnaur Attractions

15. Kaza, Himachal Pradesh


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Known For : Key Monastery | Chandratal Lake | Komic Village

Kaza, sitting huddled in the corner of Himachal Pradesh is a tranquil getaway on the plains of the Spiti River. Lapped by majestic mountains covered in snow, meandering and bubbling rivers and streams and picturesque barren landscape with scattered patches of green, Kaza is a dream destination.

Best Time : May to September

Read More 12 Kaza Attractions

16. Palampur, Himachal Pradesh


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Known For : Tashi Jong Monastery | Tea gardens in Palampur | Saurabh Van Vihar

With pine and deodar forests and tea gardens encircling the town and numerous streams pouring in, Palampur is known for the enchanting combination of water and greenery.

Best Time : Throughout the year

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Read More 9 Palampur Attractions

17. Bir, Himachal Pradesh


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Known For : Paragliding in Bir Billing | Hand gliding | Nature Walks and meditation at Sherab Ling Monastery

Bir is a small town located in the state of Himachal Pradesh in northern India. Bir Billing is a popular destination for adventures sports such as paragliding, treks and also as the town for meditation.

Best Time : Throughout the year

Read More 9 Bir Attractions

18. Kangra, Himachal Pradesh - Land of the Gods


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Known For : Kareri Lake | Brajeshwari Temple | Baijnath Temple

For a spiritual retreat that will awaken inner peace, with a mighty Beas coursing through a lush green valley, Kangra is the place to visit.

Best Time : September to June

Read More 21 Kangra Attractions

19. Kalpa, Himachal Pradesh


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Known For : Kinnaur Kailash | Trekking to Chakka | Suicide Point

Kalpa, the main village of Kinnaur, in the Sutlej River Valley is a place to remember and cherish. Known for its many beautiful temples and monasteries, this town is also famed for its apple orchards. The majestic Kinnaur-Kailash range peeking from across the Sutlej River makes for a blissful break.

Best Time : March to September

Read More 10 Kalpa Attractions

20. Tirthan Valley, Himachal Pradesh


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Known For : River Crossing | Trekking in Great Himalayan National Park | Serloskar Lake

The land of untouched and mystifying beauty, Tirthan Valley is a destination with a plethora of delights. Lying nearly 3 km from the entrance of Great Himalayan National Park, this place is abundant in adventurous activities and a paradise for nature lovers. '

Best Time : Mar to June, October to November

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Read More 9 Tirthan Valley Attractions

21. Kullu, Himachal Pradesh - Nature Lover's Paradise


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Known For : Rafting in Manali | Great Himalayan National Park | Bijli Mahadev Temple

Kullu, a popular tourist destination generally coupled with Manali, is an open valley with panoramic views and majestic hills covered with Deodar and Pine trees.

Best Time : October to June

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Read More 20 Kullu Attractions

22. Mashobra, Himachal Pradesh - The Quiter Shimla


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Known For : Craignano | Reserve Forest Sanctuary | WildFlower Hall Hotel

Mashobra is a lush green expanse in Himachal Pradesh, tucked away at a height of about 7700 feet, ensuring minimal human obstruction in the course of nature to provide you with the most pure and liberating experience of your lifetime.

Best Time : April to June

Read More 4 Mashobra Attractions

23. Shoghi, Himachal Pradesh


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Known For : Kandaghat | Trekking and Hiking | Tara Devi Temple

While Shimla is being flooded by tourists every year, a serene, calm and epitome of beauty lies near it, waiting to be discovered. Shoghi, a small hill station just 13 Kms. from Shimla is abundant in natural scenic beauty and a large variety of flora and fauna.

Best Time : October to June

Read More 11 Shoghi Attractions

24. Nahan, Himachal Pradesh


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Known For : Renuka Lake | Suketi Fossil Park | Trekking in Nahan

Away from the buzzing crowd of the city, Nahan is a perfect romantic getaway. Lying among the lofty Shivalik range overlooking lush green fields, dirt free roads and clean streets, this small hill station serves as an ideal holiday destination.

Best Time : April to September

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Read More 20 Nahan Attractions

25. Tattapani, Himachal Pradesh


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Known For : Hot Water Spring | River Rafting in Tattapani | Shiva cave

A popular tourist destination in Himachal Pradesh, Tattapani is a quaint area nothing short of a wonderland. Almost 60 kms away from Shimla, it treasures several attractions lying amid nature in its best form. This beautiful place nestled among the mountains is something you don't want to miss.

Best Time : October to June

Read More 9 Tattapani Attractions

26. Mandi, Himachal Pradesh


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Known For : Prashar Lake Trek | Bhutnath temple | Pandoh Dam

Packed with a thick green cover of pine and deodar trees, and with sprawling tea plantations, the town of Mandi is situated at the junction of Kulu and Dharamshala. It is often referred to as 'Varanasi of Hills', or 'Choti Kashi'. The town also has as many as 81 temples spread across its area.

Best Time : April to October

Read More 18 Mandi Attractions

27. Shojha, Himachal Pradesh


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Known For : Waterfall Point | Jalori Pass | Serolsar Lake

Shojha is a small village sitting quietly in the middle of wilderness and panorama. Its untouched beauty might be just the thing that you need to relax and unwind. Located amid the Banjar Valley, the village is dotted with several temples made of wood.

Best Time : April to June

Read More 5 Shojha Attractions

28. Sangla, Himachal Pradesh


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Known For : Sangla Meadow | Bering Nag temple | Chitkul

One of the most charming valleys in the whole Kinnaur District, Sangla Valley is a perfect getaway from the hustle bustle of the swarming cities. It is named after a beautiful village by the same name.

Best Time : April to June, September to December

Read More 9 Sangla Attractions

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