An offbeat place in Himachal Pradesh, Jibhi is untouched by industrialization and surrounded by nature. The cozy Victorian style cottages add to a Victorian ambience during your stay. Often referred to as a mesmerising "hamlet" situated amidst the lush green forests and surrounded by variegated mountain, Jibhi is just the right place to relax and spend some peaceful moments with your loved ones.
The Pangi valley of Chamba district is a serene, quiet area inhabited by a tribal folk of only 17,600 people in Himachal Pradesh at 7000 ft to 11000 ft above sea level. The Saach Pass, which is a mountain pass of 14500 ft, helps the valley with tourism and easy transportation as it offers proper roadways for those who want to travel there. It is open during the months of June and October as it snows heavily throughout the other months.
Located in the state of Himachal Pradesh, Sirmour is a calm and tranquil district where still more than 90% people live in villages. The locals are very close to nature and hence this place is untouched by industrialization. Sirour offers travelers picturesque landscapes, rocky hills to trek, serene lakes for boating and beautifully built temples to purge your soul. Also called the “Peach Bowl of India”, Sirmour has high peach cultivation along with a variety of fruits and vegetables.
Situated at a height of about 1560 m, Barog is a town in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. In case you’re visiting Shimla during the monsoons and are looking to trek, camp, and visit nearby spots, Barog should be on your bucket list! Barog is pretty much like the Shimla but is comparitively quieter and less crowded.
Nestled between the Lahaul and Spiti district in Himachal Pradesh, Keylong is a serene place perfect for a getaway away from the tourists towns of the state. Due to the dry cold weather, Keylong does not have a lot of greenery, but the snow-covered mountains covered with mist are picturesque. Situated at an altitude of 3080 meters, the tiny hamlet has a rich culture and a laid back, small-town lifestyle.
Also known by the name of Chanshal Valley, the Chanshal Pass is a refreshingly beautiful destination located in Himachal Pradesh, precisely 160 kilometres in distance from Shimla. At the incredibly high altitude of 3,755 metres, the Valley is located directly on top of the highest peak in all of Shimla -- the Chanshal Peak. It is a 180 kilometre long road which forms a connection between the town of Rohru (Chirgaon) and the Dodra Kwar Valley.
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Situated at an elevation of 2500 meters, Fagu is a serene snow clad hamlet. It is believed that Fagu has derived its name from the word 'fog'. Being situated at such a great altitude this place is always surrounded by fog, and hence, was named Fagu. Enveloped in lush green pine and cedar trees, this picturesque hamlet is home to a myriad flora and fauna. A number of apple trees are also located here which are adorned with rich red apples. Potato Fields are also common to spot.
Located 32 km away from the main town of Shimla, Theog is a beautiful weekend getaway in the hills. It is also considered one of the most favourite camping site options for campers. Much away from the chaotic atmosphere popular tourist destinations, Theog can be called an underrated destination. However, it works out fine if a peaceful vacation is what one is looking for.
Deo Tibba hosts some exciting treks across several snow capped mountains such as Indrasan (6220 m), Inderkilla (6000 m). Manali being the starting point of the trek leads the way to Deo Tibba through verdant and thick forest of Pine, Fur, Oak and Cedar, along with meadows strewn with wild flowers & meandering streams. With plenty of opportunities to explore the mysterious glaciers and moraine in this part of the Himalayas, adventure awaits you at the Deo Tibba Base Camp trek.
Kangojodi is an offbeat destination nestled in the Himachal mountains lined with pine trees, surrounded by majestic hills and ravines. The place hasn’t been popularised yet and sees considerably lower volumes of tourists compared to its overcrowded counterparts. Kangojodi houses a great camping site with a myriad of offerings like adventure sports, trekking or just some quiet time to yourself.
Nestled in the peaks of northern Himalayas lies the Jalori mountain pass, an undiscovered beauty located between the prominent towns of Kullu and Shimla. The path leads to the nearby Serolsar Lake and 'Budhi Naagin' temple. At a height of 10,800 feet above sea level, the trail through this mountain pass is a relatively untouched tourist attraction.
Visit these lesser-known offbeat sites and proudly flaunt the tag of a traveller who has seen most of undiscovered Himachal. You will not regret unconventionally travelling Himachal. Would you like to add other such offbeat spots to the list? Let us know in the comments below!