Religious Places in Himachal Pradesh And Other Holy Places

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Religious Places in Himachal Pradesh

There are numerous religious places in Himachal Pradesh, believed to be the resting place of Lord Shiva as well as the beginning of some of India's holiest rivers. Not only will find many Hindu temples across the valleys of Himachal Pradesh, it is also the state that houses Dharamshala, the site of the Tibetan Government in exile and the holy residence of his holiness the Dalai Lama. Kinnaur and Manikaran are regular sites of pilgrimage for Hindus, while Spiti valley is lined with Tibetan settlements, situated by the Indo-Tibetan border. In addition to the temples and monasteries, one will also find religious places of local deities in Himachal Pradesh, revered by the local communities of the mountains.

Here is the list of 16 Religious Places in Himachal Pradesh And Other Holy Places

1. Manikaran Sahib, Himachal Pradesh - Hot springs of Himachal

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Known For : Hot Springs in Manikaran Sahib Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara Kulant Pith

Located in the Parvati Valley along the banks of river Parvati in the Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh, Manikaran is known as an important religious place in Himachal Pradesh for both Sikhs and Hindus. The hot springs, religious tendencies, and beautiful surroundings attract a lot of people. A good number of temples and Gurudwara, Manikaran Sahib forms the religious pattern of the place.

Best Time: October to June

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

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Known For : Bhagsu Falls Namgyal Monastery Tsuglagkhang Complex

Mcleodganj is a hill station near Dharamshala, popular among trekkers. Its culture is a beautiful blend of Tibetan with some British influence. It is a sacred religious place in Himachal Pradesh for Buddhists.

Best Time: October to June

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3. Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh

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Known For : Library of Tibetan Works and Archives Dharamshala Cricket Stadium Dharamshala International Film Festival 2019 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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4. Kangra, Himachal Pradesh - Land of the Gods

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Known For : Kangra Fort Baijnath Temple Brajeshwari 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

5. 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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6. 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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7. Solan, Himachal Pradesh - Mushroom Capital of India

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Known For : Kasauli Nalagarh Palace Shoolini Mata Temple

Located on the Punjab-Himachal Border, Solan lies on the lower ranges of the Himalayas and is more of an industrial town with various industries.

Best Time: Throughout the year

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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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11. 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

12. Parwanoo, Himachal Pradesh

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Known For : Timber Trail Cable car Ride Fruit orchards

This is a place where one can enjoy the captivating ambience of a hill station and hustle-bustle of a city. Situated on the border of Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, this small town offers beautiful apple orchards and delicious fruit products.

Best Time: March to May, October to November

13. 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

14. 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

15. 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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16. 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

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