Tourist Places in Himachal Pradesh

Here are the top 80 places to visit in Himachal Pradesh in 2021:

1. Manali

4.5 /5

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One of the most popular hill stations in Himachal, Manali offers the most magnificent views of the Pir Panjal and the Dhauladhar ranges covered with snow for most parts of the year. 

Best Time: October to June

2. Kasol

4.4 /5

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Kasol is a quaint little village in Himachal situated along the banks of the river Parvati. Commonly known as the 'Amsterdam of India', Kasol is a tourist attraction that is rapidly gaining fame as a popular hub for trekkers, backpackers, and nature lovers. Kasol is situated 23 kms from Bhuntar and ...

Best Time: October to June

3. Shimla

4.2 /5

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Shimla is the capital Himachal Pradesh in India and a popular hill-station among Indian families and honeymooners. Situated at the height of 2200m, Shimla was the summer capital of British India. Shimla still retains its old-world charm with beautiful colonial architecture, pedestrian-friendly ...

Best Time: October to June

4. Jibhi

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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. An offbeat place in Himachal Pradesh, Jibhi is untouched by industrialization and sur...

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5. Mcleodganj

4.4 /5

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Mcleodganj is a hill station near Dharamshala, popular among trekkers. Located in Kangra district, Mcleodganj's culture is a beautiful blend of Tibetan with some British influence.

Best Time: October to June

6. Spiti Valley

4.7 /5

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Long winding roads and valleys that present unforgettable glimpses of cold desert and snow-crowned mountains 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 ju...

Best Time: Mid May to Mid Oct

7. Dalhousie

4.3 /5

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Dalhousie, a popular hill station in Himachal Pradesh is situated at a height of 1,970 metres above sea level. Boasting views of the snow-capped peaks of Dhauladhar ranges, Dalhousie is famous for its meadows, dense jungles and waterfalls. Established in 1854, it was named after ...

Best Time: Throughout the year

8. Bir Billing

4.6 /5

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Bir is a small town located in the state of Himachal Pradesh in northern India. Bir Billing is a popular destination located in Joginder Nagar valley known for adventures sports such as paragliding, treks and also as the town for meditation. There is an influence of Tibetan culture du...

Best Time: Throughout the year

9. Kasauli

4.0 /5

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Located on the way from Chandigarh to Shimla, Kasauli is a hilly cantonment town that makes for an ideal peaceful holiday location, especially for a weekend getaway.

Best Time: Throughout the year

10. Fagu

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Situated at an elevation of 2500 meters, Fagu is a serene snow-clad hamlet, located around 45 minutes drive from Shimla. It is known for its apple plantations, sowing fields and the snow-covered Himalayas in the backdrop. Since it is secluded, Fagu is a honeymooner's heaven. It also popular amongst ...

11. Kaza

4.7 /5

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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

12. Tirthan Valley

4.7 /5

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Tirthan Valley in Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh is perched at an altitude of 1600 metres above sea level. Deriving its name from Tirthan River flowing through it, Tirthan Valley lies around 3 km from the entrance of Great Himalayan National Park. This place is abundant in adventurous activities...

Best Time: Mar to June, October to November

13. Sethan Valley

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Sethan is a quaint village in Himachal Pradesh, approximately 12 km from Manali. This Buddhist village is a tiny hamlet that oversees the Dhauladhar range. Covered in snow during winters, Sethan Valley is a great place to try out skiing and snowboarding.

14. Khajjiar

4.4 /5

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Often referred to as 'mini-Switzerland of India', Khajjiar is a small town located close (20km) to Dalhousie and is great for a day or overnight trip. Khajjiar is known for its grassy meadows, deodar forests, and cottages. There is a small lake in the middle of the meadow and you...

Best Time: Throughout the year

15. Kufri

3.8 /5

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Kufri, located at a distance of 16km from the main city of Shimla, is a popular tourist destination known for snow-laden peaks, skiing and Kufri Zoo.  The main tourist part of Kufri is located on Mahasu peak at a height of 2,720 metres above sea level and travellers have&nbs...

Best Time: November to March

16. Tosh

16 out of 80
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Popular for its cannabis plantations, the tranquil village of Tosh is just another example of the unparalleled natural beauty that Himachal Pradesh holds within its bounds. Located at the far end of Parvati Valley, Tosh is untouched by modernisation and fast-paced life. With its gradual terrain...

17. Dharamshala

4.1 /5

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Dharamshala or Dharamsala city is located in Kangra district at a distance of 18 km from Kangra city. Dharamsala is separated as upper and lower divisions with different altitudes. The lower division is the Dharamsala town itself. whereas, the upper-division is located 3km away and popularly known a...

Best Time: October to June

18. Chail

3.9 /5

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Chail is a quiet hill station close (44km) to Shimla, known for the world's highest cricket ground and the heritage hotel, Chail Palace, in the midst of pine and deodar trees. Surrounded by lush greenery and mesmerizing views, Chail is located at an altitude of 2,250m above sea level.

Best Time: Throughout the year

19. Palampur

4.6 /5

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With pine and deodar forests and tea gardens encircling the town and numerous streams pouring in, Palampur is a popular town of Himachal Pradesh located in the Kangra district.

Best Time: Throughout the year

20. Narkanda

3.9 /5

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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

21. Prashar Lake Trek

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Prashar Lake is a crystal clear water body situated about 50 km north of Mandi, with a three storied pagoda-like temple dedicated to the sage Prashar. The lake is located at the height of 2730 m above sea level with deep blue waters and holds a saintly position there. Bounded by snow-toppe...

22. Naggar

4.0 /5

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Set against the backdrop of majestic hills and the clear and pristine Beas River, Naggar near Manali is home to a tiny slice of history, in the form of the Naggar castle. Once used as the residence of Raja Sidh Singh of Kullu, the castle is a fine blend of traditional Himalayan and European architec...

Best Time: Throughout the year

23. Sarahan

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Sarahan is a beautiful hamlet situated near Kinnaur in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Known as the "Gateway to Kinnaur", it is located near the Sutlej River Valley and the Indo Tibetan road, at an altitude of 2165 m below sea level. Famous for the never-ending apple orchards, dense emerald pine and ...

24. Kalpa

4.0 /5

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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

25. Parvati Valley

5.0 /5

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Situated in Himachal Pradesh, Parvati Valley runs along the touristy destinations of the state. The stunning valley is famous for the backpacker hangouts, and adventure activities. It is also a popular amongst hippie travellers for its famous charas (hashish), rave parties, and spiritual experience.

26. Chamba

4.0 /5

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Chamba is a Himalayan town located in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. Known for the ancient temples, the caves, and the edifices that speak highly of Indian history, Chamba is famous for mesmerising views of the Pir Panjal, Zanskar and Dhauladhar ranges in the backdrop of this picture...

Best Time: October to June

27. Kinnaur

4.4 /5

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One of the twelve districts of Himachal Pradesh, Kinnaur is located on the Indo-Tibet border. Situated at a distance of 235 km from Shimla, Kinnaur hosts the views of Zanskar Valley, snow-draped Dhauladar range, Chitkul - The last village on the indo-Tibet border and have Satluj, Baspa and Spiti riv...

Best Time: April to October

28. Indrahar Pass Trek

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The trek to Indrahar Pass is a fairly easy one, being the most picturesque trail starting from Mcleodganj, covering Lahesh and Triund Caves, and lasts about 14 km single way.

29. Nahan

3.9 /5

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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

30. Kangra

4.0 /5

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Kangra is a district in Himachal Pradesh with Dharamshala as the administrative headquarters. With might Beas River flowing through the Valley, Kangra is also known for the backdrop of Dhauladar range, ancient temples and endless tea plantations. Repeated mention of the Valley in the holy Hindu text...

Best Time: September to June

31. Bilaspur

3.9 /5

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Bilaspur is a hill town near Shimla, famous for its forts and Gobind Sagar lake, a man-made reservoir considered the lifeline of the district.

Best Time: Throughout the year

32. Kullu

4.0 /5

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Kullu, a popular tourist destination in Himachal Pradesh is located on the banks of the Beas river. Kullu is known for its Dusshera Festival, ancient temples, and adventure activities.  Kullu is generally coupled with its sister town Manali which is at a much higher altitude and provi...

Best Time: October to June

33. Shoghi

4.0 /5

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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

34. Tattapani

4.7 /5

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A popular tourist destination in Himachal Pradesh, Tattapani is a quaint village located 60 kms away from Shimla. Situated on the banks of river Sutlej, it is famous for rafting and its Hot sulphur spring is believed to have curative properties for health ailments like stress, joint pain, fatig...

Best Time: October to June

35. Mandi

4.0 /5

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

Best Time: April to October

36. Manikaran Sahib

3.9 /5

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Located at a distance of 4 km from Kasol along the banks of river Parvati in the Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh, Manikaran is known as a famous pilgrimage destination for both Sikhs and Hindus. A good number of temples, Gurudwara Manikaran Sahib and hot springs attract pilgrims and tourists alik...

Best Time: October to June

37. Shoja

4.5 /5

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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

38. Solan

4.0 /5

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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

39. Sangla

4.8 /5

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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

40. Mashobra

4.9 /5

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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

41. Nalagarh

1.1 /5

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Nalagarh is known for its abundant greenery, serenity and the beautiful view of the Shivalik hills past the Sirsa river. Nalagarh is known as the gateway to Himachal Pradesh. Nalagarh's main attraction is the Nalagarh Fort which has now been converted into a heritage hotel that attracts to...

Best Time: October to March

42. Arki

2.5 /5

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A small town in Solan district locally known for its 18th century fort, Arki is an off-beat destination in Himachal Pradesh that offers a unique blend of art, culture and heritage.

Best Time: Throughout the year

FAQs on Himachal Pradesh

What is not so good about Himachal pradesh?

Poor rail connectivity. Some districts are not very developed regarding tourism-related facilities.

How much does a package cost for Himachal pradesh?

The packages for Himachal pradesh start at INR 4000 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top places to visit in Himachal pradesh?

The top things to do in Himachal pradesh are Manali, Shimla, Mcleodganj, Dalhousie, Spiti, Kasol. You can see all the places to visit in Himachal pradesh here

Who should visit Himachal pradesh?

A trip to Himachal is perfect for families looking to cool off in the summer, for adventure enthusiasts and trekkers, photographers, backpackers and those interested in religious tourism. It is also suitable for people looking to experience the Himalayas up close without the strain of trekking.

What is the best time to visit Himachal pradesh?

February to June (Spring and Summer) is the best time to visit Himachal. The state also undergoes a beautiful transformation during the winters, i.e., between October and February when it's the snowfall season. This is also the best time for skiing and ice skating. Places like Rohtang Pass, Kufri and Shimla are quite popular tourist destinations. Summers are an ideal time for trekking, paragliding, camping and water sports. Most treks during this time take place in Shimla, Manali and Dharamshala. During monsoons from July to September, it is suggested to avoid certain areas in Himachal that are prone to landslides. 
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What is the local food in Himachal pradesh?

A staple meal in the state would consist of Dals, rice, broth, roti and sabzi. Meat, especially red meat is also a favourite, and almost all delicacies here are prepared with a rich gravy, fragrant with local aromatic spices and herbs. With few of these constants in place, Himachal's cuisine differs over its varied terrains and climates, and the geography gives newer alterations and versions to the food, making the overall platter rich and vibrant. Sidu (a preparation of wheat), Patande (a local version of pancakes), Chouk, Bhagjery, Chutney of 'Til', Khatta, Kali Dal, Aloo palda, Auriya Kadoo (a preparation of pumpkin), Spicy lotus stems are the highlights of the state's cuisine. One also finds Momos and Noodles in the area. Himachal is also known for the fresh and juicy varieties of fruits here. One should not miss these and maybe even take some home. It also hosts the Food Festival of Dham, which celebrates the variety, richness, colour and festivity of the local cuisine, food styles and habits.

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