Tourist Places in Himachal Pradesh

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Here are the top 75 places to visit in Himachal Pradesh in 2020:

1. Manali

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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 lingerin...

Best Time: October to June

2. Shimla

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1,720 active cases 1,026 in last 7 days

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

3. Mcleodganj

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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.Also known as Little Lhasa and famous around the world for being home to the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, Mcleod...

Best Time: October to June

4. Dalhousie

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The tiny tinsel town of Dalhousie is a paradise tucked away in the lap of Himachal Pradesh. It boasts of old-world charm, mesmerising natural landscapes, pine-clad valleys, flower-bedecked meadows, fast-flowing rivers and magnificent misty mountains. This hill station was one of the favourite summer...

Best Time: Throughout the year

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5. Spiti Valley

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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

6. Kasol

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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

7. Dharamshala

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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

8. Tirthan Valley

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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

9. Khajjiar

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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

10. Kasauli

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

Best Time: Throughout the year

11. Kinnaur

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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

12. Bir Billing

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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

13. Kufri

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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

14. Chamba

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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

15. Chail

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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

16. Mandi

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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

17. Kullu

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Kullu, a popular tourist destination in Himachal Pradesh located on the banks of Beas river. With panoramic views and majestic hills covered with Deodar and Pine trees, it is a nature lover's paradise. Kullu generally coupled with its sister town Manali which is on much higher altitude and provides ...

Best Time: October to June

18. Kaza

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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

19. Palampur

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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. Nahan

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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

21. Kangra

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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

22. Bhuntar

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Bhuntar is a part of Kullu district and it is typically used as a getaway to the towns of Kullu, Manali, Kasol and Manikaran and Kullu airport also is located within Bhuntar.

Best Time: Throughout the year

23. Bilaspur

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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

24. Narkanda

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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

25. Kalpa

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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

26. Shoghi

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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

27. Tattapani

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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 treasures several attractions lying amid nature in its best form. It is famous for its Hot sulphur spring that is believed to have cur...

Best Time: October to June

28. Manikaran Sahib

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Located at a distance of 4 km from Kasol in the Parvati Valley 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 forms the re...

Best Time: October to June

29. Shoja

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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

30. Solan

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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

31. Sangla

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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

32. Mashobra

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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

33. Nalagarh

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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

34. Naggar

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The picturesque town of Naggar draws tourists looking to revel in green surroundings, go trekking or be a little more adventurous and camping out.

Best Time: Throughout the year

35. Parwanoo

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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

36. Arki

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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

37. Paonta Sahib

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Paonta Sahib is a vibrant, industrial town located in the Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh. Apart from hosting significant industries, it is also a prominent place of worship for the Sikh community. The noted Gurudwara Paonta Sahib, built in the memory of Shri Guru Gobind Singh, is situated on t...

38. Parvati Valley

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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.

39. Solang Valley

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When heading to Manali for a vacation, two absolutely essential destinations in the itinerary are Rohtang and Solang Valley. 14 kilometres to the north west of the main town of Manali, Solang Valley is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh. Situated on the way to Rohtang f...

40. Beas Kund Trek

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Other than being famous a tourist destination, Manali is also the way to one of the most undertaken treks - the Beas Kund Trek. This trek is a perfect weekend getaway plan which takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. Get a chance to feast your eyes on the outstanding views of Pi...

41. Rohtang Pass

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Located at a distance of just 51 kilometres from Manali, Rohtang Pass can be reached only by road. The pass is located at a massive height of 3978 metres on Manali- Keylong road. When planning a trip to Manali, a day off to the vista point of Rohtang Pass is the ultimate and almost essential attract...

42. Parvati Valley Trek

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Regarded as one of the most challenging treks in the northern Himalayan region, Parvati Valley Trek is perfect for those seeking adventure. The mesmerising views all around will not only leave you spellbound by its beauty but also filled with adrenaline by the challenges it throws at you at every no...

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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