Himachal is a truly spectacular place with loads of places for you to enjoy the camaraderie of the the mighty mountains dressed in white, the tall deodars, oaks and firs creating a breathtaking vista and the cool and fresh air rejuvenating your senses. And although there are some really fantastic tourist destinations in the state, you still need to be prepared not to miss out on some of their exceptionally mesmerising sightseeing spots when there. So, given here is a guide that will help you make your own checklist to ensure you don’t leave any place truly worth visiting, out.
Kangra is not just rich in natural beauty but also in its history. We find Kangra’s mention even in our epic of Mahabharata. The picturesque valley has some very capturing attractions that you cannot afford to miss out on when here.
MaharanaPratap Sagar Lake
Gopalpur Nature Park
Tatwani Hot Spring
Located on the banks of the meandering Ravi, Chamba is excellent destination to spend your vacations in proximity to the nature. Given below are some places you need to visit while in Chamba.
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
Bhuri Singh Museum
Akhand Chandi Palace
Chamba Central Park
Church of Scotland
Also known as ‘The Valley Of Gods’, Kullu valley is blessed with mesmerising beauty. You can engage yourself in various adventure sports here like trekking, angling, skiing etc. However, if you are here, you must definitely pay a visit to these local attractions as well.
Basheshwar Mahadev Temple
Bijli Mahadev Temple
Surrounded by high snow-covered mountains on the three sides, Dharamshala is rightly called the Scotland of India. The verdure of pine trees and stark white snow leaves you awestruck. Here are some attractions it has on offer.
Masroor Rock Cut Temple
Church of St. John
Situated at a height of 6726 ft, Manali is a feast for the eyes with its snow capped mountains and and lush green forest. Here, are some points in Manali to bring out the adventurer and explorer in you.
Van Vihar National Park
Pin Valley National Park
Nestled at an altitude of 1927 m, Kasauli is yet another place in the state that still bears the influence of the colonial rule. This serene town has some wonderful sites for you to visits.
St. Patrick’s Church
Central Research Institute
Timber Trail Resort
The first heritage village of India, Pragpur is a superb holiday destination with enchanting natural beauty, rich history and culture, great weather and easy access. When here, you must definitely check these local attractions apart from activities like bird watching, trekking and fishing.
The Judge’s Court
Retaining the influence of the colonial era both in its appearance and name, Dalhousie is spread across five mountain ranges of Himalayas and paints a splendid picture with the numerous oak, deodar and pine trees tha habituate the land. Here are some leading spots to must visit in it.
An exception to the usually hilly tourist destinations of Himachal, Una is the hottest place here, situated at an altitude of 1210 ft. With ample of tourist spots worth visiting, if you intend to travel here in the summers, better pack your cotton clothes as well. Here are the spots you can’t leave out seeing in Una.
Gobind Sagar Lake
Dera Baba Barbhag Singh
Dhunsar Mahadev Temple
Famous for its yummy peaches, Sirmaur is popularly nicknamed as the Peach Bowl. Fossils from dating 85 million years have been excavated here. The attractions as mentioned below, here are as important as they are interesting.
Shivalik Fossil Park
Renuka Wildlife Sanctuary
Hamirpur is a rather low lying hill station of Himachal Pradesh with some marvellous trails around cliffs and raised lands for trekking. Some of the best places to visit when here are given below.
Awah Devi Temple
The grandeur of Shimla led the British to declare it their summer capital. Still displaying the charm of the colonial architecture and ways, Shimla has a lot to offer for you to explore.
Simla State Museum
Indian Institute of Advanced Study
Naldehra and Shaily Peak
Wild Flower Hall
A yet another majestic place you will fall in love with, Solan is called ‘The Mushroom City of India’ because of the extensive mushroom farming practised here. Solan has some extraordinary trekking trails to get in touch with your nature loving self. Here are the best attractions for sightseeing.
Parwanoo is a hill station that is conveniently located in such a place from where you can visit many different tourist destinations easily. Some places to visit in and around this hill station are.
Gurudwara Nada Sahib
One of the most untouched and unexplored places of Himachal Pradesh, Taragarh is an extremely gorgeous hill station. Situated at the foot of Dhauladhar mountains, Taragarh gives a spectacular view of the mountains enveloped in the purest of white snow. The places for sight seeing are a handful here, though it gives you the opportunity for myriad sports and activities. Some places worthy visit are.
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