26 March 2021 | 6 min read

10 Best Places To Visit In Himachal Pradesh


Himachal Pradesh is inseparable from magnificence. The tremendous and snow-covered state in India is forever brimming with tranquil scenery and lavish greenery. The actual name signifies ‘The State Of Snow’.  Knowing how summers are across India, it is no wonder why people want to visit the best places in Himachal Pradesh. The snow, the lush greenery, will take bring you peace and would be a welcome change from the hustle-bustle of the big cities.  We have assembled a rundown of the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh. 

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1. Dalhousie

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Located in Himachal Pradesh, Dalhousie  radiates an old-world appeal. Encircled by excellent mountains, this hill- station is regularly the favoured destination for travellers worldwide. While the more significant part of the vacationers heading out to Dalhousie comes to unwind, a reasonable segment visits to soak in the scenic beauty and historic importance places. There are tons of activities that one can indulge in, Dalhousie.  It is named after Lord Dalhousie, who set up this town as a popular summer retreat . Dalhousie undoubtedly is one of the most popular tourist places in Himachal Pradesh.

Some of the famous places to visit in Himachal Pradesh also include Khajjinag temple and Yam Temple. Mani Mahesh mountain, which is also counted as a Kailash Parbat, is just 16 kilometers from this place. 

2. Mcleodganj

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Visiting Mcleodgunj is fun around the year. However, it experiences extreme climates. Mc Leodgunj is a part of Dharamshala city, elevating up to 2000M from sea -level. It receives good snowfall  in winters and probably the essential rainfall destination in HP. In summers, generally, it gets hot, but the temperatures aren’t too high. It welcomes a hefty number of tourists every day. It is the home to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The town is an international host for tourists and structured so that all kinds of people feel it homely. It is also home to several tourist attractions, coffee shops, shopping centers, etc. You can reach the Pathankot Railway station and take a bus/taxi from there to get to Mcleodganj.

3. Chanshal Pass

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The Chanshal Pass, or Chanshal Valleylinks Dodra Kwar and Rohru (Chirgaon), is one of best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh and it is Shimla district’s hidden gem. The pass is located on top of Chanshal Peak, which at 4,520 meters (14,830 ft) and is the highest peak in the Shimla district. The access remains open only from May to October as it is covered with snow for the rest of the year. The Chanshal Valley offers views of hills covered with ice. Saru Tal lake, which is is located on the top of one of the mountain, resembles a Thalli. This place is a must-visit when it comes to Himachal Pradesh tourist places.

4. Chitkul 

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Located at the Indo-Tibetan border, Chitkul is renowned for its organic fruit plantations and mustard fields. The cold Himalayan waterway Bapsa additionally moves through Chitkul. The Himachali structural bungalows with record/wooden rooftops are a typical sight here. 

The best ideal opportunity to visit Chitkul during the summers is from March to June. Chitkul is a heaven for nature lovers , and they can simply submerge themselves in the rich green woodlands and snow-shrouded mountains by the river Bapsa. One more place one should visit at Chitkul is Kagyupa sanctuary with a delightful, old Shakyamuni Buddha statue. The carvings are worth seeing, and it is one of the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh.

5. Churdhar Peak

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The Churdhar peak is in the Sirmaur district and is one of the highest Peak of Shivalik ranges at the height of 11965 feet. Churdhar is also known as Churichandni (Bangle of Snow), has the best landscapes in the country. Churdhar offers a view of the snow-capped ranges, including Badrinath and Kedarnath’s peaks in the Garhwal region. Pilgrims are known to sing and dance at night during the Navratras fair in this ancient temple. Trekkers travel up to the wind-blown Churdhar summit, which has moderate to heavy snowfall (average of 33 feet snow). Often the Srigul temple gets buried under the heavy snowfall.

6. Gushaini

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Gushaini is a small village located in Tirthan Valley, Himachal Pradesh, on the Tirthan Riverbanks. The town is full of rustic wooden buildings. Gushaini is one of the most favoured places for treks in Tirthan Valley and is around 10 km away from Banjar. It is also located just 10 km away from the Great Himalayan National Park and is the hotspot for travelers who want to take a layover before they head to the National park . Gushaini is also home to peach, pomegranate, apple, pear, and apricot orchards and even a secret waterfall! Gushaini thus makes it to the list of best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh.

7. Spiti Valley

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Snow-clad mountains surround Spiti Valley. This spot can be somewhat precarious to visit as the climate could be harsh.  However, if you are a thrill-seeker, Spiti is the place for you.  In Spiti, you would discover “Most noteworthy Village of the World”, “Most elevated Post office of the world”, “Most elevated Bridge of India”, Key Monastery, Langza Valley, Tabo Monastery, and much other worth visiting places in Himachal Pradesh. 

8. Janjehli, Mandi

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Janjheli is a hidden gem in Himachal Pradesh, and very few travellers know about it. Explore this hidden paradise and the lush green nature it has to offer. It is ideal for people who want to go on treks and camping with a height as high as 3300 kilometres. 

9. Thanedar, Shimla

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 Thanedar Village is an offbeat and unexplored travel destination in Himachal Pradesh’s valleys and is a beautiful village situated near Shimla. The place is slightly at a higher altitude than Shimla, and the road linking the two areas runs almost near the crest of the mountain with a gradual ascent. You are treated to a helicopter view of different valleys with narrow and roads that twist at every juncture. The city is a traveller’s delight and covered with lush greenery and trees all around. If you’re into camping and the mountains, you better visit this place.

10. Dharamshala

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Who hasn’t heard of Dharamshala?  The destination is popular among tourists throughout the year, not just in India but also abroad. Lakhs of tourists every year throng Dharamshala, especially during the summers. It’s also ideal for trekking tours on scenic trails, which offer a flower garden view. Tourists prefer going to Dharamshala during February and March. However, it is visiting Dharamshala in January that is bliss. It is a place rich in both Tibetian and Himachali culture. You can explore many places on your own. The Dharamshala cricket stadium has hosted several cricket matches, and people all across the country fly to see cricket matches. It is not just a travel hub but also a cultural hub showcasing several historical monuments. It is undoubtedly one of the best places to visit in the Himachal Pradesh.



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