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Himachal Pradesh, also known as "Dev Bhoomi" and the "Land of Gods and Goddesses", is a state residing in the northern parts of the Asian Subcontinent. With Shimla as the state capital which also holds the title of India's summer capital, Himachal became a popular hill state of India. This land is home to picturesque landscapes, scenic mountains and alluring natural beauty, along with thrilling adventures like trekking, camping, climbing, skiing, Himachal Pradesh is one the best place to visit in India. Here is the handpicked list of the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh.

21 Best Places to Visit in Himachal Pradesh:

Manali is a "wonderful hill station" in India’s northern state Himachal Pradesh and best known as a honeymoon and holiday destination. Residing on the Beas River, it becomes a gateway for skiing in the Solang Valley and a great trek in Parvati Valley. Manali has a lot to offer in terms of adventure such as Camping, Trekking, Paragliding, River Rafting, Snowboarding, Zipling, Zorbing, and Mountaineering in the Pir Panjal mountains.


Shimla is the "Capital of Himachal Pradesh" in India. Being the capital city, this place is undoubtedly mesmerizing and beautiful. What's not to like about Shimla - The winter snow, the soothing weather during summers, the trees, the views, the little places with the "Victorian architecture"? All of this can surely take someone's heart away. Snowfall typically occurs from December to February.


Located at a height of 12,500 feet Spiti Valley is a famous "Cold Desert Valley" that lies in the north-eastern part of state Himachal Pradesh. The pristine lakes, green patches, snowy mountains, and chilling weather altogether describe the Spiti Valley. This place has got a wide variety of flora and fauna as well.


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McLeodGanj is a beautiful hill station, located on the outskirts of Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. The snowy hills of Dhauladhars give an astounding reception to the visitors which enlightens the mood greatly. The Tibetan touch makes this place special and unique in itself. McLeodGanj is famous for its monasteries, museums, waterfalls, lakes, and much more.


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Khajjiar Lake, located at a height of around 1,920 meters, is a beautiful lake and a great picnic spot in Khajjiar, Chamba. It has a floating island that is covered with grass and some weed. Khajjiar Lake area is mostly surrounded by grassy scenery and dark forests which adds a great allure to this place. Khajjiar is also known as the mini Switzerland of India. Mount Kailash View from this point is really an attractive part.


Kareri lake is a beautiful, freshwater, trivial lake located at a height of 2934 m in the Dhauladhar Ranges. Enjoy the thrilling 7 km trek that starts from Dharamkot to the Kareri base camp.


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🚘 Kareri Lake Distance From Delhi - 497 Km

Dharamshala is famous as "The Little Lhasa in India", which is located at a height of 1475 m, a beautiful town in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. Mostly surrounded by the Deodhar Cedar Trees, Dharamshala has picturesque landscapes and scenic beauty. Dharamshala is also home to Dalai Lama who runs his government in exile from this place. From then this town became a major center of Tibetan refugees with a rich and regal Tibetan culture, who follows Buddhism, meditatio...

Solang Valley is a beautiful snow mountain valley and the most sought-after place in Manali, Himachal Pradesh. This place has snow-capped trees & picturesque landscapes which are sure to amaze anyone whenever explored. If you an adventurous person then don't miss the paragliding and the skiing sports which will take your experience to next level.


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Prashar lake is a beautiful floating island lake sandwiched between the majestic hills which becomes the trekking route to this lake. Located at a height of 2730 meters and a distance of 49 km from Mandi in Himachal Pradesh this lake is dedicated to the sage Shri Prashar Rishi who is believed to have meditated there. By the time road conditions got better, this place became one of the top tourist attractions in Himachal Pradesh.


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Jakhoo Temple is situated at the topmost locations of Himachal at a height of 2455 m, in the Queen of Hills Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. It is believed that Lord Hanuman stopped at this place while carrying the Sanjivanibooti (ayurvedic medicine) to revive unconscious Lakshmana (brother of Lord Rama).


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🚘 Jakhoo Temple Distance From Delhi - 347 Km

Triund is one of the most famous trekking destinations in Himachal Pradesh. Located at a height of 2850 m and a distance of 17 km from Dharamshala this is a perfect trekking site with amazing views of the Dhauladhar Ranges. Triund Trek is approximately 9 km which can be done in a single day but if you want the best, prefer an overnight stay in a camp and enjoy the majestic sunset and sunrise from this beautiful valley.


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Hatu Peak is a popular trekking spot and the highest peak in the district of Shimla. This is a 7 km trek surrounded by dense forests of deodar, blue pine contributing altogether to produce picturesque views, and a rich landscape. At the top of this peak is the Hatu Temple dedicated to Hatu Mata. Nearby to this temple is an ancient stove-like formation which is believed to have been used by the Pandava Brothers (of epic Mahabharata) for cooking during their exile.


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Hidimba Devi Temple is an almost 500 years old, pagoda-shaped wooden temple located in Manali, Himachal Pradesh. This ancient place is dedicated to Hidimbi Devi, wife of Bhima a legendary figure in the epic Mahabharata. Locally known as Dhungari Temple, is a beautiful art of stone carvings with picturesque views.


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Bijli Mahadev is a sacred temple located at a height of 2460 m in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. Nowadays vehicles can go up to the nearest point of the temple, but to enjoy the real beauty of the place you must choose the trekking route which is just 3 km long and is full of refreshing air, pleasant weather with the amazing views of Kullu Valley, Parbati, and Bhuntar. This ancient temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, as the story tells that every 12 years lightning falls on the Shivli...

Chandra Taal Lake (or the Moon Lake) is a crescent-shaped channel surrounded by majestic mountains, located in the Lahaul area of Lahaul & Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. Also called TSO Chikgma this charismatic lake is a famous trekking destination in Himachal, with an amazing view of the Spiti region, the crystal clear water, the changing color of the lake as of the sky. The best time to visit Chandra Taal Lake is in the summers, as ...

Kheer Ganga is a small village and a perfect trekking destination located at a height of 3978 m in the extreme end of Parvati Valley. This is a 9km long adventurous trek filled with breathtaking landscape and natural beauty of fresh clear water flowing through the mountains. As you reach the top take blessing from Lord Shiva and embrace yourself with natural hot water springs which give you the best of the world experience and take away your tiredness completely. Do prefer a night stay at thi...

Dalhousie is a famous hill station located in the foothills of the Dauladhars Mountains in Himachal Pradesh. Home to gushing waterfalls, beautiful rivers, pine-clad valleys, snow-capped mountains, and colonial architecture this place is a perfect place for exploring in Himachal Pradesh. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose liked the place so much that he spent many months at Dalhousie following which two places were named after him - Subhash Baoli and the Subhash Chowk.


Kasol is a beautiful town nestled in the lush green Parvati Valley at a distance of 5 km from Manikaran in Himachal Pradesh. Also famous as "Mini Israel" and "Amsterdam" of India Kasol is a jam-packed place with so many options like the trekking trails of Kheerganga, the popular Tosh Valley trek, Yanker Pass, Malana Village, and many others. Kasol houses a famous trance party every summer which becomes the center of attraction of large crowds. The pleasant weather, the roaring rivers, the del...

Mashobra is a peaceful and beautiful valley located at a height of 224m in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. Nestled with multiple fruit orchards, oak and pine forests, and surrounded by panoramic views this valley is a perfect place to relax your mind with fresh air and the pleasant weather that Mashobra offers. In the month of May, Sipi Fair is organized in the honor of Sip Devta, which various dance forms, songs, and Archery too.


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Kinnaur is a beautiful district in the eastern region of Himachal Pradesh. Also known as the "land of Gods" Kinnaur is famous for its apple orchards producing one of the best apples in entire India. With so many alluring landscapes, astounding valleys Kinnaur is yet the least explored region, the possible reason is scary crisscrossed roads that can be menacing for faint-hearted people, which on the other hand becom...

Chamba is a lovely town nestled between the Dhauladhar and Zanskar range in the northmost region of Himachal Pradesh. This amazing valley is home to some ancient temples, caves, delightful cottages, humming markets, astounding deodars, and much more. Chamba offers multiple sports and adventure activities like rafting, trekking, mountain climbing, and horse riding. Chamba has a rich history and culture which is reflected in the traditional arts and crafts and the festivals Chamba hosts - The M...

# Best Places to Visit in Himachal Pradesh

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Manali

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Shimla - Capital

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Spiti Valley

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Mcleodganj

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Khajjiar-lake

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Kareri Lake

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Dharamshala

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Solang Valley

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Prashar Lake

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Jakhoo Temple

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Triund

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Hatu Peak

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Hidimba Devi Temple

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Bijli Mahadev

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Chandra Taal Lake

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Kheer Ganga

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Dalhousie

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Kasol

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Mashobra

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Kinnaur

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Chamba

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