If you love being surrounded by picturesque views, snow-capped majestic mountains and enjoy pleasant weather, Himachal Pradesh definitely will be the first location to cross your mind. However, there are many places in Himachal to visit, relax and unwind. So, which are the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh? The list is long but below mentioned places should be visited once before you fall in love in snow-capped mountains and want to explore it deeper.
Listed below are some of the Best Places to Visit in Himachal Pradesh:
Shimla is a place that captivates you with its beauty. It gives you some mind-blowing views of the snow-capped Himalayan Mountains. All through the year, tourists flock this destination. There are two airports – Jubbarhatti that is about 23kms from Shimla and has connectivity from Delhi. Another airport is Chandigarh which is connected to many main cities and is about 113kms from Shimla. You can also travel by rail or road. Some of the best places to see in Shimla are Mall Road, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Christ Church, Daranghati Sanctuary, etc.
Kullu- Must Visit for its Dussehra festival
Kullu is popular for its temples and the Himalayan Ranges. It is located on the banks of the Beas River. It was also known as Kulanthpitha and is now known as the “Valley of the Gods”. You can travel by air, rail or road. The nearest airport is the Kullu-Manali airport, however, it has limited connectivity and limited operations. The next airport is Chandigarh. By road this trip to Kullu would need about 6-7 hours. Some of the places to visit in Kullu are Bijli Mahadev Temple, Kasol, Parvati Valley, Great Himalayan National Park, etc. You can also enjoy some adventure sports like river rafting, trekking, skiing, etc. at Kullu.
Manali- Best Place after Kashmir to Visit
Manali is a hill station famous for the Himalayan mountain ranges, nature, and adventure sports. It lies at an altitude of 6726 ft and you get the best views of the Himalayan range from Manali. you can also check out the adventure sports here in case you love sports. You can reach Manali by air, rail, and road, the nearest airports being Kullu-Manali and Chandigarh. Some of the best places to visit when in Manali are Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley, Beas River, Tibetan Monasteries, Vashisht Hot water springs, etc.
Solan- Do Visit on your way to Shimla
Another place worth visiting is Solan which is well-known for its cuisine, culture, and heritage. It is popularly known as the mushroom city of India because of the abundance of mushrooms. It is also known as the City of Red Gold because of the abundant tomato production. It is a must-visit place and great for trekkers and those who want to be in the midst of nature. You can reach Solan by air, rail or road, Chandigarh being the nearest airport. Some places to visit here are the Mall Road, Motilal Nehru Central State Library, Mohan Shakti National Park, Karol Tibba, etc.
There are many more places worth visiting while in Himachal Pradesh like Parwanoo, Hamirpur, Pragpur, Kangra, Dalhousie, etc. that leave you amazed by the views, culture, cuisine, and heritage. Above mentioned are the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh, do let us know in the comment section below, which places you have visited and wish to visit, we shall give you the complete detail of that.