The northern parts of India are full of adventure, snow and hairpin bends. And one such state bordered by Kashmir, Uttarakhand, and Ladakh is Himachal Pradesh. Ever since the British times, Himachal has been getting a lot of attention, its capital was and it still has a bonafide tag as the summer capital. Tourists from across the globe and India alone visit Himachal year-round for to explore the stunning Himachal attractions. No matter what your interests are from trekking to treacherous mountain terrains to sliding down the snow on a ski or even chilling by the high altitude lakes, Himachal has it all in store for you. So, we have listed down some of the famous tourist places in Himachal Pradesh.
When a trip to Himachal comes up, Manali automatically pops up in everybody's mind. Well, it sure offers bountiful nature escapes, so it is an absolute getaway from city life. Manali is a land that offers a visual treat to the eye, from beautiful vistas to dramatic mountains and also a gateway to some of the highest peaks like Rohtang Pass. Manali is one of the top tourist destinations in Himachal. Make sure to explore the city located at an altitude of 2,050 meters. The gushing Beas River flows alongside the city gives a majestic view of Manali. River rafting is of the famous adventure activity here. Manali is the passage to the Lahaul and Spiti valleys.
Another note-worthy tourist place in Himachal Pradesh is Shimla, the summer capital of India. The city treasure not just the beauty of nature but also its British influence architecture. The buildings echo stories from the past and the staggering pine trees help create a story of our own. Come to Shimla any time of the year and it will leave you spellbound with the beautiful lakes, snow-clad peaks and lots of enchanting sights to sigh. Make sure to walk in the famous Mall Road and visit Jakhoo Hill. It is a passage to the Pabbar Valley on one side and the Kinnaur Valley on the other side.
Covered by pine trees and snow-clad peaks on all three sides, Dharamshala is a scenic hill station to visit. You can find many Hindu temples and tons of Buddhist Monasteries with colorful flags tied on every corner. This is because many Tibetan refugees have made Dharamshala their home. One of the best things about Dharamshala is that it is located close to another important place, Mcleodganj which is also the home of the Dalai Lama. One can partake in the trekking activities here. Triund Trek is a famous trek and Bhagsu Nag Waterfall is another famous tourist attraction.
What makes Kangra so special is its fort. The Kangra Fort is the largest and the oldest fort in the Himalayas and probably one of the best tourist attractions in Himachal Pradesh. This city also has a picturesque lake named Kareri Lake. It is a popular trekking spot at an altitude of 2,934 meters where people can come to and enjoy the pleasant view. Kangra is also the gateway to high mountain passes like Indrahar Pass. It is an ideal trek to indulge in from April to October.
In the last few years, people love to do off-roading and traveling solo. Spiti has located 200 km from Manali but accessible for only 6 months. During winters the valley is covered with snow and becomes almost impossible to reach. This high mountainous Himalayan region is one of the most beautiful places in Himachal Pradesh. It is famous for its beautiful landscapes which changes color with the rays of the sun. Key Monastery, Tabo Monastery, and Dhankar Gompa are the few oldest monasteries in India.
Himachal Pradesh boasts of Parvati Valley, Pabbar Valley, Chanshal Valley, Tirthan Valley, Pin Valley, and many more famous places. There is a list of never-ending famous tourist destinations. There might be possible that you will not be able to explore this whole state in a single lifetime.
So, book a tour and start exploring the enchanting beauty of this state.