The mountainous state with its diverse and beautiful Himalaya landscapes attracts tourist from all over the world. Hill stations like Shimla, Manali, Dalhousie, Chamba, Dharamshala and Kullu are popular destinations for both domestic and foreign tourist.
Shimla- Queen of Hills
Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla is known as the queen of hills. Shimla has got a scenic location, surrounded by green hills with snow capped peaks.
In Shimla main visiting palaces are – Chail, Kufri, Naldhera, The famous Mall Road, Scandal Point, Ridge, Town Hall, Gaiety Theater, Lakkad Bazzar, Lower Bazzar, Chora Maidan, Advance Study and Famous Jakhu Temple,KaliBari Temple, Tara Devi.
Kullu Manali is the famous hill station for honeymooners and backpackers.
It is a popular tourist destination and serves as the gateway to Lahaul & Spiti district as well as Leh.
Manali is located in Kullu District. This valley is also known as “Valley Of God”.
In Manali, you can visit Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley, Vashisht, Mall Road, Van Vihar, Tibetans Monastery, Hadimba Temple, and Club House.
Kangra valley is one of the greenest and luxuriant valleys of lower Himalayas sheltered by the sublime Dhauladhar range. Mainly famous for its natural beauty & tea gardens.
Chamba is the most ancient district in HP. It is the land of Lord Shiva. The main attractive tourist places are Chamba Town, Dalhousie, Khajjiar, Bharmor and Pangi.
Dharamshala is located in the Kangra, in the shadow of the Dauladhar Mountains.
It is also known as the “Little Lhasa.” Dharamshala is the centre of the Tibetan exile world in India.
In common Hindi usage, the word Dharamshala refers to a shelter or rest house for spiritual pilgrims.
The Famous Place of Dharamshala is Mcleodganj,
His Holiness Dalai Lama Temple, Tibetans Market, Bagsu Nath Temple, Dal Lake
Dalhousie is named after Lord Dalhousie, British Governer- General of India. It is built on and around five hills, Kathalagh, Potreyn, Terah, Bakrota and Bhangora. Dalhousie has so many tourist spots: Bakrota Hills, Ghandi Chowk, Panchpulla, Subhash Boali, Kalatop, Tibetans Market, and Sadder Bazzar. There are four beautiful Churches in Dalhousie.
Khajjiar is surrounded by meadows and forests. It’s a Mini Switzerland of India. Main attraction of Khajjiar is Khajjiar Lake and Dauladhar mountains.
BHARMOUR- Bharmour is 65 km from Chamba town. It’s famous for its ancient 84 temples.
Mandi – Chotti Kashi
Mandi is also known as “Chotti Kashi” due to its similarity with Varanasi in respect of Ghats on the bank of Beas River and temples of Lord Shiva near the Ghats. In ancient times Mandi was not only a business centre on the old silk route to Tibet but also a centre for cultural exchange.
There are many temples in Mandi Town like Triloki Nath Temple at Purani Mandi, Raja Madhav Temple in DC Office Complex, Bhoot Nath Temple at famous Chouhata Bazar, Tarna Shayamkali Temple on Tarna Hills overlooking Mandi Town, Panchvaktra Mahadev Temple on the confluence of Suketi and Beas River, Ardhanareshwar Temple at Samkhetar Street, Bhimakali Temple at Bheuli.
In addition many other temples of archaeological and religious importance can be visited. Historical Ghantaghar, Indira Market, Victoria Bridge and Gurudwara are other famous places of interest in the Town.
It is a base camp to visit tourist places such as Prashar, Barot, Joginder Nagar, Kamlah Fort, Shikari Devi, Kamrunag, etc.
Kinnaur – The land of Fairy Tales
It’s a beautiful valley in Himachal with amazing tourist spots. Kinnaur, the tribal district of Himachal Pradesh, lies 250 km away from Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh and is situated on the NH – 22 (Hindustan Tibet Road).
The old Hindustan-Tibet Road passes through the Kinnaur valley along the bank of river Sutlej and finally enters Tibet at Shipki La pass. The apples, chilgoza and other dry fruits are grown here are world famous.
The high terrain here give way to great adventures sports of all kinds. Beautiful trekking routes includes the ‘Parikarma of Kinner Kailash’. Here is also the Beautiful Nako Lake, Sangla- Baspa Valley and three famous wild life sanctuaries