Himachal Pradesh, one of the most beautiful states of India, can be visited any time of the year, though you may experience some inconvenience during peak monsoon month July and peak winter Jan end/Feb first week. Choose to visit all or some of these famous places in Himachal Pradesh as per the time in hand.
The most visited place in Himachal is famous for its natural beauty and snow peaked mountains. Best places to visit in Shimla are The Ridge, Mall Road, Jakhoo temple, Christ Church, Summer Hills, Viceregal Lodge, Kuthar Fort and Shaily Peak. Head to The Mall Road for shopping. Do check your hotel about the dinner time as some hotels serve only until 9 pm. Best places to eat are Café Sol, Hotel Combermere, Honey Hut, Sharma Vaishno Dhaba, The Devicos, Goofa-Ashiana, Indian Coffee House, Cedar Garden at Oberoi Cecil and Aunty’s Kitchen.
Located around 19 km from Shimla, you can see this place by taking a day trip from Shimla. The natural beauty of this place will leave you spellbound. Kufri is a trekker’s paradise. Most of the trekking trips in Himachal start from Kufri. If planning to visit in winters, try to attend Annual Winter Sports festival held annually in February. Do visit Himalayan Nature Park to have a look at the amazing wildlife.
Located close to Shimla, Mashobra is famous for its wide range of flora & fauna and Apple orchards. It’s also famous for the old world charm and has many grand houses named after fruits and flowers, some of them have now been converted into resorts. Enjoy the nature or involve into some adventurous activities like boating, trekking, and horse-riding. A trip to Mashobra is incomplete without visiting the sanctuary.
Shoghi is as famous for some old temples and natural beauty as for its adventurous activities. Tara Devi temple, Kali temple, Hanuman temple, Kandaghat are some of the most popular places to visit in Shoghi. You can choose from a wide range of trekking or walking tours as also go for Camping or a Bird tour.
Falling on the way from Shimla to Manali, Kullu is famous for adventure sports like Trekking, cycling tours, river rafting, mountaineering, paragliding, and hiking. The abundance of Apple orchards makes it a must visit. If you don’t want to stay here for long, take a day trip while staying in Manali.
The most popular place of Himachal, Manali has a lot to offer. The abundance of natural beauty, some old temples and a hub for adventurous activities makes Manali a worth visit place. Take a trip to Rohtang Pass or visit Solang Valley for some adventurous games like Paragliding, Skiing, and Rafting. A trip to Hadimba Devi temple and The Mall Road for shopping are a must do here. Enjoy the snow-capped Himalayan peaks and let go of all your worries.
Manikaran, the pilgrimage town, is famous for the Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara and the Hot Springs. Visited by devotees of various religions, Manikaran is one of the most famous religious places of India. Natural Hot Springs in Manikaran are nature’s marvels. The water in these hot springs is believed to cure diseases as it contains Uranium and other radioactive elements. Manikaran can be visited by taking a day trip from Manali.
Located in the upper hilly stretch of Kangra Valley, overlooking the plains and surrounded by pine trees, deodar tree forests, various natural falls and a cool climate, Dharamshala, is considered a heaven on earth. You can spend hours admiring the Nature or visit various monasteries. With plenty of places to stay, don’t forget to enjoy specialties of Dharamshala like Timo, Thupkas, Tibetan dishes, Honey Ginger lemon tea and more.
Located in Chamba District, Dalhousie is one of the preferred honeymoon destinations of India. Snow-capped mountains, Victorian-style mansions, Scottish architecture and other charming colonial buildings will leave you mesmerized. Lohali village, Kalatop, Dainkund peak, Bakrota hills, Tibetan market, Kangra valley and Khajiar Valley are must visit places. Some famous places to eat in Dalhousie include Cafe Dalhousie, Kwality Restaurant, Napoli Restaurant and Old Sher-e-Punjab.