Tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh



Best Time: October - June

Mcleod Ganj is popularly known as Little Lhasa because of its beautiful valleys and mountain ranges. Being a residence of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, McLeod Ganj has a large population of Tibetans. It is located in the suburbs of Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, three kilometres north of Dharamshala. The Tibetan government-in-exile is based in between at Gangchen Kyishon. With a large range of engaging activities, McLeod has become one of the big....

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Mcleodganj Tourism


Best Time: October to February

Nestled between Pir Panjal and the Dhauladhar mountain ranges, the beautiful town of Manali is India’s most popular Hill station. Located at an altitude of 2050 m in the Beas River valley, Manali is situated at distance of 270 kms to North of Shimla, the state capital.  The lush green terrain with dense deodar – cedar trees and alpine vegetation, the stupendous meadows running up and till the horizon, the fragrance of fresh pine and deoda....

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Manali Tourism


Best Time: Throughout the year

Khajjiar is a town in Himachal Pradesh which is also known as 'mini Switzerland of India'. It is famous for its mesmerizing lakes and forests. Tourists who visit Dalhousie often visits Khajjiar. It can be visited throughout the year but not recommended in winter if there is heavy rainfall. It is also popular among trekkers and adventure seekers.

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Khajjiar Tourism


Best Time: Between March to June , when the weather is pleasant.

Bounded by Kullu and Mandi in the north, Kinnaur in the east, Solan and Sirmur in the south-east, Shimla is one of the most popular hill stations in north India. Situated at a height of 2200 m, set amidst the verdant array of mountains, mystical woods and cool atmosphere, Shimla is one of the most famous destinations in the country.  Known as the summer capital of India, Shimla is a beautiful getaway spot for one to enjoy, relax and rejuvenate. With i....

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Shimla Tourism


Best Time: May to October

Spiti is located in the high Himalayan region. It is a cold desert mountain valley that is located in Himachal Pradesh and is a place of wonderful beauty. It has an altitude of 12,500 feet above sea level and receives sunlight only for 250 days in a year and hence Spiti is one of the coldest regions in the world. Spiti means "middle land" and this can be seen by its geographical location. It is bordered by Ladakh in the north, Tibet to the east, Kinnaur to....

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Spiti Tourism


Best Time: April to mid-July  

If you are looking for an off-beat experience during your visit to Himachal, Kinnaur might just be your go-to place! It is located about 235 km away from the state capital Shimla, on the popularly acclaimed Hindustan-Tibet road at National Highway 22. Snugly sitting at a height ranging between 2,320 to 6,816 m, it renders a gracious view of the Kinner Kailash. Now steadily growing as one of the populous districts of Himachal, it attracts a great number of ....

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Kinnaur Tourism


Best Time: October - June

Tucked between the towns of Bhuntar and Manikaran, Kasol is a tiny quaint village situated on the banks of Parvati river. Famous for its soothing climate, picturesque landscape and breathtaking views to the mountains ranges, Kasol is a popular destination for backpackers, photographers and nature lovers. Located at a distance of 37 kms from Kullu, with the excellent view of snow-clad mountains and waters gushing down the Parvati river, the serenity this pl....

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Kasol Tourism


Best Time: March to June September to December

Standing as a testament to the absolute beauty that nature is capable of putting forth, Sangla valley is a destination that is well worth the picturesque hype it gets. Rightly associated with the term ‘Switzerland of India’, you are surrounded by the rugged snow-capped Himalayan Mountains, gentle lush green with rich pine and birch forest covered and a handful of humble villages. With the Baspa River ebbing its way across the valley, you are su....

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Sangla Tourism


Best Time: November to May

Nestled in the valleys of the Himalayas, Dalhousie is pristine little hill station in Himachal Pradesh. Set up in 1854 by the Governor of India at the time, Lord Dalhousie who envisioned the beautiful hill station as a retreat from the brutal summer heat of the southern states. With a quiet, serene atmosphere, this hill station is quite attractive to those looking for a break from stress and for honeymooners looking for a sweet, secluded spot to ....

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Dalhousie Tourism


Best Time: May to October

Kaza, the headquarters of the Spiti Valley, is the largest township and commercial center. Kaza sets up a thrilling foreplay to what the trek to Spiti valley has in store for the adventurous travelers. Nestled in the Spiti valley’s floodplains, one has a view of the enormous mountain ridges that surround Kaza. It is geographically divided into the Old Kaza and the New Kaza by a small stream called the Kaza Nullah that eventually meets the Spiti River....

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Kaza Tourism


Best Time: March to November.

Shoghi is a small suburb of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. Located just 15 kms away from Shimla, it doesn't get its share of attention. It is truly beautiful in every sense. Set amidst the majestic Himalayan Mountains, it provides a perfect panoramic view of the hills and valleys. It is also covered with a thick deodar and pine vegetation, which give it a very rusty feel. It is exactly the kind of places one sees in a movie scene and marvels over. When in ....

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Shoghi Tourism


Best Time: June-October

An undiscovered place of sorts, Shojha is a very small village located right in the middle of the Himalayan mountain range and the wilderness of the forest around. Not many people have set foot in this small village and hence it still is able to maintain its beauty and view. Shojha was featured in a very famous Bollywood movie, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. It is a must visit for people who love trekking. At a distance of 5 km, the Jalori Pass is indeed a ....

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Best Time: March-June

Kasauli is one of the most famous hill stations of India, known for its incredibly charismatic views, surrounded by the majestic Himalayan Ranges, it is located in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. It was established during the colonial times as a British hill station and a retirement retreat for the Officers; the Victorian Style buildings built by the Britishers are a beautiful architectural example. The mystical forests of Kasauli are home to some ....

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Kasauli Tourism


Best Time: September-November

Miles away from the hustle-bustle of the city, Nahan is an ideal weekend getaway, located at the foothills of the great Himalayan range. Complete with lush green fields, blue skies and rivers sparkling in the sun, it is nothing less than paraside on earth for nature-lovers and enthusiasts. While visiting Nahan, there is an endless list of what one can do as a recreational activity! Fishing is a must-do while in the city. An exotic variety of fish can be fo....

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Nahan Tourism


Best Time: March-May and September-November

Bir is a little town situated on the west of Joginder Nagar Valley in Himachal Pradesh. While it might be a little region contributing towards Himachal's unending magnificence, you will be astounded by the amount it brings to the table. This spot is prevalent for its different places for profound studies, for example, the Deer Park Institute and the Dharmalaya Institute. A religious and most preferred spot for the Hindus, the Shiva Temple or the Baijnath T....

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Bir Tourism


Best Time: All around the year

If you are looking for the twin amazement of scenic beauty and the energetic working of a city, then Parwanoo is your call. The place resides on the contours of Haryana and Himachal Pradesh in the Solan district. This is a hill station which captures the interest of many travellers as it is nestled in the Trikuta range with an altitude of 2500m above the sea level and regarded an ideal location not just for the beauty but of the great industries which emer....

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Parwanoo Tourism


Best Time: October-June

Kullu often coupled with Manali doesn't get as much attention as its other half. But it is an integral part of Himachal and for all the right reasons. It has all it takes to be a perfect weekend getaway- snow-clad majestic mountains, a beautiful flowing river, gushing with all its might, high on musical notes all along the way, thick forest cover full of deodar and pine, stretch of moors which are full of snow for one half of the year, and another half wit....

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Kullu Tourism


Best Time: February- June

Mashobra is a town in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It falls in the Shimla district. An interesting feature of the journey from Shimla to Mashobra is that people have to travel through the Hindustan-Tiber Road that was built by Lord Dalhousie in 1850. Mashobra is a part of the Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife sanctuary and has a lot of pine, oak and cedar trees along with a variety of fauna like monkeys, jackals, langurs, barking deer etc. Leopard can also....

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Mashobra Tourism


Best Time: June-September  

Situated at a height of 9711 feet in the Kinnaur region of Himachal Pradesh, Kalpa is set in the Kinner-Kailash run. It sits over the Reckong Peo, which is a centre of Buddhist culture and home to different religious communities. Kalpa is home to numerous Hindu sanctuaries from where one can see the stunning frigid pinnacles. Travellers may likewise appreciate the wonderful perspective on the Sutlej River in Kalpa that streams down the Great Himalayas and ....

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Kalpa Tourism


Best Time: March-May

The summer capital of the princely province of Patiala, Chail is an appealing hill station that lies around 63 km from Shimla. Settled in the Himachal Pradesh's Shivalik district, Chail essentially is spread over the three hillocks - Sadh Tiba, Pandewa and Rajgarh. Located in the midst of the scented backwoods of chir pine and monstrous deodars, this beautiful hill station offers a radiant and all-encompassing perspective on the surrounding countryside. It....

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Chail Tourism


Best Time: March- June

Dharamsala, formerly known as Bhagsu, is located in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It falls in the Kangra district. The city has been selected as one of the hundred smart cities under the Smart Cities Mission, by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Dharamsala is the second capital of Himachal Pradesh along with Shimla. The population of the town is 53,543. The place is surrounded by dense forest and the Dhauladhar Mountains. And is e of the main tourist a....

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Dharamsala Tourism


Best Time: November to February

Narkanda is a town located in Shimla district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is situated at an elevation of 2708 meters on the Hindustan Tibet Road (On the National Highway 22) in Himachal Pradesh, India. It is roughly 65 km away from Shimla and enclosed by the Shivalik Range that compass a comprehensive section of Himachal Pradesh. Circled by woods and groves, Narkanda is a charming small hamlet in Shimla district which is noted for....

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Narkanda Tourism


Best Time: December-February

A prominent vacationer goal in Himachal Pradesh, Tattapani is an interesting town found 60 km away from Shimla. Located on the banks of waterway Sutlej, it prizes a few attractions lying in the midst of nature in its best structure. It is popular for its Hot sulfur spring that is accepted to have corrective properties for wellbeing sicknesses like pressure, joint agony, weariness, and other skin ailments. In case you're experiencing joint torments, exhaust....

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Tattapani Tourism

Bilaspur (HP)

Best Time: September to December

Amongst the enormous, massive summits of Himachal Pradesh relaxes the aesthetic spot known as Bilaspur. The city is bestowed with arresting charm in abundance. Deemed to be established in 1663, Bilaspur is the first planned hill town of the country. The hill town is placed on the avenues of river Satluj. The enchantment of this district presents the adventure of a requisite appeal in the flap of nature. The place is commonly appreciated for its man-made la....

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Bilaspur (HP) Tourism


Best Time: March-June

Encompassed by an enormous number of slants of emerald-green tea plantations and set against the background of the commanding Dhauladhar ranges, the Palampur is settled away in the north-west district of Himachal Pradesh. The city gets its name from the term 'Pulum' which signifies "heaps of water." Reckoned as 'The Tea Capital of North India,' Palampur is a noteworthy spot for tea germination. Palampur is sprinkled with the persuasive workmanship exhibiti....

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Palampur Tourism


Best Time: April- November

Kufri is a small hill station in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. It falls in the Shimla district and is at a distance of 20km from the city of Shimla. It has a population of 1,148. The term Kufri has been derived from a local word ‘Kufr’ which means “lake”. The hill station hosts several trekking activities as it is the highest point in the surrounding area. The town is mostly covered with snow. Kufri was initially a part of N....

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Kufri Tourism


Best Time: October to March

Nalagarh is a Semi Hilly region. The city is located in the Solan district in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Nalagarh is recognised for its abounding greenery, tranquillity and the wondrous illustration of the Shivalik hills beyond the Sirsa river. If a calming pause is what you are looking for then Nalagarh is a must visit. The Mughals and the Britishers throughout their administration admired the godliness of this region and considered it as a ....

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Nalagarh Tourism


Best Time: Throughout the year

Manikaran is located in the Parvati Valley in the state of Himachal Pradesh in the Kullu district. It is a small town that lies on the banks of the Parvati River and is located at a distance of around 35 km from Kullu and attracts a large number of tourists every year due to its pilgrim centers for Hindus and Sikhs. The town has several temples of Rama, Krishna and Vishnu, and a gurudwara. The place also attracts tourists because of its hot springs and bea....

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Manikaran Tourism


Best Time: March-June

Kangra is a beautiful town situated in the western part of the province of Himachal Pradesh, in the northern district of India, it is 18 km south of Dharamshala. Settled in the Kangra Valley between Dhauladhar Range and Shivalik Range, this city overlooks the Banganga River. It is additionally also known as Dev Bhumi, which implies the ' Abode of Gods'. Explorers can visit different colourful tourist goals at Kangra, for example, Kareri Lake, Baglamukhi Te....

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Kangra Tourism


Best Time: March-July

Situated on the Punjab-Himachal Border, Solan lies on the lower slopes of the Himalayas and is a greater amount of a modern town with different businesses. The spot got its name from the Hindu Goddess Sholoni Devi, who is likewise the principal divinity of the region. The whole district is encompassed with thick backwoods and high mountains. Solan is an all the more relaxed hill station perfect for explorers looking only some time away from city surge. An ....

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Solan Tourism


Best Time: April – October

Almost everyone likes to take time out from a world of work and relax once in a while. One way of relaxing that has become popular amongst the people of today’s society is to take a vacation. This action has taken off with the people of today’s society. If you are interested in visiting places of religious and historical significance with the picturesque view then Mandi is the place you should be looking at. Mandi, also known as Sahor, Choti Ka....

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Mandi Tourism


Best Time: October and November

Naggar is an old hamlet situated in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, India. Located on the left bank of river Beas at an elevation of 1,800 meters, the place was once a capital of the Kullu kingdom. The charming village of Naggar attracts a large number of tourists from all over the nation. This tiny town is popular for its astounding natural appeal. Anchored overlooking the impressive mountains and the crystal clear and pristine Beas River, this travel....

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Naggar Tourism


Best Time: September-March

Situated at a height of around 2050 m above ocean level, Bhuntar is considered as a real part of the unmistakable goals of the region Kullu in Himachal Pradesh. Encompassed by lavish greenery, this town has ancient temples with awe-inspiring design and high religious essentialness. Aside from a couple of temples, a national park and an outdoors spot, Bhuntar have its quiet old worldly appeal to offer. The destination is known for different Hindu religious ....

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Bhuntar Tourism