Himachal Pradesh, one of India’s most sought-after holiday destinations in north India and has always been on the list of every Indian’s go to summer holiday destination for its serene environment, scenic landscapes and green valleys. But, the commercial hotspots like Shimla, Kullu, Manali have mostly lost their old charm, due to the overcrowding by tourists. If someone now want a true Himachal experience, he need to discover new and less crowded places to enjoy the hidden beauty of the State. To ease your search we have done our extensive research with our team to comb whole of the Himachal Pradesh with our team and below is list of our suggestion, which would be really helpful for you if you want to explore Himachal Pradesh this summer.
The hill station Palampur is the tea capital of North India. It is not only known for its numerous tea gardens and paddy fields but it also famous for its colonial architecture and temples. You can enjoy the scenic beauty of the Dhauladhar range and the slopes of the Kangra valley from here. A lot of adventure sports, like hang-gliding, trekking, etc., attracts the families and adventure loving group of people. Palampur is the place you should explore if you want to refresh your senses and your soul.
Rajgarh popularly known as the Peach Valley is a perfect hill station surrounded by deodar and fruit orchards. It is a tiny piece of paradise, silently tucked away from the maddening crowds. Surrounded by green valleys, it’s a place for perfect holidays destination. RadhaKrishan Temple and Shrigul Temple are the famous tourist attractions in Rajgarh. Other significant sight-seeing spots in the area are Jatoli Temple, Badu Sahib Gurudwara and Kanda Waterfall. Jatoli Temple is the highest and oldest Shiva Temple in Asia which you should keep on your itinerary list.
Shogi is set among greenish rhododendron and oak forests, it is an ideal tourist destination far away from the city chaos. Compared to Shimla, Shoghi is more calm, no crowd, not yet fully commercialized and have clean surroundings. The hill station characterised by hills, valleys and ravines. Shoghi offers marvellous walks through fairy tale forests of deodar. One such path leads to the famous Tara Devi Temple, it also offers a majestic view of the surrounding snow-clad Himalayan mountains on one side and view of Shimla. There are marvellous opportunities for trekking and camping in Shoghi. The friendly weather and calm atmosphere makes it an ideal camping place. Bird watching is one activity one can do here while camping. You can also visit this small and beautiful village called Anji where Hanuman temple stands right on the edge of the village. Jakhoo Hill, Viceregal Lodge, Kufri, Mashru Peak, Himalayan Nature Park and Indira Tourist Park are other places you can visit.
At 9000 ft among the dense woodlands of mixed tropical forests, Narkanda is a much revered and sought after travel trivia. Surrounded by the villages, apple orchards and dense forest cover; Narkanda is endowed with pristine beauty. Clean crisp air rejuvenates you, calm surroundings tranquilizes the soul. It affords an aerial view of the mighty Himalayas on the east and picturesque views of far-flung low-lying villages adding a beauty to the place. It’s the recreational hub for the travellers seeking a solace in gentle lap of nature and aiming for an exciting and adventurous holiday. The outdoor activities menu has a lot to offer for the most cupid traveller.
Bir is on the edge of a forest that has been given a sanctuary status. Bir has found a place in the international paragliding circuit. The strong thermals and relatively consistent weather conditions have attracted paragliding enthusiasts from all over the country. At an elevation of 7,600 ft (2300 meters), the take off site is a small meadow at Billing 14 km from Bir. It is named after a Scottish officer, Captain Billing who served the British empire during the pre-independence era. For the truly brave at heart, let us fast track you on an intensive 2 week paragliding course. And for those who wish to enjoy the Kangra valley like a bird without the hassle of training, we will arrange a tandem flight for you with an experienced pilot.
Dalhousie is a spectacular hill station offers various easily accessible locations which provide ideal getaways for travellers. The majestic Dhauladhar range, the snow-clad Pir Panjal range and Lush Green Bathri Valley are amongst the many beautiful sights visitors can feast upon. The five hills which Dalhousie compromises are at heights ranging between 5000ft and 7800ft. All this makes Dalhousie a dream of a place for peace and thrill seekers. Visitors can enjoy level walks in the lush and colourful valleys or enjoy treks amidst the dense forests offering enchanting views of the snow covered mountains and the lush green valleys and rivers below. Picnics are also a favourite amongst the visitors in the summer months.
The Parvati Valley situated at the foothills of the famous malana village, the oldest democracy in the world & just 10 K.M short of manikaran, famous for its hot water springs, right on the bank of ice cold parvati river. The valley has some real good treks, majestic flower valleys, thick flora and fauna, crystal clear waterfalls, rivers in virtuous serine parvati valley the “tapobhoomi” of shiv shamboo. The village has thick deodar (pine) forest as the crown, river parvati wetting its feet, mountains made of black hard-rock. Snow covered peaks making a perfect backdrop for this “Shiv Nagari”. The Parvati Valley is a perfect place for nature lovers. The sights of day break, sunrise, and crystal clear skies full of numerous stars can remain etched in one’s memory forever.
3 thoughts on “Himachal Pradesh — 7 OffBeat Destinations To Explore This Summer”
interested in going to Dalhousie and Dharamshala
I have read this blog. As we know that himachal is a very beautiful place to visit and i have also visited 5-10 times in himachal. Thank you for sharing this blog with us.
So scenic I really want to visit Dalhouise and parvati valley.