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Himachal is a State of mountains all over and is famous for its natural and picturesque beauty. People from all over the world come to visit this place and enjoy the climate to kill the heat of summers. Hill stations in Himachal Pradesh give us the experience which will be remembered for the life time and one should take the experience of the breathtaking places at least once in their lifetime.

Shmila is the capital and is known as the ‘Queen of Hill Station’ that has mountains all over with the beautiful scenery. Sarahan is the village located in the northeast of Shmila. The site never to be missed has some famous places like Bhima Kali Temple that has the backdrop of soaring peaks which is breathtaking. Kinner Kailash peak is a religious place situated in Klapa which has a magnificent view and is worth a visit. Bapsa valley is the unspoilt region known as Sangla that has an amazing view which is worth a visit. Chitkul is a beautiful place with many snow peaks and is the way for upper valley. It is nearly 25 kms away from Sangla.

In the valley of Chamba there are Hindu temple in Bharmour and Chamba, styled different and beautifully and uniquely. Dalhousie is near to Chamba and pulls the tourists by it cool and high trees and has sublime view. The tea gardens and natural splendour can be found in Mandi and is popular among the tourists. “Little Lahsa” a Dharmashala and Home of Dalai Lama is a must go place.

These are some of the Hill stations in Himachal Pradesh that are famous all over the world and attracts tourist. There are many businesses such as winter clothes started by the local people for the tourists, which are also popular among the tourists.

Spectular Hill Stations in Himachal Pradesh :

  • Chamba : Chamba founded by Raja Sahil Verma in 920 AD, who named this place by getting inspired from the name of his daughter Champavati,. It is situated on the south bank old Ravi River and is at the height of 996m above the sea level. The other attractions in this place are Laxmi Narayan Temple, Chamunda Devi Temple, Bajreshwari Temple and Bhuri Singh Museum, etc are the famous places and visited by thousands of devotees. The slopes of the mountain the field is mostly small and is arranged in the raised level. The lower level border of each is built by a rough wall to make more level in the ground for ploughing. Every year only two crops are reaped in 2,500 m in the most parts of Chamba valley. 

  • Chango : Chango is famous for its inspiring and awesome landscape. Kinnaur district that has a last village named as Chango and is known to grow the finest apples being the monsoon free area. On the left bank of river Sipti there are 4 hamlets in Sub-tensil, Pragna Shuwa and Hangrang in Chango. Chango is the place from where mountain area starts and it comes near the Tibetan border.

  • Bapsa Valley : Bapsa valley has the highest and the largest village known as Chitkul. There are 3 temples of ‘Goddess Mathi’ that are popular. It is said that one of the temples is found 500 years ago. The best time to visit this place is from May to November. There are many other beautiful places nearby where you can visit such as Kamru, Sangla, Rakchham, Morang- Chitkul trek

  • Dalhousie : Dalhousie is a town that is quite and is a great pleasure to see. This hill station lies on the western edge of Dhaulandar range that is east of Ravi River. The lower level hills are spread over by this hill and have a picturesque view.

  • Dhankar : Dhankar is situated 25 kms away from the east of Kaza. The meaning of the name Dhankar is ‘a place in mountains not reachable for strangers’. The hill also has a fort on top which was used in early times as a prison. The best time to visit this place is from April to October.

  • Dharmashala : Dharmashala has a beautiful backdrop of Dhaulandar Mountains. The upper and lower section of Dharmashala has a difference of almost thousand meters which ahs divided into two different sections. The town is the home for Dalai Lama, the Tibetan Leader. The town is dominated by the Tibetan community but there is a touch of British flavor and Colonial lifestyle.

  • Hadsar : Hadsar is in the western corner of Himachal Pradesh. It is the starting point of the yatra known as Manimahesh Kailash and Manimahesh Lake. The road of Hadsar is 13 kms Chamba State at Brahmaur. way from Brahmaur to the lake has a difference of 3,950 meters and there are attractive mountains on the which passes through Kalicho, Chobia, Kugti and that goes to the Lahul Valley.

  • Hatkoti : Hatkoti is a place known for temples of stones. It lies in Jubbal Tehsil and is on the banks of river Pabbar. There is a small village known as Parhaat which is close to Hatkoti. Raanvti and Bishkulti are the other two small mountains and their stream joins Pabbar. The water coming from Raanvti and Bishkulti is like grayish and it is to be said by the local people that the poison comes out of the stream.

  • Kalpa : The early morning sunrise that comes on the snow peaks with gold and crimson light is somewhat the view in Kalpa, the main district of the village. It comes on the link road and is jus 14 kms away from Powari. Kalpa is also said to be the resting place for the British Colonist earlier. It is surrounded all over by the vineyards and there is a fencing done to save the yard from the bear and the large sheep dogs are kept to guard the yard. The best time to visit this place is from June to October.

  • Kangra : Kangra is known as one of the great picturesque sites among all as there are number of streams flowing through its valley. The crest of most of the hills is filled with the majestic cedar and the vegetation here is amazing as it is a mixture of sub Himalayan and tropical varieties. There are many temples which are of prime attractions like the Bajreshwari Devi temple and Jawalamukhi.

  • Kibber : Kibber is a place of lush green field surrounded all over that gives a pleasurable feeling. On the way to Ladak via Parang-La pass, on the north across the huge mountains stands Kibber on the top of the hill. There are some of the famous temple like Bajreshwari Temple, Kangra fort and Jawalamukhi. The best time to visit this place is from the mid of May to the mid of October.

  • Kullu : Kulanthpita was the name earlier for Kullu which means the end of world that is suitable to live in. The glittering water from the banks of river and crossing the height of great Himalayas come the famous ‘Silver valley’. There are number of such valleys which are so beautiful than one another.

  • Lahul and Sipti : Lahul and Sipti are the two important valleys of Himalaya that lies on the Indo-Tibet border. The mountains in these beautiful valleys are incomparable with the covered snow peaks beauty and rugged rocks lying. The amazing art and culture of Buddhist is found in Lahul. Sipti is considered to be ‘the place of gods where they live’ and ‘World within a world’. The best time to visit this place is from August to October.

  • Manali : Manali, the hottest place in Himachal among the tourists. It is the ancient town in Kullu Valley. This place is the most popular for honeymoon destination, trekkers and for sports lovers. The best time to visit this place is between May to October.

  • Mandi : Mandi is the historic town that lies on the gateway of Kullu valley. Mandi means market which was on the way to Tibet. Mandi is also known for the 81 temples of stones with its unique carvings and so is named as the ‘Varnasi of Hills’.

  • Naggar : Naggar, the capital of Kullu valley in 16ht century is a quite place set on the hills that is surrounded by forest. The monuments being the witness are beautiful and one can easily make out the way of life and the glory was at that time. The best time to go to this place is from May to October.

  • Palampur : Palampur, the name is inspired from the local word ‘pulum’ means lot of water. Before the British rule it was under the local Sikh Kingdom. It is situated in the middle of Kangra valley with the Dhaulandar Mountains as the backdrop with the snow covered all the time on the top of the mountains. It is also known for many tea gardens and is the tea capital of North West India.

  • Sangla : Sangla is situated 17 kms away from the karcham and the journey from there is adventurous and enjoyable. It is a paradise as it is on the lap of the hills with the snow on the top and the sound of the river and leafs makes it more amazing. The valley has got its name from the village Sangla which is very beautiful.

  • Saharan : Saharan is filled with nature’s beauty situated on the banks of River Sutlej. There ia a huge Deodar forest. It is believed that this place was ruled by Banasura and it is the Shonitpur of earlier times. The Bashal peak and the Ranwin village give a spectular view and offer a wonderful trekking experience. The best time to experience this place is from April to June and September to November. The other places you can visit include Shrikhand Peak, Bhimkali Temple and Lanka Vir Temple. 

  • Shimla : Shimla has got its name from Goddess ‘Shayamla Devi’. It is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and was discovered by the British in 1819. The natural beauty, greenery and the structures made by the British people that is covered with the snow and mountains all over makes this look like heaven.

  • Solan : The district that is well developed in all over the Himachal district is Solan district also popularly known as ‘Mahasu’ among the local people. This destination is for people looking for relaxation and peace. Some of the places loved by the tourists in Solan are Dagshai, Kasauli, Solan town, Chail, Kandaghat, Nalaghar, Aski, and Sabathu. This place can be best viewed and experienced in the month from April to June and September to November.

  • Vashisht Village : Vashisht village is known for the beautiful sweeping valleys and hot water of sulphurous. It is also popularly known as Bashist and is just 3 kms away from Manali. It can be visited any time of the year. Some of the other interesting place is Vashisht village include Nembustu center, Temple Tanks and Hot Bath complex. The Temple Tanks are for enjoying the bath with the natural hot water and is divided in different section for men and women. There are many temples dedicated to saint Vashisht who was the Guru of Raghunathji.


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