Himachal Pradesh is a state located in the Northern part of India. It has the maximum number of hill stations and beautiful towns with some breathtaking views of the Himalayas. When you think Himachal Pradesh, you imagine lush green hills, magnificent mountains, gushing streams, orchards ripe with fruit, snow-capped peaks and so much more.

Himachal Pradesh is famous for its beautiful views as well as adventure activities, such as treks, paragliding, skiing and so much more. There are many hill stations of Himachal Pradesh that are you must-visit.

 

McLeodganj

Mcleodganj is a hill station in Himachal Pradesh that is popular for trekkers. There is a small settlement near McLeodganj Dharamshala which is full of Lamas and foreign tourists. Snow-capped mountain ranges of Dhauladhar surround the city.

There are many things to do around McLeodganj to explore. Some of them are – Triund, Naddi, Dharamshala Cricket Stadium, Chamunda Devi Temple and Trek, Palampur, Baijnath, Bir Billing, Barot, Kangra Fort, Pong Dam Lake, Masroor Temple, etc. you can plan based on available time.

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Shimla

Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and the most popular hill station of Himachal Pradesh. It is famous for its scenic views, colonial British architecture, and the pleasant weather.

Popular places to visit here are the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies (Viceregal Lodge), Jakhoo Hill, the Mall Road, The Ridge, Lakkar Bazaar, Daranghati Sanctuary, and many others. Shimla is also popular for adventure activities such as treks and paragliding.

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Khajjiar

The small town of Dalhousie, Khajjiar is generally known as the mini-Switzerland in India. This place is a combination of lakes, landscapes, and forests. It is said to have attracted a lot of kingdoms, including those of Rajputs as well as Mughals.

This is one of those hill stations of Himachal Pradesh which is attracted to many people to adventurous activities.

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kasol

kasol village of Himachal Pradesh is located on the Parvati river bank and has been gaining quite a lot of popularity. It is located in the middle of Manikaran and Bhuntar and is one of the best places to unwind yourself and have a relaxing time at!

A trip to a hill station is basically incomplete without some adventure. The best places to visit in Kasol is Malana Village, Kheer Ganga, Tosh Village, Tirthan Valley, Parvati River, Manikaran Sahib and many more.

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Kullu

Kullu is one of the beautiful hill stations of Himachal nestled in the lap of the majestic Himalayas. The breathtaking scenic beauty of its beautiful landscapes, the hospitality of the people, their distinctive lifestyle and rich culture attracts a number of tourists every year.

The main things to do here are visiting Raghunath Temple, Bijli Mahadev temple, Shoja, camping in Raison, Rafting in Babeli, and enjoying the beauty of Kullu Valley. Trekking in the Kullu Valley is the most popular amongst trekkers in Himachal Pradesh. Hampta Pass, Chandra Tal, Chanderkhani and Tos Nala trek are some of the hardest treks.

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Dharamshala

Dharamshala is a beautiful hill station located in the upper reaches of the Kangra valley in the State. The city is surrounded by a thick cover of deodar cedar trees and the grand Dhauladhar ranges. There are many temples, churches, and monasteries, museums, ancient towns and places of natural beauty here that attract thousands of travelers from all over the world.

This is one of the major strongholds for the Tibetan refugees and the seat of the 14th Dalai lama of the Tibetan sect of Buddhism. Due to the presence of the Dalai Lama thousands of international tourists visit here every year. The main tourist attractions here are McLeodGanj, Masrur, Kangra Museum, Kangra Fort, Dal Lake, and Namgyal Monastery.

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Solan

Solan is named after the Hindu goddess Shoolini Devi. Every year in the month of June, a fair celebrating the goddess is held, featuring a 3-day mela at the central Thodo grounds.

It is known as the “Mushroom city of India” because of the vast mushroom farming in the area and was crowned as the “City of Red Gold”, in reference to the bulk production of tomatoes in the area.

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Manali

Manali is one of the beautiful hill stations in Himachal Pradesh. Rohtang Pass is one of the most common visitor’s favorite. This area is covered in snow almost all throughout the year and the sheets of snow offer spectacular views of the mighty mountains.

Hidimba temple is another commonplace in Manali. The Solang valley is the hub of adventure sports. Jogini, Jana and Rahala falls are famous waterfalls for a visit.

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