Top 200 Places to visit in Himachal Pradesh

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Manali

Kasol

McLeod Ganj

Tosh

Shimla

Chitkul

Rohtang La

Sarchu

Sangla

Chandra Taal

Triund

Tabo

Kalpa

Kaza

Keylong

Kullu

Rohtang Pass

Jispa

Bhagsu Nag

Solang Valley

Khir Ganga

Manikaran

Malana

Kunzum Pass

Auli

Narkanda

Bhuntar

Dharamshala

Bhagsunag Waterfall

Khajjiar

Kufri

Leh

Kasauli

Sarahan

Jalori Pass

Mandi

Rasol

Dhankar Monastery

Dal Lake

Old Manali

Hampta Pass

Reckong Peo

Shoja

Great Himalayan National Park

Nako

Pulga

Bir

Norbulingka Tibetan Institute

Komic

Dharamkot

Hidimba Devi Temple

Naddi

SnowLine Cafe

Trail to Triund Hill

Triund Hill

Key Gompa

Dharampur

Christ Church Shimla

Mall Road

Rakchham

Janjehli

Prashar Lake

Pin Valley National Park

Nakthan

Tosh Village

Bir-Billing Take-off

Dharamsala

St. John in the Wilderness

Solang

Kibber

Losar

Sissu

Panchpula

Dalhousie

Tandi

Baralacha La 4891 m

Baralacha La Pass

Shiva Cafe

Renuka Lake

Solan

Shoghi

Jakhu Temple

Batal

Hatu Peak

Bilaspur

Sundernagar

Gushaini

Nagini

Tirthan

The Great Himalayan National Park

Alpine Guest House

Billing Valley

Barot

Baijnath

Kangra Fort

Tea Plantation

Saurabh Van Vihar

Neugal Khadd

HPCA International Cricket Stadium

Tsuglagkhang Complex

Prini

Namgyal Monastery

Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts

Manali Bus Depot

IL Forno

Leh Manali Highway

Triund Mountain Lodge

Marhi

Khoksar

Gandhi Chowk

Suraj Tal

Killar

Jamu Peak

Magic cafe

Manimahesh Lake

McLeod Ganj Market

Nahan

Dadahu

Renuka Ji

Tape ka Tiba

Haripurdhar

kullu

Kali Ka Tibba

Grand Sunset Hotel

Chail Sanctuary

Toy Train Food Court

Shimla Heritage Museum

Indian Institute Of Advanced Study

The Mall

Barshaini

Indian Coffee House

Scandal Point

Lakkar Bazar

Jubbal

Green Valley

Annandale

Theog

Kharapathar

Mahasu House

Mashobra

Chamera

Kothi

Arki

The Naldehra Golf Course

The Mall Road

Tatta Pani

Chindi

Rakcham Bus Stop

Batseri

Kamru

Kamru Fort

Rampur

Kamrunag Temple

Shikari Devi

Daranghati - Mashnoo Rd

Karcham

Roghi

Khanag

Raghupur Garh

Jalori Jot

Serolsar Lake

Sarolsar

Tranda

Nichar

Rewalsar Lake

Banjar

Himalayan Trout House

Shrikhand Mahadev

Hamirpur

Chhinnamastika Devi Temple

Jwalamukhi

Bijli Mahadev Temple

Nature's Lap Resort

Nagaru Camp - YHAI

Parvati Woods Cottage

Manikaran Sahib

Hotel River View

Chhalal

Katagla Forest Retreat

Alpine resort

Pin River Tributary

Garden Cafe

Bir Billing Paragliding

Bir Billing Paragliding World Cup 2015

The Mirage

Zostel Bir

Multhan

Odi Thach- Mantalai Lake

Lohardi

Beas River

Palampur

Naggar Castle Road

Golden Dragon

Naggar

Seclude Palampur

Bundla

Gyuto Monastery

Gyuto

Demul

Norbulingka institute

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Best things to do in Himachal Pradesh and sightseeing in Himachal Pradesh

The state of Himachal Pradesh is a part of the Indian Himalayan chain and is filled with daunting valleys, snow covered peaks, gushing waterfalls, fast flowing lakes and tourist attractions that will simply wow one. Some of the places of interest include the hill stations of Manali, Dharamshala, Shimla, McLeodganj while there is no dearth of temples, churches, malls, waterfalls, trekking trails and other such interests. The place offers one some breath taking views of the mountains that envelope the region. The place can be visited round the year but be warned cause the winters do get harsh here and the temperatures can fall drastically. Christ Church, the Bhagsunag falls, the Namgyal Monastery just add more flavour to this beautiful state in India. Himachal Pradesh is famous all over the world as it is home to the best skiing resorts in Asia and provides one with a great getaway spot.

Manali - Himachal Pradesh

The land from where once an ancient trade route to China would be embarked on, Manali is an abode for modern creativity now as much as it for withdrawal and adventure in the majestic mountains. From offering hostels, hotels, co-working spaces to the cave where once Arjun, the Pandava king had supposedly meditated (Arjun Gufa), Manali is no less than a global village. The mighty Himalayas have inspired many foreign settlements here, giving rise to popular European and Israeli cafes, restaurants and hostels, providing one a consortium of around the world cultures. This town is a true haven for adventure junkies who can indulge in river rafting, paragliding, camping, rock climbing, rappelling, zorbing at Solang Valley and Aleo. Manali has an array of breathtaking treks and sights for its nature lovers, for instance the Patalsu Peak, the Deo Tibba basecamp, Jogini Falls and the Rahala Falls. For all the solo riders out there, cruise your way through the snowy alley of Rohtang Pass while those who wish to travel back in time, can indulge in the exquisite display of culture and heritage at the Museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art. Restaurants and cafes such as the Khyber Pass, Johnson's Cafe, La Plage, Drifters' Inn, The Hangout attract foodies for their culinary justice to everything from Thai to European cuisines and even some live music. If all this is too over the top for you, then reconnect with simplicity at Naggar Village, which is home to waterfalls, a beautiful castle, an art gallery and locals which have many stories to share and a cultural heritage to take pride in.
Today onwards we started inhabitants arounds, people around. Now we are entering tourists zone. Out of this 225kms stretch, first 100kms are amazing. Best roads and no traffic. We crossed Baralcha pass, jispa, keylong in no time. Weather was amazing. Drizzling at times. Soon we crossed Rohtang Pass and entered into Manali district with lush green mountains around. Solang valley and many other tourists places came on the way. We rode directly into the hotel. Pat ourselves for this commendable job we did.
AmanJ

4 Followers, 13 Reviews


Utkarsh Dwivedi

17 Followers, 8 Reviews


The journey started taking a flight from Bangalore to Chandigarh. By night, we were at Manali. The serene beauty of Manali looked awesome to me. But I did not knew that this was just a starter, and there was much more in store for the next few days. I rested for the night and hit the road next morning.
Abhinav Kumar

12 Followers, 4 Reviews


Best time to visit
February,March,April,October
Things to do
Adventure,Arts and Culture,Extreme Sports,Family Vacation,Food and Drinks,Hill Station,Honeymoon,Luxury Holidays,Nature,Rivers & Lakes,Romantic Getaways,Trekking
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Kasol - Himachal Pradesh

Kasol is situated among the lush green pines of the Parvati Valley in the state of Himachal Pradesh. This place happens to be ideal for those who wish to laze around and pass the weekend sipping on some steaming cups of tea while watching the beauty of nature unfold before one’s eyes. The Parvati River flows through the place making it a must visit destination for tourists. If serenity is what your body and mind craves, then you ought to plan a trip to Kasol sometime soon. The fact that there are quite a number of suspension bridges here, make one want to go on long strolls here.
The Parvati Valley is the most favorite holiday destination of youngsters from India and Israel. The easily obtainable drugs, low cost of living, peaceful environment and prospect of rave parties drags many foreigners to this hill station. Kasol is fast turning into a Jewish settlement where Shalom (greeting) and Namaste are used interchangeably. Hebrew signboards are a common sight in this area. According to an estimate, about 70 per cent of the foreigners visiting the state come from Israel.
Sonali Gurung

130 Followers, 71 Reviews


Ajay K Raina

6 Followers, 1 Reviews


IBIS

11 Followers, 3 Reviews


Best time to visit
Things to do
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
One would need to contact tour operators for this purpose.

McLeod Ganj - Himachal Pradesh

Barely 4 km away from Dharamshala by foot, the hill station of McLeod Ganj is home to many majestic monasteries, delicious smelling kitchen cafes, video rental shops, western food cafes, trekking companies and wall to wall stores selling Tibetan souvenirs and many more goodies. Also known as Little Lhasa and the abode of the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual influence and its mystical green hills mark McLeod Ganj as a significant tourist destination and a major traveller hang-out in the Kangra Valley. A 5-minute walk south of this town will take one to the Tsuglagkhang Complex, which comprises the official residence of the 14th Dalai Lama, vibrant monasteries with beautiful murals and even a bookshop cafe that goes by the name of Namgyal Gompa. Tourist activity after monsoon picks up, after October, with February March being pleasant months to visit the hill station to witness the Losar Festival or the Tibetan New Year being celebrated. This compact sized town is best explored and enjoyed by walking or trekking. Intriguing short walks around Mcleod Ganj include one that goes 2km east to Bhagsu which leads one to a waterfall and a temple. The most well-known trek, 8 km starting from the town, is to Triund, a snow-flanked and serene camping spot from which one can also travel 5 km ahead to reach a charming little forest rest house. With many many hipster eateries, the food here is some of the best you'll find at any mountain destination.
I touched Dharamshala at 0700 hours. The first view of Dharamshala gave me peace of mind. Himalayas fully covered with Deodar Cedar trees and fog all over. My hotel was situated ahead about 8-9 kms to the upper reaches of Dharamshala which is known as Mcleodganj (Little Lhasa). Checked in Akashdeep hotel it’s near Bhagsunath Temple. It was decent and had amazing view of Bhagsu water fall and Dhauladhar peak (one of the best attraction of Mcleodganj) behind those two huge Himalayas. Was so excited to explore the city that without wasting any more of my time I decided to I freshen up and hit the smart city!
Chetna Patil

21 Followers, 11 Reviews


McLeod Ganj is a suburb of Dharamsala in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is known as "Little Lhasa" or "Dhasa" (a short form of Dharamshala used mainly by Tibetans) because of its large population of Tibetans.[1] The Tibetan government-in-exile is headquartered in McLeod Ganj.
उदय वीर सिंह गुलेरिया

9 Followers, 3 Reviews


McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India.. good place for shopping, spiritual palaces visit, dalai lama temple. Provides good place to stay and enjoy the Himalayan beauty.
vinay vinvin

109 Followers, 18 Reviews


Best time to visit
February,March,April,May,June,October,November
Things to do
Food and Drinks,Hill Station,Nature,Trekking
Open Hours
N/A
Budget

Tosh - Himachal Pradesh

Situated in Kasol, this little mountain village happens to be immensely popular among tourists from all over the world. The clean environment and atmosphere of meditation is what draws people to visit the village of Tosh, time and again. When seen, most of the tourists here happen to be backpackers from countries like the United Kingdom and Italy. One has to literally walk over a wooden bridge to get into this little enchanting village. Filled with lush green meadows and apple orchards, Tosh is a beautiful place that hosts some of the best psychedelic and trance parties one can expect.
Stay at Boom Shiva Cafe
Dharmesh Patel

226 Followers, 7 Reviews


Satyam Kumar

29 Followers, 19 Reviews


Night here is very awesome. stay - 600 for 5 people food - Eat maggi and be happy.
Prince John

7 Followers, 5 Reviews


Best time to visit
October to March
Things to do
Gate crash in to one such party and make some new friends.
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Shimla - Himachal Pradesh

Once known as Shyamala, synonymous with Goddess Kali, Shimla has been a summer retreat long before India even gained independence. This famous hill station similarly has a lot of places and things to see untouched by time. For instance, take a vintage joy ride from Kalka station to Shimla in a charming toy train that will take you through towering Deodars, hills and villages. Shimla truly comes alive during winters when a blanket of snow covers it all over making every nook and corner gleam and glisten. One such place is the ice skating rink (natural ice) near Lakkar Bazaar that opens from November to December. More winter sports include skiing, which can be enjoyed 21 km from Shimla in Kufri. Adventure activities such as rafting at Tattapani or a trek to Shali Tibba and Pabbar Valley are also worthwhile experiences. If you are fond of haunted stories and interested in having your own spooky adventure, you'll love Shimla. A lot of people including the renowned Rudyard Kippling (in 'My Own True Ghost Story) have written various eerie stories set around Shimla. A place known most for giving many people the jeepers-creepers is the Charleville Mansion. Another time travelling portal is the antique bookstore, Marina Brothers, located on Mall Road, which is truly a reader and collector's paradise. There are many luxury and budget hotels here, meaning you'll never fall short of options. Popular places to eat include Wake & Bake, Ashiana, Cecil and Minchy's that serve commendable Indian and multi-cuisine dishes and delicious gourmet food.
Hill stations, by rule of thumb, are generally safer due to the number of people present at any given time. However, when it comes to hill stations, few can match the beauty and charm of the valleys of Shimla. The hilltop town is an absolute delight and the crown jewel of indian tourism. Shimla also offers lots of attractive and safe lodging options which makes it a very viable destination for a female traveller. Things to do: Viceregal Lodge, Town Hall, Jakhu Temple, Gaiety Museum, Christ Church, State Museum, Kali Bari Temple, Himalayan Bird Park and Kufri
Sonali Gurung

130 Followers, 71 Reviews


Shimla includes Famous Ridge, Mall Road, Lakkar Bazaar, Jakhu Temple .Narkanda is about 65KMs from Shimla takes about 2-3 Hrs About 8-9 Hrs drive to ShimlaOvernight at Shimla or Narkanda, which ever is best according to ur timings.
Aniket Singh ( Hippies Adventures )

211 Followers, 20 Reviews


You know that kind of beautiful which makes you profound. That’s what sunset in mountains do to me. I just stand still in awe and gape. My feet forget to function and I can’t feel anybody around me. Shhh….I don’t want you to talk and even if you talk, sorry, it doesn’t get to my head. Lost. Out of place. Defunct. I have been craving for this feeling. And now, I am in it. Don’t use words. Let silence prevail. Don’t you get tired of expressing all the time? I am out of energy. I need to get my batteries charged. Coz a day later i will be back to shithole, again surrounded by people. So just let me be me. I was taking few sunset photographs in phone. It’s all grainy and bokehlicious. The moment it was clicked, I knew I had to write about it. A sight I have to talk about. It can’t just die in me. The pale tint of orange blended in grey. The mountains standing tall, the houses built on the mountains seem so tiny, chilly wind washes all over your face fondling your hair, you don’t care what a mess you look like, you are just busy soaking the view, how the hues talk to you. If sunset was a soul, a person, I swear he must be the most generous one. So adorable that I would want to rush and kiss his forehead. Thank him for existing. For spreading love. For letting us feel its beauty. For his relentlessness….
Richa Gandhi

74 Followers, 34 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,April,May,June,October,November,December
Things to do
Family Vacation,Food and Drinks,Hill Station,Historical Places
Open Hours
Budget

Chitkul - Himachal Pradesh

This tourist hot spot happens to be the highest village in the Sangla valley region and lies to the right of the River Baspa. Beyod Chitkul lies the Great Himalayas that lead one into the forbidden tracts of the land of Tibet. This place happened to lie along the ancient trade route between India and Tibet and this is evident from the race of people that inhabit the place and the kind of jewelry that they wear on them. A little past Chitkul is the last Indian outpost at Nagasthi and civilians are not allowed to set foot there. This place is extremely beautiful and is a treat to ones senses. There are about three temples here that are dedicated to the Goddess Mathi.
The last Indian village on the Indo-China border. Its magical and mesmerizing, quaint and wild.
Rachel Arora

15 Followers, 4 Reviews


Chitkul was the last destination of our journey . A tiny hamlet in the lap of himalyas , it is the last inhabited village of India and beyond this village lies Tibet . One travels to Chitkul for the picturesque landscapes and the scenic beauty of the himalyas but stays here for the peace and tranquility of this place.
Archit Dhoopar

34 Followers, 7 Reviews


The mountain range, suddenly opened and formed a valley. Sangla Valley is very beautiful, rimmed by snow capped mountains. There are several tented accomodation and hotels around the town, but we didn't wait too long as we were intended to go to Chitkul, the last inhabited village in Indo - Tibet border. The mobile network was also not working. The road to Chitkul village was narrow and bumpy sometimes water was also flowing through the roads. There were very few wooden houses and few shops to serve catering and a board written on it “Hindustan ka Aakhiri Dhaba". We clicked few photos and took tea from the local shop and started our return journey to Shimla. On the way to Shimla one more thing I saw first time was the herd of cattle through the road along with the local gaddis. Came to know from the driver that the main occupation of gaddi tribes is shepherding and they make their livelihood by rearing and selling sheeps, goats, mules and horses. Finally we reached Shimla.
Antara Choudhury

14 Followers, 4 Reviews


Best time to visit
October to February
Things to do
Pray at one of the temples here and enjoy the landscape around you.
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
One has to contact a tour agency for hotel booking and tour based information.

Rohtang La - Himachal Pradesh

This is one of the highest mountain passes which connects Kullu with Lahaul and Spiti Valley. This is one place where you find snow even during the hottest days of summer. This is also known as the world's highest jeepable road and has an influence of Buddhist Culture from the Middle Himalayas. Trekking and skiing are the main activities in this place and the main attractions are the sulpher springs and the Bhrigu Lake. The bewitching natural beauty and the peace here can soothe any soul after a visit here.
After a heavy breakfast we started around 11 AM. We were informed by our driver that we would need to cover about 140 km on taht day to reach Jispa and must therefore control our emotions and resist the growing temptation to stop at every other nook and corner of this scenic journey. We crossed Solang Valley to reach Rohtang Pass which is about 50 km away from the town of Manali and is at an elevation of 13,060 ft. I have read accounts of people getting stuck in crazy traffic jams (lasting days) and sleeping in their cars while crossing Rohtang Pass in June or July. We crossed Rohtang Pass without any trouble and that is precisely why I love off-season. This was the first of five high mountain passes that we crossed on the Manali-Leh highway
Smiti Maini

302 Followers, 123 Reviews


Jaswanth Jagadeesh

110 Followers, 45 Reviews


The Rohtang Pass connects the Kullu valley with the Lahaul and Spiti district. This pass is open to public only from May till mid November. Coming from Manali side, crossing the pass and descending into the Lahaul-Spiti region, you'd witness a change that knows no bounds - from all hues of green in the Kullu Valley to the barren and brutal browns of Lahaul.
Jasreet Chawla

25 Followers, 12 Reviews


Best time to visit
June to September
Things to do
Trekking, skiing, photography, adventure tours
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Sarchu - Himachal Pradesh

Also known as the Sir Bhum Chun, this is an important halting point on the Leh- Manali Highway. This is on the border area of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir or Ladakh. Here you will also find an Indian Army camp near the Tsarap Chu River. The routes surrounding this area are the Baralacha La on one side and the Lachulung La to the other side. This place being on such a high altitude, it is usually difficult to cross the whole route in one day. Also, the terrain is variable and travellers and tourists take around two days at least to move ahead. This place is thus used as a camping ground as there are a few tented accomodations here. When the winter increases here, the roads are all blocked with snow and even the tents of the Indian Army are closed here. The Sarchu area acts as the starting point for more difficult treks towards the Zanskar Region of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir.
Day 13 - Started to Sarchu from leh at 9 . The road was famous for its beauty and scenic views.Moore planes where you hit 100+ speed at ease. Ghalatop - the road of 21 loops :). We also came across Taglangla - 17582 ft. Lachungla - 16616 ft Reached around 7 and we did camping here.The climate but the breeze is heavy and cold.Loved this place. Stay at sarchu - Redrock Camp ( Awesome )
Ajit Kumar

5 Followers, 10 Reviews


Situated on the boundary between Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir at 14,500 ft, overnight stop for travellers from Manali to Leh and campsite for the rally!
Anurag Kumar

265 Followers, 13 Reviews


After descending from Baralacha La and driving another hour through the mountains we reached Sarchu which lies at the border of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir.
Smiti Maini

302 Followers, 123 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
trekking, adventure driving, camping
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Sangla - Himachal Pradesh

Translating to “the valley of light” in Tibetan, this city is sheltered in the serene Baspa Valley in Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh. Though there is nothing very special about Sangla itself, its charm lies in the sprawling Baspa Valley which opens your eyes to nature's true gifts with stunning panoramic views of the Himalayas, especially the Kinner Kailash peak, which one can even trek to. To take a slight glimpse into history, visit Sangla's famous attraction, the Kamru Fort, one of the oldest forts in Himachal. Sangla comes alive with its colourful Phulaich Festival, a festival of flowers wherein Kinnauri inhabitants display their traditions and culture with heartwarming song and dance performances, hosted annually in the months of August and September. The Baspa River banks are home to many camps (Banjara, Kinner, Baikunth Adventure Camp) where you can stay and enjoy a plethora of adventure activities conducted by them, such as river crossing, rock climbing and rappelling. Trekking is another challenging but brilliant way for one to explore the beauty of the valley and its surrounding areas. The Rakcham Trek which is a glacier trek is another well known trek besides the one to Kinner Kailash peak. Cafe 42 and Tibetan Cafeteria are some great places for food.
Leave early. You can have lunch at RampurAbout 8 – 10 Hrs of beautiful drive through Kinnaur ValleyOvernight at Sangla
Aniket Singh ( Hippies Adventures )

211 Followers, 20 Reviews


Kush

196 Followers, 23 Reviews


The last stop before reaching our destination, Sangla is the last major town that lies in the lower Kinnaur region . Beyond this town , there are no ATMs, Petrol pumps or any market and most of the Himachal Tourism buses do not take this route to Chitkul rather they take a turn for Reckong Peo from here. A must to do in Sangla is to go to an apple farm , pluck a fresh kinnauri apple from the tree and indulge oneself in the sweetest apple one can ever have.
Archit Dhoopar

34 Followers, 7 Reviews


Best time to visit
March,April,May,June,September,October,November
Things to do
Adventure,Arts and Culture,Family Vacation,Nature,Trekking
Open Hours
Budget

Chandra Taal - Himachal Pradesh

Known as the Moon Lake too, this is one which is at a height of 4300 metres and is also the origin of the Chandra River. The lake is about kilometres from Kunzum Pass and a popular place among devotees. This is because this is said to be the same place from where Lord Indra had picked up Yudhishthira, the eldest of the Pandavas to take him on a journey to heaven. The picturesque sceneries and beauty of this place is mind blowing. The waters of this lake are deep blue and is surrounded by lush green grass. What is even better is that the waters are extremely clean unlike other general lakes that we see. The peaks surrounding this lake are even of around 3000 metres to 6300 metres and are namely the Moulkila and Chandrabhaga. You can come here from most other places of Himachal Pradesh even for some adventure camping. This was also known to be the halting area of traders once upon a time when they stopped here before moving ahead to Kunzum and Sarchu.
One of the most beautiful lakes in the entire world.
The Travelling Assassin

954 Followers, 52 Reviews


Kush

196 Followers, 23 Reviews


Tread the treacherous road -- the road from Batal, the last inhabited point before Chandratal is nothing but lethal -- that leads to the Chandratal Lake and absorb the splendid view whilst taking deep breaths! Do remember to keep your jaw from falling off and hitting the ground! The view of the river bed and the glaciers on the far off mountains is breath-taking. Meditate, take a walk around the lake or pitch your tent - the lake is a spectacle to behold! If you have days in hand, then a trek from Sooraj Tal to Chandra Tal - or the other way round - could give you the adrenaline boost you had always been anticipating.
Jasreet Chawla

25 Followers, 12 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
photography, camping, trekking
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Triund - Himachal Pradesh

Triund Hill is a famous spot that one can trek along to. As a matter of fact, there are a number of trails that one can follow and reach the peak at the Dhauladhar range. From McLeodgang to the peak is around 9 kilometres and many tourists prefer this trail. Camping is a great activity to be done here as the place is clean and cool. There are some mysterious twists to the trails that one will surely enjoy a lot. Once at the peak, click pictures of Moon Peak and the Indira Pass as well.
Majestic view of giant Dhauladhar ranges, sunrise to sunset, moonrise to moonset, rainbows, hailstorms. Height--> 2895 meters
Abhishek Chaudhary

251 Followers, 24 Reviews


for a beginner like me, trekking to triund was one hell of an experience. it was snowing like cats and dogs and all the cafes were shut due to 5 ft of snow. still we managed to reach the top somehow. a trek to triund is recommended if u are heading to Mcleodganj
Deepti Divya

78 Followers, 28 Reviews


These mountains, which have seen untold sunrises, long to thunder praise but stand reverent, silent so that man’s weak praise should be given God’s attention.”
Preeti Vishwakarma

870 Followers, 46 Reviews


Best time to visit
June to September
Things to do
This trail is what one should go on when one visits in Himachal Pradesh.
Open Hours
NA
Budget
N/A

Tabo - Himachal Pradesh

What seems like a dull place from the exteriors is indeed a very beautiful place and one should pay a visit to Tabo. Located 40 kilometres from the Indo-Tibet border, this place is home to around 9 temples, shrines and holy caves and is extremely scared and popular among the Buddhist community. This place is said to be founded by the King Yeshe Od who belonged to the Purang – Guge dynasty and is said to have hailed from West Tibet. Tabo was set up straight at the crossroads of two trade routes that were used during the ancient times. The place is deceptive and is a beauty to behold for those who take their chances and travel here.
Start your day early and watch the vistas en route over Hindustan Tibet Highway .See the Leo Purygal Peak from Khab Bridge.Have your lunch at Nako Lake.Meet the dreaded Malling Nalla ahead of NakoAfter Chango – Sumdo you will enter Spiti Valley.After Sumdo police registration, detour towards Geyu Village to visit the 500 Year old Mummy.About 8 – 9 Hrs drive, depending upon the breaks you take in betweenOvernight at Tabo.
Aniket Singh ( Hippies Adventures )

211 Followers, 20 Reviews


The only other town apart from Kaza, in the Spiti valley, and only place where we could have parked our car in a Helipad!
Anurag Kumar

265 Followers, 13 Reviews


Kush

196 Followers, 23 Reviews


Best time to visit
Between October and March
Things to do
Visit the Tabo Gompa here.
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Fix this part of the bargain with a tour agency.

Kalpa - Himachal Pradesh

The essence of Kalpa lies in its mystical alliance of Hinduism and Buddhism. This Himachal Pradesh town is adorned with myriad temples and monasteries, which will pull you with their exquisite architecture if not faith. Some ornate archetypes of Kinnauri craftsmanship are the Narayan Nagini temple and the Hu-Bu-Lan-Kar monastery, which is a favourite among history buffs, considering that it was built around 950-1055 AD. Kalpa is home to a lot of resorts and adventure camps that offer everything from rock climbing, trekking, river crossing, rappelling, paragliding, river rafting, trout fishing, camping, angling in the Baspa River and mountain biking. For trekking enthusiasts and explorers, the Chakka peak standing at 15000 ft above the sea level is a must try. For those who wish to do some local shopping, Basteri Village is a charming little hamlet, 8 km away from Sangla, from where Kinnauri handicrafts, woollen apparel and even Chilgoza (local pine nuts) make for interesting purchases. Also, a trout fishing farm lies en-route this village. Besides what your guesthouses might be serving you, Kalpa doesn't particularly possess an array of any special restaurants except dhabas (roadside food shacks) where you can have your quota of knick-knacks and drinks. Some places although, that are well known among travellers are Chef's Restaurant and Hotel Golden Apple for Indian and Tibetan dishes.
Shivani Saini

10 Followers, 1 Reviews


This wonderful place lying in the Satluj Valley of Himachal Pradesh in Kinnaur is a place known for its natural beauty and cultural bounty.
Rachel Arora

15 Followers, 4 Reviews


Leave early to see beautiful Chitkul Village. Visit Kamru Fort at Sangla as well before going back to Kalpa. Watch the lovely sunset and sunrise (next day) at Kalpa over Mount Kinner KailashAbout 4 – 5 Hrs of total drive on this dayOvernight at Kalpa
Aniket Singh ( Hippies Adventures )

211 Followers, 20 Reviews


Best time to visit
May,June,July,August,September
Things to do
Hill Station,Nature,Religious,Trekking
Open Hours
Budget

Kaza - Himachal Pradesh

Some say that Kaza is the most beautiful place in all of north India, yes that includes Ladakh! The capital of Spiti Valley, Kaza is every traveller's dream. Mostly unexplored owing to its inaccessibility, it has gradually found its place in the 'must visit places in India'. Overwhelming mountains, sparkling rivers, gurgling streams and a landscape unlike any other – Kaza needs to be seen to be believed. As you make your way from the city to this unknown land, you realise the disparity between urban living and simple life. And appreciate it. For miles and miles, you may not come across another human being but will certainly have sounds of nature to accompany you. Yes, Kaza is as poetic as travellers make it sound. The town is divided into parts and also serves as a pass to Ladakh. If you have visited Ladakh, the cultural similarities of both places will not surprise you. Though Kaza is not a typical holiday destination, it offers travellers much more. The base point for many treks, Kaza is where expert trekkers find solace. Do visit Tabo Monastery, which is considered to be one of the Buddhist centres in the Himalayas. The hotels here offer you basic but warm and well-maintained rooms with local meals that you just can't say no to! Reaching here isn't a problem either since buses from Manali run regularly, though the roads here are a little tricky! Perfect for adventure enthusiasts, Kaza is not everyone's cup of tea so if you are looking for a relaxed, no-hassle holiday, do think again!
Head for Kaza, headquarters of Spiti Valley.Have lunch at Kaza and check in to Hotel.Visit Ki – Kibber – Gette – Tashigang in the second half of the day Ki is a famous monastery and others are places to explore as a lovely drive.Tashigang is where the road ends but again beautiful driveAbout 4 – 5 Hrs of drive in the dayOvernight at Kaza
Aniket Singh ( Hippies Adventures )

211 Followers, 20 Reviews


Capital of the Spiti region, and world's highest place to have a car service station - Spiti Motors!
Anurag Kumar

265 Followers, 13 Reviews


Kush

196 Followers, 23 Reviews


Best time to visit
May,June,July,August,September
Things to do
Adventure,Hill Station,Nature,Offbeat,Trekking,Rivers and Lakes
Open Hours
Budget

Keylong - Himachal Pradesh

Keylong happens to be the headquarters for Lahula and happens to be a distinct little town that hosts many travelers on their way to Spiti, Kullu and Leh. The star attraction here is the museum that has photographs of the sites and displays traditional costumes, lamps used during prayers and many other such items of tribal art and curios. One can also expect to find some Thanka paintings and ancient manuscripts as well. A local auditorium also puts on shows that tell tales about the place and its history.
Administrative centre of the Lahaul-Spiti valley, & the last place where you can get your vehicle re-fueled before moving ahead to Leh!
Anurag Kumar

265 Followers, 13 Reviews


Our next stop was the town of Keylong where we stopped for tea and snacks. I do not remember the name of the restaurant/dhaba but the view it offered of the valley beneath was outstanding.
Smiti Maini

302 Followers, 123 Reviews


Jaswanth Jagadeesh

110 Followers, 45 Reviews


Best time to visit
All through the year
Things to do
Take a tour of the place and its museum.
Open Hours
The museum is closed on Mondays. For the rest of the week it is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Budget
NA

Kullu - Himachal Pradesh

Kullu, in Himachal Pradesh, has a lot to serve nature lovers. The first thing they can do is visit the mesmerisingly beautiful and majestic Great Himalayan National Park, which is home to more than 375 flora species and a plethora of fauna, all protected by the law and the herculean Himalayas. Kullu's abundant nature can also prove to be quite luxurious and rejuvenating. For instance, the hot water springs of Manikaran, Vashisht and Kheerganga, all provide picturesque views of the mountains and meadows all around, giving you an experience like no other. A hub for adventure sports, one can enjoy paragliding, white water rafting, river crossing, rock climbing, skiing and snow boarding here. Popular treks ranging from easy to strenuous here are to Solang Valley and Pin Parbati Pass. Kullu has a variety of cuisines for one to choose from, but if you wish to get a taste of the authentic Himalayan dishes and delicacies, Dham is the place for you. For Indian and multi-cuisines, Valentino's Cooking with Herbs, Sapna Sweets and Chinda ka Dhaba are well known among tourists. Kullu comes alive with colours and lights during the festival Dussehra, celebrated in the month of October.
Riverrafting in Kullu took the pain built after 8 hours of driving.
Kapil Yadav

15 Followers, 8 Reviews


Akriti Anand

144 Followers, 24 Reviews


The largest valley in the district, Kullu captures every traveller's imagination with its snow-covered mountains, green valleys and a sparkling river flowing by its side. If you are looking to escape the harsh sun for a while, look no further.
Tripoto

831 Followers, 810 Reviews


Best time to visit
March,April,May,October,November,December
Things to do
Family Vacation,Nature
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Rohtang Pass - Himachal Pradesh

Situated on the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas, the Rohtang Pass acts as the gateway to the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys. It also connects them to the Kullu Valley thus making the access of the districts easier with Leh. The meaning of 'Rohtang' is the 'Land of Corpses'. This is because, in this place died a number of people who has tried to cross this place and move ahead towards more difficult places like Zanskar. The Rohtang Pass also serves as the gateway to Zojila and Leh on other sides of it. The natural beauty and serenity of this place makes it a favourite of photographers and nature lovers. The sight of lovely glaciers, twin peaks of Geypan, the Lahaul Valley and the Chandra River make this place even more beautiful. The Rohtang Pass is also situated on the watershed basin of the Chenab and the Beas Rivers and the main activities to be enjoyed here are skiing and sledge rides.
This is another high mountain pass in the Himalayas, located at an altitude of more than 13000 ft. Rohtang pass is at a distance of about 50 kms from Manali towards Ladakh on the Leh-Manali highway. One can get some heavenly views of the Pir-Panjal range of the Himalayas here.
Anurag Kumar

265 Followers, 13 Reviews


sexy roads. cold weather. skiing, sliding, quad bikes, mountain climbing. snow snow snow
Nitin Verma

113 Followers, 2 Reviews


Pass through Rohtang to reach manali
Badari Deshpande

180 Followers, 77 Reviews


Best time to visit
June- October
Things to do
camping, photography, adventure activities
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Jispa - Himachal Pradesh

Known for some famous camping sites, Jispa is the last village to be found in the Lahul Valley region and is a pit stop for those who are carrying on to Leh. The place is awesome and makes for a great hideout to spend some time in peace and quietness. Those who look forward to indulge in adventure sports, try some here. Trekking and mountaineering is on the cards as well. Jispa has a folk museum and one should pay it a visit when one is here. Stop by the roadside tents and gorge on some delicious local food here.
We finally reached our destination for the day, Jispa (11,000 ft.) at about 5 PM in the evening. According to the itinerary handed to us, we knew that we were staying in a camp but we were absolutely thrilled to see that it was adjacent to the bank of the Chandrabhaga river. We dumped our bags in the tents and went running to river bank which was just about a minute away from the camp. It was the greenest and cutest little riverside camp and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. It was almost sun-down when we reached here so the sky was very dramatic. At night we enjoyed campfire under the clearest night with a billion stars shining bright. This was probably the maximum number of stars that I had ever seen and undoubtedly the most beautiful night sky that I had ever witnessed. The post dinner session involved chatting with many other interesting travellers from different parts of the world and also with our driver who warned us of the hardships that Day 2 had in store for us. Since we had to cover a mammoth distance of ~340 km the next day to reach Leh, we decided to leave the camp at 6 in the morning. In the morning, getting out of bed was a traumatic experience. It was technically the first morning of our trip and it was back-breaking cold. We somehow gathered the courage and started by 6 AM. The staff was very kind and sweet and they had packed us sandwiches for breakfast.
Smiti Maini

302 Followers, 123 Reviews


Jispa journeys
Milind Ghoting

282 Followers, 18 Reviews


We stayed at a place near to Jispa. Its about a few kms before the town you'll notice tents laid by the side of rivers. nice place to stay but bit expensive!!
Sumanth Kumar

236 Followers, 9 Reviews


Best time to visit
One can drop by anytime through the year.
Things to do
Take a peaceful break from work and household chores by visiting Jispa.
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Bhagsu Nag - Himachal Pradesh

This is a locality in the Dharamshala District. A very small village with almost no communication facilties, this village is mainly known for the Bhagsunaag Temple and the beautiful Bhagsunaag Waterfalls. The people here are very humble and you can interact with them to know more about their culture, lifestyle and history of the place.
Bhagsu Nag waterfall is a small water fall on the outskirt of Dharamshala. It is around 3 Km from Mcleodganj. It takes around half an hour hike from Mcleodganj bus stand to reach Bhagsu. Although the water fall is small but one can just sit back and enjoy the exquisite beauty of Dhauladhar range. This place must be in the wish list for a bag packer it he is travelling to Dharamshala.
Matrika Prasad

8 Followers, 11 Reviews


Bhagsu Nag Waterfall and roaming around in the jungle
Divyam Gupta

20 Followers, 4 Reviews


This temple is surrounded by trees, houses & mountains - a beautiful place. You need to cross the market to reach this place. The temple has a beautiful history associated with it. The pool outside the temple looks beautiful. I visited here on December 16, 2014 around 11 am and a Buddhist monk was bathing in it. I was impressed with the energy he had - a true monk. There was little bit of snow all around from the last night's fall. You can find a small shop in the premises where you can have tea & snacks. There is a paid toilet at the back which is very dirty & you need to climb down a lot of stairs with big steps. Parts of the main waterfall that go two floors below are not in good condition & need attention. But the area is beautiful.
Manoo J.

191 Followers, 11 Reviews


Best time to visit
When in Dharamshala
Things to do
Explore the Bhagsu Falls
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Solang Valley - Himachal Pradesh

Solang should always make it to the top of your ‘places to visit when in Manali’ list. The valley presents one with some stunning views of snow covered mountains, glaciers and dense forests. If you are game for some adventure sports then please try paragliding or skiing when you are here. If you decide to bring along the kids, they can indulge in horse riding or zorbing to keep themselves busy here. The place is filled with spots that are ideal for picnics, so one should pack a basket and go on one. Solang is dotted with shops that sell delicious local food to satiate the hunger pangs.
Solang valley is perfect place for those who are looking for many adventurous sports at one place.
Vineet Kaur

46 Followers, 11 Reviews


Sneha Gupta

27 Followers, 19 Reviews


Solang valley was scheduled on the second day with great enthusiast to enjoy the ice, to slide on Snow and to enjoy the adventures it holds. Beauty with adventure always makes me speechless, and Solang valley is the same. I know this is the thing made Solang Valley is one among biggest tourist attraction in Manali. Nothing to say about those giant slopes, they are to enjoy, not to explain.
Krishn Kumar Gupt

0 Followers, 4 Reviews


Best time to visit
Plan a trip to Solang anytime through the year.
Things to do
One must try the adventure sports here.
Open Hours
From 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, all week long.
Budget
To try out zorbing one needs to pay INR 500.00 per head, for paragliding INR 1200.00 is charged, while for the ropeway, INR 500.00 per person is charged.

Khir Ganga - Himachal Pradesh

Situated in the Parvathi Valley, this is a famous trekking point with the beautiful hot springs and mesmerizing grrenery. You have to drive till an extent and then start your trek. This is also the place where the elder son of Lord Shiva, Karthik Ji laid in Samadhi for around a 1000 years. The Kheer Ganga waterfall is a sight to behold and nothing less. The waters of this fall are said to have therapeutic values. To trek here you need a good pair of shoes and a bagpack with water, light food, torch, medicines, camera and some other things as well. There are good options for accomodation too after you climb up to the top.
Adventurous Place. Trek of at least 5 hours. We Came half way back and also visited small village which is surrounded by Mountains and peace.
Prince John

7 Followers, 5 Reviews


Kheerganga is situated in Parvati Valley at a distance of 22 km from Manikaran. For Kheerganga, one has to go by motor-able road up to a place called ‘Barshaini’ and from there to Kheerganga on foot. This trek leads through hilly terrain. This is the place where ‘Kartik Ji’, the elder son of ‘Lord Shiva’ remained in ‘samadhi’ for thousands of years. Kheerganga is one of the most refreshing treks that you can go on anywhere. The natural hot-water-spring experience is something that you will remember for a lifetime. Most people who reach this place always come back for seconds as there you can simply not get enough of such a place. The place is open for about 7 months in a year and is not permanently inhabited. The trek is very pleasant and offers some exhilarating views. The vegetation changes dramatically and opens up into a flatland that is graced by the occasional tent, the few guest houses and cafes and the temple premises which also comprises of the hot water spring. After the climb you are rewarded with release from all your pains during the day and get to bathe in the hot spring and rejuvenate yourself. Even though there is a hot spring at the gurudwara down at Mankiaran, the experience of Kheerganga is unique in so many ways. There are also good facilities for accommodation and food here considering that all the goods are taken via mules or human carriers. The locals sprint down the slopes with heavy goods on their back. There is simply no way that you can keep up with the locals when they ascend and descend. The friendly nature of the people is more than the warmth you need as all the things that you can think for are provided for at highly reasonable rates. Visiting the temple at early dawn before you proceed to the pool is customary. The biting cold is forgotten once your body is in that sulphur heated water. The first thing that you will need is a good sturdy pair of shoes and a backpack. The size of your backpack will vary as per your plans of stay. If you plan to stay for a day, it can be a small backpack. However there is only one small problem with staying there for one day, your heart will melt away as you walk away from the place. You will also have to decide whether you would like to camp or rent. Camping here is easy and you will get all that you need. Carrying a raincoat with you is a good thing to do since the weather can be unpredictable sometimes. Basic things like a torch should also not be neglected just in case. There is no electricity in Kheer Ganga and the lights are all run on solar power. Remember to carry some food with you as you climb up and descend. Water is not a problem as the valley provides in plenty for you. The water from the streams in the valley people say is better than the best of what even Evian can give to you. Approximate Distances from: Kullu-Manali Airport at Bhuntar: 45 km by road + 11 km trek on foot Kullu town: 55 km + 11 km trek on foot Manali town: 95 km + 11 km trek on foot
Munish Thakur

150 Followers, 9 Reviews


At the end of the long tiring trail, the natural hot water pool awaits you to breathe in bliss midst the snowscapes.
Disha Kapkoti

8k+ Followers, 724 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Trekking, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Manikaran - Himachal Pradesh

Manikaran is a pilgrimage centre for hindus and sikhs . It has many temples and a gurudwara
saket.sankhyan

288 Followers, 8 Reviews


Out of a hundred legends about this small town, an interesting one notes that according to the Hindu mythology, Manu recreated human life here, after the flood.
Disha Kapkoti

8k+ Followers, 724 Reviews


Vineet Kumar

127 Followers, 66 Reviews


Malana - Himachal Pradesh

This is a village on the top of a mountain and is separated by pasess on all sides. This is one of the oldest human settlements of the world and is an absolutely isolated place. There is extreme natural beauty here but the name of this place is in the bad books for a number of reasons. The first is the presence of drug mafia rule here and drug export is the main source of income of the Malanese people. Their language is very different from the rest of the state and they do not like to be disturbed. There is no problem if you visit this place but make sure you do not touch any building o belongings of these people as they will claim a fine for it. The Malanese community is extremely orthodox and loves to keep by their own culture, race and rituals which is still away from the eyes of most of the world.
Trek to Malana and come back. I personally do recommend anyone to stay there. Very hostile people.
Dharmesh Patel

226 Followers, 7 Reviews


Satyam Kumar

29 Followers, 19 Reviews


Second day we got up early as this was the day we set up for our trek to KHEERGANGA... wait... snow... road blocks.. no trek for 15 days...
Gulshan Singh

0 Followers, 3 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Photography, tours
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Kunzum Pass - Himachal Pradesh

This is the highest motorable road in the Kunzum Range and serves as an entrance to the Spiti Valley from Lahaul. There is also the temple of Kunjum Devi here which is popular and the Goddess is said to be the guardian of this pass. People from all parts of the world who come here seek blessings from the Goddess. The Chandratal Lake is also nearby. The Bara- Sigri glacier, which is the second largest glacier is a part of this pass. Above all the spectacular views of the snow capped mountains are what serve as bliss to the eyes.
Visit Chandratal via Kunzum Pass and enjoy the day there.Camps are about 2.5 KMs from the lake, either stay there or back to Battal where there is a PWD rest house now though without electricity. But, no point going back a painful ride to Losar over Kunzum Pass unless you want to stay in guest house with electricity. Better stay at Battal and save time as well as energy for next day.About 4 – 5 Hrs drive minimumOvernight at Battal or Chandratal Camps
Aniket Singh ( Hippies Adventures )

211 Followers, 20 Reviews


Kamakshi Pal

247 Followers, 2 Reviews


The Kunzum Pass connects the Lahaul Valley with the Spiti Valley and is a gateway to Spiti Valley for tourists coming from Manali. Visit the Kunzum temple and seek blessings before commencing the remainder of your journey. The pass is also a trekkers' paradise and leads to Chandratal Lake along a nine-kilometer-long route.
Jasreet Chawla

25 Followers, 12 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Communication, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Auli - Himachal Pradesh

Popular for being a ski resort where skiing and snowboarding can be enjoyed during winters, Auli is also visited in the summer for a majestic 180-degree view of the second highest peak in India, Nanda Devi, and the snowy Himalayas. During summers, the ski slopes turn to picturesque meadows for mesmerising walks. One can choose to do some sightseeing on Asia's longest cable car or rope way. A picturesque spot that takes the cake here is the crystalline Chenab Lake, which can be reached through a treacherous trek to Dang village. The pilgrimage to Badrinath temple is another renowned trek. There aren't any places to shop out here but one can always go downhill to Joshimath to purchase all sorts of woollen apparel. No fancy places to eat though, the little joints spread around this charming snowscape serve delicious Garhwali dishes as well as usual Indian fare.
Manasi Gholap Karanjikar

8 Followers, 7 Reviews


Best known for its summer snow sports
Kunal Bhatia

6 Followers, 7 Reviews


# 1 ski destination in the Himalayan mountains of Uttrakhand, India.
Atishay Jain

19 Followers, 12 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,November,December
Things to do
Adventure,Family Vacation,Skiing,Trekking,Rivers and Lakes
Open Hours
NA
Budget
NA

Narkanda - Himachal Pradesh

Yet another hill station nestled in the state of Himachal Pradesh is Narkanda. This place is surrounded by lofty ranges and thick forests. A thick layer of mist envelopes the place giving it a rather surreal look. This place is ideal for a summer vacation; to get away from the hat or even for one to spend the winter. Located in Shimla, Narkanda is known because of its apple orchards and its treks all the way to Hatu Peak. There are many such trails that one can choose from as well.
Bhupender Singh

25 Followers, 127 Reviews


Narkanda
DevAshish Singh

8 Followers, 5 Reviews


Pallavi Aggarwal

431 Followers, 40 Reviews


Best time to visit
All through the year from January to December.
Things to do
Taste the apples here and do go on a trek.
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Bhuntar - Himachal Pradesh

Bhuntar is a town in Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh. Here you can find a domestic airport and this place can easily be reached from chandigarh or Delhi via road in taxis or volvo buses.
Arjun Mahajan

87 Followers, 9 Reviews


A stopover that welcomes all with the scent of Himalayan apples.
Disha Kapkoti

8k+ Followers, 724 Reviews


From Bhuntar Bus stand, Buses ply for the Parvati Valley regularly - are often packed and take travelers all the way to Manikaran
Vineet Kumar

127 Followers, 66 Reviews


Dharamshala - Himachal Pradesh

According to traditional etymology, Dharamshala translates to 'spiritual dwelling'. The calm expanse of the Dhauladhar Ranges enveloping this city grants it a rich history of spirituality and attracts thousands of travellers from around the globe, looking for that very bliss. Homestead of the Dalai Lama and innumerable other Tibetans, Dharamshala boasts of beautiful monasteries all around, such as those within the Tsuglagkhang Complex, which also houses the Tibetan Leader's official residence. Other attractions include the Kalachakra Temple, which houses some hypnotisingly beautiful murals, the Tibet Museum and the Namgyal Gompa, where monks can be seen engaged in animated debates in the afternoon. Apart from the spirituality, this charming little city also hosts International Film festivals, local fairs, Shoton Spring Festival and the vibrant Tibetan Opera- 'Lhamo. The city is usually dormant with regard to adventurous activities, but for those thrill seekers and nature lovers around, an adrenaline rush always awaits them. Some resorts provide opportunities for paragliding, flying fox, rock climbing, zip lining, rappelling and even night camping. Treks through the magical hills and forests are always invaluable, the most cherished one being, the trek to the snowy peaks of Triund. Dharamshala's vast Tibetan population gives way to charming little kitchen cafes serving the most lip smacking Tibetan dishes, that too at very affordable prices (below Rs 500 for two). Dishes such as thenthuk, thukpa, chocolate and meat medallions are a huge hit with most travellers that have visited and sought refuge in this city's mystical spread.
Where I met him.
Prateek Dham

1k+ Followers, 1k+ Reviews


the serene city of dharamshala offers you a lot to do. ranging from its cheap cafes to amazing monasteries to the highest stadium, everything is eye catching.
Deepti Divya

78 Followers, 28 Reviews


The Mystic Monk

13 Followers, 4 Reviews


Best time to visit
March,April,May,June,September,October
Things to do
Arts and Culture,Family Vacation,Food and Drinks,Religious,Trekking
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Bhagsunag Waterfall - Himachal Pradesh

A spot of immense scenic beauty in Dharamsala, this is also the starting point of the trek route to the Triund Hill. This beautiful falls is also on the way to the McLeodganjand is especially crowded by trekkers. The view of the waterfalls from the bridge here is awesome and the backdrop of the mountains make it even more beautiful. The white, foamy waters combined with the lush greenery makes a fresh colour combination which is extremely soothing to the eyes. This is one place you just cannot give a miss in Dharamsala.
Natural shower for the unbathed.
Prateek Dham

1k+ Followers, 1k+ Reviews


Sit back and relax after hiking. This place is usually crowded, probably due to June being the Tourist month. You can also go to Shiva Cafe to enjoy the view. The route to Bhagsu from McLeaodGanj is usually jam packed. It's better if you can walk all the way to this place (approx 3.5km one way) by parking your car near St John's Church, otherwise be prepared to spend hours stuck in traffic jam. The surrounding areas can also be cleaned by the government as people just eat and litter around.
Damini Aggarwal

278 Followers, 124 Reviews


A waterfall which is serene and yet rocky enough to be both challenging and welcoming. Do not trek if you have respiratory problems. Enjoy Maggi and pakodas in the nearby local shops.
Kushendra Tiwary

203 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
nature trails, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Khajjiar - Himachal Pradesh

a small saucer shaped ground amidst dense pine forest deep in the heart of chamba offering spectacular view from the hills around. Spot for zorbing and paragliding.
Aastha Garg

150 Followers, 12 Reviews


Khajjiar is 40 km from Dalhousie. This is also called Switzerland of Himachal and when you visit it you will get to know why. Plain area surrounded by 60ft trees and a lake in the centre with adventure sports arount it. A perfect picnic spot wit awesome view and sceinic beauty. This was the most exciting day of the trip as i rode horse for the first time and believe me it was amazing, the weather there was breathtaking and moreover people there were friendly.
Akshay Bharti

110 Followers, 4 Reviews


The Mini Switzerland of India
Jyotirmoy Gupta

426 Followers, 28 Reviews


Kufri - Himachal Pradesh

We went for the Yak ride, trough mushy little pathways (sometimes it just felt that we would fall down flat at the ground having our faces smashed up), Sightseeing at the hill top (Incase you want to have a view through the telescope, beware of the vendors and bargain well ;)), Trekking (We were lazy logs, but we did walk for like atleast half hour). Oh, and don't you miss the Maggie at Maggie point and this amazingly amazing dish called Tukpa (Available in both veg and non-veg, the spices in the cold shivering wether will just keep you going).
Lavina Pinheiro

5 Followers, 5 Reviews


Kufri is located 16 KM far from Shimla where no vehicles are allowed and you have to take horse ride to go to the Kufri . In kufri you can enjoy a amusement park and apple trees and a temple situated at peak of hills.
Rahul Maharishi

35 Followers, 15 Reviews


One thing about Shimla is that you never get tired of seeing the night skies. Yes it might be a hill station/town but what one would never observe is the night skies there are beautiful and for a photographer it can be a dream. Kufri on the other hand was a very different experience as it needed to take a horse to reach the top. Maggi on the top of Kufri made it an icing on the cake.
Vikas Badiger

0 Followers, 7 Reviews


Leh - Himachal Pradesh

A kingdom that has risen above disasters like the 2010 cloudburst and is still able to magnetise a plethora of tourists and travellers every month to it, even when the mercury dips below sub-zero levels. This former capital of the Himalayan Kingdom of Ladakh is chiefly dominated by the ruined Royal Palace of Leh and the eternally serene Pangong Tso, Tibetan for 'high grassland lake', which is spread for 134 km from India to China. If you're someone who loves travelling unconventionally and is interested in the lifestyle that thrives in this high altitude desert, you can stay with locals who have turned their homes into 'homestays' and are open to interacting with non-natives. For a more spiritual and mystical experience, one can also spend the night at monasteries such as Thiksey, Lamauru or the Hemis Monastery, where you will get a chance to interact with Lamas (Buddhist teachers) and learn all about their lives and what they preach. For more visual and audio insights and treats, one can attend the 6 day Ladakh festival, a multihued explosion of Ladakhi culture and tradition, celebrated annually in the month of September in Leh's villages. Leh can always keep you entertained, for instance, with trekking (frozen river trek to Chadar, Padam to Darcha trek), mountain biking, skiing, camel safari, paragliding and even having your car pulled uphill by the magnetic force at the Magnetic Hill. Foodies will get no better thrill than eating at the highest cafeteria in the world, Rinchen Cafeteria. Other popular cafes such as Gesmo, Nirvana Garden, Cafe Jeevan and Norlakh are a must to go to for their lip smacking Italian, Himalayan and local dishes.
As it is recommended that one must spend atleast the first day travelling locally in Leh, so that your body adjusts to the low oxygen levels, it is extremely helpful that there is a lots to do in Leh. Leh Market: The-Go-To place for everything - Local [Delicious] Cuisine - Souvenirs - Adventure Sports Agencies - Stok Monastery - Shey Monastery - Thiksey Monastery - Magnetic Hill - Private tour through Tsemo Fort, with help of locals ATM, hospital, cheap and decent accommodation and all other necessities are easily available here. The mobile network connectivity is also good.
Medha Dobhal

14 Followers, 7 Reviews


We reached our destination after a long journey. Leh is a beautiful place and it was like we are in a different world. People are so good and helpful. We reached here at 9 pm after braving the Tanglangla Pass and our heads were bumping so just ate and slept. Then in the morning we woke up early as we had to book motorbikes for 3 days to travel around leh and to Nubra Valley and Pangong Lake. It was a tough time getting bikes and we managed to get only 3 bikes till 1 pm. As we all got late to go to Nubra valley so we stayed at Leh and explored the city. Had some good food and went to some good places like King's Palace and a temple near our hotel. To compensate for not going to Nubra we went to magnetic hill next day which was not in our itinerary but it was a nice journey. We went to Gurudwara Pathar Sahib and to a place where two rivers were meeting ( sorry forgot its name ) explored around it stayed there for 2-3 hours and came back and started gearing up for trip to Pangong Lake as we could not afford to miss it. Next day started our journey to Pangong and it was a beautiful journey. Roads were awesome and the scenery around beautiful. Loved it. And when we reached pangong lake in the evening it was looking so much beautiful. We stayed in tents, had bonfire we had a nice time. Food though was not so good but there were very few hotels and none were vacant. Next day after exploring Pangong lake we came back to Leh, returned bikes and bought some stuff and booked a cab for Srinagar as we had a flight from there. Next day started our journey in the morning 6 am and when we crossed Leh we knew we were in Kashmir it was very beautiful,green and cloud studded mountains unlike Leh.
Vipin Kumar

155 Followers, 12 Reviews


Winter - It is perfectly possible to go to Leh and Ladakh in the winter. Indeed, the Chadar trek – the trek over the frozen Zanskar river – is only possible in the winter! Yes, it will be very cold indeed, but you will find that even if you’re not a trekker who’s serious enough to take on the Chadar trek, you will still find treks that are open to you. You’ll have to get fleece and feather jackets along anyway. If you don’t want to buy a feather jacket, you can rent one in Leh. So it isn’t that different, really. You can also simply experience Leh by going to the monasteries, and maybe go on to Uley and try to spot a snow leopard. Why go with the crowd when the crowd just gets in the way?
Sarah

746 Followers, 49 Reviews


Best time to visit
March,April,May,June,July,August,September,October
Things to do
Adventure,Arts and Culture,Desert,Extreme Sports,Family Vacation,Food and Drinks,Historical Places,Honeymoon,Nature,Offbeat,Religious,Rivers & Lakes,Romantic Getaways,Trekking
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Kasauli - Himachal Pradesh

Kasauli is a small hill station in the Dhauladhar Hills of Himachal Pradesh, set up by the British during their peak time in India. This small town usually serves as a passageway to the hill stations higher up in Himachal (Shimla and so on), but makes for a quick one-day getaway destination for the people living in Delhi NCR and Punjab. Kasauli is for those who enjoy picturesque walks amidst Deodars, such as on the Gilbert Trail, and stunning views such as that of River Sutlej, from Manki Point. Some other sights include Gurkha Fort, Baptist Church and Christ Church. You can even take a tour of the oldest extant distillery for scotch whisky in Asia, the Kasauli Brewer. Kasauli is beautiful to spend some quiet time amidst nature with your family and friends, or just for some introspection. Cafes such as Hangout - Rooftop Bar & Restaurant, Rudra Cafe and Cliff Houzz Restaurant & Bar make for good stopovers for snacks, drinks and lip-smacking vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes.
Enjoyed the sunset at the lovers spot and unwind ed with the setting sun.
Urban Traveler

117 Followers, 5 Reviews


A cantonment and a town. 77 km away from Shimla, the cantonment was established in the British era, most probably in 1842. It is a small hill station which offers some magnificent vistas. One can enjoy the walk on the narrow roads of Kasauli, enjoying the serene atmosphere among the beautiful mountains.
Nancy Nance

802 Followers, 187 Reviews


If you leave at 4 am, Kasauli is just a 6 hour drive down. You would be there by 10 for a hearty breakfast and a good stretch. And this destination is just a little bit before Kasauli. The Sanawar nature camp. A collection of log huts and tents. On a lush green hill. A very short distance from Kasauli town centre. And with a delicious kitchen, two friendly dogs and the lap of nature. While the place has enough games and physical activities for the high adrenalin family member, for the rest this is just what the hectic week ordered. Wind down with a book, a long walk, your music and just about anything you like to do.
The Travel Shrink

589 Followers, 12 Reviews


Best time to visit
March,April,May,June,July,August,September,October,November
Things to do
Family Vacation,Hill Station,Nature,Offbeat,Romantic Getaways
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Sarahan - Himachal Pradesh

This stands around 7100 feet above sea level and is a little hamlet that can be easily covered by foot. The snow covered Shrikhand Mahadev Peak towers over it while the River Sutlej flows in the valley below Sarahan. This place belongs to the district of Bushehr even though it lies within the borders of Shimla. Tourists come here for the beauty of this place and the famous Bhimkali Temple that is to be found here. This is one place that will leave you wanting more and one is sure to come back for a second time.
peeushthenomad

394 Followers, 4 Reviews


Bhimakali Temple, View of the mountains
Vishal Kapur

180 Followers, 20 Reviews


It's a beautiful hamlet located in the Sutlej valley, in the Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh. This place is an ideal retreat for travelers who seek seclusion. It's famous for its rustic settings, slate roofed houses and small streams. If you are a nature lover, then you must visit this place.
Nancy Nance

802 Followers, 187 Reviews


Best time to visit
October through to March
Things to do
Trekking is an option here.
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Jalori Pass - Himachal Pradesh

This is a high mountain pass in the Kullu District and is the one closest to Delhi. This place thus, finds a part in every tourist's travel itinerary. This is also the only pass which allows any kind of vehicle and also opens every year. The Mahakali Temple on top here is also known as Jalori Maa temple and is very popular among the tourists. The pass however remains closed during the peak winter months and thus you will have to find out before planning. There are cautions to be followed when you visit this place such as driving at first gear only is compulsory. The curvy roads give the most marvelous views of the Himalayas.
Hire a taxi till Jalori Pass, from where the trek to Serolsar Lake and Raghupur Fort begins.
Akanksha Biswas

95 Followers, 16 Reviews


One of the oldest routes to enter the Kullu is through this 10300 feet high Pass . Full of snow till May . Jalori pass is A a lovely walk to Seryolsar lake ( 5 kms ) Leveled walk from beautiful Golden oak Forest .
Panki Sood

187 Followers, 6 Reviews


Sambhav Poddar

334 Followers, 31 Reviews


Best time to visit
April- October
Things to do
Drive, photography. Mahalai worship
Open Hours
March- Mid- December
Budget
N/A

Mandi - Himachal Pradesh

Now one wouldn't consider Mandi to be a touristy spot. Lying between Manali and Punjab, this small halt is actually quite a surprise. Offering you stunning views of the cascading mountains, the lush forests and the swiftly flowing Beas, Mandi is a delight. Yet to become as popular as Kullu or Manali, Mandi is where you can go for your rejuvenating, quiet holiday. If adventure is your idea of a great holiday, trekking and rafting are some activities you can indulge in. Mandi is also home to numerous small temples (it's said that every village here has a separate God). If you are in a particularly adventurous mood, you can head to Parashar Lake. A bus leaves from here every morning at 7:30 am to Baggi, from where you can trek till Parashar Lake. Foodies, it's best not to hope for delicious food at every restaurant you enter. Local cuisine here is the best option and if you are experimental, you can try the trout. Do choose a homestay that offers a package of all activities here since it's an unexplored spot and you may need local assistance. Reaching Mandi is not too difficult and you can find a bus either to Manali or further. All buses stop at Mandi since it's a significant pit stop, though taking a train may be a little tricky.
Bhupender Singh

25 Followers, 127 Reviews


Saurabh Jain

19 Followers, 15 Reviews


Ajbar Sen established Mandi in 1527 as the seat of the a princely state. Now Mandi is one of the largest cities of Himachal Pradesh with a total area of 23 sq kms and is currently the 2nd largest economy in the state next to Kangra. It is the 3rd largest by population in state, after Shimla and Solan and serves as the headquarters of Mandi District and Zonal Headquarters of central zone including Districts namely Kullu, Bilaspur, and Hamirpur. It also boasts of an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). It is also called "Varanasi of Hills" or "Choti Kashi" or "Kashi of Himachal" mainly because Mandi proudly boasts of 81 temples while Benaras has only 80. Mandi is also famous for the International Mandi Shivaratri Fair. Another landmark of the city is historical suspension bridge called Victoria Bridge, built in 1877 which connects Jawahar Nagar (Khaliar), Old Mandi (Purani Mandi) to the main city.
Rajeshwar Dayal Mathur

212 Followers, 13 Reviews


Best time to visit
March,April,May,June,July,August,September,October
Things to do
Hill Station,Nature,Religious,Shopping
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Rasol - Himachal Pradesh

Sitauted in the Parvati Valley, the only way to reach Rasol is to trek from Kasol which takes about 3-4hrs, the place is covered with lush green grass and small yellow flowers, the trek would help you to admire the beauty of the place even more.
A secluded hamlet in Himachal Pradesh which is a 4-hour trek from Rasol
Megha Jamb

200 Followers, 13 Reviews


beautiful village after 4-5 hours treking from chalal (kasol) hidden inside mountains with great culture and history .
saket.sankhyan

288 Followers, 8 Reviews


Rasol is at a higher altitude than the other villages we visited. The trek is a bit steep but totally doable and the view from above is worth the effort.
Rohit Pullela

83 Followers, 4 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
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Dhankar Monastery - Himachal Pradesh

For those who are interested in Buddhism and its teachings, a visit to the Dhankar Monastery is a must. Situated on top of a hill above the village of Dhankar, this monastery has many caves for one to meditate in, a museum that houses Buddhist artifacts and a library as well. The Dhankar village lies on the confluence of the Rivers Spiti and Pin and has been labeled as an endangered sight out of 100 such places by the World Monument Funds.
Take a cab, trek or hitchhike and bask in the glory of the available options on your way up to the Dhankar Monastery --built in a fortress-like fashion, atop a cliff overlooking the Dhankar village-- because, once there, the only way to soothe your eyes at the sight of the Dhankar Lake is to slog all the way up further on your feet! And yes, despite more than an hour of uphill trek from the Dhankar Monastery, we couldn’t find our way up to the lake as we only kept meeting dead-ends!
Jasreet Chawla

25 Followers, 12 Reviews


32 kilometers downstream from Kaza village, Dhankar Gompa at 12, 774 feet is a village between Tabo and Kaza. The Dhankar monastery is considered to be 1200 years old(The oldest monastery of the valley) and is built on a 1000 foot(300 meter) high cliff. Hence the name-Dhang(cliff)-kar(fort) The biggest reason to visit this site is because in 2006, The World Monuments Fund listed Dhankar Gompa under the 100 most endangered sites in the world.
Wandering post-its

1k+ Followers, 26 Reviews


Salim Islam

783 Followers, 79 Reviews


Best time to visit
October to March
Things to do
Meditate in the caves or browse through the museum.
Open Hours
All through the week from 6:30 am to 5:00 pm daily
Budget
Free

Dal Lake - Himachal Pradesh

Dal Lake also known as Manimahesh Lake is a spot, which tourists cannot afford to miss out on due to its picture-perfect scenery in Manimahesh Kailash Peak in Chamba district. On one side the Manimahesh Lake Lake is surrounded by a range of majestic mountains.
This lake is situated at a very beautiful location, surrounded by countless Deodar (Devadar or the Divinee tree in Sanskrit) trees. It is majestic & offers peace & joy if you are open to receiving it. I have read all sorts of reviews it. Many people say it's a dirty lake, a mud-puddle & so on but my view is different. This lake's has greenish water & yes, it sometimes looks brown too but that doesn't make it a mud-puddle. It has a Shiva temple nearby, hence, considered a sacred spot. There is a famous festival celebrated here to offer love & devotion to Lord Shiva in the month of September every year. A lot of tourists visit this place at that time to be a part of the festival. There is a school called the "Tibetan Children's Village" a few meters away. It was started by H.H. Dalai Lama 54 years ago in order to provide care for the many children who had been orphaned or separated from their families during the arduous escape from their homeland back in 1950s. It is not a picnic spot so dont go if you have small children or adults who travel just for fun. A must visit place for those who want to have a deeper insight into how the school has been helping children, what is its mission & how wonderfully they have done so much for them. You can also talk with the head there in case you wish to volunteer. I wish I could have more time to spend there & visit each class. Mine was a very short visit but next time (2-3 years) I am going to spend good 3-4 hours there & be a part of the children and do a photo essay on the school.
Manoo J.

191 Followers, 11 Reviews


The name is synonymous to Dal Lake, Kashmir but sadly the condition of lake is not. The lake water is muddy and the nearby area stinks. The beauty is in the surrounding Deodar Trees. There is small Shiva shrine on its bank. This lake definitely needs some attention and maintenance from the Government. The road from McLeodGanj to Dal Lake also needs to be repaired.I would recommend you to skip this place from your itinerary. It's a wasted asset , Overall a disappointing place!
Damini Aggarwal

278 Followers, 124 Reviews


The route to Dal from the forest is very nice. It is better to ask the directions before venturing into the forest. Lake is small but its serene.
Aniesh Chawla

345 Followers, 18 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Sight seeing, Pray
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Old Manali - Himachal Pradesh

Also called the hippie hub, Old Manali is known as a global village where foreigners from many countries come to experience the atmosphere and excitement. The place is extremely charming and it is no wonder that many choose this place as their honeymoon destination. Old Manali is famous for its riverside café by the name of River Music. It is also called Moondance and serves up a hearty menu of soups, momos, pasta, sandwiches and much more that go well with ginger and honey flavoured teas. There are a number of shops that sell drapes here, the most famous being a shop called No Problem International.
Stay at the paradise guest house
Dharmesh Patel

226 Followers, 7 Reviews


The many cafes and good vibes - with amazing weather Things to do: 1) Rohtang Pass 2) Solang Valley 3) Bhrigu Lake trek More details here: https://sidrsharma.wordpress.com/2015/12/16/manali-vashist-things-to-do/ (Copy-paste the link in your browser)
Siddharth R. Sharma

155 Followers, 6 Reviews


Old Manali is a beatiful place in Himachal Pradesh, near to the mall road of Manali but far away from hustle bustle of New Manali. The night life in old manali calming and soothing with cafe's serving amazing food and several live performance. The streets are lively even at night with the sound of the Beas flowing along the street of Old Manali.
Mayank Negi

157 Followers, 22 Reviews


Best time to visit
If you wish to avoid the cold, try not to visit this place during the winter months.
Things to do
Trekking and bird watching is organized and one should make use of the opportunity.
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
A number of pocket-friendly hotel provides reasonable and comfortable lodging within the range of INR 500 to INR 1000.00

Hampta Pass - Himachal Pradesh

Manali is known to be the best mountain adventure location in India and the Hampta Pass is an important part of it. This Pass is mainly known for the beautiful combination of barren lands, lofty peaks, lush green meadows and colourful flowers too. This is the best fact which attracts tourists from all over the country to this place. The trekking route along this meadow is considered to be perfect for beginners and is rated as one of the easiest of all the treks in the region. To explore the rawness of the Manali side this is a must visit region. To experience the rich natural beauty and the fun of trekking for the first time, you need to visit this place very soon.
Awesome experience. A great trek for first time trekkers like me! A five day trek through varied landscapes. There were meadows, forests, rocks and snow. I did the trek with Indiahikes and they had done good arrangements and did not face any problems, nice team. Reaching the Hampta Pass (14000 ft) was a great high, pushes you to do more, go out there and take more risks.
tanvi raul

149 Followers, 6 Reviews


The glacier and pass from where we cross over to Lahaul
Aparna Acharya

285 Followers, 23 Reviews


Finally we reached Hampta pass @14000ft .... after the some mountains and snow trekking......
Seemant Kumar

158 Followers, 9 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
trekking, camping, picnics, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Reckong Peo - Himachal Pradesh

Situated at an altitude of 2670 m above sea level, this is not very far from Shimla. It is the District headquarters of Kinner Kailas, which is also believed to be a mythical home of Lord Shiva. One of the main attractions here is the huge rock formation which is taken to be the Shivalinga. There are also a number of Buddhist monasteries in this region.
Kush

196 Followers, 23 Reviews


The bus takes you to a place called Reckong peo.It is the administrative headquarters of Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh and a beautiful town with one of the most amazing people you will come across . But when you are in Reckong Peo, you will not notice anything except the massive Kinnaur Kailash peak visible from everywhere in the town . One of the mythical abodes of Lord Shiva , Kinnaur Kailash is one of the holiest peaks in Himalyas and surely one of the most beautiful ones.
Archit Dhoopar

34 Followers, 7 Reviews


Reckong Peo is the headquarters of Kinnaur district, located at a distance of 219 kms from Shimla. This town is famous for its beauty, Buddhist Monastery, handloom, handicraft items like shawls, caps, mufflers, article of wood carving, metal work and silver & gold ornaments . Kinnaur is also famous for apples, almonds, apricots and grapes. It took around 3 hours from Sarahan. By the time we reached the town we were super tired and wanted to rest at the resort. The Kinner Kailash Resort run by HPTDC, which gives an outstanding view of the Kinner Kailash. The food was good and the Himachali people go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. The next morning after breakfast, which was no other then soft paranthas stuffed with fresh paneer and vegetables. We did some shopping from the Reckong Peo local market and started our journey for the next destination, which is Sangla Valley and Chitkul.
Antara Choudhury

14 Followers, 4 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
worship, photography, tours
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Shoja - Himachal Pradesh

Thi is a small village in the Seraj Valley and is a major part of the Great Himalayan National Park. The beauty of this place lies in its natural beauty. The green meadows, deep water bodies and soothing views make this place a favorite for photographers, nature lovers and peace seekers. The lack of any kind of motor vehicles here make the place absolutely pollution free and thus a healthy place to stay in. The main attractions in this village are the Jalori Pass, Serolsar Lake, Raghupur Fort and the Gushaini Village.
Located in Seraj valley, Shoja is a breathtakingly beautiful place. The mornings in Shoja are particularly invigorating. One can just stroll around, walk up to the meadows or perhaps take the pathway into the jungle. Nature lovers can enjoy thick wooded hill slopes starting from bottom as far down or up or sideways or deep as one can look. From Sojha, one can drive up to Jalori Pass. The metal road from Jalori pass leads down to Sainj and Shimla. The place abounds in hypnotic ambience. The lake is small but in a beautiful location. Cradled by rolling- meadows on all sides, high up in the mountains, it is an idyllic location for a private cottage. A small quaint little dhaba is run at the lake that can offer hot food and roof overhead for overnight campers.
Sonali Gurung

130 Followers, 71 Reviews


Picturesque and pristine, Shoja is one of the most addictive places for those wishing to get away from the madding crowd.
Rachel Arora

15 Followers, 4 Reviews


The beautiful wooden guest house and the slow stream passing by. You can just sit outside for hours and be at peace with nature. Rum and bonfire under the starlight is another awesome experience to have with your friends.
Apoorv Ahlawat

492 Followers, 23 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Great Himalayan National Park - Himachal Pradesh

Declared to be a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Great Himalayan National Park lies in the valley between the Tirthan and Sainj Rivers. Nestled in the very bosom of the Western Himalayas, one will find a number of broad-leaf trees and shrubbery here. Frozen rivulets are a common sight here. One will find pheasants, koklas, khaleej and monals here apart from the snow leopards, gorals, musk deers and blue sheep. The most famous of them all is the western tragopan that is said to be rare.
A pleasant detour. The unique ecological aspects of the Western Himalaya led to the creation of the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in the Kullu district of India's mountain state of Himachal Pradesh. These features include biodiversity, sparse human populations, inaccessibility, little tourism, and a local economy based on traditional livelihoods. The GHNP provides a home to 180 species of birds and rare mammals, such as black bears, brown bears, musk deer and the ever-elusive snow leopard. As well as conserving wildlife, the park runs programmes that provide a sustainable living for people living on the periphery of the conservation area.
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


The Tirthan Valley is the gateway to the UNESCO world Heritage Site of the Great Himalayan National park Conservation area. Infact a part of the Tirthan Wildlife sanctuary also is a World Heritage Site. This national park is home to the snow leopard & rare pheasants like the Western Tragopan. However the only way to see the core zone of the park is by foot. It takes 4-5 hours from Goshaini in Tirthan to reach the gates of the park at Kharongcha. The park offer several treks right from Shilt Thatch to Rakhundi peak & sainj Valley on the right side, to Hanskund & nada Thatch if you go straight & to Khorli Poi & Asur Baag on the left hand Side , all a part of the Tirthan Wildlife Sanctuary- a part of the World Heritage Site.
Ankit Sood

178 Followers, 11 Reviews


The park was built in 1984. It is a habitat to numerous flora and fauna species of mammals, birds, reptiles, etc. This area has many important wildlife species of Western Himalayas, like Musk deer, Brown bear, Thar, Leopard, Snow leopard, Koklas, Tragopan, Snow cock etc. If you are a birdwatcher, you are in luck. Bird-watching here is amazing. The journey to the wild valley is incomplete without trekking in the National Park. Moving along and resting along the alpine pastures will be memorable. If you wish, camping equipment and guides are provided by the Forests Department.
Riya Poojary

860 Followers, 74 Reviews


Best time to visit
All through the year.
Things to do
A safari is what you should opt for here
Open Hours
Right through the week from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Budget
Foreigners need to pay INR 200.00 per person while Indians have to pay INR 50.00 for entry.

Nako - Himachal Pradesh

A picturesque village tucked away in the Himalayas, near the Indo-China border in district Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh. It can be reached via the bus to Reckong Peo from Delhi. Nako Lake is the main attraction of this hamlet, flanked by mountains, which are adorned by stupas. Nako is every bit Tibetan in its features, with Nako Gompa being another prominent place, home to 11th century chapels containing vibrant sculptures, murals and festival masks. One can always take the far removed hiking trail leading to the charming Tashigang village (which even has homestays now for your much desired soulful village experience), from where a continued trek can take you to caves and a shrine. Food can only be enjoyed at hotels, such as the Lake View hotel, which overlooks the Nako lake, or Knaygoh Kinner Camps, where one can enjoy accommodation and gorge on Indian and Chinese dishes within cozy en suite tents.
Pallavi Aggarwal

431 Followers, 40 Reviews


Nako is again a city on the top of hills. If you like cold weather and some scenic beauty then this is the right place. Nako is surrounded by snow covered mountains. You can visit a monastery and a lake in the city.
Freddie Jazz

157 Followers, 11 Reviews


A beauty of this village is so much different from the places that you have been visiting, you will be welcomed with a luck green valley with all its shades & colors. A walk around the village will be a great experience
Badari Deshpande

180 Followers, 77 Reviews


Best time to visit
April,May,June,July,August,September,October
Things to do
Nature,Trekking,Rivers and Lakes
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Try planning this out with a tour agency.

Pulga - Himachal Pradesh

A village in the Parvati Valley, is about 2895 mts above sea level, the onle way to reach Pulga is to walk from Bharsheni.
A paradise away from the crowd just below the beautiful sky full of stars . 2 hours trekk to reach Pulga. PS: It has best marijuana .
Abhishek Chaudhary

251 Followers, 24 Reviews


Don't miss the mysterious jungles of this place
Arjun Mahajan

87 Followers, 9 Reviews


A village, majorly known for the Pulga Dam (under-construction) that we crossed on the way to Kheerganga.
Disha Kapkoti

8k+ Followers, 724 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
N/A
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Bir - Himachal Pradesh

If you are looking for adventure and a tryst with nature, Bir is the place to be. Located a couple of hours from Mcleodganj, Bir offers travellers an unforgettable experience. The small town in Himachal is ideal if you'd like to paraglide or learn paragliding, though you can also spend a couple of days here just enjoying the scenery and the quiet. In recent years, Bir has also become a great place for spiritual seekers. Perhaps the perfect place for meditation sessions, the homestays here add to the aura of this stunning hill station. Do also visit the Bir Tea factory, the Sherab Ling Monastery and the Chokling Monastery. All these tourist points are close to the town centre though you may need a car to reach them. For adventure enthusiasts, you'll be happy to know that Bir and Billing is considered to be the second best paragliding site in the world and the pilots here are excellent at what they do. If you like and you have time on your hands, you can also enrol in a paragliding course here (the minimum course period being 5 days).
Bir is a small village about 2 hrs away from McLeodganj Town. There are numerous tea gardens along the way. Enjoy a cup of tea in small road side huts along the way.
TriColor Superbikes

18 Followers, 29 Reviews


Bir is the most beautiful valley ever. It is a quaint little town, mysteriously quiet. It is full of awesome cafe's & restaurants serving delicious food.
Prachi Srivastava Sahni

66 Followers, 67 Reviews


Things to do: 1) Paragliding 2) Visit the amazing monasteries in and around Bir More details: https://sidrsharma.wordpress.com/2015/11/07/adventures-of-sharmaji-part-iii-bir-billing-paragliding-and-monasteries/
Siddharth R. Sharma

155 Followers, 6 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,April,May,June,October,November,December
Things to do
Adventure,Extreme Sports,Hill Station,Nature
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Norbulingka Tibetan Institute - Himachal Pradesh

Founded in 1988 the main motive of this institute is to preserve the Tibetan culture in its literaray and artistic forms.
A must visit place if you want to experience the life of a monk. They have workshops for the arts and crafts created in the monsatery
Jyotirmoy Gupta

426 Followers, 28 Reviews


The monastery and institute take you away from the city into a calm, peaceful and serene environment. The fish ponds, flowing water and surrounding trees add to the view. There's a Doll Museum, a souvenir shop, a Cafe and a guest house.I visited this place on a Sunday, when the workshops were closed but the person on the ticket counter never informed me. In some way I feel cheated after paying the entrance fee and not being able to see the workshops.
Damini Aggarwal

278 Followers, 124 Reviews


This institute display rich Art Culture and handicraft of Tibet from Paintings, wood carving, metal work, patch work and huge Buddha Museum.Calm and peaceful, wonderful well maintained gardens.It has a beautiful serene coffee house in mid of the garden.
Piyanki Biswas

96 Followers, 7 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
City walk
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Komic - Himachal Pradesh

After Langza, Komic is the highjest village of Asia and known mainly for the Tangyud Monastery. This is a quiet little farming village and is filled with simple people happy with their life and surroundings. The snow leopard is the main animal here and you will also be able to see a body of one hanging inside the Komic Monastery. The view of many peaks and roads from top of this road is lovely and a drive along this road is immensely adventurous.
Komic, also known as the Highest Motorable Village in Asia located at an altitude of 14800 ft in Kaza District of Himachal Pradesh
Nandeep Pathak

90 Followers, 13 Reviews


Asia's 2nd highest & India's highest altitude village connected by road with just 10 houses. This place will give you a flavour of an high altitude village with its visual appeal & the 360º view from here.
Badari Deshpande

180 Followers, 77 Reviews


19th Aug: Kaza to Komic day hike of around 4 hours. Komic is the highest village in Asia. We will hike around 4 hours to the village. Accomodation: Camping crew will pitch tents for overnight stay
MAKE IT HAPPEN

196 Followers, 15 Reviews


Best time to visit
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Dharamkot - Himachal Pradesh

Serenity personified is how one would describe Dharamakot. This small town happens to be close to the Bhagsu waterfalls and thus is a place that invariably attracts many western tourists round the year. If rustic charm is what you want then that is what you get here at Dharamkot. There are simple guesthouses where one can stay and they offer just the basic amenities. Home to the famous Tushita Research Centre, this place lies 1457 metres above the sea level. Get there and experience life minus the luxuries and you will see how well you enjoy it.
Find nice and cheap place for stay.
Richa Sharma

233 Followers, 11 Reviews


Who doesn't love the hills? Places to see: McLeodganj, Dharamkot, Bhagsunag, Triyund Hill Things to eat: Street side momos and Thupka, first 4 cafes in Dharamkot More details: https://sidrsharma.wordpress.com/2015/10/22/places-to-see-things-to-do-in-dharamkotmcleodganj/(Copy-paste the link in your browser) https://sidrsharma.wordpress.com/2015/10/22/adventures-of-sharmajipart-ii-a-week-in-dharamkot-bir-2/(Copy-paste the link in your browser)
Siddharth R. Sharma

155 Followers, 6 Reviews


Its full of restaurants, unlike McLeodgunj it has more foreigners and more foreigners owned restaurants.
Aniesh Chawla

345 Followers, 18 Reviews


Best time to visit
September to March
Things to do
Go gaga at the street stalls here
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Hidimba Devi Temple - Himachal Pradesh

Located in the Old Manali region of Manali, this is the first temple dedicated to Hidimbi Devi. She is worshipped here in the form of Devi Shakti and this is a very popular temple of Himachal. The temple was built by Maharaja Bahadur Singh in the 16th Century to give respect to the wife of Bhima, the Pandava. It is said that Hidimbi, the brother of Hidimba agreed to marry anyone who could overpower her brother. Hidimba was known to be the strongest of all. Another legend says that once there was a fight between the Pandavas and Hidimba, in which Bhima, the strongest Pandava defeated and killed Hidimba who was from the demon clan. After this Hidimbi married Bhima and they had a son named Ghatotkach. When the Pandavas were returning from their exile, Hidimbi decided to stay back and start her meditation to gain ultimate power and get the position of a Goddess. The cave in which we find the temple today is said to be the same in which she had meditated. After her meditation she became an incarnation of Goddess Shakti. The specialty of this temple is its pagoda styled 4-tiered roof and its beautiful wood carvings. The main festivals celebrated here are the Dusshera and Navaratri. There is another fair which is organized here during the month of May.
This is a temple dedicated to the female demon, Hidimba also the wife of the Pandav, Bheem and the mother to Lord Ghatotkach.
Sanjana Mohapatra

195 Followers, 8 Reviews


An ancient cave temple dedicated to Hadimba Devi, sister of Hidimb, who was a character in the Indian epic, Mahabharata. The temple is surrounded by a cedar forest at the foot of the Himalayas. The Hadimba Devi Temple has intricately carved wooden doors and a 24 meters tall wooden “shikhar” or tower above the sanctuary. The tower consists of three square roofs covered with timber tiles and a fourth brass cone-shaped roof at the top. The earth goddess Durga forms the theme of the main door carvings. The temple is also known for a fair held every year in Hindi month of Sravan in the memory of Raja Bahadur Singh, who built the temple.
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


While the term Mandir might put off a few, this quaint little temple is not just for the religious. There is a sudden drop in the temperature as you enter the premises of the temple and slowly descend downwards. Ancient deodar trees shudder behind the cold mist and the pagoda style roof the temple emerges behind them. The temple made entirely out of wood has the skulls of various animals adorning its walls, adding to its rustic appeal. The sanctum sanctorum is a cave and the pujaris here don’t greet you with a sugary smile but a solemn glance. An excellent place to unwind, Hidimba Mandir is a place you must not miss while visiting Manali.
Gayatri Manu

588 Followers, 30 Reviews


Best time to visit
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Things to do
worship
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Budget
Free

Naddi - Himachal Pradesh

This is a small region in the McLeod Ganj Region and is known for the effect of Buddhism as well as dalai Lama. The main activvity you can enjoy here is trekking and the climate is rough at times increasing the adventure quotient. This is mainly a monsoon prone area and thus you have to be very careful if you want to trek here.
As suggested and guided by the localites they wanted us to visit this place called Naddi. And I decided to follow that. Naddi is a small village located at the high point of Dal Lake. The first view from the Naddi top made me stunned for a moment. I couldn’t take my eyes of it. It has a view of Magnificent and snow-capped Mighty Dhauladhar and the vast lush of Kangra Valley. Damn, what a view! The only place in Dharamshala from you get the entire view of the mountains. After spending an hour at this location 1500 hours I decided to have my lunch at some local Himachali restaurant and take a power nap as I was bit exhausted.
Chetna Patil

21 Followers, 11 Reviews


The waterfall here can take your heart away.The place is mindblowing and specially in the chilly nights when you can hear the flowing water amidst the stillness of the dark and you can listen to animals howling and the vastness of the mountains and forests!
Yashasvi Gaur

30 Followers, 3 Reviews


A high point beyond the Dal Lake, Naddi village affords a magnificent view of Dhauladhar mountain range to the north and the vast expanse of lush Kangra valley to the south. It is situated far away from the hustle and bustle of the McLeodGanj market and provides complete peace of mind.
Damini Aggarwal

278 Followers, 124 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Trekking
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

SnowLine Cafe - Himachal Pradesh

A step in to the Dhauladhar ranges which welcomes you with more than 6 feets on snow. Hailstorms, snowfall, rains... clouds like smoke. It was a sight to remember. Height---> 3200+ meters
Abhishek Chaudhary

251 Followers, 24 Reviews


A place you can spend some time with you ignoring the chaos at Triund. Mr Sharma Ji runs this beautiful Cafe, met Sharma ji on the way to Snow Line Cafe, and got to know that he closed, since i don't have food, he said"ab jo chalna hi padege, tum aaye ho to " and trekked back (1.5hrs)... love you all the Himachal Peoples
Saurabh Jain

19 Followers, 15 Reviews


Indrahar Pass View from the top
Divyam Gupta

20 Followers, 4 Reviews


Trail to Triund Hill - Himachal Pradesh

Triund Hill is a famous spot that one can trek along to. As a matter of fact, there are a number of trails that one can follow and reach the peak at the Dhauladhar range. From McLeodgang to the peak is around 9 kilometres and many tourists prefer this trail. Camping is a great activity to be done here as the place is clean and cool. There are some mysterious twists to the trails that one will surely enjoy a lot. Once at the peak, click pictures of Moon Peak and the Indira Pass as well.
The Mystic Monk

13 Followers, 4 Reviews


An Invitation to the beautiful trk ahead with Multiple Cafe's with Himalayan Teas all the way
Saurabh Jain

19 Followers, 15 Reviews


pros: very adventurous, beautiful views, clouds, magnificent rocks, breathtaking nature cons: time consuming and a bit difficult. No facility for nature's calls anywhere throughout the way and not even on the top of Triund. * Took us 4.5 hours uphill and 2 hours down the hill. * wear sport shoes or trek shoes. Avoid slippers or sandals. * carry a light wind-cheater for sudden weather change or drizzling.
Rabia Singla

151 Followers, 7 Reviews


Best time to visit
June to September
Things to do
This trail is what one should go on when one visits in Himachal Pradesh.
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Contact Travel agent

Triund Hill - Himachal Pradesh

Triund Hill is a famous spot that one can trek along to. As a matter of fact, there are a number of trails that one can follow and reach the peak at the Dhauladhar range. From McLeodgang to the peak is around 9 kilometres and many tourists prefer this trail. Camping is a great activity to be done here as the place is clean and cool. There are some mysterious twists to the trails that one will surely enjoy a lot. Once at the peak, click pictures of Moon Peak and the Indira Pass as well.
Most admired and popular trekking path in Dharamshala is Triund. Triund is in the lap of beautiful Dhauladhar range, it has the perfect view of the dhauladhar mountains on one side and kangra valley on the other. Located about ten kilometres from the hustling city centre of McLeodganj. Triund trek can be known as a tranquil trek which can be easily accomplished by almost all age groups.
Sonali Gurung

130 Followers, 71 Reviews


Triund Hill is 11km trek from Mcloedganj. It's a best place for peaceful environment. The best thing about this place is the view after reaching the top.
Nancy Nance

802 Followers, 187 Reviews


For Camping overnight
Ishani Pahwa

301 Followers, 3 Reviews


Best time to visit
June to September
Things to do
This trail is what one should go on when one visits in Himachal Pradesh.
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Contact Travel agent

Key Gompa - Himachal Pradesh

Founded by Dromstong, a disciple of the famous Atisha, this monastery was built in the 11th Century, It is on a hilltop, close to the Spiti River in the Spiti Valley. The monastery is the largest and oldest in this region and has been subject of a number of invasions especially in the 18th and 19th centuries by Mongols and many other armies. This is the reason why the structures of the monastery seem to have been built one on top of the other in different designs. There are narriw coriidors, very difficult staircases thaat lead to prayer rooms and the inside is very dark and very less sunlight enters it. The views and surroundings are however mexmerizing and incompareable with any other attraction around.
The biggest of all monasteries in Spiti.
The Travelling Assassin

954 Followers, 52 Reviews


At a height of 13,668 ft and 14.6 kilometers away from Kaza village, Key Gompa is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in the Spiti valley. It is the biggest monastery and religious training centre for Lamas(teacher of the Dharma in Tibetan Buddhism). The monastery has it's walls covered with Buddhist murals, a storage room, an assembly hall and a cell for the monks. Having celebrated it's millenium in 2000, it is an ancient treat to the mind.
Wandering post-its

1k+ Followers, 26 Reviews


Located at an altitude of 4166 meter above sea level,it is the largest monastery in spiti valley.
abhay

129 Followers, 2 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Meditation, site- seeing, photpgraphy
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Dharampur - Himachal Pradesh

Located on the Chandigarh- Shimla Highway and in the Solan District is the small town of Dharampur. The town is at driveable distance from both Shimla and Kasauli. It is also connected by toy train to Kalka. The first T.B. Sanatorium of North India is over here. It is a part of the Kalka Shimla Railway Line.
A desolate spot 46 kms south of Shimla. Visit if you want a quiet stay with not much noise and interruption.
Harini Sridharan

368 Followers, 76 Reviews


Even then, checking into any one of the HOTELS along the Dharampur-Kasauli road is your best bet for a reasonably-priced accommodation in these parts. Mum in Munnar: A few months ago my folks drove 120 km from our hometown Pala in Kerala to Munnar, a hill station in the Western Ghats. After an early morning start they reached well before noon and by late afternoon they had covered all the half-dozen odd tourist attractions. Looking around for a place just to spend the night they decided that the tariffs didn’t make sense for a few hours’ sleep and headed home the same evening. Doing a ‘Mum in MUNNAR’ can be quite tempting for a destination like Kasauli which is essentially a weekend destination from Chandigarh or even Delhi – from where we headed. The sightseeing options are quite limited as well. The Christ Church built in 1844 is reminiscent of colonial architecture and the highlights are imported stained glass with images of Jesus, Mary and Saints Francis and Barnabas. A charming ancient heating system – now defunct – encased within an ornate iron furnace with a rusted duct for the smoke is overlooked by most visitors to the church. On a lavabo-like platform outside there is a sundial marking the time difference between Madras and ‘Kussowlie.’
Thommen Jose

308 Followers, 7 Reviews


Regardless of what I thought would be the end, sudden change of plans added more numbers to the distance covered. The next day, I travelled to Dharampur, a small town just 90min drive away from the city. It is situated on the National Highway 22 near Kasauli. An interesting quality of this place is its rustic old roadside shops and food vendors, who can also guide you to Timber trail, a beautiful resort claiming a view truly fresh and trailers the panoramic Himalayan charm. I didn’t get to see it all but I did achieve what I was exactly looking for, a quick getaway and a promised laid back view away from the mundane hectic schedule.
Harleen Kalsi

2k+ Followers, 103 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Tours, toy train rides
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Christ Church Shimla - Himachal Pradesh

Found at the Ridge, this church was built sometime between 1846 and 1857and is the oldest church in all of North India. The church was designed by Colonel J.T Boileau and had a clock tower recently added in 1860. A new porch followed in 1873. This church stands to remind one of the developments brought about during the British Raj and is symbolic of the marvelous architectural feats of the era. The place is done up in a neo-Gothic style and one is sure to pay a visit here to spend some moments in prayer.
More than religious facts this church is famous as a face of Shimla. A beautiful Architecture shows the richness level of British Era in India.
Rahul Maharishi

35 Followers, 15 Reviews


It is located at the Ridge road and is said to be the second oldest church of North India. The stained window glasses represent faith, hope, charity and patience.
Nancy Nance

802 Followers, 187 Reviews


This is the second oldest church of North India, built in 1857 during British Colonial times. This is the perfect example of architectural influence of the British raaj in India. A very peaceful place, with little whispers and occasional Church Bells, it's a nice getaway from the hustle of the city. The prayers are conducted both in Hindi and English, and since it was Christmas time, the beauty of the place was worth it.
Suhani Khurana

178 Followers, 3 Reviews


Best time to visit
June to September
Things to do
Soak in the serenity
Open Hours
All the days of the week from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Budget
Free of charge

Mall Road - Himachal Pradesh

The Mall Road in Ludhiana is like a shopping district of the very urbanized city. There are a number of large shopping malls out here and a paradise for shopaholics. There are shops for everything and of every size. It is impossible that you do not get a stuff you want over here. The best part above all is that things are so reasonably priced here that bargaining is not much needed. Tha malls on the other hand are where you will get all top brands and latest fashion stuff. This street is also lined with the best restaurants and eateries of the whole city. All of these features make Mall Road a very important landmark of Ludhiana.
The famous location of Shimla is the main shopping hub of the town, which offers a number of restaurants, clubs, banks, bars post offices and tourist offices. It also houses the famous Gaiety Theatre which is the famous ancient theatre in Shimla. The mall road has two main meeting points that is the ridge and the scandal points. This place was built by the British which is the hosting place to several cultural activities nowadays. People can meet numerous visitors and tourists who visit these places to enjoy lightened talks and share emotional feeling amidst the most beautiful environs of Shimla. The mall road runs parallel to the ridge and it bends at the Lakkar Bazaar which is the famous market for wood crafts and furniture. The mall road is the best place to grab some excellent souvenirs such as embroidered shawls, caps, Pahari paintings and so on. We also saw the statues of Lala Lajpat Rai, Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi and also of Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar, the founder of the state Himachal Pradesh. We also had an excellent experience of using special type of hoist while moving from low land to top in Shimla. It was told the specially designed hoist was build by British to suit their requirements. One should avail the opportunity to ride.
Sattanurupa Saha

228 Followers, 37 Reviews


Mall road, shopping places, local food and me being a girl. Doesn't that sound like a perfect story? Family holidays are all about buying gifts for your loved ones, taking home local things as souvenir, and enjoying the beauty of the place. There was a cool breeze and the sun too. We had to take those rickety stairs since the elevator was not working. We reached the road which much to my surprise had been totally commercialized with all sorts of branded showrooms set up. We visited so many shops, some of them selling Shimla made shawls, handicrafts and wooden items. We ate local food at the Trishul Bakery and took home biscuits and cookies for the whole family. The monkeys, typical to all hill stations in India, accompanied us and became our tour guide :D
Suhani Khurana

178 Followers, 3 Reviews


Too crowded and run of the mill shops and attractions, but great places to eat at. It was an average experience. However there are some great cafes here, which I unfortunately wasn't able to visit this time.
Charu Mittal

291 Followers, 23 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Communication, shopping
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Rakchham - Himachal Pradesh

Rackcham is separated from the other villages of Chitkul and Batseri and happens to have its own dialect as well that is not understood anywhere else in the entire region. Houses here are built of wood and they look stunning and have an ‘old world’ charm. Rakcham lies to the right side of the Baspa River and is a place that offers one a number of wonderful picnic spots. One would definitely have to pay a visit to this place and cross the glacier before the month of July. Tall trees, meandering pathways and a serene atmosphere is what describes the village of Rakcham best.
View of the Bapsa river flowing,mountains
Vishal Kapur

180 Followers, 20 Reviews


A beautiful rustic village on the way to Chitkul. Make a visit in the village for it's architecture people and culture.
Deepti Asthana

1k+ Followers, 29 Reviews


• Enjoy some of the most scenic spots on the way • Retire for the day @ Rakchham (Leisure day)
Badari Deshpande

180 Followers, 77 Reviews


Best time to visit
October to March
Things to do
Enjoy a cool walk here and get good clicks of the houses here.
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Janjehli - Himachal Pradesh

Janjehli is well known valley in Mandi district, well known for trekking and camping.
The picturesque Janjehli is situated at an elevation of 2150 Mtr. A lush green valley with agricultural fields in gentle slopes, apple orchards, hills covered with pine and deodar trees and a small river having crystal clear water moving like a snake through various criss-crossed hills Janjehli alongwith adjoining Keolidhar, Bagsaid valleys are a gift of nature to this district. Janjehli is loved by trekker and nature lover alike. The valley adorned by snow during winters, is no less than heaven on the earth. The art lovers must have glimpses of traditional wood carving and metal work. Visit to Janjehli is not complete without having blessing of Shikari Mata. How to Reach: Mandi - Pandoh, Bada Kanda Janjehli 76 Kms and Sunder Nagar Dadaur-Chailchowk-Janjehli 80 Kms.
Sonali Gurung

130 Followers, 71 Reviews


Bhupender Singh

25 Followers, 127 Reviews


Janjehli is like a heart beat and it reminds you of those particular lyrics of a Pink Floyd song 'Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day, you fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way'. Yes officially there is nothing to do in Janjehli, and that nothing depends on what decipher nothing to be. Long walks, Cycling, Forest hikes, Photography are often considered nothing in our modern Go get it lifestyles, and if that is not enough, then getting inspired for a creative pursuit would never find any takers. Janjehli does offer all that nothing. Approached from Chail Chowk and Pandoh (both on the Manali Highway) Janjehli is 45 kms of a very beautiful drive from either side. The road leads towards Chattri which will take you further to Takrasi and further to Khanag and Jalori pass. Numerous hikes embark from Janjehli the most prominent being towards Shikari Devi, Gada Gushaini. Be here to spend some quiet time with yourself. Accommodation options are few with the HP PWD rest house, a HPTDC trekkers hut, but yes again camping out in the open is the best option.
Being Out There

265 Followers, 11 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Trekking, Camping
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Prashar Lake - Himachal Pradesh

Prashar Lake is approximately 45 kms from Mandi and 70 km from Kullu in Himachal Pradesh. The Lake is located at a height of 2730 m (9000 ft) above sea level. With deep blue waters, the lake is held sacred to the sage Prashar and he is supposed to have meditated there. There is a three storied pagoda like temple dedicated to the sage Prashar. The temple was built in the thirteenth century. The lake has a floating island in it. It is said to be unclear how deep the lake is.The lake has a total circumference of 1.5 km. Set in the midst of lush green valley, the Prashar Lake appears like a gem of the valley. The place is a real treat for the nature lovers. The valley which is covered in greenery throughout the year, turns into completely white during winter when it snows heavily. The place is flooded with the tourists all the year round.
Sonali Gurung

130 Followers, 71 Reviews


Saurabh Jain

19 Followers, 15 Reviews


Standing in the midst of mountains are an amazing lake and a beautiful temple. Many online resources have mentioned that the beauty of the lake has different phases in different weathers. Winter season provide a completely view from the one during summer season. I went during winter - 13th Dec 2015 when the area was covered in snow and the lake was alive in all the white fresh snow.One can reach here by two ways - either directly by an early morning bus ride to Prashar (the roads need to be clear of snow for this) or by a trek from Baggi village (buses available from Mandi bus station to Baggi village in morning).This is also possible to cover in one day if one leaves early and is able to do the trek quickly. In case you are not comfortable to do the trek, then pls buffer a day extra.There are options available to stay at the top - PWD rest house and some other constructed around the temple at Prashar lake. Camping is also possible during non winter weather.
Vaibhav Khandelwal

145 Followers, 18 Reviews


Pin Valley National Park - Himachal Pradesh

This is a national park and that too the only one of Himachal Pradesh situated in the cold desert area. This whole region has the effect of Buddhism and thus there are built the gompas or monasteries here. The main animals found here are snow leopard, ibex, bharal, red fox, marten, weasel, pika, vulture, chukor, golden eagle and others. The main specirs of flora found here are shrubs, herbs, scrubs, juniper and birch in the form of forests.
Pin Valley is known as the land of the snow leopard and the ibex; while spotting the ibex would still be possible, consider yourself really lucky -- if you’re not scared for your life -- if you chance upon a snow leopard! The valley also offers the Pin Parvati Pass trek which mustn’t be undertaken by the meek for the weather is always unforgiving in the region. Seek blessings at the Kungri Monastery in the valley. The place is also famous for the sword dance performed by the Buzhen monks showcasing their prowess with the weapon.
Jasreet Chawla

25 Followers, 12 Reviews


20th Aug: Komic to Pin valley to Dhankar to Tabo to Nako(10 hours) Start early morning and visit pin Valley, Dhankar Tabo and reach Nako by evening. Pin Valley was declared a National Park in 1987 and is spread over an area of approx 9700 sq km. It is located in the cold desert region of the Spiti valley. With its snow laden unexplored higher reaches and slopes, the Park forms a natural habitat for a number of endangered animals including the Woolly Hare, Tibetan Gazelle, Snow Leopard and Siberian Ibex. Dhankar Monastry is at the perfect setting for any monument in this world. The monastery lies ona cliff and from here you can see an amazing view of the Spiti river. It is situated at an elevation of3,894 metres (12,774 feet) in the Spiti Valley between the towns of Kaza and Tabo. The monument is one amongst the 100 most endangered monuments in this world and restoration work is underway. Tabo is about 47km east of Kaza, tiny Tabo is the only other town in the Spiti Valley. The setting, hemmed in by steep slopes, is wind-blown and dramatic, and the ridge north of town is riddled with caves once used as meditation cells by local hermits. Nako is one of the beauty treasures of Himachal Pradesh untouched by travelers.The village isknown for its location in Hangrang Valley at Tibet border, beautiful Nako lake and monasteries. Accomodation : Overnight at homestay
MAKE IT HAPPEN

196 Followers, 15 Reviews


Give your adventure a boosted start by enjoying a unique stay at the bunkers constructed by the Forest Department during your visit to the park. The Pin Valley National Park is located in the coarse and rocky Spiti region of Himachal Pradesh. It covers a large area of the Lahul Spiti region in the northern part of Himachal Pradesh. The place is bit dry with lesser vegetation growth. However, you can also find a wide spread of Alpine Forests in this region. his beautiful tourist destination is home to National Park in the rugged Himalayan terrains is the home to many Snow Leopards. You can also find some rare birds like Himalayan Snowcock, Chukor, Snow Partridge and the Tibet Snow Finch in the Pin Valley National Park. The nearby place are dominated by the influence of Tibetan culture.
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
wildlife trails, photography, bird- watching
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Nakthan - Himachal Pradesh

It is a village in the Kullu district and is about 16kms away from the district HQ.
Nakthan is the last spot on this route where the cell phone network and electricity will be present, so it’s better to make calls to loved ones from here as no network is these in uphill journey ahead
Arjun Mahajan

87 Followers, 9 Reviews


A concealed quaint village en route to Kheerganga. A random cricket match with the village boys here was all that we wanted to stir our spirits up.
Disha Kapkoti

8k+ Followers, 724 Reviews


Our first milestone was Nakthan village, a laid-back place surrounded by orchards of apricot and apple. Luckily for us, this was the harvesting season and people there were busy plucking and packing these fruits. Unable to hold myself back, I requested an old lady, sitting near her orchard with a dog to let us pluck apples for the way. She happily pointed to a tree, and we started stocking ourselves. Thanking her, we continued with our trek. Within a few minutes after leaving Nakthan, the sky got overcast and it started drizzling.Though it made the trail more slippery and challenging, thereby affecting our pace, but it was more than compensated by the beautiful weather that took away all our fatigue. After an hour of walk, we reached Rudranag. It is a small meadow and has a waterfall gushing down towards Parvati river. After Rudranag, the nature of trail changed completely. Till now, the trail had taken us deeper into the valley. But now it was time to ascend. We walked through the beautiful waterfalls and experienced some mesmerizing sights of the thick deodar forest. At some places, the slope was quite steep and with a 10 kg bag on my back, it became physically taxing. Meanwhile, the sky started to clear and clouds uncovered the surrounding mountains.
Gurkirat Sekhon

104 Followers, 5 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
N/A
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Tosh Village - Himachal Pradesh

A village known for the plantations of marijuana, this is a smooth trek and a place of immense natural beauty. The small village is quite vibrant and populated and is just near another village of great beauty known as Kasol. Even in the Tosh Village you will find the mighty Parvati River flowing the same way as in Kasol. While Kasol is a little hike, Tosh is extremely easy and can be chosen by anyone. Another good part is that you do not need to carry much when you come here as you will find a number of homestays and very good food here. As you stand on one of the raised hillocks over here, you get a perfect view of the surrounding green valleys and the roofs of the village houses. There is also a large temple in Tosh.
Tosh is the last village in the Parvati Valley. A half-hour trek from Barsheni leads you to this small village inhabited by 400 locals. The village gives you a 360 degree view of the Parvati Valley which is very scenic. You can opt for home stay and live with the locals and take a short two-hour trail to Kutla, higher up in the mountains in the evening. The trail reminds you of Bilbo Baggins (the hobbit from JR Tolkien’s novel) village. There are green meadows, small bridges on the way and fresh water springs. You have to take this trail to believe that magic exists on earth!
Swati Sambyal

503 Followers, 18 Reviews


Tosh happened quite by accident. We woke up late at Khirganga, and we reached Pulga late afternoon and at that point, we needed a place to stay. We had decided to miss Tosh, because of the screw up in time because of Rasol, but since we had the opportunity we tightened our bags and reached Tosh in an hour or so. Tosh seems to be the new up and coming tourist spot, it's higher than Kasol I think, and guesthouses and cafes are coming up, some already there. We were glad we came up here because of the meal we got, and it was a beautiful place, next to a stream, but we could have stayed on in Pulga.
Karandeep Mehra

438 Followers, 40 Reviews


From Barshaini one can either take a shared taxi to Tosh or walk, which takes around 45 minutes. Turning left from the Pulga Hydro project, one can spot Tosh, one of the last villages on this side of the Valley. We took a shared cab with some students who were from Delhi too. Reaching Tosh, we weren't met by a breath of fresh air, the village was full of cowdung. Maneuvering as much as we could we checked into a hotel on the outskirts of the village. Dumping our bags, we immediately set out to go around the area and visited a little waterfall around a km from Tosh and walked further up the hill, had tea at a shack and walked back as the sun set over the snowcapped mountains. Stay at : Sun Valley Hotel. Decent Hotel with attached bath rooms available at a budget rate of 250 INR a night.
koyna

301 Followers, 6 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
trekking, tours, photography
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Bir-Billing Take-off - Himachal Pradesh

It is the only government approved area for paragliding, about 300kms away from Dalhousie, and has very reasonable paragliding and trekking packages.
Bir billing paragliding - 2nd in the world & No.1 in asia
Preeti Vishwakarma

870 Followers, 46 Reviews


Traveled 2 hours and 30 minutes from my hotel at McLeod Ganj to experience one of India's finest Paragliding sites. When we got there, we were told that a government official had gone up to the take-off point for a routine inspection. As a result, we were made to wait another 2 hours. Finally, we were taken up to the take-off point (which is a 30 minute journey uphill) and were asked to wait for our pilots to arrive. The view is breath-taking as it is really high up: a small cottage tucked away in a corner, plenty of goats grazing, and a wonderful bird's eye-view of the village below. We met our pilots, got strapped into our harnesses and took off in a minute. The whole flight lasts anywhere between 15-35 minutes, and we flew with pilots who have solo licenses to paraglide (they are yet to receive their licenses for tandem flying). Both take-off and landing sites are extremely safe. The entire paragliding experience was amazing, worth the long wait, and truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! [I paid Rs. 2,200 for one paragliding session, which lasted approximately 30 minutes, and included a GoPro Hero 3 on which I recorded my flight]
Sanjana Shivaram

172 Followers, 2 Reviews


Billing and Bir have been called a heaven for the gliders. While Billing is where you land on, Bir at 2600m is where you fly off in to the wind drifts! This paragliding site is perfect from March till early June when the cool winds set to take you high. Paragliding in the Kangra Valley region of Himachal can be one unique experience which someone with a love for adventure should not miss out on!
Karishma

401 Followers, 51 Reviews


Best time to visit
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Dharamsala - Himachal Pradesh

A beautiful place is the upper Kangra Region, this is a very important place for the Tibetian sect of Buddists. This is also the seat of the 14th Dalai lama and the place which Tibetian refugees chose to come to after they were attacked by China for encroachment. It is now a popular tourist attraction for Indians as well as foreigners. The thick cover of Deodar and Cedar trees and the scenic beauty all around makes the place even more charming. Apart from this, the monasteries round this place add to the peace quotient and you can spend hours over here in such serenity.
The City itself, so mesmerizing and enchanting.
Kushendra Tiwary

203 Followers, 85 Reviews


Dharamsala is a renowned seat of Dalai Lama, who has his abode in Mcloedganj of this town. You can get to know about Tibetan culture and learn about Buddhist dharmas and rituals. The place is close to nature and is surrounded by lofty and majestic mountain. It is a best place to spend some time alone as it is a calm and peaceful place.
Nancy Nance

802 Followers, 187 Reviews


Dharamsala has rapidly become a hot-spot for two kinds of travelers - those seeking spiritual solace in the presence of the Honorable Lama and others that have arrived to re-kindle a long extinguished hippie spark. McLeod Ganj is thronged with tourists, many of them hippies that will tell you they have come here in search of peace & serenity. If I were you, I’d steer clear of this lot for most times, though some of them might just have an interesting tale or two to share.
Sanket Dhume

487 Followers, 29 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
tours
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St. John in the Wilderness - Himachal Pradesh

This is an anglic church in the McLeodganj. The church from the outside looks completely abandoned and covered with creepers all along. As you enter it you will find it extremely clean and maintained and thus fully active always. Made in the Gothic form of architecture, it was dedicated to st. John's the Baptist and is a widely visited area here.
http://www.tripoto.com/trip/church-of-st-john-in-the-wilderness-mcleodganj-707516
Manoo J.

191 Followers, 11 Reviews


One of the oldest churches in India
Jyotirmoy Gupta

426 Followers, 28 Reviews


Instead of taking a bus back from Dal Lake to McleodGanj, we decided to walk the route. That is when we stumbled upon this eerie site - tall trees, shrubs, cobbled stone pathway and in the middle of it all a Church of Gothic architecture (the evening sky made for a perfect scene for a horror movie). Church of St.John in the Wilderness is rightly named as it is surrounded by dense deodar forests. Looking at the structure it is hard to say that this Church survived a major earthquake in 1905.
Samantha Mascarenhas

282 Followers, 46 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
History tours, worship
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Solang - Himachal Pradesh

Solang should always make it to the top of your ‘places to visit when in Manali’ list. The valley presents one with some stunning views of snow covered mountains, glaciers and dense forests. If you are game for some adventure sports then please try paragliding or skiing when you are here. If you decide to bring along the kids, they can indulge in horse riding or zorbing to keep themselves busy here. The place is filled with spots that are ideal for picnics, so one should pack a basket and go on one. Solang is dotted with shops that sell delicious local food to satiate the hunger pangs.
Solang Valley is a famous adventure sports destination in Manali.
Neha Dhiman

20 Followers, 5 Reviews


This beautiful valley is just 13 kms from Manali at an altitude 8,500 ft. We started our trek from Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied sports(ABVIMAS),Manali. The trail goes on a ridge high over the river Beas and by passes a couple of old villages with lush green apple orchards in the whole trekking route. Solang Valley itself offers some spectacular views of the famous peaks in the kullu valley. After 5 hrs trek we reach our 1st destination Solang Valley.
Pradeep Choudhary

137 Followers, 14 Reviews


Solang is 16 kms from Old Manali and has a picturesque view. People come here for paragliding.
Rupali

483 Followers, 4 Reviews


Best time to visit
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Budget
INR 500/- FOR zorbing, INR 1200/- for for paragliding, INR 500/- for the ropeway.

Kibber - Himachal Pradesh

Considered to be one of the highest motorable villages in the world, Kibber in Himachal Pradesh is splendid to say the least. Definitely a must visit for travellers who enjoy something new and different on all their holidays, Kibber offers you everything you expect as a traveller. Reminding one of Ladakh's barren landscape, Kibber is home to Spiti Valley's largest monastery, the Key Monastery. Also home to perhaps the only wildlife sanctuary in India's cold desert, Kibber offers you an experience of a lifetime. The Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary offers you rare sights of ibex, blue sheep, red fox, Tibetan woolly hare, Himalayan wolf, lynx and pika. Definitely a must visit when you are here. The village also houses the highest polling station, the highest school and the highest post office! The red-roofed houses here are a sight to behold and the culture a bliss to experience. The local people are warm and happily welcome you to their homes and way of life. Finding a place to stay here was quite difficult a few years back but now has become comparatively easier. Kibber offers travellers just the right mix of adventure, unpredictability and fun!
The joy of staying at a native's place and making food with them is inexplicable! And oh, momos! Oh,the momos!
Shubhanjana Das

272 Followers, 14 Reviews


18.9 kilometers away from Kaza and at a height of 14, 200 feet, Kibber village is considered one of the highest villages of the world. A must visit site for it's monastery and wildlife sanctuary containing predators like Red fox and the Tibetan wolf. It is a rather civilized village with its own post office, high school, telegraph office and a shared community television set.
Wandering post-its

1k+ Followers, 26 Reviews


Visiting Kibber, supposedly one of the highest inhabited village in the world was an ethereal experience. Being engulfed by snow capped mountains and clouds compensated the 36 hour journey to Delhi. One can also visit the wildlife sanctuary here.
Kishnaa Samana

333 Followers, 20 Reviews


Best time to visit
May,June,July,August,September,October
Things to do
Adventure,Hill Station,Nature,Offbeat
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Losar - Himachal Pradesh

Losar is a hill place in Spiti Valley nearby Indo China border. Its known as second Leh Ladakh in India.
Visit the road less travelled or off beat places near KazaGreat view of Chau Chau Kang Nelda peak from LangzaStatue of the Buddha near Langza looking down the valley.Tanggyud monastery at Komik, is one of the most important and the highest monastery in the Spiti Valley.You can move to Losar if you would like to stay away from hustle bustle of Kaza.About 2 – 3 Hrs of drive in the day excluding LosarIf planning to go to Losar, Enjoy the most scenic drive of entire Spiti Valley between Losar and Kaza at an easy pace.About 2 – 2.5 Hrs drive between Losar and Kaza, depending upon the breaks you take in betweenOvernight at Kaza or Losar
Aniket Singh ( Hippies Adventures )

211 Followers, 20 Reviews


4079 Mts. above sea level, the village offers seclusion from all of civilization with dim lights, good natured people and the beautiful trees all around the village. The trees stand erect with no leaves but beautiful beige colored branches. 18 kilometers away from Kunzum pass, it is a very friendly village with an open road ahead of you.
Wandering post-its

1k+ Followers, 26 Reviews


Stay at Losar Village before heading to Chandratal next morning
Badari Deshpande

180 Followers, 77 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
trekking, sight- seeing
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N/A
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N/A

Sissu - Himachal Pradesh

Sissu is a small hill place in Lahaul valley. Sissu is also known as Khagling.
Day 14 - Started by 7 at sarchu and reached sissu around 4.The roads are damn good.We found a waterfall at sissu. We did a trek on your own to reach top of the waterfall and we pretty much made it to the top :) .
Ajit Kumar

5 Followers, 10 Reviews


Sissu, a town in Lahaul valley, is located on the bank of river Chandra. It has a beautiful waterfall which attracts many tourists to pitch their tents right next to it or cycle on the winding roads in the area. Don't forget to catch a glimpse of one end of the proposed tunnel connecting Kullu valley and Lahaul valley.
Jasreet Chawla

25 Followers, 12 Reviews


An early morning start from Marhi is essential because as the day progresses, a lot of tourists from Manali come up till Rohtang Pass in search of snow and the road becomes very busy. Major sections of the road till Rohtang top are tarmac void and rutted because of the heavy motor vehicles plying on them while it is raining and the numerous number of tourist cars. Rohtang being at a height of 13,200 feet, windcheaters and gloves are advised for the pass and the descent on the other side. Rohtang onwards, the road is downhill for 20kms and 5kms synchronised slopes, hence there is hardly any effort required. Specially after Khoksar, there is a beautiful tarmac road leading all the way till Sissu. The camp site in Sissu is on the banks of Bagha river and amidst tall green trees. The distance till Rohtang top from Marhi is about 18kms and total climb in height is 2200 feet. A stoppage at Khoksar is advised which has a lot of local dhabas which serve delicious food items. Total distance covered is roughly 45kms.
Aftab Singh

435 Followers, 26 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Hiking, Sight seeing
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Panchpula - Himachal Pradesh

One of the most popular places to visit in Dalhpusie, Panchpula is marked with the greenery of pine and deodar trees and the sounds of the Satdhara Falls. The water of the falls are said to be therapeutic along with those of the springs out here. The reason is that there are a number of medicinal herbs growing in this area and these continuously get soaked in the waters of the springs and the falls. This place is also one of the most visited places in Himachal Pradesh and is perfect for the best picnic experience. The memorial monument built here for the brave Sardar Ajit Singh is another attraction. This place is also a starting point for a number of trekks. The restaurant closeby is made especially for tourists who come here. Due to so much water here, Panchpula also serves as one of the main sources of drinking water of the region.
Trekking and Enjoying the Winter
Kushendra Tiwary

203 Followers, 85 Reviews


A place associated with one of the great freedom fighter in Indian independence "Sardar Ajit Singh", a scenic place. While on the way to Panchphulla one can also get a view of Satdhara spring
Umesh Awasthi

201 Followers, 4 Reviews


On the way to Panchpula, Satdhara Spring Falls is situated which is said to have medicinal properties in the seven tiny streams that converge on this spot.
Nancy Nance

802 Followers, 187 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Trekking, picnics, photography
Open Hours
N/A
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Dalhousie - Himachal Pradesh

Himachal is the throne of a number of 'mini-Switzerlands' and Dalhousie is widely known to be one of them. Named after the British Governor-General of India (1848), Lord Dalhousie, this place remains a popular summer retreat mainly for the charming walks it offers around the pine-sheathed valleys with views of distant mountains. There are a few British-era architectural sights here worth visiting. For instance, St. John's Church, or the Rang Mahal, an 18th century monument of British and Mughal style architecture with paintings dating back to the very same era with a souvenir shop. One can delve into Dalhousie's Deodar-enveloped natural habitat in the Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, home to many animal species such as the leopard, deer, bear, serow, barking goral and jackal and many streams flowing into the river Ravi. Nature and adventure enthusiasts should also try boating in the calm waters of Chamera lake or try the easy-level Dainkund trek. Tourists must visit the Tibetan Market to buy exquisite Himalayan handloom. Some popular restaurants for North Indian, Mughlai, Chinese and other multi-cuisine dishes are Moti Mahal, Kwality Restaurant and Hotel Mount View. Dalhousie is well connected by road and train, the nearest station being Pathankot, which is 80km away.
Situated close to the foot of the Himalayas, a tinge of calmness can be found to assist one's stay at this place. Mall Road is worth paying attention to, what with all the local restaurants, the souvenir shops, the place gets all lit-up at the end of the day.The magnificent view of Chamba Valley and the mighty Dhauladhar range is something to watch out for when you are here. The Chamba Lake, situated between five mountain ranges, will leave you in awe. For avid photographers, the Kalatop point is up for grabs to take a few snaps of one of the most beautiful sunsets you can find near the mountains.
Sankhadeep Saha

133 Followers, 17 Reviews


The Dalhousie Town was named after Lord Dalhousie who was the British Governor-General in India while establishing this place as a summer retreat. It is built on and around five hills, Located on the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas. Scottish and Victorian architecture is prevalent in the bungalows and churches in the town and one would see a drastic change while exploring neighbouring town chamba which is site of hundreds of Hindu temples. when tibet was taken over by china, Dalhousie was picked to host several thousand Tibetan refugees impact of which is still prevalent in form of monasteries and rock paintings of Lord Buddha. A favorite spot for tourists is the area near Alla. It is a potato field and it offers mesmerizing scenic landscape. Another popular spot is the area of Karelanu, It is famous for its precious water which healed a great leader, netaji subhash Chandra Bose, He was suffering from tuberculosis  and he regularly drank the water from the natural spring in Karelanu and was healed. 
Ravi Banthia

226 Followers, 4 Reviews


Arrival - Fresh N Up - Sightseeing - Shopping - Next Morning Leaving for McLeodganj
Kshitij Satam

101 Followers, 4 Reviews


Best time to visit
March,April,May
Things to do
Family Vacation,Nature,Rivers & Lakes
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Tandi - Himachal Pradesh

Tandi lies is on the Manali - Leh highway, well known for nature sight seeing.
Next came Tandi where we took a hault for a few minutes to witness the confluence of Chandra River and Bhaga River which continue further as River Chandrabhaga. Tandi is also famous for having the last petrol pump on the Manali-Leh highway until Upshi or Leh. There is a board reading "Next filling station 365 km ahead !!" so everyone stocks up on fuel here.
Smiti Maini

302 Followers, 123 Reviews


On the way to Keylong, stop-by and behold the confluence of rivers Chandra and Bhaga which merge to form Chandrabhaga - also known as the mighty Chenab - at Tandi.
Jasreet Chawla

25 Followers, 12 Reviews


DAY 4: MANALI - TANDI 115 km ; 5-6 hours We finally head out on our biking expedition and make an early start towards Tandi, our next night halt. The abundance of greenery and trees dramatically disappears into arid landscapes as we ascend the steep Rohtang La. Expect a few muddy tracks at times. We'll reach our overnight camp at Drilbu Retreat, overlooking the confluence of the Chandra and Bhaga rivers that become the Chenab. Also the last petrol pump for over 365 km. So you know where you have to tank up! DAY 4: TANDI - TRILOKNATH - UDAIPUR- TANDI 140 km ; 5-6 hours This will be a travel to beautiful pine-clad village of Udaipur where you will visit the Trilokinath temple, one of the most ancient temples of Lahaul. It was originally a Hindu temple dedicated to the Pandavas and later converted to Buddhism, by installing a statue of Phagpa Chrinzik. Also visit a temple dedicated to Mrikula Devi, which is remarkable for its wood carvings. The King of Chamba and his Lahauli feudal chief constructed it during the 15th century. For the night, we'll head back to Drilbu Retreat in Tandi.
Helmet Stories

247 Followers, 11 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Sight Seeing, photography, dining
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Baralacha La 4891 m - Himachal Pradesh

This is a point in the Baralacha La Route just like many other milestones rather altutudes marked over here. This is a place which fills in you a magical sense of self- confidence and energy. It feels like if coming up this high can be enjoyable, then our life needs even more adventure like this. You will find trekkers and jeeps here on adventure trips. This place is also like a camping site for the ones who halt here before moving forward towards the evn more difficult points of Himachal Pradesh and then Ladakh. You can erect a tent and then sip on steaming coffee while you admire the beauty of the snow- capped surroundings and especially the white snow- covered mountain peaks.
Bara-Lacha La:​16040ft It is a high mountain pass at 16040ft above sea level in Zanskar range connecting Lahaul district in Himachal Pradesh to Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, situated 75kms after Keylong. The best way to start the trip is to take a stopover at Jispa. The pass is open from June to November and for the rest of the year it is under heavy snow. The snowfall in the regions around Baralacha la is said to be round about 12-14m. So you can expect to see snow covered walls on the side of the pass . And in fact it’s a valley on snow since you will find snow as far as your eyes can see. Expect symptoms of AMS during the ride.
Sushant Panda

590 Followers, 42 Reviews


At the BaralachLa pass (16,040 ft) we cross the Great Himalaya range. It crosses the greatest and the highest mountain range in the world.
srishti jugran

2k+ Followers, 54 Reviews


Riding on smooth narrow roads in the middle of huge blocks of snow
Shilpa Balakrishnan

1k+ Followers, 22 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
trekking, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Baralacha La Pass - Himachal Pradesh

After a steep ascent we finally reached the second out of five mountain passes. Baralacha La pass at an elevation of 16,500 ft. connects Lahaul and Ladakh. There were a number of colourful prayer flags here (just like all other passes) and also many stacks of stones. On enquiring, our driver informed that this practice is done for good luck and fortune.
Smiti Maini

302 Followers, 123 Reviews


Almost perennially covered with snow, the Baralacha Pass is at an unearthly altitude of 4850 meters above sea level. It is just a few kilometers above Sooraj Tal, which is the origin of river Bhaga that meanders through the Lahaul valley. Visit Deepak Tal, a small lake, enroute to Sooraj Tal and Baralacha La from Keylong.
Jasreet Chawla

25 Followers, 12 Reviews


End point of our journey, place with amazing view of snow laden peaks. We found fresh snow here and that just made the trip even more amazing !
Deepika Jaswal

253 Followers, 3 Reviews


Shiva Cafe - Himachal Pradesh

When you are hungry after a lot of trekking and exploring the beautiful Triund, this is a place to relax and satiate your hunger pangs. There is also the Shiva Falls nearby and thus the name of the café. The place is oerfect for all types such as breakfast, lunch and dinner. The best part about this place is however the peaceful ambience and great views.
After the long tiring trek to the top of Bhagsunag falls, it gives you a nice place to relax. enjoy the view from the top !
Jyotirmoy Gupta

426 Followers, 28 Reviews


Walking along the Bhagsu waterfall , a trek of about 30mins will take you to this remote cafe . A menu of various delicacies is offered. I ordered a honey banana pancake along with hot chocolate and enjoyed it sitting in between the flow of water on a rock with an unbeatable view.
Ani Rudh

201 Followers, 2 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Eat- out
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Renuka Lake - Himachal Pradesh

Located in the Sirmaur district and is about 672mts above sea level, it is the largest lake in Himachal Pradesh and is named after the goddess Renuka.
a mixture of outdoor and wilderness amalgamated with deep faith. Perfect place for a weekend getaway from Delhi - NCR.
Sumit Arora

81 Followers, 1 Reviews


The largest lake in Himachal, this is a place that is little-known to the outside world. That’s a surprise because it’s very well connected by road. The lake has a circumference of around 3.5kms and is considered sacred. It’s named after goddess Renuka, and if seen from one of the peaks, resembles the shape of a lady sleeping sideways. Activities include boating and a zoo on its perimeter. But the best part is definitely the serene and scenic walk around the lake. It might just be a stroll, but it’d be a stroll you’d remember for a long time.
Pritish Sharma

96 Followers, 4 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
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N/A
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N/A
Budget
N/A

Solan - Himachal Pradesh

With congested Shimla & warm planes beyond Parwanoo/kalka, Solan is an ideal destination for all seasons with slightlty warmer in summer & equally cooler in winter, it is wonderful to make a base for your journey/trekking.
Bhupender Singh

25 Followers, 127 Reviews


Hillstation, 1600m . Good views. Good atmosphere.
Mayank Pathak

173 Followers, 2 Reviews


Shoghi - Himachal Pradesh

Shoghi is located 13 kms before Shimla. If you want to stay away from the city rush of Shimla, Shoghi is the perfect secluded spot of paradise in Himachal's hills. It is surrounded by small hamlets and has attractive panoramic views of forests, hills and valleys.
Nancy Nance

802 Followers, 187 Reviews


Around 345 kms from Delhi, this place might just take a little above 6 hours, depending on traffic. One could also take the night train to Kalka, or the early morning Shatabdi, and then cab it up. Around 13 km before Shimla is this tiny little Hamlet called Shoghi. And while here, if you do not want to run away to the usual Shimla and the mall road, you will find plenty of time to connect back with yourself. A nice easy trek to a water stream, or a campfire at night is just what the shrink would prescribe, for a power recharge. http://www.park-woods.com/tariffs-packages.htm
The Travel Shrink

589 Followers, 12 Reviews


Jakhu Temple - Himachal Pradesh

If you wish to worship the Hindu God Hamuman when in Shimal then please pay a visit to the Jakhu Temple that is just about 45 minutes away by foot from the famous Mall Road. A number of monkeys inhabit the place and one is warned about food being snatched away from ones hands by these curious inhabitants. Legend tells us that this temple has a mark or footprint of the Lord Hamunan. This shot the temple to instant popularity and it is now a famous tourist hot spot in Himachal Pradesh. Hold on to your children when you visit the temple
2 kms from Shimla, at a height of 8000 ft, Jakhu Hill is the highest peak an offers a beautiful view of the town and of the snow-covered Himalayas. At the top of the Hill, is an old temple of Lord Hanuman (33 meter statue of lord Hanuman which is a master piece, this over takes even the Christ Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro), which is also the home of countless playful monkeys waiting to be fed by all visitors.
ArunaLakshmi Ramu

260 Followers, 2 Reviews


It is dedicated to Lord Hanuman and is located at the top of the hill, around 2-3 km from the mall road. It can be reached by walking. If you prefer mountain climbing, take a stick and get ready to climb for an hour. Otherwise, you can hire a taxi or a pony to reach the place.
Nancy Nance

802 Followers, 187 Reviews


Best time to visit
When in Shimla
Things to do
Carry some extra food to give to the monkeys here.
Open Hours
The temple is open all through the week from 7 am in the morning till 8 pm in the evening.
Budget
Free

Batal - Himachal Pradesh

On the foot of the Kunzum La Pass, it has tea shops and dhabas on the way to Kaza from Manali.
Pallavi Aggarwal

431 Followers, 40 Reviews


Batal was the risk we all collectively took. The road after batal towards manali was blocked and after the constant efforts of GREF, it was worth a walk. But driving on that road was not possible. Early morning we started at 5:30 AM in freezing cold to cross the glacier since we had to cross it before the sunrise (always tough to drive on snow when its in melting stage). We, almost 35 bikers, helped tirelessly each other and crossed the toughest stretch of almost 500 meters.
Dilip Singh

160 Followers, 3 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
N/A
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Hatu Peak - Himachal Pradesh

Hatu peak is highest peak in Shimla, surrounded by dense woods.
Hatu Peak
DevAshish Singh

8 Followers, 5 Reviews


Hata peak, beyond Har ki Doon Valley.
Deepika Gumaste

319 Followers, 31 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Trekking
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Bilaspur - Himachal Pradesh

Known mainly for famous attractions such as the Vyas Cave, Bhakra Dam, Swarghat and Nanina Devi, this is a place at around 80 kilometers from Shimla in the Bilaspur district itself. This is a planned hill station of India and is a land of Seven Hills. These are namely Naina Devi, Kot, Jhanjiar, Tiun, Bandala, Bahadurpur and Rattanpur. The Govind Sagar Lake is also a major attraction here. This town is also famous for year round fairs and festivals which bring out the real essence of Himachal Pradesh. So much color and happiness in one place is quite amazing.
Day 15 - Started form sissu to reach bilaspur.We passed by Manali,kullu and the famous Rohtang Pass. Stay at bilaspur - Panchwati ( Good one ) Day 16 - I was sad.This is the last day of this amazing trip and back to Delhi.
Ajit Kumar

5 Followers, 10 Reviews


Day 2’s ride was short with only about 5 hours left till Manali, and so we all took it easy and eventually left at about 8 am. And oh yes, we ride slow.
Harsh Vardhan

640 Followers, 47 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Tours, photography, trekking
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Sundernagar - Himachal Pradesh

Bhupender Singh

25 Followers, 127 Reviews


The Sunder Nagar lake was worth taking break after driving for hours.
Kapil Yadav

15 Followers, 8 Reviews


Gushaini - Himachal Pradesh

Nestled beautifully in the lap of Himalayas, Gushaini is one of the most beautiful and enchanting tourist destinations in northern India which is located in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It is an amazing scenic place of natural beauty and is located in the Kullu district. Gushaini is inexplicably famous place for trout fishing. It also offers various adventurous activities like trekking, rock climbing, white water rafting and fishing etc. There are many small streams and waterfalls which can be best explored by a traveller along the way. It makes the drive more interesting and cheerful. Gushaini Travel Guide is full of references to the mesmerizing sceneries and tranquil spots. The most popular tourism spot of Gushaini is “The Great Himalayan National Park”, which was set up in year 1984 and is located just 20 Kms from Gushaini. Spread in an area of 1,171 square Kms, this park is a dwelling to 30 species of mammalian and around 300 species of birds. Gada Gushaini is a very small but spectacular village in Banjar Tehsil which can leave you ogling. The beauty of crystal clear water with pebbles hindering their ways sounds like wind chaps to the ears. Distance from Delhi: 460 Kilometers
Sonali Gurung

130 Followers, 71 Reviews


Wild and untamed, falling on the periphery of the Great Himalayan National Park, Gushaini is a wonderful place that has something to offer everyone.
Rachel Arora

15 Followers, 4 Reviews


Nagini - Himachal Pradesh

Nagini is a small village situated on the banks of Tirthan River, Himalayan Trout Fishing Camp is famous spot in Nagini.
One of the best ways to experience Tirthan is by doing a village homestay . There is no place like home. We all aspire to have a home in the hills, along a beach, in a remote village, a small cottage with a lawn and a kitchen garden to feast on, an open space for our pets to run around. Well, Homestays offer that very experience of unwinding in a lovely setting as guests to warm, friendly people, who have opened their traditional as well as modern homes to guests. Scattered in various parts of the Tirthan Valley they are a great introduction to the culture of a region and a great option for an extended budget stay. Experience the best in hospitality with a personalized attention to detail for a great travel experience.
Ankit Sood

178 Followers, 11 Reviews


Far from the jolting crowd, this little fairy-tale village of Nagini is situated on the banks of Tirthan River. This utterly quaint village surrounded by shades of blue, is a great place to relax. The Himalayan Trout Camp is located here. Walk around to explore the native homes and soak in the simplicity. If you get a chance, go further up to the picturesque hamlet of Gushainia. Enjoy a musical soirée with the locals. The evening will turn much more delightful than you anticipated, even before you realize.
Riya Poojary

860 Followers, 74 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Sight seeing, Fishing
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Tirthan - Himachal Pradesh

A gateway close to Manali, this is the ultimate place where you will find solitude. If you want to be away from the noise and pollution of the city and fill your lungs with fresh air, there can be no other place in Himachal better than this. Flanked by the Serolsar Lake and the Great Himalayan National Park, this is a place where you find nature at its best. There is nothing much you can do here but still you will not get bored with the musical chirping of the mountain birds and the sound of the river flowing. Horse riding and walking along the forests are however activities to be enjoyed here.
Tirthan Valley is paradise unexplored welcoming the traveler who loves to enjoy local food, stay in homestays , immerse in the beauty of nature and enjoy the culture. All in all its the best destination for a laid back holiday !
Ankit Sood

178 Followers, 11 Reviews


If you are looking for solitude out in the wilderness, this is where you need to be. The water can be bone chilling. This is a perfect spot for relaxation in the wild. The non-concrete paths and the forests around the valley makes it one of the most scenic wonders of India. The valley is known for trout fishing. Spend some time here and you might just get lucky with a brown or rainbow trout. A trek around this place and you may be greeted by some waterfall. This is truly a paradise.
Riya Poojary

860 Followers, 74 Reviews


Best time to visit
October- March
Things to do
Horse- riding, picnic, walking, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

The Great Himalayan National Park - Himachal Pradesh

Declared to be a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Great Himalayan National Park lies in the valley between the Tirthan and Sainj Rivers. Nestled in the very bosom of the Western Himalayas, one will find a number of broad-leaf trees and shrubbery here. Frozen rivulets are a common sight here. One will find pheasants, koklas, khaleej and monals here apart from the snow leopards, gorals, musk deers and blue sheep. The most famous of them all is the western tragopan that is said to be rare.
Exceptional Natural Beauty
Devesh Samaiya

100 Followers, 3 Reviews


Now there is a Gushaini (on the vestiges of Great Himalayan National Park) in Tirthan valley, and then there's a Gadah Gushaini, definitely a thicker version of the Gushaini we might know. Rolling meadows, gentle flowing mountain streams, shepherds, pot, trails, and it takes more than just a road to get there! Intention, Destiny, Willingness. A winding road of about 33kms from Jibi (in Seraj Valley, reached from Aut 35kms on Manali Highway) gets you to this marvel in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. There is but one guest house and a HP PWD rest house here for accommodation. Before Gadah Gushaini is Bahu another gem in the area. Awesome walks lead one to Chach Galu (Galu means pass in Mandi dialect) and from there to Jalori pass or Magru Gala (near Janjehli). Now a road connects Gadah Gushaini to Chattri and Janjehli. Be here for a weekend and you will understand what escape means.
Being Out There

265 Followers, 11 Reviews


Best time to visit
All through the year.
Things to do
A safari is what you should opt for here
Open Hours
Right through the week from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Budget
N/A

Alpine Guest House - Himachal Pradesh

Just on the vbanks of the beautiful Parvati River in the Kasol Region of the Kullu Valley, this is a holiday resort in the most dreamy location. The foggy surroundings, awesome climate and the spectacular views make the perfect package for any tourist. The rooms are very basic but are very clean and comfortable on the other hand. The staff are very cooperative and friendly and all other basic services are appreciateable here. This is also one of the very few holiday resorts in this particular region.
excellent location , just beside river parvati .
arnab banerjee

146 Followers, 2 Reviews


Just next to the stream, off the main road. Avoid if you hate people from Delhi, since these (we) are the ones staying there on weekends. Rs 800 * 2 Nights.
Grashima

468 Followers, 24 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Holiday resort
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Rooms range from Rs 1000- 1500

Billing Valley - Himachal Pradesh

Famous for Paragliding, Billing is about 30 minutes from Bir village. The road to the top of town is narrow and steep. Drive slow here.
TriColor Superbikes

18 Followers, 29 Reviews


Billing is the camping & paragliding spot. Adventure lovers can trek from Bir to Billing. The camping experience at Billing is one of its kind experience.
Prachi Srivastava Sahni

66 Followers, 67 Reviews


Barot - Himachal Pradesh

Barot is well known picnic spot in Mandi district.
Barot is one of the most fascinating places in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh and worth visiting. This place has not yet become popular among the tourists. This awesome destination is blessed with thick deodar forests and amazing terraced fields. The Uhl River, located next to the Barot Village adds to the unique beauty of this place. So, if you are one among those, who love serenity and nature walks, then Barot village is the best choice. This spot is also a perfect option for backpackers or those who love to do angling. Rivers are full of trout fish, there is a government trout breeding center at Barot along with other private centers from where fish are released into the Uhl and there is a 30 km section of the river which is excellent for angling.So you can grab your fishing rod and start angling . Could be reached from Delhi Airport to Bhunter(Kullu) or Gaggal(Kangra) airport . From Airport you will need to reach at Mandi Town first and buses are frequently available till Main Mandi Bus Station. You can hire your private vechile as well to reach at Barot. The road to Barot branches off at Jogindernagar-Mandi high-ways and from Jogindernagar
Sonali Gurung

130 Followers, 71 Reviews


Heaven on Earth
Megha Jamb

200 Followers, 13 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Picnic spot
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Baijnath - Himachal Pradesh

The main attraction of Baijnath is an ancient temple of Shiva. Neighbouring towns are Palampur Kangra and Joginder Nagar in Mandi district. According to the legend, it is believed that during the Treta Yug, Ravana in order to have invincible powers worshiped Lord Shiva in the Kailash. In the same process, to please the almighty he offered his ten heads in the havan kund. Influenced by this extra ordinary deed of the Ravana, the Lord Shiva not only restored his heads but also bestowed him with powers of invincibility and immortality. On attaining this incomparable boon, Ravana also requested Lord Shiva to accompany him to Lanka. Shiva consented to the request of Ravana and converted himself into Shivling. Then Lord Shiva asked him to carry the Shivling and warned him that he should not place the Shivling down on the ground on his way. Ravana started moving south towards Lanka and reached Baijnath where he felt the need to answer the nature’s call. On seeing a shepherd, Ravana handed over the Shivling to him and went away to get himself relieved. On finding the Shivling very heavy, the shepherd put the linga on the ground and thus the Shivling got established there and the same is in the form of Ardhnarishwar (God in form of Half Male & Half Female). In the town of Baijnath, Dussehra festival in which traditionally the effigy of the Ravana is consigned to flames,celebrated all over the country is not celebrated as a mark of respect to the devotion of Ravana towards Lord Shiva. Another interesting thing about the town of Baijnath is that there are no shops of goldsmiths here .
उदय वीर सिंह गुलेरिया

9 Followers, 3 Reviews


Place has an ancient Shiva Temple "Jyotirlinga", you can visit beling further for Pargliding.
Vivek Gupta

318 Followers, 11 Reviews


Kangra Fort - Himachal Pradesh

It is about 20 kms from Dharamshala and is one of the largest forts in the Himalayas and its history can be traced back to the Mahabharata epics.
Kangra Fort has a small temple at the top and you need to climb seven gates to visit it. The Fort is mainly in ruins due to the earthquake in 1905, but still what remains is impressive. The view of mountains is spectacular from the top. The Fort has a museum at the entrance which was under renovation when I visited the Fort. Audio guide is also available at the gate.
Damini Aggarwal

278 Followers, 124 Reviews


Piyanki Biswas

96 Followers, 7 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
City walk, History Tour
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Tea Plantation - Himachal Pradesh

Keep aside your Darjeeling and Assam Tea as it is now time for the very fragrant Kangra tea. The name is such because the tea leaves used are all grown on the lush meadows of the Kangra Valley and especially the small town of Palampur. Palampur is rightly known as the 'Tea Capital of North India'. Every side you look at here will be filled with lovely green tea plants. These are properly trimmed and are broken at places with canopies formed with large trees providing the tea plants with a little shade. The tea from here is fermented till it is brown and the look of it is quite different from other varieties you usually taste. These are a beautiful honey- gold in colour and have a milder flavour comparatively. The Darjeeling and Assam varieties are no doubt the best but the Kangra Variety is also not to be ignored. Sadly, this variety is still not popular everywhere compared to other varieties but you should definitely explore the aroma once you are here.
Palampur is called the Tea Capital of northern India. Tea plantations on both sides of the road when you drive through Palampur are mesmerising. The tea produced is known as Kangra Tea. The various stages of processing of tea leaves can be seen by visiting the Palampur Tea Factory.
Damini Aggarwal

278 Followers, 124 Reviews


Being the ‘Tea Capital of North India’, one of the prime tourist destinations are the lush and abundant tea gardens of this city. The town of Palampur gets its name from ‘Pulum’ which means ‘abundant water’. The region with its innumerable streams and brooks flowing automatically makes it a boon for tea plantations. Historically it was established as a town by Dr. Jameson who introduced tea plantation in the hill station, and the town grew as a famous centre for tea plantation within no time. What’s even more fascinating is that in every tea garden, a factory is also located nearby and the workers of these factories are evermore excited to give a free demonstration of the making of tea right from the processing of leaves to the final product.
Mitali Chakraborty

289 Followers, 25 Reviews


Best time to visit
March- June and Mid- September to November
Things to do
Tours
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Saurabh Van Vihar - Himachal Pradesh

This is a nature park dedicated to the Captain of Indian army named Saurabh Kalla who lost his life in the year 1999 during the Kargil War. He is also said to have had to tolerate a lot of torture by the Pakistani army for over 20 days. The park is a symbol of honour for all the brave hearts who had to lay their lives in wars to protect their countries. This park is known for the lovely greenery, shady trees and a lot of variety in terms of flora and fauna. Bird Watching is also an important activity to be enjoyed in this park. Overall, this park is one of the most popular tourist attraction of Palampur.
Saurabh Van Vihar is named after Captain Saurabh Kalia, who sacrificed his life during Kargil operation on 9th June, 1999. There are swings and a small artificial pond for boating inside the van.
Damini Aggarwal

278 Followers, 124 Reviews


A small park, with an artificial Lake dedicated to the memory of Capt. Saurabh Kalia, a martyr of the Kargil War
Aparajita

299 Followers, 69 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
bird- watching, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Neugal Khadd - Himachal Pradesh

A place of scenic beauty in the Palampur area, there are walking bridges, lakes and jungle parks in this area. The Saurabh Van Vihar is a major attraction here and this place is somewhat adventurous too. Come with a car only if you know how to drive well as the terrain is sloping. You can also enjoy some camping if you plan to stay here at night too.
It's a small stream surrounded by the Dhauladhar range. Cross over the beautiful Iron bridge over Neugal Khad on your way to the Van and enjoy the view.
Damini Aggarwal

278 Followers, 124 Reviews


Neugal Khad is a beautiful stream in Palampur, Himachal Pradesh. One can spend hours gazing at nature and the beautiful view of the mountains
Aparajita

299 Followers, 69 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Photography, camping, walking trails
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

HPCA International Cricket Stadium - Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium also known as HPCA Stadium is a cricket stadium in Dharamshala.
Visited December 17, 2014. Situated at an elevation 4780 feet, it offers a clear view of majestic Dhauladhar Range in the background. It is one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in the world, perhaps among the top 2 or 3. I could have never imagined a Cricket stadium to look like this. It's a piece of art - very very beautiful. I have never liked Cricket all my life and I still don't. But visiting this stadium and sitting here made me feel like I was sitting on a temple ground. What peace it emanated!! I actually don't have words to describe the beauty of this wonderful place. One must visit once to truly experience what the place has to offer. And for me a non-Cricket day/season was the best time as the place felt calm and serene - like a place where one can actually meditate.
Manoo J.

191 Followers, 11 Reviews


The spectacular view of snow capped Dauladhar ranges can be seen from this well maintained and clean stadium. A place to witness a combination of the lush green ground, the clear blue sky and the mountains in the backdrop. The venue is unique in India as it is situated at a height of 1,457 m (4,780 ft 2 in) above sea level and recently, the stadium hosted two IPL matches acting as the home stadium of Kings XI Punjab.
Damini Aggarwal

278 Followers, 124 Reviews


Best time to visit
In any International Cricket Match
Things to do
Cricket Stadium
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Tsuglagkhang Complex - Himachal Pradesh

Also known as the Namgyal Gompa, this is the most important Buddhist worship and chanting center outside tibet. The monastery looks extremely simple from outside and has nothing to fancy at all. As soon as you enter this place, you will find a number of paintings, murals and structures inside on the walls. The moastery is mainly famous for their Kora rituals. It is opened for the public to come and meditate or chant during the whole day. the residential areas are however not accessible by the tourists.
The Dalai Lama’s temple complex consists of Namgyal Monastery, the main temple, statue of the Buddha, library, the Dalai Lama’s residence and various administrative offices. The monastery offers a delightful insight into Tibetan art and culture. A must visit place if you seek spiritual relief away from the crowded lanes of McLeodGanj.
Damini Aggarwal

278 Followers, 124 Reviews


This is the residence of Dalai Lama. The complex has a monastery, Museum and a library. The quiet and peaceful environment make this place perfect for meditation.
Nancy Nance

802 Followers, 187 Reviews


Best time to visit
8:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Things to do
meditation
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
Budget
free

Prini - Himachal Pradesh

Prini is a rapidly developing village opposite of Manali town. Beautiful small village with wide open view of mountains, many hotel & resorts are there. Very shortly it will be called NEW MANALI.
Sonali Gurung

130 Followers, 71 Reviews


From kasol our next stop was manali. So we had booked our hotel here(6 seasons).The perks of going off season is you get awesome hotels for lesser price.The place is a little away from manali on the manali-naggar road .So if you prefer a little solitude with a nice view of the mountains this side is definitely good for you. Adding to it there is a nice trek up the mountians from here through villages. That's worth your time again. But the bad side is you don't have have a lot of hotels or activity in this side of the town.All the pubs,restaurants in the manali main town.
Rohan Mudaliar

225 Followers, 125 Reviews


Namgyal Monastery - Himachal Pradesh

The 14th Dalai Lama happens to have the Namgyal Monastery as his residence and is a considered as a centre of learning since its establishment either in 1564 or 1565. It was then called Phende Lekshe Ling and was renamed in 1751 to Namgyal Monastery by Lama Gyalwa Sonam Gyatso, the third Dalai Lama. This was done to honour the Goddess Namgyalama. The Tibetan Uprising of 1959 caused the place to be relocated to where it now stands. The Namgyal Monastery is home to 200 monks that are from the four main monastic lineages of Buddhism. The place takes care of an eldery home in Shimla and as well as a temple n Kushinagar.
The beauty and tranquility of the monastery stirred our minds out of the India-Tibet-China imbroglio. The main attraction here is the Buddha temple that houses a huge, magnificent golden statue of Buddha. The walls are adorned by beautiful paintings, which if I remember correctly, depict scenes from Buddha's life.
Neehar Mishra

258 Followers, 35 Reviews


It's a Tibetan Buddhist monastery. It's a home to 200 monks. You can see the monks chanting and doing their daily tasks. The monastery is surrounded by prayer wheels and is a famous pilgrim spot in Mcleodganj.
Nancy Nance

802 Followers, 187 Reviews


Best time to visit
September to March happens to be the best time to come here
Things to do
Say a prayer at the Dharam Chakhra.
Open Hours
From 7 in the morning till 7 in the evening all through the week and as well as on public holidays as well.
Budget
Free entry

Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts - Himachal Pradesh

Founded by Tenzing Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama after he came back from exile in Tibet in 1959, this is an ideal place to know more about Tibetian Culture. This was set up as the Dance, Drama and Music Society whose aim was to preserve and conserve the rich culture of the Tibetans. The Opera Shows in this place are a great attraction for all tourists apart from all other Tibetan exhibits showcased here.
Day 1 was spent at the great Dharamshala international film festival DIFF. The festival had people from every part of the world.Many young filmmakers showcased their films in different languages.Screenings ran throughout the day, with food stalls set up at the TIPA-Tibetan institute of performing arts. great workshops also were held for animation enthusiasts.Overall it was a great experience for people who love watching films-short/documentary style.
Shruti Sidhan

410 Followers, 49 Reviews


The Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) debuted in McLeod Ganj during the first four days of November 2012, showcasing recent Indian and world cinema, including fiction, documentaries and shorts. Panel discussions and master classes with filmmakers from India and abroad also takes place here.
Mitali Chakraborty

289 Followers, 25 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Museum tours, music shows
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Rs 50 per person, Rs 100 per still camera, Rs 500 per video camera

Manali Bus Depot - Himachal Pradesh

Its the official bus stand in Manali operated by Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC). Its located near by NH21, Simsa Village, Manali.
Ohh ya how can I forget this place. After all I got down from the bus after 16 hours of my journey, which started from Delhi. Huh it was a bit painful, though I enjoyed it for the very first time.
mayur saikia

15 Followers, 21 Reviews


In the evening we headed to the Bus depot for our overnight bus journey to Delhi. Here do not forget to pick up the local himachali dish Sidu from the tea shop in the Municipal market, it is just behind the bus stand.
Samantha Mascarenhas

282 Followers, 46 Reviews


Best time to visit
Whenever one is in Manali.
Things to do
Get a bus from Manli.
Open Hours
24 Hrs.
Budget
N/A

IL Forno - Himachal Pradesh

If you want to taste some awesome Italian delicacies in a location like this, Il Forno is the best option for you. Located in the Siyal Region and a part of the Hadimba Road, this is a very popular restaurant. The old world charm and lovely décor will instantly impress you. The best part is that they serve food which is Italian and which is authentically Italian. The prices are standard and the quantity of food is really good and enough for a starving soul.
Sneha Gupta

27 Followers, 19 Reviews


Hanging precariously on a Cliffside, this Italian restaurant –popularised by the TV show Highway on My Plate (HOMP) happens to serve decent wood-fire, thin crust pizzas. Salty beers and bitter espressos can also accompany your piping hot Italian meal of Calzones, Pastas and Salad.
Gayatri Manu

588 Followers, 30 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Eat out
Open Hours
Unable to verify
Budget
N/A

Leh Manali Highway - Himachal Pradesh

A highway in Northern India, it connects Leh in the Ladakh region of the state of Jammu and Kasmir with Manali in Himachal Pradesh. The highway remains open only for around four months during summer when the snow gets cleared and there is no fear of landslides. Again when winter arrives and there is snow all around, the highway remains no more motorable. At this time a part of the highway connects Zanskar in Ladakh to Lahaul and Spiti Valley in the Himachal Pradesh.
The most dangerous road in India and one of the World’s deadliest road, Leh Manali Highway connects Leh in Ladakh to Manali through the most beautiful Lahaul and Spiti valley. Manali to Leh highway is 490 km long, with an elevation of more than 4,000 m (13,000 feet) along with highest at Tanglang La mountain pass, a stunning view of mountain ranges.
Mayank Raj

248 Followers, 57 Reviews


The most spectacular natural landscape that my eyes have ever seen. In Delhi, sitting on a rooftop as a neophyte, I heard several guru backpackers talking about this place. A phrase led me to make the trip: “It’s like being on the moon.” Really: if something looks like being on the moon on this planet Earth is this place. Oh well, also to be on Mars. The landscape is constantly changing and it’s SURREAL. I always sleep on buses or trains, but here I made every effort to stay awake during the 20 hours of journey (split in two days) because every 10 minutes the landscape changes. I took many photos, but the truth is that none of them do justice to it. I guess there are not cameras designed by humans that can capture such beauty. The cons: it is not only the second highest road in the world (5328m above sea level), but one of the most dangerous. There are parts that are not even a road anymore but muddy rivers that cross it. Many times there is only one lane and curves are so narrow, that suddenly you see in front of you an army truck. With cliffs on the other side, in such a case, good that heaven doesn’t seem to be far away from here…
Andrea Aguilar-Calderón

368 Followers, 37 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Communication
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Triund Mountain Lodge - Himachal Pradesh

Located in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, Triund Mountain Lodge provides one with a scenic view of the mountain ranges.
Triund is one of the most popular trekking/hiking get away mountain around the Mcleod Ganj, Dharamshala. It stands at 2825 m and its only 9 kms from Mcleod Ganj and gives the town a beautiful Snow-Clad Mountain backdrop. Different seasons brings variety of colors, moods, flora and fauna and attention to the adventure seeking travelers/hikers/trekkers.
Norbu Jinpa

11 Followers, 2 Reviews


1 Step closer towards heaven..
Sachinder S. Rathore

136 Followers, 3 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Place to stay