Himachal Pradesh is the state which is situated in northern part of India which is in the western Himalayas. The state is spread through the valleys, and about 90% of the population lives in rural space. Himachal is divided into two words, i.e., him means ‘snow,’ and achal means ‘land.’ The important element in this state is the tourism and the agriculture. The capital of this state is Shimla which is my one of the favorite mine place to visit.
Tourism of Himachal Pradesh is the largest contributor to the country’s economy. Himalayan landscapes and various hill stations attract most of the people in the country; the various hill stations are Shimla, Manali, Dharamshala, Dalhousie, Chamba, khajjiar, Kullu and Kasauli and many more. It is one of the places which creates full of enthusiasm among the visitors both among the people of India and outside India also.
It is an awesome place for honeymoon travelers. Himachal Pradesh is filled with the total winter season. The state is more likable by rivers, lakes, national parks, mountains and adorable scenic beauty.
21 best breathtaking places in Himachal Pradesh are as follows:
- Shimla- Shimla is the capital city of the Himachal Pradesh. Shimla is bounded by Mandi and Kullu in the northern side of the Himachal Pradesh. Earlier, Shimla was known as the summer capital of India. Its cultural and educational center of the state. The architecture and churches, the temples and the natural environment of the city attract a large number of tourists. The various places to visit in Shimla are viceroy lodge, the Christ church, the jakhoo temple, the mall road and the ridge. Shimla is also known for the largest natural ice skating rink in south Asia.
- Manali- Manali is a resort town in the mountains of the Indian country. It is the small town with a population of around 8000 peoples. It is the most popular tourist destination and serves as the district towards leh. The climate of Manali is cold during winter and moderately cool during summer. The language spoken there is Hindi.
- Dharamshala – Dharamshala which is also known as the Dharamsala. It is the second winter capital of the country. The Dalai Lama's residence is also in the Dharamshala. Dharamshala produces a tea which is also known as the Kangra tea and in various categories, i.e., black tea, green tea, oolong tea, and white teas. Dharamshala is better known for its Tibetan exile in the world. Tibetan presence and the beautiful place to visit have attracted many of the Indian and the foreign tourists, students, etc.
- Dalhousie- Dalhousie is situated in the northern part of the Himachal Pradesh. It is basically a hill station in Chamba district. It is situated on the 5 hills above the sea level. The major attractions in Dalhousie are chamunda Devi temple, rang mahal, st. Patrick’s church.
- khajjiar- khajjiar is another hill station in Chamba district, Himachal Pradesh. This hill station is merely surrounded by the meadows and forests. Khajjiar is a combination of ecosystems, lake, pasture, and forests. It is also known as mini Switzerland. The best entertainment in Khajjar is to walk around the lake with hand in hand. Couples and the children enjoy a lot in these places.
- Vashisht- vashisht is a district in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. Vashisht is also known for its religious place in Himachal Pradesh. It has several architectural temples which attract a large number of the crowd every year.
- kasol- kasol is situated on the northern part of the Himachal Pradesh and on the banks of Parvati river. It is best known for its trekking to malanga and kheerganga. Kasol has a very good amount of snowfall every year and has very fine weather throughout the year. Kasol is famous for forest camping, its riverside village, Himalayan religion, Parvati river, kheerganga trek route.
- Kasauli- Kasauli is also one of the beautiful hill stations which also attracts a large number tourists every year. Kasauli is famous for Christ church, monkey point, Baptist church, etc.
- Manikaran – Manikaran is situated on the banks of Parvati valley and on the northeast part of the Himachal Pradesh. Manikaran is generally hot, springs and pilgrim center which also attracts a large number of tourists every year who visit for Manali and Kullu. Manikaran is also a very beautiful pilgrimage center for Hindus and the Sikhs.
- Sangla Valley- Sangla is one the beautiful valley situated in the Kinnaur district of the Himachal Pradesh. Sangla valley attracts scenic beauties like Akamaru fort, trout fish firm, and many more.
- Kalpa- Kalpa is a small town which is situated in banks of Sutlej river valley, and in the northern part of the Himachal Pradesh. Kalpa is famous for its apple orchards. The temples in kalpa are mostly dedicated to Hinduism and Buddhism. Kalpa is bordered for chilgoza forests. Kalpa enjoys a moderate climate and long winters from oct to may.
- Dhankar- Dhankar village is situated on the banks of Spiti river. Though Dhankar is a beautiful and less crowded destination in a state called Himachal Pradesh. Dhankar is famous for monastery built.
- Kaza- Kaza is situated in the remote area in the Spiti valley of the state of Himachal Pradesh in the western part. Kaza is known for its colorful festivals and the ancient monastery.
- Tabo- tabo is also a small town in Lahaul and Spiti district in the state of Himachal Pradesh. This town surrounds a Buddhist monastery. Tabo monastery is one of the holiest. The best time to visit tabo is July during the famous and well-known festival in Himachal Pradesh, i.e., Kalachakra festival.
- Great Himalayan national park- the great Himalayan national park is located in the Kullu region of the Himachal Pradesh and is also one famous India's national park. In 2014, this park was added to the list of UNESCO world heritage site.
- Pin valley national park- It is also one the national park of India which is located within Lahaul and Spiti district in the states of Himachal Pradesh in the northern part.
- Nako lake- nako lake is situated in the pooh sub-division of Kinnaur district. This lake is surrounded by the willow and poplar trees and near it is a Buddhist temple.
- Beas Kund- The beas kund is one of the main sources for holy Beas river. It is as per the legend know as Rishi Vyas who took his daily bath.
- Bhrigu lake- This lake is situated near the Rohtang pass, Kullu in a state called Himachal Pradesh. This beautiful place and the sacred lake is near the Gulab valley. Here the trek is easiest and provides a stunning view of the glacier.
- Chandra Taal- Chandra Taal is situated in the spirit part of the Lahaul and Spiti district of the Himachal Pradesh. The lake name is originated from the crescent shape. It is also believed that it is originated from underground of Chandra lake.
- Manimahesh lake- It is also known as dal lake, it is situated close to the manimahesh Kailash peak in the Himalayas in the Chamba district of the state called Himachal Pradesh.
Not only this 21 places, but himachal Pradesh is also a breathtaking place to visit unlike the different places in India. In life at least, one trip is essential to visit in Himachal Pradesh. Try to plan this winter season only.