Himachal Pradesh, a state which is blessed with so many scenic and natural attractions. To experience peace, to breathe fresh less polluted air, and to feel bliss all around, Himachal is a perfect place to get them all. There are a lot of places where you can spend your holidays with your family and loved ones. Himachal Pradesh a variety of offbeat places. Here are some offbeat, less explored, famous, and beautiful places that one should visit in the month of August or throughout the year.
- Tirthan Valley
Himachal Pradesh’s best keep secret Tirthan valley is located in the Kullu District. The valley is named after the Tirthan River. The valley flows or finds its way through the Tirthan River, and the river originates from the icy glacial springs of Hanskund, which is a snow-capped peak in the Great Himalayan National Park. One can enjoy a lot of activities like river crossing, fishing, trekking, rock climbing. The valley is untouched by civilization and huge tourist crowd. The green terrains, forests of oaks & pines, hidden waterfalls, and beautiful tiny villages/ hamlets like Banjar, Shelpani, Shoja, & Gushaini make this valley a worth visiting and beautiful. The natural landscapes, tranquil environment, beautiful meadows, and rich diversity of flora & fauna in the Himalayan National Park is something that attracts a traveler here. Serolsar lake is another beautiful place, a fresh lake surrounded by high rhododendrons & deodar trees, and tranquility. The lake is dedicated to the Goddess Nagini which is the mother of 60 Nag Devtas.
Tirthan Valley is a paradise for nature lovers. The best time to visit the valley is in the months of August to June.
The most visited and popular trekking destination in Himachal Pradesh, Kasol is a small village nestled in the Parvati Valley. Kasol is known for its hippie culture. A paradise for Backpackers, travelers, and nature lovers. This tiny hamlet is perched at an elevation of 1580m above sea level and offer great views of the snow-covered mountains, lush greenery of deodars, oaks, and pines, and the alluring Parvati valley. Kasol is famous for rave and psychedelic parties which attracts a lot of Israeli and European tourists. If you want to explore and experience hippiness then Kasol is a perfect pick for you.
Tosh is a nearby village to Kasol. The place gained popularity from the last few years due to Kasol. The village is famous for marijuana (cannabis). People here sell cannabis and apples to earn for their living. You will feel the marijuana smell in the surroundings. Tosh is a beautiful place to spend your weekend and experiencing peace.
Kheerganga is popular for its hot springs. It is a trekking destination in the Parvati valley. The hot springs of Kheerganga are very famous and one dip in the hot water will release all your fatigue and stress. People of the village believe that the pond or Kund is sacred and has some healing property in it.
KASOL-TOSH-KHEERGANGA comes under one tour trek package. All the places are near to each other and trekking & camping here is an unforgettable experience.
- Chindi, Karsog Valley
Chindi is a beautiful hill station which is located at a distance of 90km from the capital city Shimla.
The hill station is nestled in the laps of Karsog valley in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. The place is all surrounded by enormous apple orchards and dense forests of deodar and pines. Chindi is an ideal weekend getaway from the hustle-bustle of your daily life. The lush greenery, the sight of rolling hills, and serene beauty makes the place worth visiting. The incredible weather and amazing infrastructure will make you stay longer.
The local people worship Goddess Chindi. And there are a lot of temples which you can visit-
- Kamakshya Mata Temple
- Ardhnareshwara Temple
- Mahunag Temple
- Aledi Mahadev
- Mamleshwara Temple
- Bhima Rock
- Churag Temple
- Nag Dhamooni Temple at Chatri, Saranda, and Sairi Bangla.
Known as the “Mini Switerzland of India”, Khajjiar is a picturesque destination in Himachal Pradesh. The hill station is located 24km from Dalhousie. Khajjiar is all surrounded by lush green meadows and pine forests. The place is perched at an altitude of 2,000m in the Dhauladhar ranges of the Western Himalayas. The serene beauty of lake, pastures, and forests make a rare combination of an ecosystem.
There are only a few tourists attractions in Khajjiar:
- Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
- Khajjiar Lake
- Views of the Dhauladhar mountains
- Khajji Nag Temple
You can also do trekking from Khajjiar to Daikund which is a 4km easy trek. The beautiful trek starts from Khajjiar and ends at the Phoolan Devi Temple at Daikund. The trek offers scenic views and a beautiful campsite.
Kufri a beautiful hill station in Shimla district in Himachal Pradesh. The hill station is perched at an elevation of 2,720m. Kufri is the highest point in the region and all surrounded by the lush green of dense forests and scenic landscapes of nature. The place turns into a skiing destination in winters.
Places to visit in Kufri:
- The Himalayan Wildlife Zoo
- Indira Tourist Park
- Chini Bungalow
- Kufri Fun Campus Amusement Park
Kufri is an ideal or perfect destination to spend your holidays.
All these places in Himachal Pradesh are worth a visit and offers beauty with peace.
Plan your next holiday trip to Himachal and explore the beauty of nature.
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