Himachal Pradesh as a state has an immense number of destinations within itself, both explored and unexplored, that it becomes difficult for a traveler to cover it in its entirety. It is also known as the abode of Gods (Dev Bhoomi), as it is home to ancient historical temples of deities, a mention of which is made in the ancient Hindu texts, and various ancient Buddhist monasteries.
It offers a wide range of tourism potential, from adventure, sightseeing, pilgrimage, to an escape from the busy city life for a rejuvenating experience. A visit to this state can also be termed as a visit to the serenity of the hills that invigorates a visitor on his trip to this place. Not only that, it even offers the Honeymooners a choice of where to spend those romantic moments, for lifelong memoirs.
Tourist destinations like Shimla, Kullu, Manali, Dharamshala, Dalhousie, and the likes, now, need to be essentially classified under the beaten paths being frequented by the tourists in general; making them overcrowded places giving a claustrophobic feeling when visited during the peak season. To truly enjoy and relish the serenity of this pristine state, mentioned below are some offbeat, places where one can think of or enjoy a truly lay back vacation, that will leave you craving for more, once visited. We have listed below some such destinations to choose from when you next plan for your Himachal tour packages.
JIBHI, TIRTHAN VALLEY
Often referred to as a mesmerising “hamlet” situated amidst the lush green forests and surrounded by KaleidoscopicMountains, Jibhi is just the right place to relax and spend some peaceful moments with your loved ones, on your Himachal honeymoon tour packages. Owing to its remoteness this offbeat destination in Himachal, fortunately, has been spared the evils of industrialization, thus retains its serenity and the ambience for an ideal holiday.What makes this place worth visiting are the tranquil freshwater lakes, pristine temples and the dense pine forests, that lend this place a sense of serenity and beauty beyond compare. The cozy Victorian style cottages available there are an added bonus that would make you feel as if living in the Victorian Period.
SHOJA – SPECTACULAR VIEWS OF THE HIMALAYAS
Mid way between Kullu,Manali and Shimla , in the vicinity of the Jalori Pass, lies Shoja or Sojha an absolutely splendid and striking hill station of Himachal, The wooden houses, the slow moving passes, spectacular views of the encircling Himalayan Ranges give one a feeling as if this place is frozen in time.Other than being famous for bird watching, overnight camping, nature trails, and trekking, when on your Himachal tour packages — this place, in fact,acts as a tranquilizer for those in search of peace and tranquility. The ideal time to plan a visit here is in the months of April to June.
CHARANG GHATI PASS – A TREKKER’S PARADISE
Although the name of this pass could possibly be new to your ears, but when you talk of trekking, this is the place you need to be at. Trekking in CharangGhati Pass starts from Kinnaur. The parikrama around the beautiful hills on the backside offers views that are worth dying for, experience these views first hand on your Himachal adventure tour packages.The toughest trek, if any, in Himachal Pradesh is the Charang Valley Trek, to undertake this trek it is mandatory that you have an expert guide with you and also another important advice when going on this trek is to undertake this during the peak season, i.e. during the period June to September, as you will have company of like people which is bound to be beneficial.
KALPA – THE LAND OF BEAUTIFUL APPLE ORCHARDS
Surrounded by the lush-greenery and snow-covered mountains of Kinnaur Kailash, lies Kalpa, one of the largest villages in Kinnaur district. Apple being the major cash crop of this region, you will find “n” number of apple orchards, spread all over this village, which you can relish and purchase some for hoe on your way back. Another very interesting phenomenon of this place, for you to experience on your Himachal travel packages, is the sight of the Kailash shivling which changes its color throughout the day which needs to be seen firsthand to be believed. At a distance of about 11 Kms from Kalpa is situated a temple dedicated to goddess Chandika, which too is worth the visit.. This is one of the best hidden places in Himachal to explore.
Best Time to Visit: April-June
SANGLA – THE LAND OF NAGAS GOD
At a distance of approximately 57kms from Kalpa valley, lies this exotic Sangla Valley, on the banks of River Baspa. This is one of the most mesmerizing unexplored places in Himachal which showcases a tranquil beauty, which you can explore on your Himachal tour travel package.Although engulfed by some exotic natural scenery, the snow clad mountains covering this place add to its serenity and tranquility.The temple dedicated to the Nagas God, in the region, is one of the must-visit places in Sangla
Best Time To Visit: March-June
CHITKUL – RESTING BY THE INDO-TIBETAN BORDER
This little hamlet, located in an offbeat location in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh,at the Indo-Tibetan border, is the last inhabited village in the trail. It also happens to be the last place in India which can be visited without any permit, and a must visit when on your Himachal trip package.The reason for the fertility of this valley is its proximity to the River Baspa because of which this valley is especially known for its potato and peas vegetation, other than the plush-green vegetation and the fruit-laden orchards that surround it. You can plan a visit to this place during the months of May to October.
RAKCHAM – LAND OF BUDDHIST MONASTERIES
This valley is considered to be one of the unexplored places in Himachal which are enclosed by the pristine mountain ranges. With the river Baspa meandering its way through the valley, this place is truly heaven to be explored by the travelers who visit here on their Complete Himachal tour packages.Situated close to the Indo-Tibetan border, mid way between the towns of Sangla and Chitkul, Rakcham valley is a home to many Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples while at the same time hosing many Himalayan animals like Musk deer, Blue Sheep, Brown Trout, and Himalayan Black Bear, to visit this place March to October is the best period.
NARKANDA – IMMERSE IN SURREAL BEAUTY
With its floors being covered by forests and woodland, Narkanda is one destination that exhibits a picture perfect snowfall region,in winters. Looking nothing less than a winter wonderland, for those on their Himachal Honeymoon tour packages,Narkanda is known for its apple orchards and the surreal beauty that oozes out of the natural winters. Ahome to various trekking routes and temples, Narkanda, overseeing the TannuJabar Lake, leaves every traveler in awe.
Huddled n a remote corner of Himachal Pradesh, on the plains of the Spiti River, is a tranquil getaway Kaza. It earns the tag of being a dream destination because of its surrounding majestic snow covered mountains, the picturesque barren landscape with scattered patches of green, and the meandering & bubbling rivers and streams.
A generous sprinkle of Monasteries, Gompas, and other historic wonders in this valley, add a feeling of serenity, spirituality and tranquility, to this already magical city. Today, this city is a wonderful blend of modernity and unique ancient culture that will leave you enchanted with its mystery when you go to Kaza looking forward to a rejuvenating experience on your Himachal trip package. So If you are packing your bags to relish the beauty of Kaza, then the period from May to October is an ideal season to do so.
In case you’re visiting Shimla during the monsoons and are looking to trek, camp, and visit nearby spots, Barog, essentially, needs to be on your bucket list. Barog, at a height of about 1560 m, a town in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh is an ideal tourist destination in the hill state of Himachal Pradesh. Other than satiating your hunger for some spectacular and scenic beauty as expected off this gorgeous state, it is also an amalgamation of pre-colonial history and ancient myth. This place meets up with all these requisites containing all the usual magic of Himachal while at the same time offering its own blend of uniqueness and wonder, waiting to be experienced by you on your Best Himachal tour packages.
In order to relish and enjoy all that this quaint little town has to offer, all you need to do is hop on to a bus to Shimla and get off at Barog, alternatively if you further want to enhance the fun of visiting this place you could get a train at Kalka onto the toy train and reach here rejuvenating yourself by relishing the exotic views enroute to this place.
Dagshai or Daag-e-shahi is the oldest cantonment town in the hilly terrains of the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh, in India. Located at an altitude of approximately 5,689 feet, this quaint township came into being in the year 1847, when the British East India Company laid the foundation stone establishing this town. This tiny town is worth visiting at least once in a lifetime, to get a taste of what a real offbeat attraction feels like.
The hill station, being a cantonment area since the British times, has numerous buildings belonging to that period. The town is so small that the two schools occupy most of the hilltop. Nevertheless, one can find some exciting attractions, on one’s Himachal holiday packages, which make the visit fun-filled as well as informative.
So what better way to experience the serenity and tranquility of this hill state, than actually visiting these places and getting to learn more about the people and their culture.
Rahul Arora likes to explore by interacting with people and learning about their culture and traditions. Travel freak and a die-hard foodie are the synonyms that define him the best. He loves to explore new terrains in a different corner of the world. He believes in the idea of ‘Live and let live’.