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Top 7 Hill Station Attractions in Himachal Pradesh

Tripiwiki : 03 Dec 2020
Himachal Pradesh is famous for its Himalayan landscapes and popular hill-stations. Many outdoor activities such as rock climbing, mountain biking, paragliding, ice-skating, and heli-skiing are popular tourist attractions in Himachal Pradesh. Shimla, the state capital, is popular among tourists. Dharamshala, home of the Dalai Lama, is known for its Tibetan monasteries and Buddhist temples.

Following are the Top 7 Hill Station Attractions in Himachal Pradesh

Dalhousie (1 out of 7 places to visit in Chamba)

Dalhousie is an hill station one of the most favourite summer destinations of the ruling Britishers. Dalhousie is famously known for its mesmerizing natural beauty and its old world charm. Dalhousie comprises five distinct hills: Balun, Kathlog, Petreyn, Tehra, and Bakrota. Dalhousie is about 80 kms away from Pathankot, 121km from Dharmasala, 303km from Chandigarh.

Dharamshala, Dharamsala, Kangra (2 out of 7 places to visit in Kangra)

Dharamsala is famed as the holy residence of the Dalai Lama and houses the Tibetan monk in exile. is the district headquarters of Kangra district. Dharamsala is a scenic and panoramic hill station with the Dhauladhar ranges and thick deodar forests in the background. Dharamshala boasts of jaw-dropping backdrop, stunning lake, vibrant monasteries, colorful temples, sparkling waterfalls, and vintage forts & museums. Dharamsala is approximately 20km from Kangra, 90km from Pathankot, 236km from Chandigarh, 132km from Mandi, 238km from Shimla, 491km from New Delhi.

Khajjiar (3 out of 7 places to visit in Chamba)

Khajjiar is a popular hill station in Chamba district, Himachal Pradesh, India, which is about 24 km from the beautiful Dalhousie in Himachal, known as the “Mini Switzerland of India. It is well connected with other towns in the Chamba valley. Buses from Chamba and Dalhousie stop at this picnic spot. There is a hotel and some cottages run by HP Tourism at Khajjiar where the tourists can stay. Khajjiar also offers numerous trekking opportunities.

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Manali

Manali (4 out of 7 places to visit in Kullu)

Manali is one of the most popular hill stations in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. With jaw-dropping views, lush green forests, sprawling meadows carpeted with flowers, gushing blue streams. is a resort town at the northern end of the Kullu Valley. Manali is approximately 108km from Mandi, 248km from Shimla, 356km Chandigarh.

Prashar Lake (5 out of 7 places to visit in Mandi)

Prashar Lake is a crystal clear water body situated about 50 km north of Mandi. One of the most offbeat places in Himachal Pradesh. The panoramic vistas of Dauladhar Ranges welcome the travellers to this enchanting place. An oval shaped lake with the back drop of mountains look like the one from landscape paintings. It's also one of the best places for trek as the trek offers a 180 degree view of the Dhauladhar, Pir Panjal and Kinnaur mountain ranges.

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Shimla

Shimla (6 out of 7 places to visit in Shimla)

Shimla is beautiful hill station located in the state of Himachal Pradesh and is one of the most famous travel destinations of India. Shimla is well-connected by road network to all major cities in north India, Chandigarh is at a distance of 117 kilometres, Manali at 260 kilometres and Delhi at 343 kilometres. From mid-July to mid-September Shimla is frequently wreathed in cloud, and from January it often gets a carpeting of snow. November is cold but clear with a distant horizon of Himalayan peaks sometimes visible from The Ridge.

Spiti Valley (7 out of 7 places to visit in Lahaul and Spiti)

Spiti Valley is a cold desert mountain valley located in Himachal Pradesh in India . Spiti Valley, also known as the middle land, has become a popular alternative to Leh Ladakh as it offers the raw adventure and nature. The name "Spiti" means "The Middle Land", i.e. the land between Tibet and India. Spiti is bordered by Ladakh in the north, Tibet to the east, Kinnaur to the south east, and the Kullu Valley to the south. It shares the same religion as Tibet -- Tibetan Buddhism. Spiti is an adventure lover’s paradise, with a number of trekking trails that tourists can choose from. All of these treks start from Kaza. Spiti valley is accessible throughout year via Kinnaur from Shimla route on a difficult 412km long road. The valley is likewise cut off from the north up to eight months of the year by heavy snowfalls and thick icing conditions.


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