Himachal Pradesh is synonymous with scenic beauty, serene landscape and adventure sports. Literally Himachal means “the land of snow”. Situated in the western Himalaya, Himachal Pradesh has several hill stations which are the most appropriate destination to find respite from the scorching summer heat.

Here’s a list of 10 best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh on your trip to the land of the Himalayas:


Adventure Activities in Solang Valley is one of the best tourist places to visit in Himachal Pradesh

One of the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh is Kullu and Manali. If you are on a lookout for fresh air and green mountains amidst the snow covered ranges then Kullu Manali, indeed should be on the top of your list.

Ideal for: Everyone! But it is a hot favorite amongst newlyweds.
Ideal duration: 4-5 days
Best time to visit: May-July. November-January for snowfall.

How to reach: Chandigarh is the nearest airport, 252 Kms away. Nearest rail head is also in Chandigarh, 270 Kms away. Kullu is 570 Kms from Delhi via road.

Things to do:

  • Indulge in adventure sports at Solang Valley
  • Visit Manali Bird Sanctuary
  • Go trekking, camping, angling & river rafting in Kullu
  • Visit the Old temples



Shimla is amongst the most beautiful places to visit in Himachal Pradesh

One of the most famous hill stations of Northern India – Shimla which is the right mix of Indian glory with British sophistication.it is consecrated stunning landscape and fresh climate all through the year.

Ideal for: Family and friends
Ideal Duration: 3-4days
Best time to visit: May –July and November-January for snowfall.

How to reach: Kalka in turn is the nearest rail head, which is connected to Chandigarh and Delhi by regular trains. Chandigarh is at a distance of 117 kilometres, Manali at 260 kilometres and Delhi at 343 kilometres

Things to do:

  • Full fill your shopping desire at the mall road
  • Enjoy a trek to jakhu hill and a visit to Lord Hanuman’s Temple
  • Visit to the Viceregal Lodge to appreciate the British elegance
  • Try your hands on Polo at Annandale which is 4km from the Ridge


Dharamshala is a serene and calm places to visit in Himachal Pradesh if you seek peace & solace

Dharamsala definitely has to be on your list of best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh. Famous not only because of its climate but also you get to see how multicultural Indian community lives in harmony with the Indo Tibetan community.

Ideal for: Friends or Solo Travelers
Ideal duration: 2-3days
Best time to visit: May –July and November-January for snowfall

How to reach: The nearest major railway station is at Pathankot, 85 kilometres away. Dharamshala is well-connected to Delhi The journey is almost 520 kilometres from Delhi. The drive from Delhi via Chandigarh, is about 12 hours.

Things to do:

  • Enjoy a boat ride across the Dal Lake and witness the royal the Kangra Fort.
  • Pay homage to the Bhagsunath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva and simultaneously enjoy the cascading Bhagsu falls.
  • Visit various monasteries, the Kangra Art Museum, the Dalai Lama Temple Complex and see the magnificent tea plantation on the foothills of Kangra valley.


Kasauli is amongst the most tranquil places to visit in Himachal Pradesh

Kasauli is a perfect getaway from the hustle bustle of the city, and is one of the most serene places to visit in Himachal in June. Almost on the outskirts of Punjab and Haryana it is well connected by roadways.

Ideal for: Friend and Family
Ideal duration: 3-4 days
Best time to go visit: November – March & December – January for snowfall.

How to reach: The nearest airport is in Chandigarh, 70 km away. Nearest train station is Sonwara which is 4km away. It is 293 kms from New Delhi and takes about 7 hours.

Things to do:

  • Visit to the Anglican Church which was built during the British era.
  • Enjoy a great stroll or a trek on the lower mall which leads to the Monkey point which is in the shape of a Lord Hanuman’s foot.
  • A must watch is the sunrise and the sunset point where you can witness the most beautiful sky.
  • If you are fond of walking and exploring the nature then do take the Gilbert Trail