5 Best Places to Visit in Himachal this Summer

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If you like anything and everything about snow, you may be inspired by the meaning of the word Himachal. ‘The land of snows’, the meaning, is adequate to give you an idea of what to expect here. Himachal Pradesh is located in the western Himalayas. Surrounded by majestic mountains, out of which some still challenge mankind to conquer them, the beauty of the land is beyond imagination. Simla, one of the most captivating hill stations, is the capital of the state.

Kulu

Kullu in Himachal Pradesh is one of the most frequented tourist destinations. Often heard along with the name Manali, yet another famous tourist spot, Kullu is situated on the banks of Beas River. It was earlier called as Kulanthpitha, meaning ‘The end of the habitable world’. Awe-inspiring, right? Kullu valley is also known as the ‘Valley of Gods’.

Places to Visit

Basheshwar Mahadev Temple. Sultanpur Palace. Parvati Valley.
Great Himalayan National Park. Kasol. Bijli Mahadev Temple.
Manikaran. Bhrigu Lake.

Manali

Located at an altitude of 6726 feet, Manali offers splendid views of the snow-capped mountains. The land is not just a feast to your visual senses; it also offers you the chance to ascertain your fitness level with the sporting facilities here. Given below are some top destinations in Manali for you to enjoy and bring out the adventurer in you.

Places to visit:

Rohtang Pass. Solang valley. Hadimba Devi Temple.
Vashist Hot Water Springs. Tibetan Monasteries. Beas River.
Gulaba. Kothi. Manu Temple.

 

Dharamshala

Dharamshala has snow-clad mountains on three sides and valley on one side. The mountains being over 4000 m height, you can have an excellent view of them from every viewpoint. Pine trees and tree gardens along with snow covered mountains render magic to the air. It is also heavily occupied Tibetans refugees who have left an imprint of their culture here. It is visited by tourists from all over the world to get a glimpse of Tibet and support the refugees.

Places to visit:

Tsuglagkhang Complex. Namgyal Monastery. Masrur.
Attractions in Mcleodganj Kareri Lake. Gyuto Monastery.
Kangra Museum. Kangra Fort. Dal Lake in Dharamshala.
Naddi Village.

Kasauli

Kasauli is situated at an altitude of 1927 meters and like a few other places in Himachal Pradesh, reflects the influence of colonial rule. The views from here are spectacular and this is also a well known health resort. An laid back vacation is best enjoyed amidst the scenic views this place has to offer. It is recommended to stay here for a day to explore the place properly.

Places to visit:

Kasauli Brewery. Christ Church. Sunset Point.
The Mall. Manki Point. Krishna Bhavan Mandir.
Gilbert Nature Trail. Shri Baba Balak Nath Temple. Barog.
Gurkha Fort.

Chail

Chail is a famous hill station in Himachal Pradesh that is known for many things. It was founded in the year 1891 by Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala. The pleasant atmosphere in Summers and the scenic views of Shimla, Solan and Kasauli can also be seen from here. It is also the place where the highest cricket ground is located and is visited by many cricket enthusiasts from all over the world.

Places to visit:

Cricket Ground. Maa Kali Temple. Chail Palace Hotel.
Sidh Baba Ka Mandir. Chail Wildlife Sanctuary.