In case you are someone who likes everything without exception about snow, mountains and salubrious sceneries, then you might be motivated by the importance of the word Himachal. ‘The Land of Snow’, Himachal’s mere mention is sufficient to give you an idea of what’s in store here. Situated in the western Himalayas this state is encompassed by towering mountains, out of which some still test humankind to vanquish them, the magnificence of the area is beyond the imagination of mankind.
So for the true Himachal fan that you are, here’s a compressed guide to some of the best destinations that this gorgeous state has in its trove of natural beauty. Read ahead and see how many have you covered yet.
Settled at a height of 2226 m above sea level, Chail is a wonderful hill station situated on the Sadh Tiba Hill in the Solan District of Himachal Pradesh. Verifiably, for the past King of Patiala, Maharaja Adhiraj Bhupinder Singh, Chail served as the summer capital after he was ousted from Shimla on the requests of Lord Kitchener. As a retaliation to this, Maharaja Bhupinder Singh got the Chail Palace constructed and picked Chail as his summer home capital. To reach Chail by air, the closest airport is at Shimla, some 45 km away. From there you can take a taxi to reach Chail. Likewise, to head back, you can easily get a Chail to Delhi taxi to reach back home.
The terrific excellence of Chamba has made this spot dear to nature lovers. Situated on the banks of River Ravi and at a height of more than 900 meters above sea level, Chamba makes a fantastic weekend retreat. Some major attractions that you can admire while in Chamba are – Chamera Lake, Rang Mahal, Maharaja’s Palace, Church of Scotland, etc.
In case you’re an adventurous soul, Bir Billing is the spot for you. Famous for adventure sports, it must be on your bucket list of spots to visit in Himachal Pradesh. Bir is a little town which is situated in the western side of Himachal Pradesh and is honored with some invigorating atmosphere. Visit the lovely Buddhism cloisters in Bhattu, Chauntra Bhattu, and Choggan state situated in the middle of the woods.
Chitkul in Kinnaur, is located at a stature of 3,450 meters and brags off a rich customary environment. Embellished with around 150 wooden board rooftop houses in the lap of the awe-inspiring mountainscape, the town is majorly inhabited by different tribal settlements. In Chitkul, you can visit the 500 years old Mathi Devi Temple; the Chitkul Fort, and the Buddhist sanctuary. The Jalori Pass trek from Narkanda also goes through Chitkul and thereby makes the remote town one of the most famous stopovers for trekkers.
‘The Scotland of India’, Dharamshala has towering peaks on three sides and a gorgeous valley on one side. The mountains being more than 4000 m high, can give you an astounding view of them from each aspect. Pine trees and tree gardens along with the snow secured mountains render enchantment to the air. You can very easily get a Dharamshala to Delhi taxi if you plan to head back by road, otherwise the closest airport is Gaggal Airport.