Refreshing environment, snow capped mountains, slithering river, and charismatic valleys; that’s Himachal Pradesh for most of us. The state is home to many picturesque hill stations such as Kasauli, Shimla, Manali, Dharamshala, and Chail that demonstrate the charm of a colonial era, boost an instant dose of adrenalin, and nothing less than a home away from home. Well, that’s not it, the state boasts rich Himachali culture and delicious local food, flourishing amid beautiful Himalayan landscape. Whether you are visiting Himachal Pradesh for the first time or looking for places that you may not have covered yet, the post highlights five must-visit.
Dalhousie, home to colonial-era buildings and thickly wooded trails is spread across 5 hills near the Dhauladhar mountain range in Himachal Pradesh. Plunging pine-clad valleys, mesmerizing landscape, and fresh environment are some other major attractions you would miss if you don’t visit this place. It is the same town which was picturized in a Sonakshi Sinha and Ranveer Singh starring film named ‘Lootera’. This town is known for its slow paced life and is the best place for people who like to live in solitude.
Nestled in the center of major tourist destinations, such as Dharamsala and Manali, Palampur is a must-visit hill station in Himachal Pradesh. Salubrious weather, lush green tea gardens, and majestic pine forests amidst dazzling Dhauladhars are some of the key attractions of the place. A ride on a toy train and a family picnic on the banks of the river Neugal is all you would need for a perfect Himachal Pradesh expedition. The place is waking up to the popularity with urban wanderers.
Nestled in the Shivalik Hills in Himachal Pradesh, Nahan is a beautiful place studded with lush green forests and dazzling snow capped mountains. The place boasts myriad tourist destinations including Renukaji lake, Paonta Sahib, and Trilokpur temple. Nahan is also known for its range of festivals, such as Bawan Dwadashi, Gugga Peer Fair, and Jamta Fair that attract tourists from all across the globe.
Chamba, once a capital of the Rajput Kingdom, is located on the banks of the river Ravi. Chamba is known as a valley of milk and honey due to various streams, temples, meadows, Pahari paintings, and lakes. There is a lot to explore in this town, such as rich wildlife at five wildlife sanctuaries, pictorial landscape, five lakes, and numerous temples. It’s a must-visit hill station in Himachal Pradesh before the place loses its quaint character.
Chail is home to the highest cricket ground in the world and nestled in a majestic forest of chir pine and gigantic deodar. The town is popular among hikers and honeymooners for a number of trekking trails from Chail to Shimla, Kali Temple, etc. Outdoor activities such as angling have also contributed to the popularity of the place. The town is surrounded by various tourist destinations such as Kufri, a popular place to enjoy adventure sports. In short, if you like mesmerizing views, bird watching, and dazzling stars, then Chail is a must-visit destination for you.
Where to Stay?
When planning a trip to Himachal Pradesh, it is important to find a hotel that offers you access to as many hill stations as possible and also offers enough activities to utilize your time when the weather conditions are unfavorable. Rakkh has six hill cottages and nine mountain cottages packed with modern amenities such as spa, insulation, WiFi, and around-the-clock room service to make sure you enjoy a comfortable and unforgettable stay. To make a booking, fill out our contact form or simply call +91 189 425-2036.