The "Switzerland of India" is blessed with natural beauty and blissful landscapes. Shimla or Manali or Kasol are some of the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh where tourists overflow during the summers and spring. But, the beauty of Himachal is not limited to these famous places only. This Shivalik range state has a scenic beauty all around it. Apart from these well-known places, tourist places in Himachal Pradesh have many unexplored secret places with blazing natural beauty. These small spots are immensely blessed with scenic beauty and natural splendors. This summer you can dare to pack your bags to explore the hidden beauty of Indian Switzerland.
Malana will be one of the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh and to start the list of hidden beauties of Himachal Pradesh. Far from the crowd, this village is sleeping peacefully in the valleys of Kullu District. In here, you will face many mysterious cultures that will attract you either way. Though this village is a part of Himachal, yet it has its own culture and administrative rules. This nature blessed place will not surprise you only with its hilly views but with its mysterious cultures too. The local people of this village believe themselves as descendants of Great Greek Alexander and superior to others. Their beliefs can be noticed well from their behavior clearly. The local people here avoid physical contact with anyone from outside the village. In case if you touch them accidentally, they will straightway go for the bath. Other than that, you will find a great similarity between Greek culture and their culture.The locals are very welcoming in nature and you can expect a great vacation there but they are very conservative about their culture.
Gada Gushaini is another tourist places in Himachal Pradesh that will leave you spellbound with its magnificent beauty. It is 460 km from Delhi and can be the perfect camping destination for this summer. Gushaini is also famous for trout fishes floating in Tirthan River. Setting up the summer camp in river bank is the perfect escape idea into the lap of Mother Nature. This place is blessed with great landscapes and natural music of water flowing through the stony surface of Tirthan River. The great Himalayan National Park is just 20km from here and Adobe to over 300 animal species. You must take a walk through the cedar trees in this park to explore a huge variety of flora and fauna.
Barot is the perfect destination for outdoor activity lovers. This is one among the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh as it has great trekking, hiking and fishing spots near the valley of Uhl River. Heart of this place, the Uhl river is the bearer of wildlife, foliage and inhabitants' sustainability. Across the river, you will find Nagru Wildlife Sanctuary which is Adobe to Himalayan Gorals, black bears, and many Himalayan pheasants. Walk through the deodar abandoned valley of this river is an unforgettable memory that you should live. The main deity of this place, Dev Pashakot's temple is there across the river which is a fine place to visit.
Rakcham valley surrounded by silvery Himalayan Mountains is the perfect escape for nature lovers. Its contrast landscapes of green vegetation field surrounded by the silvery mountain are an unforgettable view to experience. This mesmerizing valley is residing by the banks of river Bapsa. The local culture of this place is the perfect blend of Hindu-Buddhist ideologies. The Tibetan border is very close to this place and that is the reason behind the diverse culture of this place. It is a truly forbidden town of Himachal where you will find only a few stores to buy any commodities.This is a main tourist places in Himachal Pradesh.
Chitkul is another forbidden beauty of Kinnaur district is the last inhabited village on Indo-Tibetan border. Situated in the valley of Baspa river, this place gives the color contrast view of nature. Its colorful fruit orchards, yellow mustard fields and green vegetation with the white Himalayan background s something you cannot find anywhere else in the world. This place is named after its main deity goddess Chitkul residing in a 500 years old temple in there. The weather here is very cold and unpredictable so you must pack your backpack accordingly.
The largest village of Kinnaur district is blessed with pine abandoned landscapes and majestic view of Kinnaur Kailash. The green lush view of pine trees and Kinnaur Kailash under the morning sun is bliss to the eyes. No word is perfect to describe the scenic view of this place unless you experience it yourself. Apple is the main crop of this place which adds a color palette to the green natural beauty of this place. From here, you can experience a view of Kailash shivling rock that changes shades with different time of the day.
Shoja is the ultimate destination if you want to spend some quiet relaxing time far from the city noise and this is one of the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh. The green lush landscapes and the sound of water through Serloskar Lake will feel your mind with utter peace. This small place is easy to explore on feet and you can take a natural bath under the hilly waterfall here.
The name itself describes the sweet beauty of this place. It is one of the most unexplored places of Himachal situated quietly in the Parvati Valley of Kullu district. From barsaini, it's a four hours trek to Kheerganga which is famous for its hot spring water. It is believed that lord Shiva has meditated here for thousand years.
This is another sealed place of Himachal that connects this state to Jammu & Kashmir. The valley is immensely blessed with natural beauty and the hidden vistas are added splendor to this place. The glacial lakes and green landscapes worth a mention for the travelers looking for a quiet escape.
These forbidden places can be your next destination if you are looking for a nature-spilled vacation in the lap of the Himalayan valley. However, you must arrange accommodation before leaving for this places.
Nice Post. I've never heard of Shimla and Manali before. Thanks for sharing your valuable inputs. I would love to visit Manali next winter. Thank you once again.
Good Post on the top travel destinations in Himachal Pradesh. Images are simply enhancing the beauty of this blog.