Lying at the foothills of the Himalayas, the alpine landscape of Himachal Pradesh consists of a series of snow covered peaks and beautiful valleys. Surrounded by lots of tall mountains, with some of them still beckoning mankind to conquer them, the natural charm of this land is simply surreal. While there are many beautiful places you can see here, the ones below are by far the most popular ones among tourists.
When the British Raj was ruling India, this place was the country’s summer capital. However, over the years things have changed a lot and it is now considered the state capital of Himachal Pradesh. Enveloped in rhododendron, pine and oak trees, this incredibly charming and cool city stretches along a beautiful mountain ridge. Some of the things that it is most popular for include its historic railway, but also its colonial style buildings.
Featuring beautiful stained glass windows, the Christ Church is among the most prominent landmarks here, but the Viceregal Lodge is also an incredible place which can be admired at the same time with the Christ Church if you take the historic walk tour of the city.
With its tranquil backdrop of the Himalaya Mountains, Manaly offers a combination of adventure and quietude that makes it one of the most incredible destinations in N. India. There are lots of things you can do here and given the fact Manaly is located in the Kullu Valley, it almost seems as if it was pulled out from a fairy tale given the fact that it’s bordered by the cool and beautiful Beas River and thick cool pine forests.
Many of those who come to Tirthan Valley can righteously say that this place is the only place on earth where people can experience nature in its purest form. Located besides the Tirthan River and surrounded by the Great Himalayan National Park, this is an incredible place where you can unwind in the lap of Mother Nature. While you can visit this place all year round, the best time to do so would be in the spring when its beauty is magnified thanks to the thousands of blooming flowers.
Without a doubt, Daranghati is one of the most unexplored and also remotest passes in Himachal Pradesh. Located above the Daran Village, this place is popular for its Wildlife Sanctuary, but also its divine beauty. Keep in mind that if you do want to come here, you’re looking at a day’s trip from Sarahan and there are currently only two accommodation options here. If you plan on coming here by car, the route goes through Mashnoon so this is going to be close to an off-road kind of experience. On the other hand, if you want to drive to it in your sedan or hatchback, not only do you need to be very careful and patient, but also have really good driving skills.
Himachal Pradesh is an astoundingly beautiful place that has many exotic, yet also simple tourist attractions to suite everyone’s taste for adventure, fun and relaxation. Checking out any of these locations we just talked about is certainly going to help you create some great memories.