BEST TOURIST DESTINATIONS IN HIMACHAL

Posted by Santosh Kumar
March 30, 2017

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Shimla

Shimla derives its name from ‘Goddess Shyamala’, an incarnation of Goddess Kali. It was developed by the British and declaring Shimla as their summer capital. Shimla is one of the most visited Himachal hill stations and among the popular Himachal Pradesh tourism destinations. Shimla is also one of the top weekend getaways from Delhi and among the best hill stations near Delhi. Covering the area of 18 sq km at a height of 7,238 ft. Shimla is surrounded by pine, deodar and oak forests. It’s well developed facilities, easy accessibility and numerous attractions make it one of India’s most popular and biggest hill stations.

Dalhousie

Dalhousie is a scenic hill station in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. It lies at an elevation of 1,970 m and is a popular summer getaway in Himachal Pradesh and among the most visited Tourist places in Himachal. Dalhousie is surrounded by snow peaked mountains and is located on the western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas. It was named after Lord Dalhousie, the then Viceroy of India, who established this town as a summer retreat in 1854.The beautiful and picturesque Dalhousie is spread around five hills, known as Katalagh, Potreyn, Bakrota, Terah and Bhangora. Scottish and Victorian architecture are prevalent in the bungalows and churches in the town.

Dharamshala

Dharamshala is a hill station in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. At an average altitude of 1,475 m above sea level, it is one of the best hill stations in Himachal state and among most famous Himachal places to visit apart from being a popular weekend getaways from Delhi for a 2 day trip. This is the gateway to the Kangra valley and also the headquarters of Kangra district. The city was destroyed by a massive earthquake in the year 1905 and was reconstructed to become a health resort and a popular tourist destination.

Kasauli

Kasauli is a picturesque hill station in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. The town is a cantonment town of the Indian Army, having an elevation of 1,900 m above sea level. It is one of the top hill resorts near Delhi and also one of the best Himachal tourist places. The history of Kasauli goes back to 17th century, when Rajput families came to take refuge in Kasauli situated in the foothills of the Dhauladhar Ranges of the lower Himalayas and later settled here. Later, it was established by the British in 1842 as a Cantonment town.

Kullu

Kullu is the capital town of Kullu district in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It is located on the banks of the Beas River in Kullu Valley at an altitude of 1230 meters. Kullu Manali is a top hill resort in Himachal Pradesh and one of the wellknown Himachal tourism destinations. Kullu is a broad open valley formed by the Beas River between Manali and Larji. This valley is famous for its temples, beauty and its majestic hills covered with Pine and Deodar Forest and sprawling Apple Orchards.

Mcleod Ganj

McLeod Ganj, also spelt McLeodGanj, is a town situated in the Upper Dharamshala region of Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh. Surrounded by the Dhauladhar ranges, McLeodGanj lies at an average altitude of 2082 m. Considered as a twin city of Dharamshala, McLeodGanj is one of the popular Places to visit in Himachal Pradesh. Earlier, McLeodGanj was inhabited by the indigenous Gaddi tribes and dominated by one of the world’s earliest royal clans; the Katoch Dynasty. Later, it came under the rule of the British after Second Anglo-Sikh War in 1849 AD and was named after Sir Donald Friell McLeod, a Lieutenant Governor of Punjab.

Manali

Manali is a breathtakingly beautiful hill station nestled in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh near the northern end of the Kullu Valley. It is located at an altitude of 2050 meters and is spread along the banks of the river Beas. Kullu Manali is one of the top hill stations in India and also the most beautiful hill station in Himachal Pradesh and also one of the top tourist places to experince Himachal Pradesh tourism. Manali is renowned for its snow-covered mountains, scenic beauty, history and culture. It is often referred to as the ‘Valley of the Gods’. Manali is named after the Hindu lawgiver Manu.

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