Offbeat Places in Himachal Pradesh

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Set in The foothills of Himalayas, the mountainous setting of Himachal Pradesh is all about mesmeric valleys and majestic snow covered peaks.  Scenic beauty and crisp mountain air makes this place a nature lovers dream destination . Here is a list of 5 offbeat places in Himachal pradesh to go and enjoy the real  feel of the misty mountain air.

Barot

Located in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh Barot is a  mysteriously hidden and superbly scenic town located near the Uhl river.

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This place offers the best of nature.  It is a sanctuary for people wanting to do some nature walk, amazing angling and enjoy the serenity of terraced fields surrounded by green forests.    

Places to Visit

Barot Dam, Valleys and Nature Parks.

How to Reach

By Air

Nearest Airport is Bhunter near Kullu .

By Train

Chandigarh is the closest major Railway Station.

By Road

Well connected from Delhi, Chandighar, Amabala. (Barot is 296 km north of Chandigarh)


Tirthan Valley

Tirtahn Valley lies in the banks of river Tirthan and is known for Trout Fishing and easy aces to Great Himalayan National Park.

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The best amalgamation of adrenaline rushing adventure sports, fishing in bone chilling waters and  serene and exotic views. A place to be if you are looking for solitude out in the wilderness. There are many trekking routes too here that will lead you to many lovely hidden mountain tops and waterfalls.   

Places to Visit

Great Himalayan National Park, Jalori Pass, Serlokar Lake, Bachelo Pass.

How to Reach

By Air

Nearest Airport is Bhunter near Kullu from Manali side.

By Train

Chandigarh is the closest major Railway Station.

By Road

Well connected from Delhi, Chandighar, Amabala.


Dharamkot

A quaint little place near Dharamshala,  Dharamkot is a treat to your eyesight with beautiful views. Surrounded by Dhauladhar hills  Dharamkot is famous for the eateries & cafes here.

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This place maintains a village like vibe and yet has many upmarket spa hotels and hotels. This is a favored destination for many foriegners and backpackers as it’s serene and quite at all times in contrast  to the busting McLeod Ganj and Dharamshala.You can also learn drumming and yoga here.

Places to Visit

Bhagsu Falls, McLeod Ganj, Dal lake, Chamunda Devi Temple

How to Reach

By Air

Closet airport is at Dharamshala.

By Train

Jalandhar Railway Station.

By Road

Well connected from Delhi, Chandighar.


Pabbar Valley

A little visited superbly scenic valley, that offers amazing adventure activities like paragliding,  treks & hikes, rafting, nature walks for the less adventurous ones and many ancient little temples.

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This is the place to be if treks, ancient temples, legends and serene nature excites you.        

Places to Visit

Pabbar valley, Shiv temple, Pabbar river trek, hatu Peak, Hatu Mata Temple.

How to Reach

By Air

The closest airport is  Shimla airport. (85 Kms from Shimla)

By Train

Kalka Railway Station.

By Road

Well connected from Delhi, Chandighar and all other major cities of north India.


Spiti Valley

Rudyard Kipling described this place as ‘a world within a world‘.

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This remote and high altitude area is still quite unexplored and pristine. It offers you enthralling glacier view, scenic lakes, trekking , hiking jeep safaris, ancient monasteries , temples and  amazing local food.

Places to Visit

Lhalung Monastery, Key Monastery, Lossar , Komik, Dhankar Monastery, Chander Taal

How to Reach

By Air

The closest airport is  Kullu

By Road

Well connected by Roads from Delhi.


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