Top 10 tourist places in himachal pradesh

01 – Manali

Manali is a high-altitude Himalayan resort town in India’s northern Himachal Pradesh state. It has a reputation as a exploring and honeymoon destination. It is also a jumping-off point for paragliding, rafting and mountaineering in the Pir Panjal mountains. It is known for its cool climate and snow-capped mountains. December end to January is the time when you can enjoy snowfall and the spectacular scenic white views of the surrounding mountains.

02 – Shimla

Shimla is the capital of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, in the Himalayan foothills. The town is famous for pleasant walking experiences on hillsides surrounded by pine and oak forests. This capital city of Himachal Pradesh is famous for The Mall, ridge, and toy train. With colonial style buildings, the town has relics of ancient past that lend it a distinct look.You can also see clear blue skies in summer, sprinkles of powdery snow in the winter, the spicy and earthy scent carried by pines, firs, cedars and oak trees. It is also known for the handicraft shops that line The Mall as well as the Lakkar Bazaar, a market specializing in wooden toys and crafts.

03 – Solang Valley

Solang Valley derives its name from combination of words Solang and Nallah. It is a side valley at the top of the Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh. It is known for its summer and winter sport conditions. Solang valley is also known as the ‘Snow Valley,’ which is famous for hosting various winter adventure sports like skiing, parachuting, paragliding, trekking, and mountaineering. This dazzling valley is one of the most beautiful sights in Manali and is located at an average altitude of 2,560 meters above sea level. The best time to visit in the months of April to December. The temperature at Solang Valley is ideal in the summer months and you will enjoy a number of adventurous activities.

04 – Jakhu Temple

Jakhu Temple is an ancient temple in Shimla, dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Hanuman. It is situated on Jakhu Hill, Shimla’s highest peak which is 2,455 metre above sea level. Dedicated to Lord Hanuman, it houses a 108-foot-tall idol of the deity. The Jakhu Ropeway is an aerial lift that links a point near the centre of Shimla to the temple. Jakhu Temple has an interesting legend behind it. It is said that a deadly arrow injured Lord Rama’s brother Lakshman when he was fighting the battle with the demon king Ravana. A priest diagnosed Lakshmana & said that he needed a particular Sanjeevani herb from the Himalayas to cure Lakshmana.Its construction was started in 2008 and completed in the year 2010, inaugurated by Abhishek Bachchan The statue is 108 feet tall and overlooks the city of Shimla.

05 – Rohtang La

Rohtang Pass is a high mountain pass on the eastern end of the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas around 51 km from Manali in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It connects the Kullu Valley with the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys of Himachal Pradesh. It is Known for its scenic beauty. The Pass offers beautiful sights of glaciers, peaks, Lahaul Valley and the Chandra River. The twin peaks of Geypan are also visible from Rohtang. This is on the watershed between the water basins of the Chenab River and the Beas River.

06 – Hadimba Devi Temple

Hidimba Devi Temple, locally known as Dhungari Temple, also known variously as the Hadimba Temple, is located in Manāli. It is an ancient cave temple dedicated to Hidimbi Devi, wife of Bhima, a figure in the Indian epic Mahābhārata. The Hidimba Devi temple was built in 1553 AD by Maharaja Bahadur Singh. The temple is built around a cave where Devi Hidimba performed meditation. It is one of the most revered temples in the Himalayas.

07 – The Great Himalayan National Park

The Great Himalayan National Park is a national park in India, situated in Kullu region in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The park was established in 1984 and is spread over an area of 1171 km²; altitudes within the park range between 1500 and 6000 metres. It is home to almost 350 species of flora and 800 species of fauna, some of which are endangered. The park shelters four of the world’s threatened species of mammals (snow leopard, serow, the Himalayan tahr and musk deer) and three of the world’s threatened bird species (Western tragopan, koklass, cheer pheasants).

08 – Chandra Taal

Chandra Tal is a lake in the Lahaul part of the Lahul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. Chandra Taal is near the source of the Chandra River. Despite the uneven and cold surroundings, it is protected with some flowers and wildlife in summer. According to Hindu mythology, Chandratal is the place where Indra, the King of Gods, came down on his chariot to transport Yudhishthira, eldest of the five Pandavas, in his mortal form to Swarga. Locals believe that fairies visit the lake at night. The best time to visit Chandratal Lake is in June month.

09 – Triund

Triund is a small hill station in the Kangra district in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Triund is a part of Dharamkot. Triund is at the foot of the Dhauladhar ranges and is at a height of 2,828 metres. Triund is a large land of green grass and pasture like. Triund is a very popular trekking spot. Triund attracts a lot of tourist every year from India and all over the world. Triund trek can be described as a tranquil trek which can be easily accomplished by almost all age groups.One can see the mighty Dhauladhar ranges just above the eyes.

10 – Parashar Lake

Prashar Lake is a freshwater lake located at an altitude of 2,730 metres in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. It lies 49 km east of the town of MandiIt contains a floating island inside it. This lake is known sloppy meadows, dense forest and the panoramic view of snow clad ranges of Dhauladhar. Its crystal clear water adds to the charm of this scenic spot. Traditionally, it is believed that the lake was formed as result of striking of rod (Gurj) by Rishi Prashar and water came out and took shape of the lake.

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