Nestled amidst the majestic Himalayan range, Himachal Pradesh is one of the best tourist places in India. Featuring snow-capped mountains, lush green valleys and dense forests, it oozes natural beauty and serenity. In addition to its mesmerising landscapes, the state is widely known for its vibrant culture and delicious cuisines. Moreover, offering a range of thrilling adventure activities to indulge in, it is a paradise for adrenaline junkies. Attracting hundreds of thousands of tourists all round the year, it is home to some of the most incredible tourist places in the country. So, here is a list of tourist places in Himachal Pradesh.
If you are looking for an off-beat destination still unspoiled by the hordes of tourists, Raison is just the place for you. Situated on the banks of River Beas, it flaunts breathtaking landscapes featuring thick greenery, gushing streams and rocky mountains. Besides, this tourist spot is packed with several remarkable camping grounds. Moreover, it is home to some amazing cottages and homestays like SaffronStays Snowdrop, Raison and SaffronStays Persimmon House, Raison. In fact, those enjoying a comfortable stay at these villas can also choose to explore places to visit nearby like Kullu.
Price: INR 5500/- onwards
Enjoy a scenic road trip from Delhi or Chandigarh as you head to Manali: one of the most popular tourist place in the entire Himachal Pradesh. Featuring snow-capped mountains, towering trees and pleasant weather, it is a perfect destination for everyone including couples on their honeymoon, adventurers looking to enjoy a solo trip and those travelling with friends or family. Offering the most magnificent views of the Dhauladhar and the Pir Panjal ranges, Manali is home to a large number of tourist attractions such as Mall Road, Jogini Waterfall, Hadimba Temple, Parvati Valley and Arjun Gufa. Moreover, it has several nearby places to visit like Kullu, Solang, Rohtang, Manikaran, Khirganga and Malana. Additionally, when you are in Manali, you can choose to stay in one of its awesome private homestays like SaffronStays The Mont Arcadia, Manali, SaffronStays The Amlyn, Manali, SaffronStays Monarch Manor, Manali and SaffronStays Kesar Villa, Manali.
Price: INR 4950/- onwards
Serving as the capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is definitely the most popular must-visit place in the beautiful state. Located 115 kms away from Chadigarh, the city features striking colonial architecture, breathtaking scenic beauty and pleasant weather, it is an awe-inspiring tourist spot that attracts thousands of travellers all through the year. It houses a large number of famous tourist attractions such as Mall Road, Lord Hanuman’s Temple, Viceregal Lodge and Annandale. While in Shimla, you can opt for staying at a luxurious private cottage like SaffronStays Hardy’s Hideaway, Shimla. During your stay, you can also visit the nearest tourist places like Tattapani, Solan and Mashobra.
Price: INR 4950/- onwards
For those looking to enjoy a retreat away from noisy crowds and the chaos of city life, visiting Gushaini can be a great idea. Situated in the gorgeous Tirthan Valley of Kullu, this destination is widely known for its rustic setting, marvellous landscapes and idyllic atmosphere. Serving as a heaven for adventure enthusiasts, it is full of incredible camping spots and trekking trails. Flaunting roaring rivers and majestic mountains,and lovely orchards full of peaches, pears and apricots, it is a delight for nature lovers. When in Gushaini, you can explore amazing tourist spots like Himalayan National Park, Rolla, Sarchi and Kamala Village and Sarloskar Lake. Those looking to experience a memorable vacation here can choose to stay in the luxurious SaffronStays Tragopan, Gushaini.
Price: INR 6250/- onwards
Oozing serenity and natural beauty, Barog is a spectacular tourist place in Himachal Pradesh, located close to Shimla. This lush green hill station is lined with towering oak and pine trees, enhancing its visual appeal. Nestled amidst the mighty Himalayas, it is steeped in vibrant traditions and pre-colonial history. Situated at an altitude of around 1560 m, it is an excellent place for those looking to indulge in exciting activities like trekking and camping. Moreover, it is home to several fabulous tourist attractions like Choor Chandni Peak, Karol Tibba, Dagshai, Grave of Barog, Dolanji Bon Monastery and Sholoni Devi Temple. Also, you can make your trip here all the more memorable by choosing to stay at the beautiful SaffronStays Grandview Haven, Barog.
Price: INR 18000/- onwards
Another one of the most incredible tourist places in Himachal Pradesh is Dharamshala. With a vibrant culture, amazing weather and picturesque landscapes, it is just the place for a relaxing vacation in the lap of nature. Also referred to as ‘Little Lhasa of India’, it is renowned for having served as the holy residence of the Dalai Lama. It flaunts a number of spectacular tourist attractions such as Kangra Fort, Bhagsunath Temple, Bhagsu Falls, Kangra Art Museum, Dalai Lama Temple Complex and Kangra Valley. Moreover, you can choose to explore the nearest tourist spots like Khajjiar, Bir Billing and Palampur. It is within a driveable distance from Chandigarh.
Counted amongst the most serene and beautiful tourist spots in Himachal Pradesh, the idyllic hill town of Kasauli is situated very close to the outskirts of Haryana and Punjab. Serving as the perfect getaway destination for those looking for some peace and quiet, it houses several awesome places to visit such as Anglican Church, Monkey Point, Gilbert Trail, Sunset Point, Gurkha Fort, Shirdi Sai Baba Temple and Central Research Library. During your trip, you can also explore the nearby places to visit including Parwanoo and Solan.
If you are an adrenaline junkie always seeking the thrill of an adventure, Bir Billing is the best tourist place in Himachal Pradesh for you. Nestled amidst lush green landscapes, snow-capped peaks and rolling valleys, it is a prominent hub for a plethora of adventure activities such as paragliding, trekking, mountain biking and hang gliding. In addition to being a paradise for adventure buffs, it is also an excellent destination for those looking to enjoy sightseeing. It houses several amazing tourist attractions such as Vaidyanath, Palampur Tea Cooperative and Buddhist monasteries in Choggan, Bhattu and Chauntra Bhattu colony.
Home to so many breathtaking tourist destinations, Himachal Pradesh is undoubtedly a dream come true for travellers from all walks of life. So, make your trip an unforgettable one by exploring one or more of the above-mentioned tourist places in the state. Also, stay at one of the gorgeous SaffronStays private villas to make your vacation as luxurious and pleasant as possible.