Top Winter Destinations to Visit in Himachal Pradesh – Queen of Hills and Hinterlands
Situated in the western Himalayas surrounded by majestic mountains and having its namely meaning as the ‘Land of Snows’, Himachal Pradesh, which is the state of India, is best as a winter honeymoon destination in India. The hill stations of Kullu, Manali, Shimla, Dalhousie, Dharamshala and McLeodganj are perfect for adventure sports to take the enjoyment of snowfall. Top places to visit in Himachal Pradesh in winter are as follows:
Kullu – Valley of Gods
Located on the banks of the Beas River and mostly heard along with the name Manali, Kullu, which was previously called Kulanthpitha meaning ‘the end of the habitable world’, is one of the most frequented tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh. Also famous as the ‘Valley of Gods’, Kullu Valley is the magical land, which is home to some leading spots such as Basheshwar Mahadev Temple, Sultanpur Palace, Raison, Parvati Valley, Raghunathji Temple, Bijli Mahadev Temple, Shoja, Jagatsukh Temple, Karrain and so on. Some of the adventure sports available here Para Gliding, white water rafting, skiing, angling, mountaineering, trekking, etc.
Manali – Gateway to Lahaul Valley
Also called the Switzerland of India, Manali offers panoramic views of the snow-laden mountains. The famous tourist attractions of Manali are Hadimba Devi Temple, Beas River, Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley, Jogini Waterfall, Beas Kund, Jana Falls, Pin Valley National Park, Rahala Falls, Sulfur Springs in Vashishth Village, Vashishth Temple, German Bakery on Mall Road, Manu Temple, Tibetan Monastery and so on.
Shimla – Queen of Hill Stations
Also referred to as the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’, Shimla is the state capital city of Himachal Pradesh. The leading tourist spots in Shimla are Shimla State Museum, the Ridge, Summer Hill, Jakhoo Hill, Daranghati Sanctuary, Indian Institute of Advance Studies, Naldehra and Shaily Peak, Kufri, Christ Church, Chadwick Falls, Wild Flower Hall, Annandale, the Mall Road, Tara Devi Temple, Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Catholic Church, Viceregal Lodge, Ice Skating Rink, etc. One of the most charming experiences in Shimla is the toy train ride.
Dalhousie – Scotland of India
Located in Chamba district and spread across five hills, the hill station of Dalhousie named after Lord Dalhousie, which is also called the ‘Scotland of India’, is popular among the tourists for being home to the four churches of St. Patrick’s Church, St. Andrew’s Church, St. John Church, St. Francis Church. Still holding a variety of colonial architecture, it is another township, which was founded by the British. This destination is also home to Laxmi Narayan Temple dedicated to Lord Vishu. The major tourist attractions in Dalhousie are Ganji Pahari, Panchpula, Sach Pass, Garam Sadak, Subhash Baoli, Bakrota Hills, Kalatop, Dainkund Peak, etc.
Apart from these, the state of Himachal Pradesh is home to other winter destinations such as Dharamshala, McLeodganj, Kufri, Chail, Kasauli, Kasol, Chamba, Kangra and so on. Here, you can enjoy your tour with your beloved to get the pleasure of your life.
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