Himachal Pradesh is the most favourite tourist destination for all seasons. Summers are pleasant and winters are enjoyable in Himachal Pradesh. Himachal Padesh has easy access for people especially from Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Jammu. However Himachal Pradesh is visited by people from all parts of the world. You will find many Hill Stations in Himachal Pradesh. The people can Plan summer vacations in Himachal and also Plan to visit Himachal Pradesh in Winters as well.
Though there are hunderds of places to visit in Himachal but The bset Hill Stations in Himachal Pradesh and the best places to visit in Himachal include.
1. Shimla: The capital city of Himachal is also called as queen of hills and is a capital of Himachal. Reaching Shimla is very easy. It is very well connected by road train and air. From Delhi number of buses ply to Shimla and it is just eight an hour journey.
Broad Guage trains are available till Kalka near Chandigarh. The journey via toy train from Kalka to Shimla is amazing. There are over 100 tunnels on the way and it is very enjoyable.
Shimla has many tourist attractions, the most famous being the Mall Road. Another attractions are Jakhu temple, Lakkar Bazaar and Kufri. Naldera is yet another not to miss destination which has the oldest Golf course.
2. Dharamshala: One of the most beautiful hill stations is situated in Kangra Valley. Dharamshala is an amazing and cool town that is extremely beautiful hill town. Dharamshala is divided into two parts Upper and Lower Dharamshala. It is also a summer capital of Himachal Pradesh.
There are many places in Dharamshala to visit like Mcleodganj, Bhagsu Nag Temple, Water fall, Naddi, Talnu and Narghota Villages. The pollution free and cool atmosphere is liked by the tourists.
Dharamshala has also many Pilgrimage places which are quite accessible like Chamunda Devi Temple, Jwalaji Temple, Brajeshwari Temple in Kangra, Kunal Pathari Mata Temple.
Dharamshala is well connected by road from Delhi and all major cities of Punjab.
Nearest airport is gaggal airport which is 10 Kms from Dharamshala. Daily flight is available from Delhi-Dharamshala.
3. Manali: Kullu Manali are the beautiful attractions in Himachal, Manali is a favourite destination for Honey Mooners.
It is an amazing hill station on the banks of rive Beas. lot of adventure sports like river rafting, rock climbing, river crossing, trekking are available in Manali.
Rohtang Pass near opens in the month of May is another destination for snow lovers. Rohtang is around 60 Kms on Manali - Leh Highway and the journey from Manali to Rohtang itself is truly enjoyable.
If you have a spare time trip to Leh Laddakh via Rohatang and Kelang is advisable from Manali.
Again Very well connected by road and air. Nearest airport is in (Bhuntar)Kullu around 30 kms from Manali.
4. Dalhousie Kahjiar and Chamba: For people who love nature and peace Chamba is not to miss. It is a small hill town and still not explored much by the tourists.
Dalhousie was the favorite spot for the Britishers. High mountains and Deodar treea add to its beauty.
Khajiar with its picturesque locations and natural beauty falls on the way from Dalhousie to Chamba.
Nearest broad gauge railway station is Pathankot. Dalhousie and Chamba is well connected by road from Pathankot and other major cities of Himachal. The distance of Dalhousie from Pathankot is 70 Kms.
Other famous Hill Stations in Himachal Pradesh
Kasauli ( 2 Hour drive from Chandigarh),
Palampur ( 1 hour drive from Dharamshala),
Solan ( 1 hour drive from Chandigarh),
Chail ( 2 Hours drive from Chandigarh),
Kinnaur ( 8 hrs drive from Shimla),
Lahul Spiti ( 10 hrs drive from Manali),
Mani karanand (2 hours drive from Manali)
In Peak summer season always book your hotels for Himachal trip in advance. You can also book your bus tickets for Himachal online at the official website of Himachal Tourism