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Himachal Pradesh is blessed with the most enchanting hill stations of the country. We have handpicked 10 of the magical and most beautiful hill stations in Himachal Pradesh.

1. Shimla

The capital of Himachal Pradesh, also known as the ‘Queen of Hills’, Shimla is the most popular hill station visited by all walks of life. Whether traveling with family, friends, solo, or you are a newly married couple, this place has ample sightseeing spots with mesmerizing beauty that will make your trip memorable.

Popular Tourist Attractions in Shimla

  • The Mall Road

This hangout zone of Shimla is full of vibrant markets, some ancient shops from the time of British rule, and panoramic views of snow-covered mountain ranges where you can click some Instagram-worthy pictures.

  • Kali Bari Temple

This temple is located close to Shimla City mall and dedicated to Goddess Kali, popularly known as Goddess Shyamala by the locals.

  • Jakhoo Hill

Located at a height of 800 M above the seal level, this is the highest point in Shimla. Jakhoo hill has the popular Hanuman temple and Jakhoo temple.

  • The Ridge
  • Christ Church
  • Chadwick Falls
  • Summer Hill
  • Annandale
  • Indian Institute of Advanced Studies
  • Tara Devi Temple
  • Shimla State Museum

Best Time to visit : October to June

2. Manali

Manali also known as ‘India’s Honeymoon Capital’ is a perfect escape for couples as well as thrill seekers. This hill station has plenty of options to offer and enjoy nature’s beauty. With breathtaking views, magnificent valleys, and dense forests of oak, pine, deodar, and snow capped mountains, Manali is one of the most beautiful hill stations in Himachal Pradesh located at the northern end of Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh.

Manali is a perfect spot for trekkers too. There are great rafting options for water lovers, and various adventure activities like paragliding, skiing, zorbing and horse riding.

If you are willing to experience snow, you can plan a trip to Manali during January and February. If you are fortunate, you may experience snowfall too

Apart from Manali, there are various places in India where you can experience snowfall. Snow lovers must check out 7 best places to see snowfall in India.

Popular places to visit in Manali

  • Old Manali
  • Solang Valley
  • Jogini Waterfall
  • Srtan Valley
  • Rohtang Pass

Please Note:

You are advised to check the weather conditions before heading towards this beautiful hill station.

Due to excessive rainfall and harsh weather conditions, Rohtang Pass might remain closed from November to April.

Adventure activities like river rafting and paragliding are bound to get canceled at the last moment due to unpredictable weather conditions.

Feel free to consult our Customized tour Specialist to know the current and forecasted weather situations of Manali and nearby surroundings.

Best Time to visit: October to June

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3. Dalhousie

Dalhousie was one of the most-loved summer destinations of Britishers during their colonial era. Established in 1854, Dalhousie is loved for its amazing waterfalls, mesmerizing natural landscape, dense forests, meadows, snow-capped peaks of the Dhauladhar ranges. pine-clad valleys, and cloudy mountains.

Popular Places to visit in Dalhousie

  • Khajjiar
  • Satdhara Falls
  • Chamela lake
  • Ganji Pahari Trek
  • Panchpula
  • Kalatop Wild Sanctuary

Best Time to visit: Throughout the year

4. Mcleodganj

Mcleodganj is another popular hill station in Himachal Pradesh that attracts tourists throughout the year, famous for its Tibetan culture, monasteries, and ancient temples, greenery, and nature treks. This place is a perfect blend of spirituality, serenity, and adventure and gives a lifetime experience to tourists of all walks of life. Mcleodganj is also a perfect spot for trekkers offering trekking activities at Triund Trek, Kareri Lake Trek, and Thatharana Trek.

Popular Places to visit in Mcleodganj

  • Bhagsu Falls
  • Namgyal Monastery
  • Bhagsunag Temple
  • Dal Lake
  • Naddi View Point
  • Triund

Best Time to visit: Throughout the year

Please Note: It is advisable to avoid visiting this place during monsoons (July to August)

5. Kullu

Kullu is generally coupled with Manali and is best known for hiking, trekking, river rafting, and paragliding. Kullu is also known as the “Valleys of Gods” blessed with apple orchards, snow clad mountains, and deodar trees.

To avoid last-minute hustle-bustle, book river rafting and other adventure activities in Kullu with Custom Tours India.

Places to visit in Kullu

  • Raghunath Temple
  • Naggar
  • Great Himalayan National Park
  • Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery
  • Manikaran

Best Time to Visit: October to June

Please Note: Kullu is famous for the ‘Kullu Dussehra Festival’ which happens mostly in October.

6. Kufri

Kufri is a peculiar hill town located approximately 20 Km away from Shimla. This little hill town has pleasant summer weather and winter snowfall and is visited by tourists almost at all times of the year. This place experiences great snowfall from November to March and is considered to be the best time to visit Kufri.

Popular places to visit in Kufri

  • Mahasu Peak
  • Kufri Zoo
  • Kufri Fun World
  • Green Valley
  • Yak rides in Kufri
  • Skiing in Kufri

Best Time to Visit: November to March

7. Bir Billing

If you want to experience the country’s best paragliding in the land of Tibetian monasteries, Bir Billing is the right destination for you. Situated in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, the town Bir is also known as the town for meditation and spiritual studies and is famous for delivering thrilling paragliding experiences to visitors. The Bir town is divided into two sections- one is located down from Chowgan village and the other part is quite greener known as Upper Bir.

Things to do in Bir Billing: Paragliding

Popular Places to visit in Bir Billing

  • Chokling Monastery
  • Gunehar Waterfall
  • Dharmalya Institute
  • Bir Market
  • Palpung Sherabling Monastery

To book packages for Paragliding with Mountain Biking in Bir Billing and Dharamshala and Bir Billing Group/Solo/Couple tour in Volvo, give us a shout. Our Customized tour Specialist will offer you the best package.

Best Time to Visit Bir Billing

  • If you are planning to do Paragliding in Bir, there are two seasonal times to visit.From March to May
    From Late September to November
  • And if you want to enjoy the pleasant weather of this stunning Himachal Pradesh Tour and Paragliding is not your thing, you may plan during April to June.

To know the upcoming Bir Billing weather, connect with our travel experts.

8. Spiti Valley

Head towards one of the coldest places in the country with snow-crowned mountains and long winding roads, Spiti Valley is home to dozens of monasteries. This beautiful hill station of Himachal Pradesh receives only 250 days (approx) of sunshine throughout the year. Spiti is the right place for adventure lovers offering a no. of trekking trails where you can enjoy scenic views of the Himalayan mountains.

Please Note:

Self-drive should be avoidable at all costs. It is advisable to travel via bus to reach your destination.

Popular Places to visit in Spiti Valley

  • Chandratal Lake
  • Key Monastery
  • Kunzum Pass
  • Tabo Monastery
  • Sarchu
  • Dhankar Monastery

Best Time to visit: Mid-March to Mid-October

9. Kasol

This little village and hill station of Himachal Pradesh is located along the banks of the river Parvati and is swiftly gaining recognition as a popular hub for backpackers, trekkers, and nature lovers. Kasol is the only place where you can enjoy Israeli food as this place is populated with people from Israel. Sit and enjoy the delicious food amidst misty mountains and dark green forests.

Book a package for the Kasol trip with the Kheerganja trek.

Places to visit in Kasol

  • Manikaran Sahib
  • Malana
  • Parvati River
  • Chalal
  • Tosh

Best Time to visit: October to June

10. Kasauli

This cozy little hill station of Himachal Pradesh is located on the way from Chandigarh to Shimla in the Solan district. Kasauli is famous for peaceful holidays and a refreshing leisure time to travelers, a serene environment, amazing viewpoints, hiking trails, cedar trees, pine forests, and natural marvels.

Places to visit in Kasauli

  • Monkey Point
  • Mall Road
  • Gilbert Trail
  • Sunset Point Kasauli
  • Christ Church
  • Toy train ride
  • Gurkha Fort

Best Time to visit: April to June and September to November

Other popular Hill stations to visit in Himachal Pradesh

  • Palampur
  • Chamba
  • Kalpa
  • Tirthan Valley
  • Kangra
  • Chail
  • Narkanda
  • Kinnaur
  • Dharamshala
  • Nahan
  • Mashobra
  • Mandi
  • Sangla
  • Shoghi
  • Tattapani
  • Kaza
  • Shojha
  • Parwanoo

There are numerous beautiful hill stations in Himachal Pradesh with breathing views. In this blog, we have enlisted almost all the hill stations, whether big or small. If there is something, we’ve missed out, drop the name in the comment section below. We’ll be happy to know about the newly discovered place.

The northern part of India has beautiful hill stations with stunning views but South India also has dozens of beautiful hill stations with sparkling lakes and magnificent landscapes. If planning a trip to South India, Explore the best five hill stations in South India and our tailor-made itinerary of Exotic Kerala Tour.

Experience Pure Bliss and Explore the Famous Hill Stations of Himachal Pradesh

Sit back and chill in the lap of nature, and enjoy panoramic views of snow-clad mountains, serene rivers, meadows, and dense forests with delicious food. This year beat the heat by planning a trip to the popular hill stations of Himachal Pradesh.

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