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Five Popular Hill Towns to Visit in Himachal Pradesh

By Sandeep Gupta Subscribe to RSS | January 18th 2012 | Views:
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Covered with snow capped Himalayan hill peaks the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh is a hot place of tourists for all kinds and tastes. There are ample of options available for travel and tourism in this state. Verdant natural beauty, beautiful lakes and valleys, rivers, adventure tourism, Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries are the most alluring options to explore over here. Himachal Pradesh is also one of the few places in the world having five distinct seasons as spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter. There are numbers of scenic hill towns located in its vicinity. Five most scenic of them are following.

Shimla

Famed as the “Queen of Hill Station: Shimla is one of the most visited hill town in India. It is surrounded by the virgin natural beauty and lush greenery. It was also the summer capital of India in British rule due to its cool climate and verdant beauty. The city still holds its pristine charm and a favorite tourist spot for myriad of travelers. Tourists can also visit several interesting places in and around Shimla including Dorje Drak Monastery, Jakhu Temple, The Ridge, The Mall, Lower Bazaar, Vice Regal Lodge, Christ Church, State Museum, etc.

Kullu Valley

The scenic Kullu Valley is largest valley in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. Beas River runs through the middle of this valley. They valley is the home of several scenic hill towns and also famed as the “Dev Bhumi” of “Valley of Gods”. It is covered with towering hill peaks with forests of Pine and Deodar trees and huge expanded Orchards of Apples. Raghunath Temple, Shringi Rishi Temple, Maha Devi Tirth Temple, Bijli Mahadev and Basheshwar Mahadev are the most interesting and important religious places to visit in its vicinity.

Dharamsala

The beautiful hill town set amid the towering hill peaks of Himalayan, Dharamshala is one of the most scenic places in whole Himachal Pradesh. It is also known as the home of the Dalai Lama. The hill station is a very romantic place to lose them in the lap of nature with your beloved one. Its tranquility and relax ambiance offer an ideal sitting to the couples to enjoy some quality time amid exceptional natural beauty. The place is also well known for adventure tourism like paragliding, skiing, mountaineering, fishing and much more.

Dalhousie

Set amid the dense forests of deodars and pine Dalhousie is a place with unique charm and beauty of nature. It is a breathtaking hill station and popular tourist spot of the state. It has winter-like cold climate throughout the year and also receives snowfalls in December and January months. It spreads over the five hill peaks on western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas. The region is also repository of ancient Hindu culture and art. Several temples and handicrafts are preserved in surroundings of this town.

Manali

It is one of the most popular hill towns of the state and well known for its natural beauty and significant snowfall. Famed as the Switzerland of India it is a favorite holiday destination of all kinds of travelers. The place has equally popular among honeymooners, nature lovers, winter sports, trekkers and adventure enthusiasts. On Tour to Manali tourists can explore several interesting places. Hadimba Devi Temple and Manu Temple, Vashist Temples and Hot Water Spring, Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley are the most popular and worth visit.

These are the five most popular hill towns of the state. If you are looking for a refreshing break from boring daily life routine, plan a trip of some of these destinations in next vacation. It will be really and refreshing break for you.

Sandeep Gupta - About Author:
Sandeep Gupta is an expert writer primarily focusing on travel and tourism related topics. He has written many articles for Package Tours to Shimla Manali and Manali Tours Package. Currently he is rendering his services to a reputable travel company in India.

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