Unspoilt Treasures of Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is a northernmost Indian state located in the Himalayas. The state is famous for its trekking, climbing and skiing and scenic mountain towns. You can find here many Buddhist temples and monasteries reflecting its strong Tibetan presence. There are many beautiful tourist destinations here which have not got much popularity as they really deserve. You can find here some of those unnoticed treasures of Himachal Pradesh. Shoghi Shoghi is a small unspoilt hill station of Shimla. The place is just 13 kms off the Shimla – Ambala National Highway. Shoghi welcomes its visitors with its picturesque green hill tops, beautiful silvery streams, and timely arranged pine trees. The main adventure activities offered by this destination are rappelling, rock climbing, valley crossing and commando rope walking. Travellers can also enjoy hiking in forests, night trekking and bonfires. Narkanda [caption id="attachment_1429" align="alignnone" width="294"]snowskiing Snow Skiing in Narkanda[/caption] Narkanda is a peaceful tourist place located about 65 kms from Shimla. Travellers can enjoy hiking up the snow covered mountain ranges and apple orchards and ski courses. The place offers peace and serenity in midst of scenic natural views and plenty of adventure activities. Barot [caption id="attachment_1430" align="alignnone" width="300"]barot Barot[/caption] Barot is a village located in the Mandi district of the State. This tourist place is located on the banks of the Uhl river. The evergreen deodar forests, Dev Pashakot temple, Nargu Wildlife Santuary are the main tourist attractions of this wonderful place. Tourists can enjoy adventure activities such as angling and trekking here. Chanshal Pass [caption id="attachment_1431" align="alignnone" width="259"]chanshal pass Chanshal pass[/caption] Chanshal Pass is an amazing tourist destination for jeep rides. The pass sits atop the 4,520 metres high Chanshal Peak in Shimla. This is also a bike rider’s paradise. Chanshal Pass remains open only from May to October. Vashisht [caption id="attachment_1432" align="alignnone" width="300"]vashisht hot water Vashisht hot water spring[/caption] Vashisht is a village in Kullu district of the State. The place is located about 6 kms from Manali. Vashisht was named after Rishi Vashisht, one of the seven Hindu sages. The main place to visit here is the Vashisht temple. The temple is famous for hot springs believed to have medicinal values. There are natural hot water springs as well as Turkish type baths built by Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation. Chalal Chalal is a calm and scenic village located at a distance of just 20 minutes walk from Kasol. Visitors are provided with homely night stay by the native families. It is alos close to the famous Kheerganga trek. Salogra Salogra is located at a distance of 5.3 kms from Solan district. The main attractions of the place are the picturesque green surroundings, magnificent hills and scenic villages. The other added tourist attraction here is the trek through the snow-clad pine and deodar forests and the Barog temple. Spiti Valley [caption id="attachment_1433" align="alignnone" width="300"]OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Key Monastery Spiti Valley[/caption] Trekking and Jeep safaris are the main tourist attractions here. The place is popularly known as Spiti Little Tibet Valley. There are many Tibetan monasteries here. You can also stay at peaceful monasteries here. Palampur [caption id="attachment_1434" align="alignnone" width="300"]palampur Palampur[/caption] Palampur is a beautiful hill station in the Kangra district. The main tourist attractions here are the Devi Latti Jakhni temple, Bundla falls, Old Vindhyavasini temple, Mata Bandla Devi’s temple. The hill station is surrounded by tea gardens and beautiful pine forests. The place is located in near proximity to Dhauladhar Mountains.

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