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38 Hill Stations to explore in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh (meaning "snow-laden province") is situated in the Western Himalayas. Himachal Pradesh is spread across valleys with many perennial rivers flowing through them. Almost 90% of the state's population lives in rural areas. Agriculture, horticulture, hydropower, and tourism are important constituents of the state's economy.

Annadale
AnnadaleAnnadale, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171003, India

A flat terrain in Shimla, Annandale has been developed as the playground of the city. It is located approximately 3 kilometers away from the Ridge and is used to play cricket and to organize picnics, Golf, and Polo. It is quite a scenic spot as it gives a picturesque view of the Shimla city and its surroundings are occupied by deodar trees, oak trees, etc. Annandale is famous because earlier the British used this as a play ground for racing, polo, cricket and other entertaining activities.

Baralacha La Pass
Baralacha La PassBaralacha La Pass, Himachal Pradesh 175132

Baralacha La Pass is a high mountain pass in the Zanskar range connecting Lahaul to Leh. The Bhaga river originated from the Surta taal lake, which is situated a few kilometers from the pass towards Manali.

Barot
BarotBarot, Himachal Pradesh 175013, India

Barot is a mesmerizingly beautiful village located in the serene valleys of Mandi District in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is a new found tourist destination and is located about 67 kilometers away from Mandi. If you are a backpacker, this destination is perfect to backpack through for a day or so. The scenic landscapes are captivating, and the unpolluted air draws travelers from across the world for sightseeing and much more.

Chail
ChailChail, Himachal Pradesh 173217, India

Chail is one of the popular hill stations situated in the vicinity of Solan. Chail was the summer capital of Maharaja Adhiraj Bhupinder Singh of Patiala. The most important attraction of Chail is the Chail Sanctuary which covers an area of about 110 km, around the township. It was declared a sanctuary in 1976. This sanctuary is noted for its Chir Pheasant Breeding and Rehabilitation centre which was introduced to increase the number of Chir birds in the area.

Chanderkhani Pass
Chanderkhani PassChanderkhani Pass, Himachal Pradesh 175130

Chandrakhani Pass is one of the most beautiful and serene pass, at an altitude of 3660 m located in the Kullu valley. Chandrakhani Pass offers fabulous views of the Deo Tibba peak, Pir Panjal and Parbati range of mountains. The trek is one of the most beautiful treks that introduces the traveler to the remote, hilly cultures of Himachal Pradesh. The scenic beauty of the Kullu valley and the mountain peaks that dot that horizon is a treat for the nature lover throughout the journey.

Chandra Taal
Chandra TaalChandra Taal, Himachal Pradesh 175140

Chandra Taal lake is on the Samudra Tapu plateau, which overlooks Chandra river. The name of the lake originates from its crescent shape. It is at an altitude of about 4,300 metres. Chandra Taal is a tourist destination for trekkers and campers.

Chitkul
ChitkulChitkul, Himachal Pradesh 172109, India

The least inhabited village on the Indo-Tibetan border, Chitkul is found on the bank of Baspa River. It is the last point in India till where one can travel without a permit. The village is a perfect retreat for the travelers who are looking for a break from crowd and chaos and turns to a perfect bliss for the sparse population over the region. The village remains almost covered with snow during the winter season.

Delhousie Hill Station
Delhousie Hill StationMoti Tiba, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh 176304, India

Dalhousie is a hill station full of colonial charm that holds lingering echoes of the Raj. Spread out over five hills (Kathlog Potreys, Tehra, Bakrota & Bolun) the town is named after the 19th century British governor general Lord Dalhousie. The town’s varying altitude shades it with a variety of vegetation that includes stately grooves of pines, deodars, oaks and flowering rhododendrons. Rich in colonial architecture, the town preserves some beautiful churches.

Dhankar Lake
Dhankar LakeDhankar Lake, Dhar Nipti, Himachal Pradesh 172113

Dhankar Lake lies after a steep trek of 45 minutes. Though the trek seems an easy hike, it is quite difficult. The loose pebbles and the crisp mountain air make you breathless within a few seconds. Dhankar Lake can be reached after a quite strenuous trek. You would want to quit and not continue with your climb but the surprise you get once you reach the lake is beyond words. The breathtaking expanse of cerulean waters is set against the backdrop of snow covered peaks.

Green Valley, Shimla
Green Valley, ShimlaKufri, Himachal Pradesh 171012, India

Green Valley is a picnic spot in Shimla, the summer capital of India during the British regime. It lies on National Highway 22, 7 km away from Shimla on the way to Kufri Hill station. This site is easily noticeable for those who are travelling from Shimla to Kufri. As the name suggests this valley surrounded by small mountains with pine forests is as green as one can imagine.

Hamirpur
HamirpurHamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India

Hamirpur is located in the Lower West Central Outer Himalayas at an average elevation of 790 M above sea level . Far northern High Altitude Dhauladhar Ranges overlook the city. Hamirpur is a rapidly developing City in Himachal Pradesh with New Entrepreneurship and Modern Construction. It is also a major junction on National Highway 3 While National Highway 103 starts at Here . Hamirpur is Famous for its High literacy rate , Educational Institutions and Traditional Festival Of Hamir Utsav .

Hamta Pass
Hamta PassLahaul And Spiti, Himachal Pradesh 175140, India

Hamta Pass lies at an altitude of 4270 m . It is a small corridor between Lahaul's Chandra valley and Kullu valley of Himachal pradesh.The nomenclature of the trek was derived from Hamta Village, located below Sethan village, as part of the trek route. This pass is frequently used by shepherds of the lower Himalayan region, seeking high altitude grasslands in the summer, when the dry cold desert of Lahaul is barren.

Hatu Peak
Hatu PeakHatu Peak, Himachal Pradesh 171225

Hatu Peak is the highest peak in the entire Shimla district, located in Narkanda. Surrounded by majestic mountains and covered in a dense green blanket of sky-touching cedar and fir, Hatu Peak may just be paradise on earth. The forest is a mixed one, comprising a varied population of deodar, fir, spruce, cedar, and blue pine; but is mostly renowned for its colorful apple orchards. The Hatu Mata Temple rests atop the hill on Hatu Peak and holds great religious significance to the locals.

Indrahar Pass Trail
Indrahar Pass TrailIndrahar Pass Trail, Dhar Alangari, Himachal Pradesh 176219, India

A high mountain pass in the Dhauladhar Range of Himalaya, Indrahar Pass is located at an altitude of 4342 m. This alpine pass forms the border between Kangra and Chamba districts of Himachal Pradesh. Indrahar Pass runs down to the west of Mon Peak and is a notch in the skyline on the high ridge. The pass is a part of a popular trekking route from Dharamshala and attracts substantial trekkers

Kalpa
KalpaKalpa, Himachal Pradesh 172108, India

Kalpa is a small town in the Sutlej river valley which is well known for its apple orchards. This is a beautiful village to inhibit and there are so many small locations to see.

Kamrunag Lake
Kamrunag LakeKamrunag Lake, Kamru Nag, Himachal Pradesh 175031

The Kamrunag Lake is one of the many places on earth that baffles the intellect of an average human. It is not an ordinary lake but one that has uncountable wealth stored in its bed. Located in Mandi. the Kamrunag Lake is an oasis for a spiritually-parched soul.

Khajjiar  hillstation
Khajjiar hillstationKhajjiar, Himachal Pradesh 176314, India

Khajjar is a hill station in the Chamba district. It sits on a small plateau with a small stream-fed lake in the middle that has been covered over with weeds. The hill station is surrounded by meadows and forests. It is about 6,500 feet (2,000 m) above sea level in the foothills of the Dhauladhar ranges

Kheerganga Trek
Kheerganga Trekkasol, Khir Ganga, Himachal Pradesh 175105, India

Kheerganga is located amidst the astounding Parvati Valley in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. Parvati Valley is considered the trekker’s paradise. Kheerganga is the most popular trek in Kasol 14 kilometres uphill from base camp. If you are a novice trekker, this is where you want to start.

Kothi
KothiKothi, Reckong Peo, Himachal Pradesh 172107, India

Kothi is also called Koshtampi is an ancient large village in tehsil Kalpa, little below the Kalpa and nearby Reckong Peo. The village is environed by the fields and fruit trees punctuated by vineyards. It is over shadowed by Kinner Kailash peak which forms a magnificent backdrops. The village with its attractive temple, tanks and gracious willows makes an altogether lovely landscape. The goddess Shuwang Chandika temple is in the village.

Manali
ManaliManali, Himachal Pradesh, India

Manali is a resort town nestled in the mountains of the indian state of himachal. This small town os the beginning of an ancient trade route to Ladakh and from there over the Karakoram pass. It is a popular tourist destination and serves as the gateway to Lahaul and Spiti district as well as Leh.

Map of Hill Stations to explore in Himachal Pradesh