Best Holiday Destinations in Himachal Pradesh

The north Indian state of Himalayan Mountain range has many of Best Holiday Destinations in Himachal Pradesh. As himalayan state has many beautiful and adventurous tourist attractions with natural beauty like Lakes, Waterfalls, Wildlife Parks, Glaciers, Hill Stations, Thrilling trekking routes, Spiritual Pilgrimages, etc 

Best Holiday Destinations in Himachal Pradesh


Manali valley is a beautiful Hill Station on the northern end of Kullu district. Valley is located on the bank of Beas river (Vyaas river) at an altitude of 1800 m (5,900 ft) to 2,050 m (6,726 ft) above sea level. It is surrounded by glaciers of Himalayan mountains and city is covered with snow in winters. 

Manali is famous for adventure activities and thrilling sports with lots of tourist attractions like Hot spring water, Lakes, Temples, Tibetan Monasteries, Glaciers, Treks, Waterfalls, etc. Hill Station is one of the best holiday destinations in Himachal Pradesh. City is the main gateway to Leh-Ladakh via valley of Lahaul and Spiti through Rohtang Pass.

Places to Visit in Manali: Rohtang Pass, Beas Kund, Hadimba Temple, Maa Sharvari Temple, Kalath Hot Water Springs, Vashist Hot Water Springs, Jogini Falls, Solang Valley, Jagatsukh, Rahala Waterfalls, Rozy Falls, Monasteries, Old Manali, Gauri Shankar Temple, Nehru Enfieldpoint, Kothi, The Manali Gompa, Naggar, Krishna Temple (Thava), Zana Falls, Log Hut Area & Club House, Bhrigu Lake, Pandoh Dam, Manali 

Trekking Routes in Manali: Deo Tibba Base Camp Trek, Friendship Peak Trek, Hampta Pass Trek, Chandrakhani Pass Trek, Beas Kund Trek.

Adventure Activities in Manali: Hot Water Spring, Wildlife Jungle Safari, Boating, Skiing, River Rafting, Zorbing, Trekking, Snow Scootering, River Crossing, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Paraglinding.

Ambala Cantt Railway Station: 340 Km

Una Railway Station: 247 Km

Kiratpur Sahib Railway Station: 236

Kalka Railway Station: 280 Km

Kullu-Manali Airport: 50.5 Km

Chandigarh Airport: 310 Km

New Delhi: 555 Km

Shimla: 250 Km


Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh is most famous Hill Station for honeymoon couples located at an altitude of 2,276 m (7,467 ft) above sea level. A lot of tourists visit city in Summer and winter Vacations, or on Christmas and New year eve for enjoying snowfall which makes it Best Holiday Destinations in Himachal Pradesh.

Shimla boundaries are linked with Uttarakhand state on south-east side, Kinnaur district on east side, Solan and Sirmaur on west side, Mandi and Kullu district on north end. The city has very old history with many monuments and now has administration buildings for governance of Himachal Pradesh.

Places to Visit in Shimla: The Mall, Jakhu Temple, State Museum, Photo Art Gallery, Chadwick Falls, Jakhoo Hill, Dorje Drag Monastery, The Ridge, Christ Church, Lower Bazaar, Viceregal Lodge, Shimla Water Catchment Sanctuary, Hip Hip Hurray Amusement Park, Kufri Fun World, Tara Devi, The Ridge, Chail.

Trekking Routes in Shimla: Banjar Trek, Jalori Pass Trek, Narkanda Trek, Chakrata Trek.

Adventure Activities in Shimla: Wildlife Jungle Safari, Boating, Skiing, Zorbing, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, Ice Skating Rink.

Kalka-Shimla Toy Train

Ambala Cantt Railway Station: 148 Km

Kalka Railway Station: 87 Km

Chandigarh Airport: 123 Km

New Delhi: 358 Km

Chandigarh: 113 Km


Dharamshala got its name from traditional rest house for pilgrimage near spiritual destinations, which means “a spiritual dwelling”. Second capital of Himachal pradesh is Dharamshala located at an elevation of 1,065 m (3,494 ft) to 2,352 m (7,717 ft) above sea level. It lies in upper hills of Kangra Valley around dense forest of Deodar cadar trees. Dharamshala is a city of Dalai Lamba famous for its great Tibetan culture and traditions.

McLeodGanj is one of the Best Holiday Destinations in Himachal Pradesh which lies in upper region of Dharamshala is located at an elevation of 2,082 m (6,831 ft) above sea level. It lies in Dhauladhar Range of Himalayan mountains on foot of highest peak “Hanuman ka Tibba”, at height of 5,693 m (18,500 ft). McLeodGanj is base camp to many exciting trekking routes like Bhagsu Fall Trek and Triund Trek.

Places to Visit in Dharamshala: Naam Art Gallery, Tsuglagkhang Complex, Tibet Museum, Tibetan Library, Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, Bhagsunag Fall, Kunal Pathari, Dharamkot, Peak Art Gallery, Ghoomakad.

Places to Visit in McLeodGanj: St. John in the Wilderness, Dal Lake, Bhagsu Nath, Bhagsu Falls.

Trekking Routes in Dharamshala-McLeodGanj: Toral Pass Trek, Across Bhimghasutri Pass Trek, Bleni Pass Trek, Dhauladhar Range Trek, Kareri Lake Trek, Triund-Thatri Trek, Dal Lake Trek, Indrahar Pass Trek, Bhagsu Waterfall Trek, Naddi Trek, Talnu Trek.

Adventure Activities in Dharamshala-McLeodGanj: Wildlife Jungle Safari, Swimming, Skiing, Zorbing, Trekking, Hiking, Rock Climbing.

Pathankot Railway Station: 85.5 Km

Una Railway Station: 121 Km

Hoshiarpur Railway Station: 121 Km

Kangra-Dharamshala Airport: 15 Km

Pathankot Airport: 90 Km

Shimla: 238 Km

New Delhi: 490 Km


Dalhousie is a very quite hill station located in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh at a height of 2,000 m (6,561 ft). The meadow is very famous picnic spot among trekkers, hikers, couples and adventure lovers. It has many beautiful natural water lakes, waterfalls, wildlife sanctuary, treks, etc on Dayan Kund Ridge (Dain Kund). 

Dalhousie, one of the Best Holiday Destinations in Himachal Pradesh was founded in year 1854 by Lord Dalhousie. The town surrounded by forest of deodar and pine was developed by Britishers with English style bungalows.It lies on five hills of Himalayan mountains: Kathalagh, Potreyn, Bakrota, Bhangora, Terah (also known as Moti Tibba) facing pristine mountains and Pir Panjal range covered with snow. 

Places to Visit in Dalhousie: Khajjiar, Dainkund Walk, Alah Water Tank, Upper Bakrota, Kala Tope Rest House, Ganji Pahadi Walk, Subhash Chowk, Church, Chamba, Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, Panch pulla, Satshara Falls.

Trekking Routes in Dalhousie: Dainkund or Drakund Trek, Chowari Jot Trek, Khajjiar Trek, Kalatop Sanctuary Trek.

Adventure Activities in Dalhousie: Wildlife Jungle Safari, Boating, Skiing, River Rafting, Zorbing, Trekking, Snow Scootering, River Crossing, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Horse Riding.

Pathankot Railway Station: 81 Km

Pathankot Airport: 85.5 Km

Amritsar Airport: 200 Km

New Delhi: 575 Km

Shimla: 325 Km

Chamba: 53 Km

Chandigarh: 315 Km