Offset Destination – Himachal Pradesh is a gem of India. It can be said as the heaven in India as well because it has so many incredibly beautiful cities and villages. Every person, at least in India, must visit Himachal Pradesh.
We don’t say visit only once because once is never enough to explore the entirety of this heavenly state. So, if possible, visit this state as much as you can as you will never be bored with the beauty of the place.
Also, do not only visit the famous hill stations in Himachal Pradesh like Manali, Shimla, Mandi, Dharamshala or more. We won’t call these places overrated because they are not, they are just so amazingly beautiful that people want to visit these places every time. So, here are some offbeat destinations in Himachal Pradesh for everyone to take seriously and visit.
P.S – These offbeat destinations in Himachal Pradesh are personally on my travel list for sure. What about you?
Khajjiar is also called as the mini Switzerland of the country. If you want to see its beauty, we recommend you to go during the winters only. During the winters, the small huts, mountain slopes and basically everything is covered with snow and the view is breathtaking.
Pine trees, silent lakes, sprawling meadows, and huge gardens are there in the city where you could just sit and relax enjoying the ethereal scrivener. Hit the place for a romantic or solo getaway and you will be happy with your stay.
If you are looking for some silent yet adventurous hill stations in Himachal Pradesh, then you must visit Kheerganga . Kheerganga is a place which is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva where he meditated for 1000 years.
Yes, the place is famous for religious reasons. It is the Parvati Valley of the Kullu district. People can also go for trekking in the Himalayas from here. The best part of this small village or city is that there is a hot spring which is believed to have some healing properties. One can go this place for rejuvenating and enjoying the relaxing vibes here.
Some of the offbeat destinations in Himachal Pradesh are worth visiting just like this one. Malana village It is also in the Kullu district and this village is so beautiful you will not want to leave this village.
The village is pure, raw and untouched by the tourists. The place is believed to be the residence of the direct descendants of Alexander the Great. The place is quite small and would not require many days to explore. So, you can just book a villa or a cottage and enjoy some relaxing days there.
Another one of the offbeat destinations in Himachal Pradesh is Tosh. If you like to spend some time in serenity and enjoy the view of the beautiful nature then Tosh is the place for you.
These days people are visiting Tosh more as compared to before but still, the beauty of this place remains raw and unadulterated. Booking some wooden huts having the mountain view is the best thing to do at this place
- Bir Billing
Bir Billing is a city which a lot of people does not consider over Manali or Shimla but they must. If you don’t know then I must inform you that Bir Billing is amazing for adventurous sports.
In fact, this place is the most famous in India and the second most famous in the world for paragliding. Yes, this is true and we are not even kidding. If you are an adventure junkie and would love to experience the world-class paragliding, then you should visit Bir Billing at least once in your life.
This is one of the offbeat destinations in Himachal Pradesh which is gaining popularity other than just adventurous sports.
Let me break a myth here and tell you that the villages of Himachal Pradesh are not the typical boring villages but they are incredibly pretty. They remain untouched, raw and beautiful in and out.
The small wooden huts of the villages are so pure and pretty that make for a wonderful sight. Beral is another small village in the state where you can experience supreme tranquility It is only four hours drive away from Shimla so you must visit this place.
Also, the architecture of the huts of the village is quite unique because the lower floor is reserved for the domestic animals and the upper floors are for the people.
Another gorgeous place near Shimla is Narkanda. It is only 65 km from the Shimla city so it is quite convenient to visit here. If you are looking for some solitude or romantic getaway then you must visit this place in the Shivalik Range.
Hiking and skiing are some of the best-recommended activities to try out here. The place is not crowded, has breathtaking views, hosts number of adventure activities has peace and everything you are looking for. Do consider this place for one of the fabulous holidays in your life.
- Spiti Valley
The Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh is also called as the Little Tibet. The place has the vibe and the ambiance of Tibet. It is surrounded by mountains and glaciers and has peaceful monasteries.
There are beautiful villages near this valley and the huts of the city are amazing to watch and even stay. Instead of heading to the ever so famous Mcleodgunj and Dharamshala, you must visit this offbeat valley in the state.
You can go for trekking in the Himalayas from here and also for jeep safaris through the majestic trails over here. It is up to you whether you want an adventurous or a relaxed trip.
The Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh is blessed with a lot of beautiful villages and towns. It is a bit different hill station from the other hill stations in Himachal Pradesh because it is a green hill station surrounded by pine forests and tea gardens.
To break the hustle and bustle of the city and to relax in a peaceful environment, everyone must visit Palampur. There are few amazing temples to visit here and other than that you could just chill and enjoy your morning coffee in the pine forests and the tea gardens.
I am quite sure that you must not have heard about this place in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. And even if you have, I am sure that you must not have considered it worthy enough to add to your travel list.
This village in India was declared as the first village which was considered to be a heritage village. You will feel that you have entered a new country when you visit Pragpur because of the unique architecture of the old world vibe. It has beautifully cobbled lanes, interesting homes, and Italian and Portuguese style streets. It is altogether a beautiful place to be.
These were some of the best offbeat destinations in Himachal Pradesh which you must visit any time when you are planning to visit Himachal Pradesh.
Even if you are not someone who loves hill stations, just like me, then you may visit the state once for at least 15 to 20 days and explore all these places at once. We urge you to visit these places at least once in your life even if you are not fond of hill stations and chilly places.
These offbeat destinations in Himachal Pradesh are worth every time and each penny you spend here. Trekking in the Himalayas is a pleasure of its own, so do not miss out on it.