Himachal Pradesh, “The Land of Snow”, is a treasure trove of beautiful valleys, rivers, and views of the mighty Himalayas, the likes of which can’t be found elsewhere. If you consider yourself a traveller, then these peaceful places in Himachal Pradesh deserve a place on your travel bucket list.
Tirthan Valley, which lies in the Kullu district of Himachal, is a serene and stunningly beautiful place where you can disconnect from the world and relax in the lap of nature. Situated in the Great Himalayan National Park, Tirthan Valley gets its name from the Tirthan River which originates from the glaciers of the Himalayas. With its vast forested landscapes and rejuvenating environs, the Tirthan valley is the perfect place for peace-seekers and nature-lovers. If you are looking for solitude out in the wilderness, this is where you need to be.
A small town located in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh, Kasauli is a quaint hill station that has escaped commercialization due its small size. Kasauli is the polar opposite of Delhi in the sense that it is completely free of crowds and pollution; it is also known as a health resort. The tranquillity and stunning views that Kasauli has to offer will have a calming and rejuvenating effect on your mind and it is the perfect place to visit if you want some quiet, alone time away from throngs of people.
Kangojodi, a long stretch pine forests, is right in the middle of absolutely nowhere. You won’t find too much about it online either. Think lush green pine forest area, rare species of flora & fauna, a natural spring water stream as it flows at the ridge of the valley and fresh air uninterrupted by pollution or dust. This place is a must visit for anyone seeking solitude in the hills and misses the charm of a hill station like Manali used to have, except there are no streets here. An absolute offbeat wonder for those “travellers, not tourists.”
Mandi is a quiet town en route to Manali from Delhi. Take a bus from Madi to Bagi and ask the locals for the route to Prashar Lake. The trek to the lake and the lake itself is a truly unforgettable experience. And what makes it better is that the lake is very unknown and rarely frequented by tourists. This is a completely non-commercial & offbeat area of Himachal Pradesh that is definitely worth a visit if you want to escape the monotony that your regular life has to offer.
Tosh, a rustic village located high in the Parvati Valley, is one place all solo travellers and trekking enthusiasts must visit. The journey to reach this hidden village is arduous and it will need you to walk uphill on steep slopes and non-existent paths. Once you make it, though, the view of the snow-capped Himalayas and the river Parvati curling its way through the valley makes you forget all your troubles. You can also trek your way to the famous KheerGanga from here.
Which one of these peaceful places in Himachal Pradesh deserve a place on your travel bucket list?