7 Hidden Gems In Himachal Pradesh To Explore After The Pandemic
It is time that you started planning your travel bucket list after the lockdown. Summer is still on and you can plan your summer escapades to one of these mesmerizing destinations in Himachal Pradesh. If you want to hike through the mountain trails, camp by azure lakes, and camp under the starry skies, read on to find out more!
Book your stay at Oyo rooms hotels in Himachal Pradesh this summer. Oyo hotels are adhering to all W.H.O guidelines to ensure a safe stay for all its guests. Take a break from the monotony of everyday life and plan your trip after lockdown:
- Experience exuberant natural beauty as Spring blossoms in Fagu
Perched in the lap of the Himalayas, Fagu is dotted with exuberant green valleys and meadows adorned with wildflowers. Plan your summer getaway in this tranquil hill station of Fagu, far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
En Route Shimla: 21 km
Fun Activities: Explore the Shimla Reserve Forest Sanctuary. Explore local archeological sites.
Nearest Airport: Shimla Airport which is a 20-minute drive from Kufri.
Nearest Railroad: Shimla which is 18 kilometers away.
- Chandratal Lake, a hidden gem of Lahaul & Spiti valley
An idyllic spot for campers and trekkers, Chandratal Lake is one of the most scenic lakes at an elevation of 4300 m in the lap of the Himalayan mountain ranges. This pristine lake overlooks the Chandra River which is on the Samudra Tapu plateau. The name “Chandra Taal” resembles the crescent shape of the moon.
As a chosen abode for Tibetan traders traveling to Spiti and the Kullu valley, the Chandratal lake attracts thousands of adventure lovers from across the world. Observe the colour of water morph to myriad shades of turquoise to orange to azure. Enjoy picking some wildflowers along the way while treating your eyes with the sprawling stretches of green meadows.
If you are an adventure seeker, you can trek from Batal to Chandratal to enjoy the captivating mountain views. Spend some moments in silence while soaking in the tranquility of the surroundings of Chandratal Lake.
You can book top hotels in Manali which is a popular base camp while trekking to the Chandratal lake. Book your stay at the top hotels in Manali in advance to avail attractive discounts during the summer months.
- Go foraging for local wild forest honey at Mashobra
Explore this mesmerizing hill station amidst lush greenery and breathtaking surroundings. Whether you plan a week-long trip or a weekend getaway, this place offers an oasis of natural beauty and serenity. To get attractive offers on your stay at Mashobra hotels, book at least one month before your travel date.
This place is less crowded as compared to Shimla, making it a haven for solo and couple travelers. Book Mashobra hotels online for a romantic weekend getaway this summer. Don’t forget to shop for Mashobra honey on your next trip.
Fun Activities: Camping, Bird Watching, and Shopping
Peak Season: April to June
En Route Shimla: 13 km
Top Tourist Attractions: Visit Mahasu Peak and Reserve Forest Sanctuary
How to Reach Mashobra: Take a train to Shimla railway station, which 11 kilometers from Mashobra. Take a flight to Chandigarh airport and drive to Mashobra by road.
- Explore summer sports activities at Kufri
Visit this scintillating hill station, Kufri which is located 18 km from Shimla. While Kufri transforms into a snowy paradise during the winters, it makes for a scenic getaway during the summers. Book hotels in Kufri with mountain view rooms.
If you are planning a trip to Kufri this summer, book hotels in Kufri in March-April to avail attractive offers.
Fun Activities: Explore Wildlife and Elated Yak Ride
Peak Season: November to March
En Route Shimla: 18 km
Top tourist attractions: Wildlife safari at Himalayan Nature Park. Visit the Kufri Fun World.
How to reach Kufri: Located just 20 kilometers away, Jubbarhatti is the closest airport to Kufri. Broad Gauge railway station is the nearest railway located at 100 kilometers.
- Swim in the relaxing hot springs of Naldehra
Naldehra is one of the quaint little hill stations near Shimla which offers a peaceful getaway far away from hustle and bustle of city life. To avail of attractive discounts on Naldehra hotels, book your trip in March or April. Bask in the exuberating natural beauty to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul on your trip to Naldehra. Book Naldehra hotels at least one to two months before your desired travel date.
En Route Shimla: 26 km
Top Tourist Attractions: Hot water springs at Tattapani. For a dose of adventure, go for river rafting in Chabba. Plan a trek the Shaily Peak.
How to Reach Naldehra: Jubbarhatti Airport is the nearest airstrip near Naldehra. Shimla is the nearest railway station that connects to Naldehra.
- Go horse riding at Chail
Chail with its idyllic surroundings is the perfect mountain lovers’ paradise! You can explore the entire Chail in a day or two, so book your accommodation accordingly at Chail hotels.
This picturesque hill station in the lap of the Himalayas can be explored in a day during your stay at Shimla. Go for a nature walk or hike along the scenic trails amidst the pine and oak trees. You can also book Chail hotels online one to two months before your summer trip.
Fun Activities: Rock climbing, Camping, and horse riding
Peak Season: March- June
En Route Shimla: 56 km
Top Tourist Attractions: Chail Palace
How to reach Chail: The nearest airport is Jabarhatti located 72 km away. The nearest railway station is Kandaghat which is about 30 km away.
- Enjoy picturesque Himalayan sunsets at Kasauli
Bask in the refreshing vibes and tranquil environment of this quaint little hill town in Himachal. Kasauli has a rich cultural heritage owing to British colonization. Book the best hotels in Kasauli at least one to two months before your travel date. Enjoy the majestic sunset views at the sunset point with your significant other. Explore the local churches and go for a nature hike amidst scenic mountain trails. You can check for attractive discounts in the best hotels in Kasauli during off-peak season.
Fun Activities: Trekking, Toy Train Ride, Christ Church
Peak Season: April- July
En Route Shimla: 70 km
Top tourist attractions: Take a stroll around the nature trails. Visit the Pine Hills Eco Camp.
How to reach Kasauli: The nearest railway station is Kalka, which is around 40 km away. You can also travel to Kasauli from New Delhi or Chandigarh via state-run or private buses.