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Reema Bhalla Feb 28 2014

Which are the best off beat places in Himachal Pradesh?

Reet Cheema Feb 28 2014
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Lush green hills, crystal clear rivers, quaint villages, beautiful apple orchards make Himachal one of the most sought after tourist destination in India. If you are well aware of the familiar Himachal destinations like Shimla, Manali, etc and are looking for a true Himachal experience, we have a list of offbeat places in Himachal Pradesh that will keep you close its pristine natural beauty and away from the hustle bustle of major tourist attractions.

Kaza


Embrace the beauty of the cold desert of Spiti characterised by narrow valleys and high mountains at Kaza. Situated along the Spiti River river at an elevation of 3,650 meters above mean sea level, Kaza is the subdivisional headquarters of Spiti sub division. The central location of Kaza also makes it an ideal base camp for trekking, mountaineering and tours directed to other parts of the valley. It is one of the most popular destination for adventure seekers during summer months. Plan a trip and check out your accommodation choices in hotels in Kaza here.

Photo of Kaza (by simon-and-india)


Pragpur


Located at an elevation of 2000 feet above sea level in Kangra Valley, Pragpur is the country's first heritage village set in a laidback and scenic backdrop. The village was set up by the community of Kuthiala Soods in the memory of Princess Prag Dei who revolted against the Mughals. Its a place rich in places of historic, religious and cultural importance. Also, you’ll find several artisans and craftsman here. With its pleasant weather, easy access and rich flora and fauna, Pragpur is an ideal offbeat destination to head to.



Photo of Judge's Court in Pragpur (by Dave Kleinschmidt)



Chindi

Chindi, located in in the Karsong Valley is another off beat place in Himachal Pradesh to head to. Hills covered with dense forests, acres of enormous apple orchards and scenic beauty in all directions combine to make Chindi one of the most lovely and beautiful places in Himachal Pradesh. Visit the Karsong Valley situated just below Chindi which has good excursion spots. You can take a hike and explore the dense orchards and several temples around Chindi. Head here to feel the charm and splendor of this excellent off best destination.

Photo of Chindi (by e Khabar)


Gushaini


Located in the Tirthan Valley, Gushaini is one of the most beautiful and enchanting tourist destinations in north India. This little town nestled beautifully in the lap of Himalayas, offers amazing scenic beauty with small streams and waterfalls. Also, it is inexplicably famous place for trout fishing. You can indulge in various adventurous activities like trekking, rock climbing, white water rafting, etc. From here, you can also head to The Great Himalayan National Park, which was set up in year 1984 and is located just 20 Kms away. Raju's Cottage is a famous home-stay here and it attracts tourists from all around the world.


Photo of River Tirthan in Gushaini (by Koshy Kosy)


Kinnaur


Kinnaur is considered as one of the best off-beat camping and trekking destinations in Himachal. Known as a tribal district of Himachal Pradesh, Kinnaur is rich in flora and fauna and offers mesemerizing views of spectacular terrain of lush green calley, orchards, snow clad peaks and cold desert mountains. Kalpa is one of the biggest and beautiful villages of Kinnaur which is famous for the view of majestic and holy Kinner Kailash range. It is a must visit offbeat destination for those looking for a true Himachal experience.


Photo of Kapla Village in Kinnaur (by Nick Irvine-Fortescue)


So, pack your backpack and take the beaten path to explore the best off beat places in Himachal Pradesh. In other choices, you can consider Dalhousie. Find some New Delhi to Dalhousie cabs here and enjoy a convenient road trip to one of the most scenic places in Himachal Pradesh.

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