Top 5 Must-Visit Offbeat Places in Himachal Pradesh

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Himachal Pradesh has always been a top favourite place for adventurers, travellers, hills and valleys lovers. Nowadays the hill station is crowded, so people want to visit some less known and offbeat locations.

There are many offbeat places in Himachal Pradesh, which are far from commercial sites and still unexplored. Such a place is a paradise for those who want to spend a few moments in peace with nature. That is why people are showing interest to visit these places.

So here is the list oftop 5 offbeat places in Himachal Pradesh, you must visit here once before its beauty diminishes:

1. Chitkul

Chittkul is the last village in the Kinnaur District of Himachal Pradesh. This village is situated next to the Baspa river. Chitkul is one of the unexplored hill stations in Himachal Pradesh. You will be completely relaxed when you feel the cool breeze on the banks of the Baspa river.

You will definitely enjoy doing photography on the banks of mountains and rivers. Mathi Devi is the goddess for the locals here. There is also a Buddha temple. It is made up of Walnut trees. In winter this place is completely covered with snow. Potatoes grown here are the best in the world, if you ever come here, then you must definitely taste the potato.

2. Malana

Malana is a historic rich village, and it is one of the beautiful villages of India. This village is situated in the valley of Parvati(Kullu). The most exciting fact about this offbeat location is that the great Alexander’s direct descendants are considered his person.

 This village has its own set of administrative laws, as well as procedures that look like the Greek management system and culture. There is a temple of Jamula Devta in this village. There are many beautiful stories about this place that you will come to know when you visit this place once.

3. Kalpa

It is a small town situated in Kinnaur district. It’s nestled in the Sutlej river valley. This village is home to various temples and monasteries. Alongside Sutlej River, with the Kinnaur-Kailash range in the backdrop, this village will make you lose yourself to the natural surroundings. This place is a peace-loving place away from worldly pleasures and sorrows.

 Main attractions of this place are apple orchards, Kinnaur Kailash range, Kamru Fort, Hu-Bu-Lan-Kar monastery.

4. Pabbar Valley

Pabbar valley is situated in Rohru(Shimla). This valley is a mixture of scenic beauty and nature, offering something for everyone who walks their way. The walkway from the Pabbar valley is wide, passing you through small villages that are still relatively quiet and untouched.

Apart from the fruit orchards, its beautiful habitat and sharp brooch were enough to attract the British Viceroy who camped and recovered here. You can enjoy a number of activities like camping, walking and other outdoor activities including rafting and paragliding. Here you will be able to experience the unrivalled beauty of the Himalayas, lush green forests of cedar and oak, many beautiful rivers and waterfalls and also enjoy some of the unexplored trek routes in India.

If you want to do something different, then Pabbar Valley is the place for you. However, there is much more in the Pabbar Valley than offbeat trek routes. You can enjoy vast expanses of apple orchards, many adventure sports like skiing and also explore nature parks with reserved forests that will give you a real taste of virgin nature.

 The most attractive points of Pabbar valley are Chandernahan Trek and Saru Trek.

5. Shoja

Shoja is Situated in the valley of Seraj. It is famous for Surulskar Lake, which is popular for sunset tours. Shoja is at an elevation of 8500 feet above sea level and offers excellent snow peak views. It is located a few kilometres from Jalori Pass. There are many walking trails, short treks, overnight camps and long trekking routes coming in and around Shoja. The area is filled with pheasants including Monal Other birds include the Indian Blue Robin, Nutcracker, Ultramarine Flycatcher, etc.

Shoja is located a short distance from the Jalori Pass and is rich in exceptional Himalayan beauty and is excellent for walking, trekking, bird watching and is a recommended place for offbeat travellers.

Bottom line :

So, the places mentioned above are the top 5 offbeat places in Himachal Pradesh, and you can cover one of these places on your next trip. All these places will definitely serve your wanderlust. If you are bored with the hustle and bustle of the city, then pack your bag and spend a few moments in the lap of the mountains and valleys.

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