The Allure of Unexplored Himachal – Top 10 Non-Touristy Locations You Must Visit

Himachal is famed for its picturesque landscapes and tranquil environment. But, being one of the most visited tourist destinations, it has also fallen prey to overcrowding. Let’s shed some light on some of the unexplored places in Himachal, which will truly help you experience this splendid land.

  1. Kasol

Overlooking the river Parvati, Kasol is a must-see destination for nature lovers and trekkers. Its serene valleys, towering peaks and untouched trekking trails have earned it the reputation of being called the ‘Israel of Himachal Pradesh’.

  1. Dharamkot

This is the ideal place for budget travellers and long vacationers. Yoga classes, drumming lessons, café lounging and socializing with the locals, are some of the fun activities you can indulge in here.

  1. Kheerganga

Nestled in the Parvati Valley of Kullu district, Kheerganga offers you exceptional trekking trails and the opportunity to experience natures hot water springs. Surely an experience of a lifetime to every traveller.

  1. Malana

If you are looking for some time out, far away from civilization, Malana is the place to be. Hidden from the world, Malana is India’s secret cannabis centre. The locals here speak their own language, follow their own religious beliefs and democracy.

  1. Hamta Pass

Another obscure trekking trail in Himachal, this scenic wonder filled with lush green valleys, hills and snow clad peaks is a sure sensory thrill for the ultimate adventurer.

  1. Jalori Lot

Also known as Jalori Pass, this is another uncharted but picturesque trekking route in Himachal. You can hire a tent and camp under the stars, right amid nature, away from the chaos of urban life.

  1. Tirthan Valley

The forests and non-concrete pathways of this valley make it a sight to behold. You can indulge in activities like rainbow or brown trout fishing in the chilled river waters or simple trek around exploring nature at its best.

  1. Pabbar Valley

Located northeast of Hatkoti town in Shimla, travellers can not only bask in nature’s glory but also visit nearby places such as the Hatkeshwari Mata temple and Shiva temple, especially during the colourful festivities of Chaitra and Asvin Navratra, celebrated in April and October.

  1. Kalpa

Home to ancient temples, mostly Buddhist monasteries, Kalpa offers spectacular views of the snow covered Kinnaur Kailash. The sacred colour-changing Shivling rock atop the Kailash mountain can also be easily viewed from here.

  1. Barot

Home to the river Uhl, which is a trout breeding ground, Barot is a perfect place for angling. A visit to the Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary, allows you the opportunity to spot the Himalayan Black bears, pheasants and Gorals.

So many unexplored places, with so much to offer. So, where are you headed for your next holiday?

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