There is no doubt that India possesses one of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes in the world and each of them have its own peculiarities to woo a tourist or beholders’ sight. But if your travel diaries are beyond a perfect tourist destination and you crave to witness something that simply would put you out of words then Himachal Pradesh should be your next destination.
Sitting under the shadow of Himachal, Himachal Pradesh has a close relation to Indian mythology as well, and that is why it often is referred as “Dev Bhoomi” translating to “The Land of Gods.” The state of Himachal Pradesh is filled with numerous temples and pilgrim destinations. Apart from this, Himachal Pradesh boasts of diverse culture and religion and often takes first place in the list of favorite holiday destination, be it a family vacation or a romantic honeymoon. Shimla, Kullu, Manali, Kasauli are often the preferred destination for their picture-perfect landscapes, but there are more to this state. There is a number of places in Himachal Pradesh that are lesser known and traveled, but once you visit them, you would know what beauty actually means. Today, we are taking you on a brief virtual tour of such 3 lesser known places in Himachal Pradesh.
Chitkul is a place that not many people have heard of. The place falls in the Baspa Valley of Kinnaur district. It is said to be the last village that was inhabited near the Indo-Tibet border. One won’t find the main roads or highway here. The winter makes the entire place stay covered in snow so visit in summer of springtime to explore it the best way. The place is all about nature’s true beauty. You will see houses made with wooden plank roofs, a Buddhist temple, and a small tower. The place is small and has not been much commercialized, but you can get plenty of hotels to make your stay comfortable.
Langza is small place lying on the crossroad between India and Tibet. It is of bowl-shaped and named as the “Fossil Village” of Himachal. The place has an abundant of pre-historic marine fossils and houses a 1000-year-old Buddha Statue which is visible even from the miles of distance. In today’s fast-paced world, this place seems to be a place from an ancient time where time stands still. There might be not much of the hotel options, but homestay can be a great choice.
A small mountain town will surely take you to the ancient time with its 15th-century wooden castle with huge verandahs, high roof, and majestic fireplace. The castle is now turned into a heritage hotel. The place rose to fame when it was featured in a movie “Jab We Met.” The beauty of this small mountain town is timeless. You should stay a day or two here to take the very essence of this place. Apart from this heritage hotel, there are a few more options you can get.
So, these are just 3 places out of many in Himachal Pradesh that has not been explored yet and need all the attention from the tourists making their way to the clichéd cities.