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6 Serene Offbeat Hill Stations Of Himachal Pradesh

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The spellbinding state of Himachal Pradesh is mostly bounded by magnanimous and snow-capped mountain ranges, lush greenery, rolling meadows and almost everything that nature has to offer. Visiting such a state will certainly leave you speechless!

While we all know about the most popular hill stations of Shimla, Kullu, Manali, etc., sometimes it is nice to explore those parts of a place that have been less discovered. To those who are looking for offbeat scenic places in Himachal Pradesh, this is just the article for you. Here are the 6 offbeat hill stations of Himachal Pradesh that you must visit.

Kalpa

Kalpa

The beautiful hamlet of Kalpa is located in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. The town is settled on the base of the majestic Kinnaur Kailash Mountain with headquarters of the town Reckong Peo located below it. Since the town is perched at a height of 9,711 ft, a breathtaking view of the glorious Kinnaur Kaliash can be witnessed.

Some of the other sights to witness at this offbeat destination are the river Baspa, Roghi village, Kamru Fort, Sapni Fort, Chaka, to name a few.
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Mashobra

Mashobra

The serene town of Mashobra is perched at an elevation of 7700 ft and is located in Shimla district. It is relatively a virgin town from commercialisation since it is quite unheard of. Mashobra is a great place to visit if you are into adventure sports.
During winters, Mashobra gets filled with snow on all its slopes. Therefore it is a great place for skiing. During the off season, the river level reduces and quad biking can be done, or during monsoon river rafting will be open. Visit Mashobra, the place with fun activities for every season!
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Shoja

Shoja

Best known for the beautiful blooms of iris flowers during June, Shoja is a quaint offbeat destination since much of the limelight is stolen from the nearby hill stations of Shimla and Kullu. This beautiful town is filled with scenic lush greenery, and is located right below the famous trekking location of Jalori Pass.

Some of the places that can be visited at Shoja include Jalori Pass for trekking, Raghupur Fort, Tirthan Valley, Serolsar Lake, etc.
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Sangla

Sangla

Sangla, also known as Sangla valley, is a peaceful city located in the Baspa valley. The magnificent river Baspa flowin through this city is the main attraction of the place. Apart from this, it is bound by lofty mountains and breathtaking scenic beauty.

The city is swarmed with rolling green meadows which in itself is an unbelievably beautiful sight. Chitkul village, Kamru Fort, Batseri village are some of the other sights to visit at Sangla.
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Narkanda

Narkanda

Beautifully surrounded by apple orchards and lush greenery, Narkanda is a small town in Shimla district. It is a hub for people who love skiing during winter. Visiting the Tannu Jabbar Lake, Hatu Peak, the Stoke Farm are some of the things that can be done in Narkanda.

Since the town is perched at an altitude of 9000 ft and is one of the many offbeat destinations of Himachal Pradesh, it makes for a great vacation with your family if you enjoy spending time in beautiful, secluded locations.
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Karsog

Karsog

Karsog is nestled on the Pir Panjal ranges of the Himalayas, in the Mandi district, and is about 100 km from the famous town of Shimla. Karsog means daily mourning and this name is derived from a popular tale in the Mahabharatha epic.

According to this legend, the town had a demon who ate a resident everyday. When the Pandavas were in exile and came to live in Karsog for sometime, Bhima killed the demon and saved the people.

Kamakhya Devi Temple is a popular place of visit here, amongst the many other temples of the town.
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