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Himachal Pradesh Tourism – Exploring the Hill Stations

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Looking for a pocket friendly travel option? Given that children are having their vacations, a relaxing trip is quite becoming of any family. The nature spread on hills make it a perfect getaways.

There are many hill stations in Himachal Pradesh namely, Barog, Chamba, Mashobra, Palampur. All these hill-stations are not visited by many and thus would not be crowded with tourists.

Also on the bright side, travelling to these hill-stations are pocket friendly too. Here is a guide to a pocket friendly vacation to the hill stations that form a part of Himachal Pradesh tourism.

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Chamba

Chamba

Chamba is a beautiful hill station located in the Tehri Garhwal district. It is popular among tourists for its natural surroundings and unpolluted beauty. The unexplored region of Chamba, surrounded by deodar and pine trees, is a dream destination for nature lovers. The popular places that attract tourists to this beautiful destination are the Gabbar Singh Negi Memorialand the Shri Bageshwar Mahadev Mandir.

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Kiarighat

Kiarighat

Kiarighat is a beautiful place, located at a distance of around 19 km from the district ofSolan. The calm and quietness of this place attracts tourists here. You can leave behind yourself and be lost in the beauty of nature. It also attracts nature lovers and photographers here.

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Palampur

Palampur

Palampur is renowned for its magnificent landscapes and serene atmosphere. Dense forests of pine and deodar and crystal clear streams adds charm of the place. It is ideal for spending a quality vacation as it is unlike any commercial tourist spot. . Palampur is also known as the Tea County of the state which exports the tea under various brands. Small towns, terraced paddy fields, temples, villages and snow enveloped Dhauladhar Mountains make the place a tourist haven.

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Nahan

Nahan

Nahan is a magnificent town surrounded by lush green forests and snow-capped mountain ranges. It is nestled on the Shivalik Hills in Himachal Pradesh. It has exotic tourist destinations likeSuketi Fossil Park,Simbalwara Wildlife Sanctuary, and Renuka Wildlife Park. It also has many forts, temples, and lakes.

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Solan

Solan

Solan, a beautiful district located in the state ofHimachal Pradeshis also known as the 'Mushroom city of India', because of the extensive mushroom farming in the region. Nestled at an elevation of 1467 mt above sea level, it is known for its scenic beauty. The place received its name from the Hindu Goddess Sholoni Devi, who is also the main deity of the region. The entire region is enveloped with dense forests and high mountains.

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Rewalsar

Rewalsar

Rewalsar, located at an altitude of 1350 mt, is a noted tourist destination and a pilgrimage centre of Mandi. This unique pilgrim centre has three Buddhist monasteries as well as three Hindu temples. It is also considered sacred among the Sikhs as the 10th Sikh Guru, Gobind Singh, is believed to have resided here for a month. The monasteries located here are known as Tso Pema by Buddhists while the temples are dedicated to the Hindu deities Krishna and Shiva and a sage known as Lomas.

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Mashobra

Mashobra

Mashobra is a famous tourist destination in the district of Shimla. A beautiful town in the hills, it is well known for its mesmerising landscapes and cool climate. Travellers planning to visit here must head towards the Reserve Forest Sanctuary, which offers an opportunity to observe rare flora and fauna found in this region. Trekking, camping, and picnicking are some of the activities that you can enjoy here.

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Joginder Nagar

Joginder Nagar

Joginder Nagar, located at an elevation of 2500 mt above sea level, is the only town in Asia which boasts of three hydroelectric power stations. The town packs good options for sightseeing, picnicking, angling and adventure sports like paragliding and trekking.

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Barog

Barog

Barog, at an altitude of 1,828.8 mt above sea level, is a tourist spot located in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. Choor Chandni Peakis counted among one of the prime tourist attractions of the region. Some of the other prominent tourist spots in here are Dagshai, the Vishal Shiva Temple,Dolanji Bon Monastery, and Renuka Lake. In addition to this, the Sholoni Devi Temple, Children's Park, and Jawahar Park can also be visited.

Photo Courtesy: Chanchal Rungta

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