This divine land with its transcendent spree and majestic eye-soothing ambience, holds some of the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh. Himachal Pradesh has always been known for its lush green mountains capped with the snowy sheet, thus making it a perfect paradise for quenching the thirst of the adventure huggers, backpackers, families, honeymoon couples, cliques etc.
This place comes with the package of serenity paired with the never ending adventures! Wohhoo!!
Apart from the famous known places in Himachal, there are yet many not-so-popular places too, which deserve the attention! Here, is a list of them for you to unravel them with your passion to travel.
From the people who seek peace to the people who wish to break some rules are all flocked within the same state – Himachal Pradesh!
5 Best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh in December
Churdhar in Himachal is a must visit for the trek lovers. This offers one of the most daredevil treks in Himachal in December. This trek is 3647 meters above the sea level and one of the highest super colossal peaks in the Shivalik range. It is one of the most arduous treks that Himachal has to offer but once you reach the top, the picturesque view will all be worth your labor. The nature, the sedate and the adventure all proves to make Churdhar one of the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh in December.
Weather in December: Average temperature swings around15oC.
Must Experiences: Visit Shirgul Maharaj Temple, trek to Churdhar, witness the charm of Bijjat Maharaj Temple, and the Statue of Lord Shiva, and more.
To Reach: The trek has two starting points:
Saharan – 8 kilometers
Nohradhar -15 kilometers
Sarahan is around 160 kilometers from Shimla while Nohradhar is about 110 kilometers. Both these places can be reached by road through public as well as private transport.
Kheerganga in Himachal is another mystical land of paradise, which is situated at a height of 2690m from the sea level and must be included for sure in the best places to visit in Himachal. This trip is to a small village in the angelic Parvati Valley, that is shielded by the gargantuan mountains from all the sides. If you want to reach the apex, then there is a grueling workout of almost 13kms on-foot expedition to the top from Barshaini. It is when you reach your destination that you witness the lush green mountains and the hot spring water gushing down from the mountains making it look prettier. This place relinquishes all the stress and woes and enhances the beauty of the village from the pinnacle, making it one of the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh in December.
Weather in December: Average temperature ranges around 15°C.
Must Experiences: On your trek to Kheerganga, enjoy the magnanimous view of Rudra Nag, and Sheshnag waterfalls, as well as bathe in the hot sulphur spring after the trek, to wash off your fatigue.
To Reach: Barshaini -Kheerganga trek base camp is almost 247 kilometers away from Shimla. From Barshaini, a trek of 13 kilometers is to be covered to reach Kheerganga.
Solan in Himachal is considered as one o f the top historical places in Himachal that is a for-sure visit. It is also known as the ‘Mushroom Capital of India‘. This place is named after a Hindu goddess Shoolini Devi, in remembrance of whom even a local festival is celebrated which marks a 3-day fair. This place is covered with the lush green enchanting mountains all around and is one of the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh in December.
Weather in December: The average temperature ranges around 15°C.
Must Experiences: Trek to Karol Ka Tibba, visit the angelic Shoolini temple, Jatoli Shiv temple, and inquire into the other parts of the city like Gurkha fort, the Tibetan monastery and many more. Kasauli, Chail and Parwanoo are nearby and can also be visited.
How To Reach: Solan has its own railway station where travelers can get down to reach the city easily. Shimla, the nearest airport is 53 kilometers away from Solan and travelers can reach via public or private transport.
Kalpa in Himachal is situated in the kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh. It is well known for its widely scattered apple orchards and a blissful rural ethnicity. It is situated at 2690 meters above the sea level. This place has a tinge of its magnificient aura by an enchanting site of the snow capped mountains all around, along with the view of the holy Shivling on the Kailash Parvat, laying serene and reflecting different shades at different time of the day. The sight is a perfect blend of tranquility and picturesque, where one moment you would like to capture the view through your camera and other moment you would want to just lay there quietly and capture it only through your eyes. This place is an alluring sight for the people who would love to witness the snowfall places in Himachal. This serves as one of the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh in December.
Weather in December: Average temperature ranges around 8°C
Must Experiences: Visit grandiose places such as Kinner Kailash, Kamru fort, Sangla valley, Roghi village Suicide point, Sapni fort, and surrender your eyes to the beautiful snow capped mountains all around you.
How To Reach: Kalpa is almost 240kms away from the nearest airport from here, i.e. Shimla airport. This distance can be covered either via public transport or private transport.
Mashobra in Himachal is a beautiful place that is covered with the predominant Pine trees and the enticing green gardens laying on the earth, with the naturally grown alluring colorful flowers across the area. This place is perfect for the picnic due to its amazing landscape. One of the two presidential retreats is situated in Mashobra where the president visits every year. Hence, this place holds the place of the historical places in Himachal.
Weather in December: Average temperature ranges around 14°C
Must Experiences: Mashobra is famous for the places like Craignano, Reserve forest sanctuary, Mahasu peak, and Shali Tibba which are popular tourist places of the town. The outdoor activities like trekking to Chharabra village and other activities such as paragliding, camping, biking, skiing, rappelling and quad biking are also the ones which send an adreline rush.
How To Reach: The nearest airport is Shimla airport and is 12.7 kilometers away from Mashobra. This distance can be covered in about 45 minutes via public or private transport. One can also get down at Shimla railway station and cover the remaining journey by road.