Manali is one of the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh in winter to see winter film shoots, or to paraglide or to raft or trek.
What to do – Paragliding at Manali or Zorbing on the green slopes of Solang valley.
What to see – Manikaran sulphur water bath, trek to Rohtang pass, Hampta pass trek, rafting at Rishikesh, Beas river side view, Hidimba Devi temple visit, Jogini waterfalls bath, trek to Bhrigu lake, etc.
Spiti valley is the Indian favorite for witnessing some beautiful snow balls and snow rains. Full of monasteries and Tibetan culture, it’s one of the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh in winters.
What to do – Take a ride on the Kunzum range by trekking at the Kunzum pass, or collect some ancient books at Key monastery or capture some memorable pictures at Chandratal Lake
What to see – One must definitely see the Toba monastery or Dhankar monastery or see the real photogenic lake Suraj Tal or Taste the tasty momos and Thupka at Dragon restaurant.
Khajjiar otherwise known as India’s Switzerland is famous for its beautiful landscape and aura. Welcome this winter by visiting the best place in Himachal at Khajjiar and also experience the unique snowfall.
What to do – Visit to Golden Devi temple, Trek on Rohtang pass, Solang valley, visit Manu temple, go to Sankat Mochan temple, Jakhu temple, IIAS
What to see -The most amazing thing to see here is the Khajjiar Lake, smell some deodar trees in this small meadow, and explore the pristine beauty of this lake by strolling around those small ponds.
The Lake has a unique sight during winters and this is the only reason you have to make a visit to Parashar Lake this winter, this hidden gem of Himachal is great to be explored during winter season and it is one of the best places to visit in Himachal in winter.
What to do – Visit the Devnal temple, Prashar Lake, Trokada mata Mandir, Trilonkanth temple
What to see – Temple hopping (lots of temples to hop), Panchvaktra temple and Arya samaj Mandir are worth seeing
Camp Location: Kheerganga, Barshaini, Himachal Pradesh
Start Point/End Point: The trek starts from Barshaini and ends at Barshaini only.
Start Time/End Time: The trek start at 10:00 AM on day 1 and ends between 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM on day 2.
About the Destination:
Perched at an elevation of around 3,050 meters above sea level, Kheerganga can be reached by hiking the 24 kilometers long picture-perfect Kheerganga Trek. Nestled at one end of the majestic Parvati Valley, this ever-charming destination treats the trekkers’ eyes with its verdant greenery and panoramic skies.
The sacred destination of Kheerganga is home to a holy bathing tank, an age-old shrine of Lord Shiva, and a beautiful hot water spring. Getting to take a bath in the hot water when everything around is shrouded with snow is a dream for all trekkers and Kheerganga Trekking actually rewards the tired trekkers by granting this wish!
About the Kheerganga Trek:
Kheerganga Trek is one of the most well-known trekking destinations in Himachal Pradesh and is located deep in the Parvati Valley. For this guided trek, you have to meet us in the beautiful hill station Barshaini which is the starting point of this trek. Along your way to Kheerganga Trek, you will explore Rudra Nag village. The scenic hamlets mark a space for the perfect stops and are ideal to delve into the local culture of Himachal Pradesh.
You can enjoy the local food and cafes on the way. After a while, you will reach the Rudra Nag temple. As you cross the waterfall, the path gets a little steeper and then you will start spotting the blue and yellow huts which indicates the final milestone of the trek i.e Kheerganga top. Upon reaching Kheerganga, you can head straight for the Parvati Kund, or the natural hot water springs, which become all the more attractive in the winters. After reaching the top, you can relax into the alloted camps and enjoy the music session to be organized at the campsite is the cherry on the top.
Quick Facts About Kheerganga Trek:
Kheerganga Trek Distance: 24 km
Maximum Altitude:9,700 ft
Kheerganga Trek Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate
Electricity: Electricity will be available in Kheerganga campsite.
ATM: Kasol is the last point where you will get ATM.
Trekking Gradient: Steep ascent throughout the trail
This Kheerganga Trek offers two options of stay as mentioned below:
Alpine Tent stay - with common washroom
How to reach the campsite?
You have to report at Barshaini which is the starting point of the trek and it is around 22 km from Kasol. Many local transports and private cabs are available from Kasol to reach Barshaini.
Rohtang is the gateway to Ladakh, and as the name suggests that it is ground of corpses, adventurous travellers looking out for places to visit in Himachal Pradesh in winters pick Rohtang La.
What to do – Go trekking, have some hot water springs, relax at Hadimba temple, and also visit nearby places, ski and go for sledge rides on the valleys
What to see – The natural springs are great to see, Vashist is a small village near Rohtang and this is the place where Saint Vashist resided, go to this place and experience the hot water springs during winter.
Why to visit in winters – The capital city of Himachal Pradesh is not only the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh in winters, but this is also a hill station that is rich in its colonial history
What to do – What can be more tempting than to shop in the heart of the beautiful town of Shimla, soak this winter into the surrounding area of Shimla at Ridge, or take a joyful train ride through Kalka and Shimla.
What to see – Jakhoo temple has to be in the itinerary, appealing Christ church is worth seeing, get flattered by seeing the Kufri sceneries or see the tourists ski in the snow covered Kufri Mountains
Searching for some best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh in winters? Try out Triund trekking this winter. The whole area looks great with thick covered snow and it will be fun to pass through this snow covered valleys and hills
What to do – Trek to Triund from Mcleodganj and spend a day or take a picnic break to enjoy the pristine beauty of the rivers and sceneries
What to see – There are some nearby attractions like Bhagsunath temple, Bhagsu falls, Minkiani pass and some best sightseeing places too
If there are any places to visit in Himachal in winter then, Kufri is the perfect spot for tourists. Situated on the Himalayan range, Kufri is almost like touching the snow paradise during winters, during winters the annual winter sports festival is held during the month of February
What to do – Take part in the skiing competition, Kufri is the provider of oldest skiing slopes in the whole of Himachal region, or go fro go karting in the Kufri circuit
What to see – Sprawl to see the Himalayan nature park, winter skiing at Fagu, or get exerted at Kufri fun world or learn skiing in the gentle slopes of Kufri.
Here’s one from the Himalayas for snow lovers! The Solang valley looks magnificent when completely covered with snow during the winters and it is one of the famous places to visit in Himachal in winter and is a popular destination for skiing.
What to do – Tourists get lot of things to do here – from horse driving to paragliding, and mini open jeeps, this is an alluring place for any age group tourists. Go for zorbing as the snow melts or ski on the snow covered Solang valley
What to see – Nehru kund, Manu temple, Vashisht baths, Hadimba temple and adventure sports are few things to see and indulge in.
The Malana a small village is famous for its Parvathi valley and its dam project Malana Hydro power station, Availability of Wi-Fi, local eateries, good restaurants, adventure, legend, myth, trekking and thrills are few of the pros of this hidden little village and it is one of the best places to visit in Himachal in winter.
What to do – Some famous attractions nearby are Chandrakhani pass, Bijli Mahadev temple, Manikaran and Naggar
What to see – The Athens of Himalayas provides some or other things for its tourists – from eateries, to hospitality to adventure tours.
Tourists normally prefer to go to Manali, but little are they aware that Kullu which is near to Manali is a nature’s paradise on Earth and that too mainly during winter seasons
What to do – Tourists normally want some best places to visit in Himachal in winters so that they can get some best adventure fun, indulge in some best things like river rafting, trekking, mountaineering and camping
What to see – Catch the festive look at Raghunath temple, see the flowing waters at Pandoh Dam, watch natural and scenic beauty of Kullu at Great Himalayan national park or take adventurous by fishing and rafting at River Beas of Kullu.
Surrounded by woodlands and thick forest, tourists would love to visit this place, Narkanda is one of the best places to visit in Himachal in winters. This popular winter destination is famous for winter skiing
What to do – Touch the Hatu peak, or go skiing on the mountains, take a break for Tannu Jubbar lake picnic or eat some fresh apples from stokes farm
What to see – Watch the mountains and relax get immersed in the serenity of Mahamaya temple, shop at the city shopping for buying some pattoo or Himachal shawls and eat the local Narkanda cuisine at Negi dhaba
Why to visit in winters – The Switzerland of India Dalhousie is an amazing hill station with scenic views and prominent Indo-British association scenario. Tourists longing to for best places to visit in Himachal in winters can pick this destination for their winter journey
What to do – Trip to Dalhousie will be futile if you don’t visit the Panch Pulla, Satdhara falls view, ride to Khajjiar, or go wild by visiting Kalatop wild life sanctuary and rock climb at any of the specified places on Dalhousie or Khajjiar
What to see – Catch a glimpse of the oldest church St. John church, see the perennial spring, watch the pine land at Daikund Lake or go for river crossing and river rafting
The best time to visit Mcleodganj is in winter, this the time where you can enjoy paragliding and do plenty of things and experience the real fun of winter in Himachals
What to do – The top most things to do in Mcloedganj is to trek in the mountains of Triund hills, enjoy the water fall at Bhagsu or visit the museums at Tibetan museum
What to see – Spin your prayer wheels at Kalachakra temple, find peace at Tsechokling Gompa or hit the peak of Naddi view point to see the beauty of Mcleodganj