The advent of summer heat brings with it the thought to undertake a trip to the cold retreat that is Himachal Pradesh. This is also because the state offers a wide array of options from sightseeing to adventure, from temples to tribal villages and from beautiful lakes to majestic mountains.
The serene hills and rolling valleys of Himachal will charm you. Its scenic beauty will leave you spellbound. It is a perfect place to escape from the hustle-and-bustle of city life to enjoy the crisp mountain air.
Some of the summer holiday destinations to include in your Himachal tour package are:
1. Mcleodganj: Mcleodganj is also known as Little Lhasa. It features architectural grandeur in the form of several ancient structures, monasteries and temples reminiscent of that Tibetan Monastery I visited in China. The place is blessed by Mother Nature and offers splendid scenic charms. When in Mcleodganj, don’t forget to visit Dal Lake, Triund and Bhagsu Waterfall. If you are keen to shop, then visit the Tibetan Handicrafts Centre for excellent wooden handicrafts.
2. Dalhousie: It is one of the most popular hill stations and famous for its natural springs. The old-world charm of this place will leave you mesmerized and you can feel the aura of the British Raj in its architecture and style. This hill station is built on five hills namely, Balun, Kathlog, Tehra, Bakrota and Patreyn. The deodars, pines and oaks around the valley will make you fall in love.
3. Khajjiar: This place is rightly called Mini Switzerland because of its beautiful, lush green, hilly area. It will not be wrong to say that Mother Nature has bestowed all her bounties here. Chamera Dam and Khajjiar Lake accentuate the beauty and charm of this town. To add to its elegance, the architecture of Khajjar is a perfect blend of Hindu and Mughal architectural styles. If you want to indulge in some adventure, then Khajjiar offers several trekking trails and zorbing sites, too.
4. Kangra: It is one of the most picturesque scenic valleys in Himachal Pradesh. The valley rolls down the southern edge of the gentle slopes of the Dhauladhar range. These slopes are covered with forests of pine, tea gardens, orchards and terraced fields. The aura of this place is quite religious and has a calming effect as there are many ancient Hindu temples.
By including a visit to these places in your Himachal Holiday Package, you will be able to experience draped green forests, endless panorama, cascading waterfalls and awe-inspiring architecture on your summer holiday.