Himachal Pradesh - Unexplored Destinations

God descends to the humble as waters flow down from the hills into the valleys.

Do you consider yourself a person who loves to travel? Are you also thrilled when you see those breathtaking views? If yes, you are in the right place! Think about holidays, snow, sunsets, and your brain will immediately take you to the majestic rolling hills of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand and picturesque hilltowns of Shimla, Manali, and Dharamshala. But, let me tell you, Himachal Pradesh is not just limited to these commonly listed towns, this state has much more to offer. 

As most of the tourist places are mostly turning to concrete jungles, people have started looking up for some unexplored places to visit. There is so much demand for these less known places in Himachal that a number of them are developing into the tourist spots now. Have a look at the following offbeat places that will leave you mesmerized!

1. Chitkul

This is one of the most picturesque spots you would have ever seen. Hiding in the lap of Himalayas, at a height of 3450 meters, it is the last inhabited village close to the Indo-Tibet border. It is also the last location in India one can head out to without a permit. 

Chitkul is basically known for its entrancing excellence and rural nature. The beautiful area and the picturesque excellence of the spot are what draws voyagers towards it. Resting by the side of River Baspa, this place looks like a beautifully painted picture. Surrounded by the fruit-laden orchards and plush-green vegetation, this valley is especially known for its potato and peas vegetation. 

In this village, people are quiet, calm, honest, and adherent of both Hinduism and Buddhism. In old folklore, the individuals of Chitkul were known as Kinnaras means halfway between Gods and Humans. The Goddess of Chitkul dwells in a temple here accepted to be 500 years old. 

Want to know more about this amazing place? Read more about Chitkul

2. Thanedar

Thanedar, an offbeat travel destination, in one of the many beautiful valleys of Himachal Pradesh. It is, indeed, a traveler’s delight. Covered with a rug of trees, lush green forest all around, Thanedar is a sensory explosion. Often known as the Fruit Bowl of Dev Bhoomi, it makes for a good base to explore the surrounding non-touristy spots. Active with its beautiful apple and cherry orchards, Thanedar is THE reason for the grand Himachali love affair with apples, as we know it. However, plum and apricot plantations have also cropped up, thanks to the abundantly fertile land, suitable climate, and hardworking folks. 

Thanedar gives unequaled delight to nature lovers. Alongside that, there are many resorts that are beautiful and make a great escape amidst nature. The valley also has some ancient temples like Nag Devta Temple and lakes and churches which can be explored while admiring the beauty of the snow-covered mountains. 

3. Gushaini 

Gushaini is a small village in Tirthan Valley. Situated in the Kullu area, Gushaini is nicknamed Trout Country for its wealth of trouts making it ideal for trout fishing. The spot is ideal for travelers whose best excursion includes outside outdoors in convenient vault tents hitched on the banks of the Tirthan River. 

The village has a happy vibe with rustic wooden buildings and smiling kids running in its bylanes. Gushaini is the gateway for treks in Tirthan Valley and is hardly 10 km away from Banjar. The confluence of Tirthan and Flachan river is a sight worth visiting and is quite close to Gushaini. 

Only 20 km from Gushaini lays The Fantastic Himalayan National timberland, whose inhabitants incorporate around 30 sorts of animals and 300 assortments of winged creatures. Gushaini has not been investigated by many experience adoring sightseers. One discovers nature at its best contribution excellent environmental factors, lavish green scenes, and roads for experience and amusement, to give some examples. 

4. Kheerganga 

Famous for the underground aquifers and beautiful perspectives on the Himalayan mountains, Kheerganga is located in the Kullu area of Himachal Pradesh. Situated around 22 km away from the journey town of Manikaran, traveling across the thick backwoods and a shower in its natural aquifers are a reviving encounter. 

Concealed in the curious Parvati Valley in Kullu region, territory, Kheerganga is one of the most wonderful interesting spots of Himachal Pradesh. It is said that Lord Shiva meditated in this district for a large number of years. Be that as it may, the most tremendous element of this spot is its underground aquifer, where one can genuinely loosen up and get revived after the long excursion. Kheerganga trek is one of the most popular treks in the region. 

5. Prini Village 

Prini village is located in Manali Tehsil of Kullu district in Himachal Pradesh, India. The small village has a splendid waterfall in the Manali–Jagatsukh road. The village is covered with paddy fields and has a well-established transportation system. The moisture in the air smells like petrichor–as refreshing as the mud’s scent after the first rain. Make sure to stop by here to take in the lush green surroundings and the beauty of this quaint hamlet.


The beauty of this state is much more than a human can ever interpret. Himachal Pradesh is nothing less than an oasis of serenity. Of snow-capped mountains and smokey lore, Himachal Pradesh is so much more than hill stations with colonial hangovers. Himachal Pradesh is now known as a ‘Destination for all seasons and all reasons’ and with so many incredible places to visit within the region. 

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Written By - Riya Garg

Edited By - Neha Kundu


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