Himachal Pradesh “The land of snow” is famous for its mesmerizing beauty, scenic views, snow clad mountains and large varieties of flora and fauna.
Nestled in western Himalayas, Himachal is also known as land of Gods and Goddess or “Dev Bhoomi” because of various beautiful temples which are situated here with fine architecture.
There are many scenic places or hill stations in Himachal which makes fine destinations to escape the summers in May June and enjoy quality time with friends and family while enjoying its breath taking natural beauty. Let’s explore some of the popular and exotic places of Himachal Pradesh which are perfect for the months of May and June this year.
Kasol is a beautiful Himalayan village in the district Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. It is situated in Parvati valley, on the banks of pristine and beautiful Parvati river. Surrounded with flower trees and excellent nature views , Kasol attracts visitors from all over the world. Kasol is also famous for its trekking point and open air parties among youth. You can also visit Manikaran Gurudwara which is located at 15 minutes from Kasol and take blessings of God. With its fresh air and unexplored abundant natural beauty, Kasol remains as dream destination for nature lovers, backpackers, solo travelers and also people with family. It’s an ideal place to spend calm and peaceful time in picturesque hill station away from noise of crowded places. Kasol is also called “Mini Israel” because of flow of Israeli tourists here; you can find exotic Israel food here and enjoy the shopping of western clothes and other souvenirs. So I would suggest that if you are looking for some exotic places to spend May and June than Kasol is one of the best locations to do that in Himachal Pradesh.
Also known as “Queen of hills “ Shimla is the capital and the largest city of Himachal Pradesh. Mountains covered with snow, pleasant climate, alluring lakes and breath taking natural beauty is the major highlights of Shimla. Shimla offers many exciting delights to its visitors. You can enjoy the ride in Himalayan toy trains; these are slow moving trains from Kalka to Shimla. The route is filled with scenic beauty and traveling in it is unforgettable experience. You can also visit the famous “Jakhoo Temple “in Shimla which is dedicated to Hindu God “Hanuman” and take the blessings of God. It also offers Panoramic views of the city. Mall road in Shimla is a popular shopping destination; you can take a Stroll around mall road and buy things like handicrafts, shawls, woolen clothes and attractive Jewellery from local shops. You can also buy exquisite wooden items in famous Lakkar bajar and enjoy tasty foods in cafes and restaurants nearby the shopping joints.
The mini Switzerland of India – Khajjiar is a small, scenic and outstanding hill station in Chamba district, Himachal Pradesh. It is also called “Mini Switzerland” because of its mesmerizing natural beauty and its topographical resemblance with Switzerland. Green meadows, thick forests, pristine lake, pine and Deodar tress makes beautiful combination and offers picturesque views on rich natural beauty. It’s an ideal picnic spot to spend time with family.
Located on the banks of Beas river, ,Kullu is a beautiful town situated in the Kullu valley. Kullu is famous for its ancient Temples, picturesque views, and snow clad mountains, clear and pristine rivers. You can enjoy diverse tourist’s activities here like cultural activities, adventure activities and also Religious activities.
You can also visit the famous Bijli Mahadev Temple in Kullu, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and pay your respects to God. It is beautiful temple in Himachal which fills the hearts of devotees with spiritual calmness and wellness. There are banks of marigold flowers which leads way to the Temple which makes it a spectacular sight. You have to complete the 3 km trek to reach this temple. Trek is a wonderful experience in itself with beautiful scenic views. In the same way, Vaishno Devi Temple, Hanogi Mata temple ,Shri GuruNanakdevji Gurudwara are some of the holy places which you can visit and take the blessings of God. Along with it , you can also enjoy the spectacular views of Kullu valley and its mesmerizing natural surroundings. Kullu is also favorite destination for people who want to enjoy shopping experience. Akhara bazar is famous shopping joint in Kullu where you can buy attractive Kullu caps and woolen clothes. Don’t forget to buy the famous Kullu shawls which is made up of many natural fibers like Pashmina, sheep wools and Angora.
Manali is a popular holiday destination among tourists. It is favorite destination for honeymoon couples because of its natural beauty, open spaces, dense forests and snow capped mountains. Manali is named after the sanatan Hindu lawgiver “Manu”. The name Manali means “Manu alaya “ which literally means “Abode of Manu “. There are lots of Temples and Monasteries that are tourists attractions in Manali. Hadimba temple is famous temple in Manali. It is an ancient Temple dedicated to Hidimbi Devi ,wife of Bhima , in Indian epic Mahabharata. The temple dates back to 1553 and is famous for its four storeys Pagoda and exquisite architecture. You can also enjoy adventurous activities in Manali like Skiing, trekking, river rafting, paragliding etc. River Beas is ideal place to enjoy the thrill of river rafting; it is a beautiful river with icy chilled clear water. Other places which are worth visiting here are Solang valley, Rohtang Pass , Manali sanctuary and Great Himalayan National park. I would also like to mention that if you are an adventure enthusiast and looking for some place where you can enjoy adventure sports than Manali is the best location to spend May and June in Himachal Pradesh.
Malana is an ancient beautiful Indian village in Himachal Pradesh. This solitary village in the Malana Nala, a side valley of the Parvati Valley is isolated from the rest of the world. According to legends, Jamlu rishi (sage) inhabited this place and made rules and regulations. Malana is also famous for its unique social structure and lifestyle. The social structure of Malana rests on villagers unshakable faith in their powerful Deity “Jamblu Devta “. The entire administration of the village is controlled by him through a village council. People of Malana are very strict I following their customs and laws. Malana is also popularly known for its best charas and its high elite quality hashish. Popularly knows as “Malana cream “ it was said that it gives nice high and thrilling experience .Malana is a nice and peaceful village surrounded by lush green forests and rugged majestic mountains to spend quite and solitary time away from hustle bustle of city life and experience the simple and unique lifestyle and culture of local people.
Chandra tal lake is a beautiful glacier lake situated in the Spiti part of Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. It is fed by Chandra glacier. It has crystal clear and deep blue waters with meadows full of attractive wild flowers. The name Chandra tal (Lake of the Moon ) comes from its crescent shape. Legend says that it is the same place where God Indra’s chariot picked up Yudhishthira ,eldest of Pandavas brothers and thus makes this place holy for Hindu devotees. This is also favorite destination of campers and trekkers. The water of the lake keeps on changing from reddish to orange and then green and blue as the day sets. It’s a magical sight in itself and worth experiencing the beauty. This lake is magical and offers spectacular views which you will never find anywhere else. It’s a perfect place to click pictures and take videos and capture the unforgettable magical moments.
Dharmashala is a wonderful magnificent hill station located in the Kangra valley of Himachal Pradesh. The great Tibetan leader Dalai Lama lives here which makes it very famous place. Here you can find many Monasteries and many Buddhist nuns and monks lives here. This scenic and picturesque hill station attracts visitors from all over the country as its natural beauty consists of thick Deodar cedar trees, snow-covered mountains and beautiful locations. It is a paradise for lovers of hills. You can also experience Buddhist culture here and learn many new things which are quite exciting.
Shopping in Dharmashala is quite fun and pleasurable. You can buy items from local markets like Tibetan mats and carpets which comes in different designs, colors and sizes.
Manikaran is a pilgrimage center for Hindus and Sikhs , it attracts people from all over the country to its Pilgrimage centers and Hot springs.Manikaran is located in the Parvati valley along the banks of river Parvati, north east of Bhuntar in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh.Its Hot springs are famous , one can cook rice in it, people also bath in supply of hot water which has spiritual and medicinal value. It is believed that the location of Manikaran Gurudwara Sahib is the exact meditative spot of Guru Nanak Dev ji.
Mcleodganj is famous for large population of Tibetans.It is one of the most popular places in Dharmashala ,situated in Kangra district. It is also known as “Little Lhasa “ because of frequency of Tibetan population.You can get the glimpses of Tibetan culture very closely through Tibetan markets, Tibetan clothes, Tibetan gardens and Tibetan restaurant which serves Tibetan food. If you like peace and serenity then Mc leodganj is definitely among the best place to visit in Himachal pradesh during May and June.
So this was the list of best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh during May and June and if you liked the list do share it and don’t forget to comment below your favorite place in Himachal Pradesh.