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Off-beat Himachal Pradesh

Getaway | Nature Getaway

View of Dalhousie
Palampur Views
Chail Views in Summer
Judges Court Pragpur
Shoghi Views
Manimahesh Yatra Transit stay - Photo Courtesy Hiranmay
views around Shoghi
views around Shoghi - Photo Courtesy Aamod Shoghi

Himachal Pradesh is a tourist destination and well-visited. Most guests have visited the touristy Himachal earlier. This is an all-season set of options that looks at options that represent a genuine experience and takes guests genuinely off the beaten track.

Ropar Wetlands - 60 kms from Chandigarh, these wetlands are rich in Biodiversity and excellent for bird watching. Bharatgarh Fort near Ropar (Punjab) offers excellent off-beat and experiential stay.

Pong Dam - Just 50 kms from Pathankot lies Pong Dam (Maharana Pratap Sagar) Bird Sanctuary. Over 220 bird species belonging to 54 families have been recorded. The lake also provides excellent fishing opportunities for anglers from riverine to placid lake fishing, from deep water to jigging in the mud flats.

Dalhousie / Chamba - A himalauan getaway and an idyllic hill station (6500 ft asl) that sports very good Hilamayan views. 

Palampur - Tea Plantation country. There are number of heritage stays here none better than Taragarh Palace. Tara Villa Homestay is a homely plantation stay. The area is full of options for trekking, hang gliding, museum, art village, monastery visits etc.

Beyond Mcleodgunj - Beyond Mcleodgunj lies some excellent high altitude trekking spots like Triund, Kareri village, Kareri Lake, Gunadevi, Illaqa glacier. Even in peak summer snow point is reachable with 1 night overnight camping. Best season to explore the area is April-May and Sept-Oct. 

Pragpur - A heritage village and Judges court, a heritage home set with a very laidback and scenic backdrop. One can stay anywhere from 2 nights to a week. Pragpur is a notified Heritage village and one can find several artisans, craftsman and visit craft centres / art galleries. There trekking, village visits options as well.

Shoghi - This is an area that lies just 20 kms short of Shimla and here guests can do a bit of walking, trekking, birding and generally enjoy a nature centric experience. 

Chail - This is an area that lies 50 kms beyond Shimla. Guests can experience Rock climbing, Rappelling, Trekking , Nature walk.

Rajgarh - Rajgarh is an unspoilt idyllic retreat set amidst apple orchards at 6500 ft above Sea level. Rajgarh offers a nature centric experience where guest can indulge in a variety of activities<


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    Access

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    Access

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    Access

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    Access

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    View Point
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    Access

    Dalhousie ( 5 Kms )
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    Access

    Chail
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    Access

    Chail ( 3 Kms )
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    Heritage Site
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    Access

    Chail
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    Access

    Palampur ( 5 Kms )
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    Access

    Palampur ( 1 Kms )
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    Temple or Holy Place
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    Access

    Kasauli ( 5 Kms )
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    Access

    Una ( 30 Kms ), Anandpur Sahib ( 34 Kms ), Swarghat ( 46 Kms ), Ropar ( 76 Kms ), Bilaspur (HP) ( 80 Kms )
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    Shoghi ( 5 Kms )
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