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Top 5 Offbeat Hill Stations To Visit This Summer

Himachal Pradesh India

If you’re a regular to places like Shimla, Kullu, Manali, Ooty and Kodaikanal, it’s time to leave the similar path and take the road less travelled. Trust us; touring these offbeat destinations in summer could become a happy memory in your life. You can find some of these offbeat hill station holiday packages and itineraries online as well. Let’s take a look at top 5 of the rarest ones.

1. Chail

Situated in the divine valleys of Himachal Pradesh, lays this fantastic picturesque town of Chail. A few hours drive from the ever-popular Shimla, Chail is a perfect place for a quaint sojourn. Touring around the bustling markets of famous hill stations like Shimla, Mandi and Solan, you can take some time out to enjoy the rustic charms of Chail. Find the best of nature in the long stretches of deodar jungles and go for a long walk along the ridges. If you like spending your time outdoors, there are few sporting facilities to try your hands on like participating in farm work, or playing basketball and cricket at the world’s highest pitch.

2. Barot

A quiet village situated in the Mandi district in Himachal Pradesh, Barot is a fantastic place to enjoy a peaceful time away from the chaos of city life. There’s some brilliant landscape to soak in the sub-Himalayan atmosphere and the weather stays fantastic throughout the year. There are some affordable homestays and resorts to enjoy a peaceful stay in the valleys. You can also try some angling at the local river and relish fantastic Himachal delicacies.

3. Kurseong

A humble hill station located in the district of Darjeeling, Kurseong still exists to be lesser known places to go on a holiday. Literally meaning ‘the land of orchids’, the place is filled with some of the best scenic trekking paths and village locales. Don’t forget to take your GoPros and handycams as you well get a lot of opportunities to capture the mesmerizing view of the Kanchenjunga range and Himalayan wildlife. There are few British architectural heritage monuments, old hostels, museums and gothic churches to be explored.

4. Barog

Practically a small railway station in the valleys of Himachal Pradesh, Barog has nothing more than a village surrounding the station, few resorts to spend a peaceful time and a plentiful of natural scenic beauty. The railway station is equipped with few guest rooms, consisting of bed bunks and necessary facilities. Located at the Kalka Shimla route, the enchanting natural beauty is guaranteed to have a long spell on you.

5. Shimla

It is another popular hill stations in Himachal Pradesh, India. Its snow capped mountains gives a picturesque view to fall in love with this place. It draws a number of tourists every year. Also you can find various adventurous activities like Paragliding, Ice-Skiing, Zorbing etc. Jakhoo Hill, Kufri, The Ridge, Shimla State Museum, Naldehra are the main tourist attractions to visit here.

You will find various hill stations in India for different purposes like adventure, honeymoon, yoga, mind peace and to explore the nature. These above listed points are the best for everyone.

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