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Himachal Pradesh is a nature lover’s delight! There is no better way to explore the majestic mountains, evergreen forests, remote villages, and mesmerizing lakes at its best than taking a trip to “The Land of Snow” which is what Himachal means, a picture-perfect state that impresses visitors with scenic hill stations, quaint villages, snow-covered mountains, lush valleys, diverse flora and fauna, unblemished nature, and abundant trekking trails. It is a veritable haven for nature lovers, adventurers, and backpackers.

There are many little gems in Himachal most people are clueless about.

Let us introduce you to some of our favorite hidden places in Himachal Pradesh!

Clicked this one when I went to McleodGanj for trekking on the Triund mount. Was an awesome experience.
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Chitkul

The more you explore, the more time you’d need for a wander about to experience the joy in the life of Chitkul. The steep escalation on the mountains in passing several valleys of the Kinnaur region provides an unrivaled exhilarating trip. The rich green of the forested mountains, combined with the sky's deep blue, almost makes one forget about the treacherous roads. There's a reason they're known as the world's most dangerous highways.  

The Himalayas, standing tall!
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Kalpa

Kalpa, home to a variety of exciting activities, includes everything from river trekking to paragliding, mountain biking to rafting, and trout fishing. Kalpa is a lovely village set in the Sutlej (river) valley that is just waiting to be found.

Jalori Jot

Jalori Pass, located around 80 kilometers from Kullu and 150 kilometers from Shimla, is a beautiful spot for hiking and picnicking. As time passes, one can create an unforgettable experience by packing their bag, food, and gear, as well as adequate footwear, to enjoy the breathtaking view of the vast Himalayas, with Dhauladhar stretching in a line from far behind. This is a great place to go hiking, one of the must-visit hidden places in Himachal Pradesh.

Parvati river at Kasol
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Hampta Pass

The Hamta Village, located at an astounding altitude of 14,000 feet in the Pir Panjal region, is the source of the name Hampta Pass. It's well-known for its trekking path, and with good reason: the scenery is breathtaking as you go through the mountain passes from Manali to Chandra Tal Lake. Hampta Pass Trek will leave an indelible impression on you, with glaciers, rivulets, rugged mountains, and lush meadows.

Barot

Barot is a tiny village in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district, located in the Uhl river valley. Barot Valley, a gem among the rocky terrains, was originally constructed for a hydel project over the Uhl river, but it has since grown in popularity as a tourist destination for mountain lovers. Travelers who want to quench their thirst for adventure can do so at the Barot Valley. Trekking in the Barot Valley, camping, and fishing are all popular activities in this area. Plan a vacation to Himachal and don't forget to include this hidden treasure in your schedule for a fascinating experience.

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Pabbar Valley

When we say Pabbar Valley isn't well-known, we are referring to the general tourist community. Pabbar is a trekkers' paradise, with breathtaking views and terrain! Many exhilarating trails can be found in the mountains and valleys, excellent for satisfying the desires of brave explorers, especially those seeking fresh and offbeat places in Himachal Pradesh. The picturesque tiny hamlet of Rohru serves as the base camp for most of the region's excursions. Rohru, a small village in Himachal Pradesh known for trout fishing and apple orchards, is  about two and a half hours drive  from Shimla

Pragpur

In this fast-paced world, heritage villages are a visual treat. Pragpur hamlet is located in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India. You will enjoy dipping into the classic Indian setting that has been well-preserved in this age-old village. If you wish to avoid the rush hours of major cities, a visit to this village can be beneficial to your health. Those old brick and mud houses transport you to a bygone era. Pragpur translates to "full of pollen." The name is appropriately given to the settlement because it essentially flowers during the springtime.

Rakcham

Rakcham is a bit of heaven on earth, nestled between huge snow-capped peaks and a beautiful green environment. This small village, located on the banks of the rushing river Baspa, is comparatively desolate compared to other sites in Kinnaur, making it an ideal getaway for those seeking quiet. A walk from Sangla to Rakcham is equally worthwhile.

- Suraj Tal – Lake of the Sun God 
- The Suraj Tal Lake in the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh is one of the most enthralling and amazingly beautiful lakes in the country
- Suraj Tal Lake is located close to Baralacha Pass
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Sangla

Sangla Valley and the spirit of adventure that resides inside poised on slopes near the rocky banks of the Baspa River is naturally rich and thought-provokingly deep. Sangla is the classic Himachali experience, with one house above the next. Sangla is a nature lover's heaven, with apple orchards, apricots, walnuts, cedar trees, glacial streams with a LOT of trout fish, and, of course, fir trees. It's nirvana in the truest sense of the word!

Churdhar

Churdhar is also known as ‘Chur Chandani,' which means moonlit mountain. The top can be reached via three routes: 16 km via Nauradhar (Sirmaur), 8 km via Sarain (Chaupal, Shimla), and 8 km via Pulhwal (Sirmaur) (Chaupal, Shimla). The one from Nauradhar in Sirmour district is the most popular, with nice halting locations in between and a wonderful vista all around. It is a location of immense religious significance, located in the state's Sirmaur district. A massive monument of Lord Shiva atop the Churdhar mountain is both captivating and transports you back to the tales of the ancient Indian epics Mahabharata and Ramayana.

We hope the next time you plan a trip to Himachal Pradesh you will include some of these places in your itinerary and make lots of fun memory, when we talk about memories what will be more special than having a professional photographer to help you preserve those memories and make it even more special, this is when Travoprapher comes in making vacation even more special. Book a professional photographer with Travographer.

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