Villages in Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh is a beautiful state cradled by nature. Tourists come here to experience the majestic beauty and adventurous activities that Himachal Pradesh is famous for. Himachal Pradesh has some breathtaking high mountain villages that attract everyone towards it. Here are they:
Popular Villages in Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh is blessed with some famous villages that create an aura that no tourist can escape. A visit to these villages is an experience that one can cherish lifelong.
Batal Village in Arki
The magnificent Batal village is situated at a distance of about 4.6 km from Arki tehsil in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. The village has a magical charm with the Chandra River in the background. Chota Shigri Glacier, Gramphu and Losar lie adjacent to Batal. Tourists on a visit to Kaza rest here. The village lies at the base of Kunzam La pass. A breathtaking view of Bara Shigri Glacier and Triangular peaks can be experienced from Batal. For adventure lovers there is trekking and rock climbing. Best time to visit Batal is between October to March.
Chitkul Village in Sangla
The beautiful Chitkul village is cradled by Baspa River. It is situated about 20 km form Sangla, near Indo–Tibet border. The village is culturally enriched. Devotees from far and near visit Chitkul to worship ‘Chitkul Maathi’ better known as ‘Mata Devi’ the local goddess. The village wears a deserted look during winters as heavy snowfall disrupts communication.
Kothi Village in Manali
Kothi village is one of the most enchanting villages situated about 16 km from Manali. Lying on the Lahaul-Spiti-Leh Highway Kothi village is surrounded by snow capped peaks and forms the base of Rohtang Pass. Kothi George at an altitude of 2,500 metres provides a breathtaking, picturesque view of the Beas River flowing through it. It takes about an hour from the village to reach the Kothi George. A paradise for true adventure lovers, one can go for trekking and paragliding.
Dharamkot Village in McLeod Ganj
The magnificent Dharamkot village about 3 km from McLeod Ganj greets its explorers with mesmerising Rhododendron and Pine forests. The village is culturally and spiritually enriched. It has schools for Tibetan students. The famous Mountaineering Institute and Tushita Research centre are located here.
The majestic Galu Devi and the frolicking Galu waterfall adjacent to Dharamkot are famous tourist destinations.
Karsog Village in Mandi
The magnificent Karsog village is situated at an altitude of 350 m above sea level. The village is dressed with several apple orchards and an enthralling bowl shaped valley. Karsog village is important from historical point of view as the wedding between Hidimba and Bhim, one of the pandavas took place here.
Karsog is the sub-divisional headquarters of Mandi district. It is known as a valley of ancient temples with the Mamleshwar Mahadev temple, Mahunag temple and Kamakshi Devi temple being the major centre of attractions. One can go for trekking. The best time to visit Karsog is between April and October.
Jagatsukh Village in Kullu
Jagatsukh Village is a beautiful village in Kullu known for its religious significance. It houses a number of temples, the famous one being the Shiva Temple. It is a very old temple build in typical Shikhara style. Thousands of devotees come here to visit the Shiva temple. Jagatsukh is famous for the Sandhya Devi temple. The Gaurishankar temple and the Sharvali Devi temple are also situated here.
A visit to Jagatsukh village fills one with an everlasting peace.
Dehlan Village in Una
Dehlan is one of the biggest villages in Himachal Pradesh. It is situated adjacent to the border of Punjab and National Fertilisers Ltd (NFL) Nangal. Dehlan village is the gateway to Una and Mandi. It is also serves as an entry point to Hamirpur and Dharamshala. The village is also called the 'Anmol Kalia Davar' paying respect to Captain Anmol Kalia.
Vashisht Village in Manali
The majestic Vashisht village is situated about 6 km from Manali on the banks of Ravi River. Vashisht is known for a number of natural hot springs which are known to exhibit medicinal properties. The hot water of these springs is known to heal many skin diseases. The Hot Bath Complex about 10 minutes walk from Manali downtown is a major tourist attraction. The village that has been named after Rishi Vashisht is spiritually enriched and temples of Lord Ram and his Kula Guru have been built.
Chauntra Village in Palampur
The majestic Chauntra Village is very popular among the tourists. Chauntra is located at an altitude of about 1,300 metres above sea level with the enthralling Bazgar stream gushing down on one side. The village is known for tea gardens and lies on the way to Bir, a popular paragliding spot.
Bhakhalag Village in Arki
Bhakhalag is a picturesque village situated at a distance of about 9 km away from Arki. It is a small village and is a famous tourist destination.
Malana Village in Manali
The mesmering Malana Village is situated towards the interior of the Himalayas below the Chanderkhani Pass. Three breathtaking mountain passes connect Malana to Kullu. The Jamlu Temple built to worship the local God Jamlu, is the main tourist attraction.
Chirgaon Village in Rohru
The magnificent Chirgaon Village is a very popular tourist hub situated at a distance of about 15 km from Rohru. Tourist comes here in large numbers for fishing. Mandi, Seema and Dharmari are some popular fishing spots. Much to the joy of adventure lovers, Larot which serves as a base for trekking lies adjacent to Chirgaon.
Chabba Village in Naldehra
Chabba Village is a paradise for adventure lovers. It is situated about 18 km from Naldehra. This village is famous for River Rafting.
The river rafting stretches from the Old Hydroelectric Power House on the majestic Sutlej River till the hot sulphur springs at the beautiful Tattapani village.
Rohanda Village in Mandi
Rohanda is a magnificent village in the backdrop of dense forests. The forest is abundant in blue pine, oak, fig and cedar trees. Rohanda is situated in the picturesque Balh Valley. The valley is a major tourist destination.
Darcha village in Lahaul and Spiti
The magnificent Darcha Village is a sheer masterpiece situated at an altitude of about 3,360 metres cradled on the banks of River Bhaga. Located in Lahaul, Darcha village attracts adventure lovers who can go for trekking.
Batseri Village in Kalpa
Basteri is a beautiful village and a famous tourist destination. It is situated on the left bank of River Baspa and can be reached by foot. The entry point to the village has a small ‘chorten’. Legends have that this ‘chorten’ protects the villagers from all evils. This village has a Badri Narayan temple. The village is known for its unique architecture, locally called as ‘Kathkundi’.
Roghi Village in Kalpa
The beautiful Roghi Village is a famous tourist destination. It is situated about 8 km from Kalpa and 113 km from Shimla. The Suicide Point which is around 5 minutes from the village attracts a lot of tourists.
Roghi village is famous for Apple orchards.
Gondla Village in Lahaul and Spiti
The Gonda Village lies on the banks of the majestic Chandra River. The village is located at a distance of about 18 km from Keylong town. An annual fair is organised in the month of July attracting a lot of tourists.
Kareri Village in Dharamshala
Kareri village is a calm and serene village with the famous freshwater lake Kareri creating a magical ambience. The village is situated in Dharamshala which is a famous trekking destination for adventure lovers.
Narghota Village in Dharamsala
Narghota is a beautiful small village situated at a distance of about 3 km southeast of Dharamshala. Narghota village was rebuilt after the devastating earthquake that rocked the entire region in 1986.
The villages with their abundant beauty and mesmerising landscapes should not be missed at any cost.