Himachal Travel stories have also shown snippets of solo traveling in them! Much lately, solo traveling has become the new traveling blue and has been taken up by many youngers. It’s high time and one needs to travel to Himachal Pradesh- a home to millions of offbeat places! Well, not to mention the sense of tranquillity that surrounds one, when wearing the cape of solo traveling, especially vis.-a-vis. the scenic places of Himachal. Furthermore, this mountainous state is truly an adventurer’s paradise- right from activities like bungee jumping to paragliding, camping, bon-fire, skiing, photography, sight-seeing, trekking, so on and so forth.
Enlisting The Most Scenic Places To Visit in Himachal Pradesh As A Solo Traveler ~
Much known for the world’s largest cricket ground and the magnificent Chail Palace that it houses, Chail is also a scarcely populated hill station close to Shimla. Perfect for a solo traveler who’s in search for peace and solace, away from the dins and noises of the polluted and populated metros. Chail is quite and relaxing and a solo traveler can always go for hiking into the dense pine and deodar forests. Moreover, Himalayan wildlife is easy to spot in the Chail Wildlife sanctuary and this is further a recreational thing to do here.
Tip: visit this hotshot of serenity via bus/car to be patrons to the alluring beauty of the same on route!
2. Solang Valley
Located about 14 km North-west of Manali, Solang valley is one of the most popularly visited tourist places in Himachal. This place is a paradise truly, especially in winters when it is fully covered with snow. Moreover, adventure-lovers with a knack for myriad sport activities are much welcome here. You surely have a lot for your entertainment here- right from skydiving, horse-back riding to paragliding and travelling in mini-jeeps!
Well, well, what more to look for when Dharamshala is already on your solo-travelling guide for Himachal Pradesh?! This place is not just famous for its soothing climate but also for its perfect amalgamation of the cultures and traditions of the Indian as well as the Tibetan community. In all, it’s a harmonious place to be, especially for solo travellers in search of peace and calmness. One can be a part of lots of activities like riding a boat across the Dal Lake, visiting the Dalai Lama Temple Complex, Kangra Valley, and the Kangra Art Museum.
4. McLeod Ganj
A solo trip to McLeod Ganj has been the most-longed for wish in every traveller’s life! It’s a small town in Himachal pradesh and is also called “Little Lhasa”. This fabulous town is perfect for solo travellers in search for good food in local restaurants and cafes, also jewellery and clothes shopping from the local markets. The town has some really picturesque sights to stroll by, thereby making it a true place of respite! Meanwhile, it also makes travelling possible via Pathankot railway station, which is the nearest railway station to reach McLeod Ganj.
Situated near Kullu Valley, Malana is also known as “Malana Nala” and “Little Greece of India”. It’s a dainty little village with spell-bounding beauty, much known for its aesthetics and the locals who follow their cultural beliefs and customs rather stringently. As a solo traveller, you can always know more about the local people and their beliefs, etc. Also, you can trek along the dense forests and even visit the famous pilgrim centre- Manikaran which has a hot water spring too.
Here’s presenting the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, which is located some 13km from Shimla. The place is truly blessed with Nature’s hand right above and is most ideal to visit during the months of April and June. The myriad adventure activities that one can be a part of as a solo traveller include: rappelling, zip-lining, river rafting, trekking to camping with a bonfire and a lot more. Moreover, the nearest railway station to Mashobra is in Shimla and the nearest airport is Shimla Airport.
Mandi is your place to be if you are a lone traveller with fetishes for good vegetation and greenery. This town is much known for its thick cover of pine and deodar trees, along with tea plantations. (P.s. Here’s your true respite in case you happen to be a chaisexual too!) Mandi is truly an amazing offbeat place located at the intersection of Kullu and Dharamshala. Also called ‘Choti Kashi’ or ‘Varanasi of Hills’, Mandi even houses some 81 temples, all spread across its area. Additionally, Pathankot railway station is the nearest railway station to the town.
Well, well, we have sadly come to an end of enlisting the most astonishing offbeat places in Himachal Pradesh. However, we have a lot more in store for travel enthusiasts like you. Why don’t you check out our Instagram page and blogs website for more?!
Also, till then, happy solo travelling!!!