Himachal Pradesh is known for its breathtaking landscapes, which include snow-capped mountains, lush green forests and flowing rivers and streams. It is one of the much-loved holiday destinations for those who enjoy hiking and are looking for a peaceful retreat. Places like Shimla, Manali and Kullu are often full of tourists. However, there are some beautiful villages in this state that will help you escape the hustle and bustle of urban life.
Nako: A lakeside village with clean mountain air that borders the middle India and China. Any time of the year is an excellent time to visit this place, but it should be visited during winters as the atmosphere here is particularly magical. The mountains are covered with snow. In summer, visitors can go boating on Lake Nako, and in winter, when the surface of the lake is snowy, they can go ice skating.
Kibber: Kibber is situated in the beautiful Spiti Valley. There is a wildlife sanctuary where you can spot mountain animals like Himalayan wolves, ibex, snow leopards and Tibetan woolly rabbits. You can trek up to Ki Gompa, the largest monastery in the Spiti Valley, which is only four kilometers away. There are guesthouse and homestay options in the area. You can visit Kibber only from June to October.
Kalpa: The town of Kalpa, situated on the banks of the river in Kinnaur district, is often referred to as a wonderland. Kalpa is a unique place that is ideal for anyone looking for some peace and quiet in the Highlands, surrounded by nature and with a very serene atmosphere.
Dhankhar: This stunning village is situated between Tabo and Kaza and remains untouched by commercialisation. Dhankhar Gompa, an old monastery, has a meditation Buddha statue. The monastery has a museum containing ancient Buddhist artifacts.
Malana: Natural beauty, finely carved temples, and views of Deo Tibba and Chandrakhani peaks are all what make this historic village called Malana a beautiful vacation spot for tourists.