5 Trips to Himachal That Are Better (and in Budget) In the Winter

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The charm of Himachal Pradesh can be best experienced in winter. We bring you idyllic destinations for the best experience of winter – full of fun, frolic and, with a little affection to your wallet. Don’t worry if you are not comfy with shivering cold winter, Himachal has a lot to offer.

 

Pong

Pong is breathtakingly beautiful and the best part, it is not yet a common stop for tourists. Also known as Maharana Pratap Sagar, Pong Dam is the highest earthfill dam in India. Pong can be the next Srinagar in near future, as the state government has plans to start cruise, house boats and shikaras.

 

Khajjiar

Khajjiar is a jewel of Himachal; it leaves everyone spellbound. Touted Mini Switzerland, Khajjiar is most picturesque in winter. Just imagine this alpine meadow wrapped in the blanket of snow. A few days here and sure you will say “I want to settle here”

Khajjiar
Photo credit: Gettyimages

 

Narkanda

Narkanda is one of the closest places from national capital Delhi to receive snowfall as early as December months. This hamlet gets extremely cold in the winter months but at the same time draws more beauty. Winters sees only a handful letting one to absorb more from the place.

Photo: photoananyahotels.com

Photo: photoananyahotels.com

 

Chail

Chail is a nature seeker’s paradise. About 28 km from Shimla, Chail is an ideal location for trekking and watching wildlife apart from snow experience. Chail is the erstwhile summer capital of the princely state of Patiala, a testament of which in the form of palace are in place.

 

Photo: terrainspotter
Photo: terrainspotter

 

Nahan

Situated in the lower Shivalik ranges of the Himalayas, Nahan doesn’t receive snow but is enveloped by dense forests. Full of wildlife, it is less-crowded and leave enough space for a captivating experience with nature. Renuka, 50 kilometres from Nahan, is a place that makes you feel in the lap of nature.

weekend-getaway-to-renuka-lake

 

Solan

On the flanks of the mountains sits Solan.  The nearest hill station from The Great Northern Plains is just over 300 kilomteres from national capital Delhi, a drive of 6-7 hours. In Solan, Timbertrail and Barog are a few places you should consider apart from the toy train ride which starts from Kalka.

solan himachal

 

Don’t let cold weather or funds keep you from your next excursion. Happy Winter!

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