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Famous Cities in Himachal Pradesh

Dharamsala

Dharamsala is a city and a municipal corporation in Kangra district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is the district headquarters. It was formerly known as Bhagsu. The Dalai Lama's residence and the headquarters of Central Tibetan Administration are in Dharamshala. Dharamshala is 18 kilometres from Kangra.

Kangra

Kangra is a city and a municipal council in Kangra district now in Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Historically it was known as Nagarkot. Kangra valley is one of the most picturesque, green and luxuriant valleys of lower Himalayas sheltered by the sublime Dhauladhar range. This is one of the most important and famous districts of Himachal Pradesh due to its popularity.

Khajjiar

Khajjiar is a hill station in Chamba district, Himachal Pradesh, India, located approximately 24 km from Dalhousie. Khajjiar sits on a small plateau with a small stream-fed lake in the middle that has been covered over with weeds. The hill station is surrounded by meadows and forests.

Mashobra

Mashobra is a town in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh. It is connected to the state capital Shimla (earlier Simla) through the historic Hindustan–Tibet Road built in 1850 by Lord Dalhousie. Mashobra is notable for housing one of the two Presidential retreats in India. The other retreat is Rashtrapati Nilayam in Secunderabad.

Palampur

Palampur is a green hill station and a municipal council in the Kangra Valley in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, surrounded by tea gardens and pine forests before they merge with the Dhauladhar ranges. Palampur is the tea capital of northwest India but tea is just one aspect that makes Palampur a special interest place.

Sarahan

Sarahan is small picturesque village in Himachal Pradesh of India. It is the site of famous Bhimakali Temple, originally known as Bhimadevi Temple, dedicated to the mother goddess Bhimakali, presiding deity of the rulers of the former Bushahr State. The temple is situated about 170 kilometres from Shimla and is one of 51 Shakti Peethas.

Tira Sujanpur

Sujanpur Tihra is a town and a Municipal council in Hamirpur district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Climate here varies all through from very hot summer to cold winter. Being on the bank of river Beas, the winter is quite severe. Winters experience low-lying clouds which add to the cold weather and one can enjoy walking amidst the clouds.

Bilaspur

Bilaspur is a city and a municipal council in Bilaspur district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. The Temple of Shri Naina Devi Ji is situated on a hilltop in Bilaspur. Gobind Sagar is a reservoir that was formed by the Bhakra Dam. The temple of Baba Nahar Singh exists at Dholra in the Bilaspur Town. Vyaas Gufa is the oldest and the most famous religious place which lies on the left bank of river Satluj.

Arki

Arki is a town, a tehsil and a Nagar panchayat in Solan district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. The town is notable for its fort built in the late 18th century when Arki was the capital of the erstwhile hill state of Baghal. The Sair Fair is an annual two-day event held at Arki on sakranti of Ashwin. The fair was famous for buffalo fights. Lutru Mahadev Temple was built in 1621 by king of Baghal.

Baddi

Baddi is an industrial town and a Nagar panchayat in the Southwestern Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. The town lies on the border of Himachal Pradesh and Haryana states in the Shivalik Hills, around 35 kilometres west of Solan.

Rajgarh

Rajgarh is a town and a nagar panchayat in Sirmaur district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Rajgarh is a place of great natural beauty and is about 40 km from Solan. One can camp and trek in the valley. The people of Rajgarh are religious and worship Shiva Durga. The famous Baru Sahib Gurdwara also lies in this valley and is worth a visit.

Rampur

Rampur Bushahr is a city and a municipal council in Shimla district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It bordered on the north with Spiti, on the east with Tibet, on the south with Garhwal, and on the west with Jubbal, Kotkhai, Kumharsain, Kotgarh, and Kullu.

Sabathu

Sabathu is a cantonment town in Solan district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Greater Sabathu also had housed a regional Leper Colony during the 19th Century.

Solan

Solan is the district headquarters of Solan district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is known as the Mushroom city of India because of the vast mushroom farming in the area. Solan is crowned as the City of Red Gold, in reference to the bulk production of tomatoes in the area.

Sundar Nagar

Sunder Nagar is a City and a municipal council in Mandi district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Mahamaya Temple is located on top of a hill, offers a panoramic view of the city and is one of the most sacred places around. Murari Devi Temple is a beautiful place to visit in Sunder Nagar.

Jawalamukhi

Jawalamukhi is a town and a nagar parishad in Kangra district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Jwalamukhi is a famous temple to the goddess Jwalamukhi, the deity of flaming mouth. Raja Bhumi Chand Katoch of Kangra, a great devotee of goddess Durga, dreamt of the sacred place and the Raja set people to find out the whereabouts of the site.

Kasauli

Kasauli is a cantonment and town, located in Solan district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The town is a health resort, having an elevation of 1,900 metres above sea level.

Kullu

Kullu or Kulu is the capital town of the Kullu district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Kullu is a broad open valley formed by the Beas River between Manali and Largi. This valley is famous for its temples, beauty and its majestic hills covered with pine and deodar forest and sprawling apple orchards.

Naggar

Naggar is a settlement in the Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh, India. Naggar is a settlement in Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh, India, and it falls as a stopover.

Reckong Peo

Reckong Peo, is also spelled Rekong Peo and simply known as Peo by the local inhabitants, is headquarters of Kinnaur district, one of the twelve administrative districts of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.

Shimla

Shimla is the capital and largest city of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The major attractions include the Viceroy Lodge, the Christ Church, the Jakhoo Temple, the Mall Road and the Ridge, which together form the city centre. Shimla has the largest natural ice skating rink in South Asia. The city also has sporting venues like the Indira Gandhi Rajya Khel Parisar, the main sports complex and the Naldehra Golf Club.

Barog

Barog is a small hill station in Solan district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The station lies on UNESCO World Heritage Site Kalka–Shimla Railway. Barog tunnel is the longest of the 103 operational tunnels on the route of the Shimla-Kalka Railway, which is 1143.61m long. Barog tunnel is the straightest tunnel in the World.

Bhuntar

Bhuntar is a town and a nagar panchayat in Kullu district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. Bhuntar Airport also known as Kullu airport, serves the town along with Kullu and Manali, is located here.

Bir

Bir is a village located in the west of Joginder Nagar Valley in the state of Himachal Pradesh in northern India. Bir is a noted centre for ecotourism, spiritual studies and meditation. Bir is also home to a Tibetan refugee settlement with several Buddhist monasteries and a large stupa.

Chamba

Chamba is an ancient town in the Chamba district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, in northern India. The town has numerous temples and palaces, and hosts two popular jatras. Chamba is also well noted for its arts and crafts, particularly its Pahari paintings. Climatically March to June is said to be the best period to visit Chamba, which is a well known hill station.

Dagshai

Dagshai is one of the oldest cantonment towns in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh, India. There are no hotels in Dagshai, but the place has a lot of picnic spots with grand views. From some spots one can see the entire Panchkula and Chandigarh lights at night.

Dalhousie

Dalhousie is a hill station in Chamba district, in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh, India. The Dalhousie is a hill station in Himachal Pradesh. It is built on and around five hills, Kathalagh, Potreyn, Terah, Bakrota and Bhangora. Located on the western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas, it is surrounded by snow-capped peaks.

Paonta Sahib

Paonta Sahib is one of the major industrial towns of Himachal Pradesh. Paonta Sahib is an important place of worship for Sikhs, hosting a large Gurdwara named Gurudwara Paonta Sahib, on the banks of the river Yamuna. The river is the boundary between the states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

Parwanoo

Parwanoo is a municipal council in Solan district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is an industrial town. It has himachal's biggest wholesale market. The Kalka Shimla heritage rail line passes through this town. Parwanwoo has a moderate climate. A resort with a cable car called Timber Trail is a few miles north of the town on the Shimla highway again.

Una

Una is a city and a municipal council in Una district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.

Tabo

Tabo is a small town in the Lahaul and Spiti district on the banks of the Spiti River in Himachal Pradesh, India. The town surrounds a Buddhist monastery which, according to legend, is said to be over a thousand years old. The Dalai Lama has expressed his desire to retire to Tabo, since he maintains that the Tabo Monastery is one of the holiest.

Kalpa

Kalpa is a small town in the Sutlej river valley, above Recong Peo in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh, Northern India, in the Indian Himalaya. Inhabited by Kinnauri people and famous for its apple orchards. Apples are a major cash-crop for the region.

Kasol

Kasol is a village in Himachal Pradesh, northern India. It is situated in Parvati Valley, on the banks of the Parvati River, on the way between Bhuntar to Manikaran. It is popular with tourists many of whom also visit nearby village of Tosh. The river Parvati meanders through Kasol producing beautiful landscapes.

Manali

Manali is a Valley nestled in the mountains of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is a popular tourist destination and serves as the gateway to Lahaul and Spiti district as well as Leh. The valley is often referred to as the 'Valley of the Gods'. Old Manali village has an ancient temple dedicated to sage Manu.

Naina Devi

Naina Devi is a town and a municipal council in Bilaspur district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The Temple of Shri Naina Devi Ji is situated on a hilltop in the Bilaspur Distt. of Himachal Pradesh in India. The temple at the top of the hill can be reached via road and then by concrete steps.

Rewalsar

Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. He stayed at Rawalsar for a month. Raja Joginder Sen of Mandi built a gurudwara at Rawalsar in 1930 to commemorate the Guru's visit. The place is particularly sacred to Namdhari Sikhs due to its mention in Sau Sakhi as a sanctuary. The forest department maintains a small zoo at Rewalsar. Above Rewalsar, the 'Seven Lakes' are also of interest.

Theog

Theog is a town and a municipal committee in Shimla district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It has an average elevation of 1965 metres (6446 feet). It is situated on National Highway NH22 (on the Hindustan-Tibet Road), is 32 km away from Shimla, and is a town of five 'Ghats' (or ridges): Rahi Ghat, Deori Ghat, Prem Ghat, Janoghat,and Bagaghat.

Gagret

Gagret is a town and a nagar panchayat in Tehsil Ghanari of Una district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is situated in plains of Una. Gagret is situated near Swan or Sombhadra river, Swan is a seasonal river. Chintapurani Mata Mandir is famous religious place and is 22 km from Gagret.

Jogindernagar

Joginder Nagar is a municipal council and an administrative subdivision in Mandi district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Joginder Nagar is the only town in Asia to have three hydro-electric power stations, and hence nicknamed The City of Powerhouses. Located at the middle of Joginder Nagar Valley, the region is known for adventure sports of Paragliding and Trekking and packs options for sightseeing, mountain biking and camping.

Jubbal

Jubbal is a town and a nagar panchayat in Shimla district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. A small beautiful hill town, it is famous for its apple orchards and the Jubbal Palace. Jubbal is a perfect holiday destination with a combination of vast landscapes, thick woods, and splendid buildings. Two eyes are not enough to see the beauty of this place.

Keylong

Keylong is the administrative centre of the Lahaul and Spiti district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Keylong faces the famous Kardang Monastery, the largest and most important monastery in Lahaul, of the Drukpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism, which is on a slope across the river from Keylong. Sights near Keylong include the Kardang, Shasur, and Tayul monasteries, all within a few kilometres of Keylong.

Malana

Malana is an ancient Indian village in the state of Himachal Pradesh. This solitary village in the Malana Nala, a side valley of the Parvati Valley to the north-east of Kullu Valley, is isolated from the rest of the world. The peaks of Chandrakhani and Deotibba shadow the village.

Nahan

Nahan is a town in Himachal Pradesh in India and is the headquarters of the Sirmaur District. It is also the location of the Indian Army Special Forces Training School. It was the capital of the former Sirmur princely state. A well-laid out picturesque town, Nahan is situated on a hill top in the Shiwalik Hills, overlooking green hills.

Nalagarh

Nalagarh is a city and a municipal committee in Solan district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Nalagarh is a gateway to Himachal Pradesh in North India. Nalagarh has few historical buildings. It still has a palace/fort which is now converted into the heritage resort.

Narkanda

Narkanda is a town and a nagar panchayat in Shimla district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is a skiing resort in winter. It connects Shimla with Rampur and a detour also goes to Thanedhar, the prime apple belt of Himachal Pradesh where Satyananda Stokes started the apple culture.

Mandi

Mandi is a major town in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The city of Mandi experiences pleasant summers and cold winters. As a tourist place, Mandi is often referred to as Varanasi of Hills or Choti Kashi or Kashi of Himachal. Also, Mandi is the starting point for the famous trek of the region Prashar lake trek.





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