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Himachal Tourism: The Best Valleys of Himachal Pradesh

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Flanked by the natural white beauty of the snow and grandeur of the Himalayas, the picturesque state of Himachal Pradeshis one of the most sought-after places offering pristine natural beauty and tranquil ambience. Valleys are the most important part of the Himachal tour packages. Here are some of the rustic and surreal valleys of Himachal that offer its tourists an out-of-the-box travel experience—

Chamba Valley

Also known as Ravi Valley, Chamba Valley cuts off from the Kangra Valley by the Dhauladhar Range and from Kashmir and Lahaul by the PirPanjal. One of the best places for trekking, the valley is famous for its scenic charm. The valley houses a few temples like Brajshwari Temple and Laxmi Narayan Temple.Chamba, Dalhousie, Khajjar, Bharmaur are some of the important towns in Chamba Valley.

Kangra Valley

One of the most beautiful valleys of the lower Himalayas, Kangra Valley is located between the Dhauladhar Range in the north and the Shivalik Hills in the south. Kangra Valley is home to the popular hill stations of Dharamshala and McleodGanj. Masroor Rock Cut Temple is the striking aspect of the valley. The place is famous for its crafts and artworks such as uniquely designed shawls and paintings.

Kinnaur Valley

With lush green surroundings, majestic mountains, meandering rivers, and orchards, Kinnaur is one of the most popular attractions of Himachal tour packages. The valley of Kinnaur boasts three mountain ranges— Zanskar, Dhauladhar, and Greater Himalayas. Parikrama of KinnaurKailash, the abode of Shiva, is one of the most popular trails. The valley serves as the entrance to Tibet and lies on the Hindustan-Tibet Road. The monasteries in the valley date back to 1000 years and mark the significance of Buddhism.

Parvati Valley

Located in the Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh, Parvati Valley stretches from Bhuntar to Spiti. Manikaran, the hot springs and a pilgrimage for both Hindus and Sikh, the pine forests of Khirganga, Rudra-Nag, the serpent-shaped waterfall, the rock formation of Pandu Pul, Pin Valley National Park, and the Pin-Parvati Pass are some of the main places to visit in Parvati Valley. Kasol, also known as the Mini Israel of Himachal Pradesh is in Parvati Valley.

Lahaul and Spiti Valley

Located in the north of the PirPanjal and the main Himalayan Ranges, Lahaul Valley is formed by the rivers Chandra and Bhaga up to Tandi and Chenab River from Tandi to Udaipur. On the other hand, lying between the main Himalayas and Zanskar Ranges, Spiti Valley is formed by the Spiti River. Pin Valley is the tributary of Spiti Valley.Surrounded by mountains, both the valleys are famous for extreme winter and high snowfall.The area has a bunch of monasteries. Lahaul is more fertile and has better irrigation system as compared to the Spiti Valley.

With an unblemished natural beauty and serene surroundings, the surreal valleys of Himachal Pradesh are hard to resist.

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