Do you ever dream of visiting the eye-soothing Swiss Alps, amid mountains blanketed in snow, ski resorts, losing yourself in the lush green surrounding that have picturesque views as far as the eyes can see? Dreamy, right?
Well, to make this Swiss Land dream come true, you don’t even need any passports. Yes! That’s right! We Indians surely live on the greener side of the grass as we can experience the captivating and splendid natural beauty at our homeland as well. Place like Himachal, Uttarakhand, North-Eastern states of India and definitely the hills in the South, we have got it all.
To take a break from your daily mundane lifestyle, here are some of the most amazing tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh that will give you Swiss Land vibes!
Situated amidst a small plateau, Khajjar is also famous as the “Mini Switzerland of India”. With its green meadows, dense pine forests, and grand Dhauladhar mountains in the backdrop, Khajjar never fails to captivate tourists. the Dainkund Peak, Khajji Nag Temple and Satdhara waterfalls are some of the major tourist destinations in Khajjar.
Set amidst the snow crowned mountains, Kaza is the largest township in Lahaul and Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh. Crystal clear rivers, streams and barren lands with patches of green are some of the major highlights of this remote hilly town. Situated at a high altitude, you can witness snow-capped mountains in Kaza almost throughout the year. Near Kaza’s entry gate, an eye-catching board with “I Heart Spiti” can be seen. The installation is urging travellers to avoid using single-use plastics.
Located in the valley of Baspa, this place lies in proximity to the Tibetan border. Enveloped with forest slopes and mountains, Sangla is famous for its enchanting beauty that will definitely give one of the best experiences. Sangla translates to “pass of light” in Tibetan language. Tourists can indulge in high altitude sports adventures on the hills of Sangla. Some of these famous sports are rappelling, rock climbing, treks, and river crossing etc.
Ranked as the highest motorable village in the world, Kibber is located at an altitude of nearly 14,200 feet in Spiti Valley. Barren splendour, scenic beauty, snow-capped mountains and enchanting monasteries make this place worth visiting. Don’t forget to visit the most famous Key Monastery as it has murals, thangkas (paintings on cotton or silk), rare manuscripts, and wind instruments.