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      Ziro Valley has been in the news for a couple of years now and all for the right reasons. A favorite for being listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, lately, it has also been developing a colorful personality of its own - courtesy, the Ziro Festival Of Music or in simple words, Ziro Music Festival 2019. Read more

      Beaches, temples, villas - Bali is filled with the most exotic of experiences. But if you wish to explore the truly natural side of this island paradise, you will have to look a little further and venture off the beaten track. Immerse yourselves in a stimulating Bali hiking tour Read more

      While most of the best known tourist places near Delhi are swarming with tourists during the peak seasons, it’s always better to travel to places that are lesser known. There are numerous offbeat destinations near Delhi that have survived the rampant wave of commercialism. Read more

      Bored of the usual daily grind of life? This summer is your excuse to ditch the monotony of 9 to 5 life and head for a much-deserved vacation. With many long weekends coming up, you have a perfect reason to travel and travel a lot more! Read more

      Are you thinking of partying hard and revelry mounted to its zenith? Then, roll your mind towards the hottest shindigs of North Goa. From the popular beaches to the famous shacks, Read more

      Living in India, there are certain places that have such a spectacular buzz around them that the final face to face feels like a dampener in comparison to the glorious stories. Read more

      For the people of Bangalore, sitting at home on a day off should not be an option—not  while these breathtaking offbeat places near Bangalore are waiting to cast their spell. As you go through our list of the lesser known Read more

      A European holiday typically involves exploring popular destinations like France, Italy, Germany, and Spain, all packed with seas of tourists. Well, trippers, there are more than 40 countries forming the European continent where each offers something unique Read more

      A little beach hopping, lazing at the shacks, partying at Tito’s and a few sips of Feni – that about covers your itinerary if you’re a tourist in Goa. But if you’re a real traveler you wouldn’t be satisfied with just that. Read more

      The exotic tropical jungles, serene beaches, picturesque hills and valleys, and the beautiful water bodies; diversity in the geographies is what makes Asia a tourist delight. Read more

      From being a favorite getaway for families, to a paradise for couples, and from being an abode to adventure seekers, to a favorite hangout spot for short escapades with friends, Read more

      For some people island is for water sports, beach parties and meeting new people. For some it is the dream place for lazy days, hanging hammocks and a nice book. And for the rest, it is about long walks, beautiful sunsets and equally enchanting sunrises. Read more

      Where words fail, pictures do the trick. And in this blog, you require the pictures to understand the baffling beauty and sublime grace of some of the strangest places on earth. Read more

      Colourful valleys, misty hills, semi-frozen lakes, stunning Buddhist shrines, smiling faces, and enormous snow-clad peaks of Himalayas guarding these dreamy landscapes - no wonder all the top things to do in Sikkim are on everyone’s Travel Wishlist. Read more

      Hola, to all the married couples who want to mark their beautiful beginning in a special and a unique way. These romantic honeymoon places in Karnataka will capture some splendid memories in your heart which will never fade away. Read more

      Every nook of Himachal Pradesh is a playground for tourists and adventure travelers alike. Scenic spots in Whether you want to jump off a cliff and fly above vast stretches of green and white, or wish to play with electrifying silver waters, or crave some solace in the snow-clad mountain – Himachal bundles it all. But with the increasing number of commercialized tourist spots, it is better still to skip some of the overrated destinations in Himachal and travel to the offbeat ones instead.

      10 Overrated Destinations In Himachal

      Here's a list of the most overrated and populated places in Himachal Pradesh and where you must travel instead this year. Scroll below and take a look!
      • Shoghi Instead Of Shimla
      • Narkanda Instead Of Kufri
      • Barot Instead Of Chail
      • Bir Billing Instead Of Manali
      • Chanshal Pass Instead Of Rohtang Pass
      • Vashisht Instead Of Manikaran
      • Chalal Instead Of Kasol
      • Salogra Instead Of Solan
      • Spiti Valley Instead Of Dharamsala And McLeod Ganj
      • Palampur Instead Of Dalhousie And Khajjiar

      1. Shoghi Instead Of Shimla

      The numerous adventure activities in a serene background at Shoghi
      Hill stations have been the traditional answer to a traveler’s desire for peace. Offering a backdrop of soaring Himalayas, silver waters of flowing rivers, and the lush green forests, there are some extremely beautiful places to visit in Shimla. But with a large number of tourists flocking in every year, it is hardly a peaceful getaway now. Even the charming Mall Road doesn’t offer anything that you would not find in the metros. Just 13 km off the Shimla – Ambala National Highway, Shoghi welcomes visitors with its green hues on hill slopes, silvery brooks, and rows of pine trees. For adventure seekers, Shoghi offers rappelling, rock climbing, valley crossing, and commando rope walking. Forest hikes, night treks, and bonfires can also be arranged. The pristine hill station, thanks to the very few tourists, makes a perfect peaceful getaway.

      Suggested Read: Top 5 Waterfalls In Himachal Pradesh That Treat Your Eyes To The Best Sights Ever!


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      2. Narkanda Instead Of Kufri

      Beautiful views of the skiing activities and the serene surrounding at Narkanda
      Many of you would argue that anyone and everyone visiting Shimla would also visit Kufri. But the charming little hill station is popular as a stand-alone tourist place, thanks to its winter sport activities. Hiking and trekking trails, skiing and tobogganing, Indira Tourist Park, Chini Bungalow, and Fun World Amusement Park are some of the most popular winter activities here. Their excessive popularity has been a blow to the snow clad tranquility of the hill station, despite its pleasant climate and picturesque scenery. 65 km from Shimla, Narkanda is ideal for those wanting to spend time in solitude among the Shivalik ranges. Hiking up to the snow-clad ranges and apple orchards and the ski courses are must-try activities in Narkanda. Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation regularly conducts ski courses here, but still Narkanda is not so crowded. It is one of the few gems in Himachal that offer peace and tranquility in midst of breathtaking views and plethora of adventure activities.

      Suggested Read: Heart Is Where The Hills Are: Our Snowy Honeymoon Trip To Himachal

      3. Barot Instead Of Chail

      Images of the Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary and camping facilities at Barot
      Chail is a hill station in Himachal, popular for its architecture, sanctuary, military school, and the highest cricket ground in the world. But most of the tourism in Chail is because of the trekking and camping facilities on the banks of the Gaura river. Barot is a village on the foothills of Himalayas, on the banks of the Uhl river. The surrounding evergreen deodar forests, Dev Pashakot temple, Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary, and the numerous activities, such as angling, trekking, and camping, are what make this offbeat destination in Himachal Pradesh a wonderful picnic spot.

      4. Bir Billing Instead Of Manali

      Scenes from the paragliding site, Deer Institute, and tea factory at Bir Billing
      Manali is a popular tourist destination in Himachal and has a lot to offer – from the Buddhist monastery and famous Hindu temples to adventure activities in Rohtang and Solang. Some good tour guides might even take you to Gulaba or Kothi for paragliding, instead of the conventional Solang Valley. But, large number of tourists, high taxi rates, slow moving traffic through the main city, and the commercialization of the entire district has adversely affected the rich experience that tourists seek. Only a few kilometers from Kangra, an eco-tourism spot – Bir Billing is the center of one of the best paragliding and hang gliding in India. It even played host to the Paragliding World Cup in October 2015. Besides, it has the perfect vibe for those looking for a spiritual and meditative environment. Other attractions include the Deer Park Institute, Bir Tea Factory, and the Chokling Gompa Monastery.

      Must Read: 5 Types Of Offbeat Stays In Himachal You’ve Been Missing All This While

      5. Chanshal Pass Instead Of Rohtang Pass

      Scenes from the bike trek to the pass and skiing at Chanshal Pass
      Rohtang Pass is located 51 km from Manali in the Kullu Valley. At an elevation of 13,050 feet, the pass was called the pile of corpses due to the death of numerous people trying to cross the pass. Today, this picturesque destination has become the hub of tourists who seek adventure activities, especially winter sports such as snow-sledging, tobogganing, skiing, and even trekking. But enjoying these activities often becomes a difficult job, with several other tourists trying the same. Also, if you have already ticked it off your list, we have another option for you. Chanshal Pass sits atop the 4,520 meters high Chanshal Peak in the Shimla district of Himachal. The virgin pass is an amazing destination for bike treks and jeep rides. Though it remains open from May to October only, the snow covered hill in the remaining months has high potential as a destination for winter sports and winter treks. The presence of the many ski slopes makes it an ideal destination for skiing.

      Suggested Read: 10 Secret Places In Himachal Tourists Haven’t Discovered Yet In 2019

      6. Vashisht Instead Of Manikaran

      Scenes from the inside and outside of the temple at the Vashisht hot water springs
      A pilgrimage center for Hindus and Sikhs, Manikaran is most popular for its hot springs. With religious tourists pouring-in in large numbers, it has become quite crowded. Another problem with Manikaran is that it is located 90 km from Manali. Vashisht, on the other hand, is only 6 km from Manali. In addition to the natural hot water springs, Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation has also built Turkish type baths that draw hot water from the natural springs through pipes.

      7. Chalal Instead Of Kasol

      Views from the secluded town of Chalal
      Look up any Kasol guide and it will tell you that this small village, surrounded by a forested valley, is full of bars, bakeries, and cheap guest houses. But these are not deserted. They are overcrowded. If you are looking for a solo outing or an outing with your wolf gang, Kasol maybe your ideal destination. But it is a definite no for family outings. Also, the much-needed solitude is available only in nearby villages and not the main hub. A mere 20 minutes’ walk from Kasol will take you to the serene and relatively secluded village of Chalal. Native families happily take guests and provide night stay facilities. There are some guest houses as well. Chalal is everything you dreamt of while planning Kasol, sans the hippie crowd. And gladly, it is as close to the base of the famous Kheerganga trek as Kasol.

      Suggested Read: Travel Tips For Himachal Pradesh: 11 Things You Need To Know Before Visiting This Paradise In 2019

      8. Salogra Instead Of Solan

      Views of the hills and the railway station in Salogra
      Besides the district, there is a small city too, that goes by the name Solan. It is popularly known as the Mushroom City of India and the City of Red Gold for its vast mushroom and tomato farming. But in the past decade or so, commercialization has gripped the city majorly. The steady rise in the number of tourists comes with a lot of pros, but some cons come along too. The traffic on the streets is slow and the overcrowded restaurants and cafes are a big let-down. No, you will not have much to do. But vast stretches of scenic greenery, picturesque villages, and magnificent hills surrounding you are mesmerizing to the hilt. A subtle trek through the snow-clad pine and deodar forests and the Barog Temple is an added attraction of the city, at just 5 km. Little native population and far-less tourists (than Solan) ensure a serene and beautiful holiday for couples, families, and solo travelers.

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      9. Spiti Valley Instead Of Dharamsala And McLeod Ganj

      A collage of the views en route and at the Spiti Valley
      The residence of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Dharamsala and McLeod Ganj are popular tourist attractions and hippie places in Himachal. A religious dwelling for the Buddhist pilgrims, the city of Dharamsala is enclosed by beautiful stretches of the dense Deodar forests. Flocking Indian tourists and long-staying Israeli tourists, make these spiritual destinations crowded and unfit for families. The Spiti Little Tibet Valley is a beautiful alternative to Dharamshala and McLeod Ganj. Surrounded by stunning mountains and glaciers, it offers a quaint stay at peaceful monasteries and lovely villages of Spiti. Trekking and jeep safaris through the trails, the Bara-Shigri glacier, the Ki and Tabo Monasteries ensure enough action on the trip. Lahaul and Spiti together are also a great trip to plan.

      Suggested Read: Experiencing Winter Wonderland On A Family Trip To Himachal

      10. Palampur Instead Of Dalhousie And Khajjiar

      The Bundla waterfall, Dhauladhar mountains, tea plantations, and pine forests make Palampur look very beautiful
      Dalhousie is a quaint hill station in Himachal Pradesh, established in the mid-19th century by the British Empire as a summer retreat for the bureaucrats and troops. Bakrota Hills, Kalatop Forest, Gandhi Chowk, and the Dainkund Peak have been major attractions that have made Dalhousie an overcrowded destination. Even the hyped Khajjiar Mini Switzerland Valley has been commercialized and exploited as a tourist destination. Palampur is a green hill station in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, surrounded by tea gardens and pine forests. Its mild climate, proximity to the Dhauladhar Mountains, and the numerous flowing streams provide for a great getaway from the hustle-bustle of the city life. The Devi Latti Jakhni temple, Bundla falls, Old Vindhyavasini temple, Mata Bandla Devi’s temple, and the country’s first bamboo temple are other attractions that will make your trip to the tea capital of north India an amazing one.

      Further Read: 10 Terribly Overrated Destinations In India & Where To Go Instead

      These 10 untouched and offbeat places in Himachal will leave you in awe with the mystical views of the silvery peaks and the sparkling streams. Experience serendipity and serenity, far away from the maddening crowd and the overrated commercialized tourist destinations of Himachal by planning your trip to Himachal Pradesh with TravelTriangle right away.

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