Celebrate Christmas And New Year At These 10 Offbeat Villages In Himachal



​ Experience a white Christmas in Kufri, near Shimla. Thanks to the snowfall it recently experienced, a visit right now will give you a chance to welcome 2022 amid snow-covered landscapes and mountain peaks.

​Solang Valley

​Get your adrenaline pumping at Solang Valley with skiing, mountaineering, paragliding and more. Located close to Manali, it is the perfect Christmas and New Year getaway if you are a fan of winter sports.


​Breathtaking view of the snowcapped peaks of the Dhauladar range, lush green landscape, waterfalls and colonial heritage, Dalhousie is a peaceful retreat for the year-end.

​McLeod Ganj

​Just three kilometres from Dharamsala lies the quaint town of McLeod Ganj, a Buddhist pilgrimage and home to the 14th Dalai Lama. Explore Tibetan culture in McLeod Ganj or you can also embark upon the famous Triund Trek.


​This is another well-known trek that offers scenic views of the Himalayas and the Parvati valley. Not to forget the hot springs at Parvati Kund. If camping in the hills in winters excites you then this place deserves your attention.


​If you are looking to spend a quiet Christmas and New Year, then Tosh village is the place for you. However, the place also hosts occasional parties that are worth attending. From here, you can even head to Kasol that is just an hour away.


​Known for trout fishing at Uhl river, Barot is a small village that serves as a gateway to Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary. This offbeat destination located in Himachal's Mandi district also paves way to the famous paragliding spot of Bir Billing.

​Bir Billing

​These two hamlets, though 14 kilometres apart, are incomplete without each other. Apart from being famous for paragliding, Bir Billing also has an old-world charm of its own.


​This is another winter wonderland that experiences snowfall every December. Khajjiar is also called the mini-Switzerland of India. Khajjiar lake, Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, and Khajji Nag temple are some of the popular tourist attractions here.


​This small town located in Kinnaur district is a hidden gem that you must explore. Beautiful apple orchards, pine trees, the nearby Roghi village and hikers' paradise--the Chakka trek–are some of the attractions here.

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