Himachal Pradesh is one of the most beautiful states in India with serene landscape, mountains, dense forests, Ancient Temples, Beautiful Monasteries, pleasant weather and options for various adventure sports. So take a road trip to himachal pradesh with Tour and Travel Agency in Mumbai and cover all the historical monuments in Himachal Pradesh.
List of 10 Historical Monuments of Himachal Pradesh
Swastik Holiday compiled a list of historical places of himachal pradesh that you must visit. Some of them mention below:
Hadimba Temple – Manali
Hadimba Temple is an ancient cave temple dedicated to Hadimbi Devi, the wife of Bhīma. The Temple is a peaceful place away from the hustle bustle life of city surround by towering deodar trees. It is famous for its historical significance as well as scenic surroundings. The architecture of Hidimba temple is different from other Hindu temples. It has wooden doors and cone-shaped roof. The Temple is also known as Dhungari Temple and one of the best historical places of himachal pradesh. The local people of Manali worship Hidimba Devi at the time of Navratri. The main attraction of the temple is the three day Hadimba Devi Festival which attracts a lot of travelers from all over the world due to its features colorful folk dance performances.
Timing: 8 am to 6 pm
Kangra Fort – Kangra
The Kangra Fort is located 20 kilometers away from the town of Dharamsala on the outskirts of the town of Kangra, India. It is one of the top historical monuments of himachal pradesh. The fort is the oldest fort in India and largest fort in Himalayas. It was ruled by Trigarta Kingdom and highly protected by the kings to keep the treasure safe from hunters. The fort commemorates the period of Hindu Epic Mahabharata.
Timing: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Chamunda Devi Temple – Kangra
The Chamunda Devi Temple is one of the best historical places of Himachal Pradesh. The temple is place in Kangra Town and dedicate to holy goddess Chamunda Devi. This Temple is border by deities like Bhairav and Hanuman. You can also enjoy a fantastic view of Dhauladhar ranges from the temple.
Best time to visit: March to June
Kuthar Fort – Salon
Kuthar fort is one of the famous historical monuments of Himachal Pradesh locate at the top of Kuthar Mountains. It is the oldest fort in the Solan region, which is believed to be more than 800 years old, while some portions of the fort is relatively new. The fort covers a large area and also has several fresh-water springs. A great design with convoluted pillars inside the fort shows Rajasthani style architecture.
Naggar Castle – Naggar
Naggar Castle is include in the list of famous monuments in Himachal Pradesh because of its ethereal beauty. Attractive and amazing views from the top of Naggar Mahal, situated in Kullu valley, commemorates the medieval era. The castle has a combination of Himalayan and Western style architecture. It was built in 1460 AD with wood and stone. In 1978, The castle was turned into heritage hotel by the government and one of the important tourist attractions. It is decorated with many paintings made by Russian artist Nicholas Roerich.
Timing: 7:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Jaitak Fort – Nahan
The Jaitak Fort is Located on the top of Jaitak Hills and the views from the top are astounding. This ancient fort construct by a Gurkha leader “Ranjor Singh Thapa” in 1810. The Fort keeps itself in the list of historical places in Himachal Pradesh. This fort was construct with recover materials from the Nahan fort when it was destroy. The fort is located at proximity of 25 km from Nahan.
Key Monastery – Spiti Valley
Key Monastery is a largest and oldest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Spiti Valley and a religious training center for Lama’s. A lot of tourists visit this monastery every year so it is one of the most spiritual historical monuments in Himachal Pradesh. You will also find many old scriptures and idols of Buddha, inside the monastery. The monastery has a long history of attacks which makes it of primary importance. It is the best spot to visit in winter.
Chokling Monastery – Bir
Chokling Monastery is one of the most popular monuments in Bir. The monastery was construct in 1960 under the guidance of Neten Chokling Pema Gyurme. It is also famous as Pema Ewan Chogar Gyurme Ling Monastery. It is a major tourist attraction in Himachal Pradesh. When you visit the monastery then you will find Chokling houses a grand stupa and a mesmerizing statue of Padmasambhava. The monastery is place in Bir Tibetan Colony and establish in 1960 following the exile of Tibetans. In the center of the monastery, you will see the 8th Century Buddhist master’s statue of Padmasambhava or Guru Rinpoche that ignites peace and enlightenment in you.
Best time to visit: April to June
Baijnath Temple – Bir
When you go for Bir and get down at the bus stop then firstly you notice an ancient Shiva temple. The Temple is famous as Baijnath temple and construct in 1204 A.D. The architecture of this temple is unique and alluring complimented by the mountain views in the background. The peaceful vicinity of temple offers serenity to mind and soul.
Kalka Shimla Railway
Kalka Shimla Railway also known as Toy Train. It is in the list the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The train runs on a narrow gauge track and you can have some of the best views while travelling through this. However, if you travelling to himachal holiday package by car then you can still click some photographs with the toy train.
Timing: Train Starts from Kalka at 5.25 am and reaches Shimla at 9.25 am