We Indians are at luck, as we have the opportunity to explore Switzerland in our own country. India has the world’s highest mountain range, the Himalayas with passes through states like Himachal Pradesh. While visiting Swiss lands isn’t an easy affair, exploring these 5 places in Himachal Pradesh will definitely fulfil your dreams of Switzerland with a small budget:

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5. Kaza

It perched at a height of 11,980 feet, along the Spiti river. because of its high altitude, Kaza remains snow-capped the majority round the year. Here main attractions are the Sakya Tangyud Monastry and Langza Buddha Statue. “I Love Spiti” is an eye-catching design near Kaza entry gate, urging travellers to avoid using single-use plastics.

4. Sangla

The owsm views of the Kinner Kailash peak, the Baspa River and also the Kamru Fort will steal your heart as expected. The hilly destination is additionally famous for treks and other adventure activities like mountain climbing, river crossing and rappelling. Sone companies at Sangla organise yoga sessions too amid the mountains. One must famous treks you should not miss out the glacier trek and the Rakcham trek.

3. Kufri

This beautiful destination situates on the top of the Himalayas, in the Shimla district. There’s a lot to discover at Kufri, like Kufri Fun World, Mahashu Peak, Kufri Zoo and Himalayan Nature Park. The word Kufri is has been derived from the word Kufri which state ‘lake’ in the native language. Kufri Zoo has rare antelopes and birds.

2. Kibber

It’s one of the highest villages in the Spiti Valley, located at the highest altitude of 14,200 feet. It far 20 kilometres from Kaza. In winter the bus services are stope due to heavy snowfall in summer bus service connects the two destinations. Here you can visit Chicham Bridge and Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary these are the best places to visit.

1. Khajjiar

If you ever visited Himachal’s Khajjiar it spread with greenery in the summer months. The mesmerizing forests surround on the high-altitude Khajjiar lake. Here must-visit places are the Dainkund Peak, Khajji Nag Temple and Satdhara waterfalls. Khajjiar one of the 160 locations in the world which have ‘Topographical resemblance’ .with Switzerland. The counsellor has even taken a stone from Khajjiar to put this stone the around Swiss Parliament for your kind information Khajjiar is a Small Switzerland in India.

For travellers, the best news is for Himachal Pradesh that no e-pass and no COVID test or registration would be required from now to enter this state.  Earlier E-passes and COVID negative certificates were also compulsory. In view of the increasing COVID-19 cases, the government has decided not to resume interstate transport. The state also all set to open guest lodges, villas and resorts from October 1. Here Restaurants are ready working with restrictions, no clarity regarding opening up of liquor places. But bars in Himachal Pradesh will open up soon. For now, enjoy this much.

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