Himachal Pradesh Witnessed Over 74 Lakh Tourists As Of May; Not Shimla, Tourists Flock Solan

Solan is emerging as the favourite and most-travelled destination in the hilly state.

by Shreya Ghosh
Himachal Pradesh Witnessed Over 74 Lakh Tourists As Of May; Not Shimla, Tourists Flock Solan

Head to Himachal Pradesh to immerse in serene experiences and witness nature’s most picturesque charm. This scenic state is home to some of India’s most beautiful mountain destinations. From Shimla to Solan to Kasauli, explore alluring hill stations here. Himachal Pradesh welcomes tourists from India and abroad throughout the year. More than 74 lakh travellers enjoyed holidays in Himachal Pradesh till May 2024, marking a noticeable growth compared to 2023.

Himachal Pradesh Recorded A Surge In Tourist Footfall This Year

In comparison to the first 5 months of 2023, this beautiful state saw a 3.5 per cent jump in tourists till May 2024. This year, 7,464,184 travellers have explored Himachal Pradesh till the end of May, according to a report by Business Standard. Among over 74 lakh wanderlusters in this state, 32,415 visited from overseas countries. 7,202,956 tourists travelled to this state during the same period in 2023, Manasi Sahay Thakur, Tourism and Civil Aviation Director shared. Around 23,174 were from foreign nations.

If you are planning a vacation to Himachal, here are records to note and choose destinations accordingly. Kullu witnessed the highest tourist traffic in 2024. Shimla is one of the few cities that come to mind when planning a travel itinerary to explore this state. It has always been one of the most preferred destinations among visitors. However, Solan has surpassed Shimla in tourist footfall in 2024.

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Solan has followed Kullu as the second-most travelled destination and welcomed 1,041,074 travellers. This alluring city is home to enchanting offbeat destinations such as Reva waterfall attracting visitors with its natural aura and breathtaking beauty. Kasauli and Chail in the Solan district are becoming scenic hotspots for nature enthusiasts. Shimla welcomed 999,065 visitors, according to a report by CNBC TV18.

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This State Is Emerging As A Favourite Among Tourists

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Himachal sees an epic rush of travellers every year for its picturesque landscapes, pleasant climate, and serene experiences. From Lahaul to Spiti to Shimla, there is abundant natural beauty hidden in these destinations. Travel experiences get enhanced with ample choices for luxurious homestays and properties, that are, close to popular destinations.

Devotees explore this state by visiting the Shakti Peets located in Bilaspur, Kangra, Mandi, Simaur, and Una. Himachal Pradesh offers the best travel experiences for all kinds of vacationers. From visiting the most famous destinations to offbeat quaint villages, there is something for everyone. It is also a haven for adventure seekers thrilled to trek and climb high-altitude locations.

Also read: Planning To Visit Solan? Explore These Amazing Spots

Have you enjoyed a holiday in Himachal Pradesh yet? If not, this sweltering summer season is a good time to explore destinations here.

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