Himachal Pradesh is a backpacker’s delight for several reasons. Nature is the first and biggest one of them all. Then comes the weather followed by the people. But one of the most fascinating aspects of Himachal which contributes towards making it a preferred choice for backpacking in India is how cheap it is for travelers! There are several places in Himachal Pradesh where accommodations costs less than Rs 600 a day which means you can stay there for longer and spend more on other activities. (ALSO SEE 5 amazing places in India where you can stay for less than Rs 251)

Here are 5 cheapest places to stay while backpacking in Himachal Pradesh:

1. Mcleod Ganj


Great weather, amazing views and beautiful cafes with loads of friendly people – that’s Mcleod Ganj for you! It is ideal for a 7-10 day trip and offers several trekking opportunities like Triund. Most hotels in Dharamkot and some on Bhagsu road too offer extremely cheap accommodation with rooms charging as low as Rs 400 per night.

2. Kheerganga

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sabamonin/Creative Commons


A 4-hour trek from Barsheni, Kheerganga in Parvati valley is famous for its amazing hot water springs and beautiful views of snow-clad mountains. You can find huts which cost Rs 100 per night with a common bathroom or dharmashalas with rooms costing around Rs 300 per night. For the experience you will have at Kheerganga, saying that this is dirt cheap would be an understatement.

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3. Tosh


A beautiful little village in the Parvati valley that serves as the base for several treks, Tosh is one of the most scenic places you will ever visit! The mountain goat cafe in Tosh offers rooms with stunning views for just around Rs 450 a night. Other places in the village too are quite inexpensive.

4. Rewalsar


This little Buddhist town known for its beautiful lake is dotted with monasteries, cafes and local restaurants along the circumference of the lake. Rooms in the monasteries cost Rs 150 to 400 per night depending on the view. Most of them have attached bathrooms and are clean with all amenities including a television. Rewalsar is one of the best, hidden places in Himachal Pradesh for a serene and rejuvenating getaway.

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5. Kasol


Extremely popular among tourists as a place to relax, do-nothing and get high, Kasol is also one of the most inexpensive backpacking destinations in Himachal Pradesh. Called Mini Israel due to the number of Israeli tourists visiting this place, Kasol has hostels which offer rooms starting at around Rs 700 a night. There are also several homestays here which will cost you lesser and make for a great stay and experience.

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