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Himachal Pradesh has its share of popular hill stations. Most of these hill stations are flocked by tourists during summer to escape the heat in the plains. As a result, places like Shimla and Manali get extremely crowded making them less attractive, especially to the offbeat traveler. However, you will be happy to know that the state of Himachal Pradesh has some lesser explored gems that are just perfect for some respite from the heat. Rewalsar is one such place. Located in the Mandi district, Rewalsar is a pilgrim spot which works wonderfully as a summer getaway. Here are 5 reasons to visit Rewalsar in Himachal Pradesh.

Offbeat Destination

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While places like Shimla, Manali and Dalhousie have become popular attractions, Rewalsar is still off the clichéd tourist map and therefore, less crowded. You will see fewer tourists here compared to some other Himachal Pradesh spots. It is also a delight for backpackers as it is not as commercial as some other tourist spots.

The Lake

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Life in Rewalsar revolves around the beautiful Rewalsar lake. It is a great place to hang out in the evening or take a walk around. The view of the lake from your room can be a rejuvenating sight. ALSO SEE Best Places in Himachal Pradesh for Summer 2018

The Monasteries

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Rewalsar has some beautiful monasteries which also offer inexpensive stays. These monasteries offer rooms at as little as Rs 350 a night and often also have lovely views of the lake.

The Food

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There are a number of local eateries in Rewalsar that serve authentic Tibetan food like thukpas and momos. Not only are these restaurants inexpensive, they are also located extremely close to the places of accommodation which means they are just a walk away.

The Weather

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The weather in Rewalsar during summer and monsoon is extremely pleasant. It provides an ambiance that will make you want to stay here forever.

So, forget the clichéd spots and give Rewalsar a try this summer.