Himachal Pradesh is the place where one can find number of hill stations as well as Pilgrimage Destinations both intermingled in perfect accord. Some of the famous hill stations in Himachal Pradesh include Shimla, Kullu, Manali and Chail. There are also quite a few monasteries and temples in the state of Himachal Pradesh. These monasteries and temples turn into centers of attractions and huge gatherings during the fairs and festivals in Himachal Pradesh.
The temple of Goddess Jwalamukhi where one can find flames burning from centuries through a fissure in an age old rock draws several people to this miraculous god. Another famous temple in the state is the Laxmi Narayan Temple which is been built in the 10th century. There are many other temples and shaktipeeths dotting and are among the famous temples in the state. Naina Devi Temple, Baijnath Temple and the Chintpurni Devi Temple are some of the famous temples in Himachal Pradesh.
Monasteries of Spiti and Lahaul are among the most famous ones as they are the epicenters of Buddhism. Several religious people come to Himachal Pradesh for inclination and curiosity. Toba Monastery which is situated at an altitude of about 3050 meters is often visited by many tourists.
This monastery is often referred as the Ajanta of the Himalayas. This monastery was constructed during the 10th century and is spread over an area of 6300 sq kms. It is recognized among the best monasteries as it has a learning centre which forces modern education to the new generation.
Kye Monastery is one of the most visited religious destinations for the Buddhist. This monastery is situated at an altitude of about 13,500 feet and this place is often referred as the Little Tibet. This monastery is popular religious training center for the Lamas who are seen in this area singing, playing and dancing on the horns and pipes. Some of the other famous monasteries in Himachal Pradesh include Kardang Monastery, Lotsabaage Monastery, Shashur Monastery, Dhankar Monastery, Guru Ghantal Monastery, Tayul Gompa, Tashigang Gompa and Kungri Gompa.