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Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh

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Himachal Pradesh is a state in the north-west of India. Himachal Pradesh is spread over 55,780 square kilometres (21,537 mi) and is bordered by the Indian states of Jammu and Kashmir on north, Punjab on west and south-west, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh on south, Uttarakhand on south-east and by Tibet area of China on the east. The literal meaning of Himachal Pradesh is Land of snowy mountains. Travel to Himachal Pradesh, the land of natural wonders. Set amidst snow capped mountains, luxuriant valleys, surrounded by pine, deodar, oak and rhododendron forests, Himachal Pradesh located in the northern part of India is a perfect haunt for the holiday makers. The cities of Shimla, Dharmshala, Lahual Spiti, Kullu Manali are some of the well known destinations of Himachal Pradesh, which are a must visit for refreshing vacations. Each of the cities have their own charm and something unique to offer to its visitors. The cities of Himachal Pradesh not only attracts tourists for its luring surroundings but also for some adventurous activities. If you are looking for a action packed adventurous tour, then this is the place for you.

Tourism

Lying on the majestic Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh is the hill state on the world's highest mountain ranges. Blessed with best the nature can bestow in a region, Himachal Pradesh offers some of the most magnificent views to the tourists. Snow-clad peaks, mighty glaciers, fertile valleys, verdant meadows, lush forests, deep gorges, gushing rivers, charming lakes, fruit laden orchards, blooming flowers and enchanting hill stations, Tourist Places in Himachal Pradesh offers a variety of sights to the tourists.

Tourist Places in Himachal Pradesh can be visited for relaxing and rejuvenating in clean and clear environs that are pollution free and untamed by modern human activities. The natural beauty at its best combined with best of accommodation facilities make tourist places in Himachal Pradesh favorite of the tourists. Indulge in activities such as angling, golf, ice-skating, mountaineering, paragliding, river rafting, skiing and trekking in Tourist Places in Himachal Pradesh. Pay visit to the sacred temples, look at the colonial buildings, witness local fairs and festivals and explore the local markets for ethnic and regional products in Tourist Places in Himachal Pradesh. 

Special Holidays offers you a golden opportunity to spend some good time in Himachal Pradesh. the hill state of Himachal Pradesh is full of charming natural sights as well as attractive built heritages to see on a tour. The snow-covered mountains, lush river valleys, salubrious climate, long cascading rivers, sacred temples and colonial buildings are what you can see in Himachal Pradesh.

Fair & Festivals

More colors are added to the already colorful environs of the Himachal Pradesh by the various fair and festivals held from time to time in the state throughout the year. The Fairs and Festivals in Himachal Pradesh are the time for the people of the state to take a break from their tough and harsh schedule to make their life hospitable in the hilly terrain. The Fairs and Festivals in Himachal Pradesh are associated with religion, trade, season and sports. The people of Himachal Pradesh worship around 2000 deities and quite a number of fairs and festivals are commemorated for these deities. Out of a long list of Fairs and Festivals in Himachal Pradesh, some of the festivals are celebrated since time immemorial and some are of recent inclusion. These Fairs and Festivals in Himachal Pradesh are the best way to get close to the local life of the state. They are the best medium to know the culture, way of life, customs, beliefs and traditions of the people of Himachal Pradesh.

Himachal Pradesh is dotted with sacred temples of local as well as common Hindu deities. These temples are a must see on visit to Himachal Pradesh. visit the Jwala Ji Temple, Naina Devi Temple, Hadimba Temple and Mata Chintpurni Temple. Be part of the fairs and festivals of Himachal Pradesh. you will get to see the folk culture and customs of Himachal Pradesh in Kullu Dussehra, Red Cross Fair and Dhoongri Fair. 

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Wildlife

 

Himachal Pradesh has a varied topography, climate and forest cover and is endowed with a vast variety of flora and fauna. From times immemorial, this tract is known for its wilderness, landscapes, beautiful forests and wildlife. In Himachal Pradesh, out of the total geographical area of 55,670 sqkm, the forest area as per legal classification is 37,691 sqkm. At present there are 32 Sanctuaries, 2 National Parks and 3 Games Reserves.If you want to see the forest of the beasts in Himachal Pradesh go to the Great Himalayan National Park, Manali Wildlife Sanctuary, Pin Valley National Park and Simbalbara Wildlife Sanctuary.

Districts of Himachal Pradesh

The hill stations in Himachal Pradesh that one comes to see are Shimla, Mashobra, Dharamsala, Dalhousie, Kasauli, Manali, Chail and Spiti. If history and culture impresses you, then you must see the Himachal State Museum and Bhuri Singh Museum.