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Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh

Capital City:
Shimla
Population:
60,77,900
Geo Location:
North
Area:
55,673 sq km
Average Climate:
Summer: 24°C – 45°C
Monsoon: 21°C – 35°C
Post-monsoon: 13°C – 30°C
Winter: 10°C – 27°C
 
Best time to visit:
October to March

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About Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is a state in Northern India. It is bordered by Jammu and Kashmir on the north, Punjab on the west and south-west, Haryana and Uttarakhand on the south-east and by the Tibet Autonomous Region on the east. In 1950 Himachal was declared a union territory and it became 18th state of India by Act 1971. Hima means snow in Sanskrit, and the literal meaning of the state's name is In the lap of Himalayas. Referred to as dev bhoomi or "place of God", Himachal Pradesh is famous for its abundant natural beauty.  It is a beautiful hill state in India, nestles in north-west region of western Himalayas. A majority of the area is mountainous and lofty ranges, deep valleys, swaying waterfalls, lush greenery and breathtaking pristine natural beauty all which symbolize the state. Being high in altitude, snowfall is a common sight in most parts of the state. Himachal Pradesh provides wide range of holiday destinations covered with natural beauty and panoramic views, making tourist relax and feel rejuvenated. It is justly sought out by adventure lovers as it offers amazing opportunities for mountaineering, trekking, skiing, golf, para gliding, ice skating and river rafting.   

Cities to visit


Shimla
Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh and is located in northern India. In 1864, Shimla was declared as the summer headquarters of British India. It became capital of Punjab after independence and later named the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla was discovered by Captain Charles Kennedy in the early 19th century. Shimla is a hub for India's tourism sector. It is among one of the ...
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Dalhousie
Dalhousie is a hill station full of colonial charm. It is spread out over the five hills and the town is named after the 19th century British Governer General Lord Dalhousie. It was established in 1854 as a summer retreat for British troops and bureaucrats. The town's varying altitude shades it with a variety of vegetation that includes stately grooves of pines, oaks, deodars and flowering rh...
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Kullu
Kullu is located on the banks of the Beas River in Kullu Valley was once known as Kulanthpitha meaning 'the end of the habitable world'. The Chinese pilgrim monk Xuanzang visited the Kullu Valley in 634 or 635 CE. He described it as a fertile region completely surrounded by mountains. It contained a stupa built by Ashoka, which is said to mark the place where the Buddha preached to the l...
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Manali
Manali at an altitude of 2,050 m (6,726 ft) in the Beas River is a hill station nestled in the mountains of state of Himachal Pradesh. It is located 270 km  north of the state capital, Shimla. Some of the earliest inhabitants of the region are the 'naur' or 'nar', which is a caste unique to the Kullu valley. Only a few naur families are known to exist now. A naur family in...
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Chamba
Chamba the valley of milk and honey is an ancient town surrounded on all sides by lofty hill ranges and the territory is wholly mountainous. Chamba is so sheltered by snow clad mountain barriers that its monuments escaped destruction at the hands of invaders, that is why it still remains one of the best preserved heartlands of the Himalayan arts. Chamba is known for it's magnificent scenery.&...
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Dharamshala
Dharamshala, also known as the Scotland of India, is one of the hill station which was established by the British between 1815 and 1847. This is a hill station lying on the spur of the Dhauladhar range about 17 kms north- east of Kangra town. This hill station is wooded with oak and conifer trees and snow capped mountains enfold three sides of the town while the valley stretches in front. The...
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Holiday packages in Himachal Pradesh


Hidden Treasures Of Tibetian Culture
Region: Himalayas
Himachal Pradesh, New Delhi, Chandigarh, Shimla, Sarahan, Sangla, Kalpa, Nako, Tabo, Kaza, Keylong, Manali, Nalagarh

A stronghold of Tibetan Buddhist culture, Lahaul & Spiti are a remote land of soaring snow peaks, wind and ice hewn rocks and ...


Golden Triangle with Shimla
Region: Himalayas
Himachal Pradesh, New Delhi, Shimla, Jaipur, Agra

This 'Golden triangle tour with Shimla' in the Himalayas, is a perfect introduction to Incredible India with a glimpse o...


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