Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh Travel Guide & Travel Infrmation

Himachal Pradesh is a small state in Northern India. The state is mostly famous for its mountains and lush green landscapes. The province turned into a state of India in the year 1971. In Sanskrit language, Hima refers to snow and Acharya Diwakar Datt Sharma gave its name as Himachal which implies in the lap of the Himalayas. The travel and tourism industry of the state is quite booming as is the overall economy of Himachal.

Geographical location of Himachal Pradesh

The state of Himachal Pradesh shares its boundaries with Punjab to the west and southwest, Jammu and Kashmir to the north, Uttarakhand and Haryana to the southeast and the autonomous territory of Tibet to the east.

Some interesting facts and figures about Himachal Pradesh

  • Area: 55,670 km2 (21,495 sq miles)
  • Altitude: 350 meters – 7,000 meters (1,148-22,966 feet)
  • Climate Summer: Maximum temperature 27°C and minimum temperature 14.5°C.
  • Climet Winter: Maximum temperature is 16.5°C and minimum temperature 5.2°C.
  • Capital city: Shimla
  • Population: 6,856,509 (2011)
  • Chief Minister: Virbhadra Singh
  • Languages Spoken: Hindi and Pahari
  • Best Season to visit: April to mid of July, and from mid of September to mid of November.

State symbols

  • Animal: Snow Leopard
  • Bird: Jujurana
  • Tree: Deodar
  • Flower: Rhododendron

How to reach Himachal Pradesh

By Rail: There is limited railway network in the state. Narrow gauge tracks connect Shimla and Kangra with Pathankot. A narrow gauge line joins Kalka (in Haryana) with Shimla and other significant parts of India. By Road: There are 19 state highways and eight national highways in the state of Himachal Pradesh. As a result of avalanches and snowfalls, a number of roads remain closed during the winter months. Bus services are available on a regular basis from Shimla to the following places: Read More…

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The major places of interest in the state of Himachal Pradesh

There are many attractive things to see and do in Himachal Pradesh. Dalhousie, Shimla, Dharamsala, Kullu, Manali, Jogindernagar, Keylong, Bilaspur, Mandi, Sundernagar, and Rampur Bushahr are some of the interesting places in the state. Dev Bhumi or the Land of Gods is another name for this picturesque province. The diverse wildlife, flora and fauna, the snow-covered mountain ranges, gushing rivers and clear blue sky make it a travelers paradise. The state is an ideal destination for all ages. The major places of interest in the state of Himachal Pradesh are listed below: Read More…

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