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Himachal Pradesh

Himachal is also considered as the home of God, the Dev Bhumi, because the state is privileged with all-encompassing natural wealth and beauty, in the north of India. It is positioned at the foothills of Himalayas and is one of the most admired tourist destinations. It is renowned for its diverse geographical features.

The literal meaning of Himachal Pradesh is region of “Snowy Mountains”. Back in 1950, the state was proclaimed as one of the Union Territories of India, however later on, in 1970 it was declared as the eighteenth state of India.

The state contributes to the national economy with its escalating tourism industry, agriculture, textiles and hydroelectric power export industry. These stand as the major sources of the income of the state. The state is spread over an area of about 21495 sq kms, enveloping natural beauty, charm and foliage all around forming a heaven on earth.

Take its snow clad mountains, lofty hills, green grassland, fruit loaded woods, crystal clear lakes, flowing rivers and gushing streams, the lush green deodar forests, chunky red and green apple orchards and fresh hazy breezes, this northern state proffers it all that too in profusion.

The state is just positioned amidst the remarkable sceneries of Himalaya, Himachal Pradesh is honored with the title of being the most remarkable and relaxing destination of India with its sizzling spots of lofty mountains, snow capped peaks, verdant valleys, blue lakes, glorious glaciers, cascading canals, and blooming field and green woods.

Himachal travel and tourism is an eternal sojourn in North India and is popular among the Indian and foreign tourists alike and for that the Himachal tour packages are a perfect way of exploring the splendor of the destination.

General facts about Himachal Pradesh
Location: North India
State: Himachal Pradesh
Area: 55,673 sq. kms.
Language: Hindi, Pahari, Dogri, Kangri, Kinnauri, Lahauli, Chambyali, Pangwali, Punjabi and English.

Climate: Cold and pleasant
Major Attractions: Rajgarh Valley, Maharana Pratap Sagar, Pragpur
Ideal Time to Visit: April to June and December to January

Tourist sightseeing in Himachal Pradesh
When you are in Himachal Pradesh there are few must-visit places, which are not to be missed and these are Rajgarh Valley, Maharana Pratap Sagar, Pragpur, Kangra Fort, etc. for the adventure seekers and sports lovers, the state offers them other attractions to come here again and again with sports like river rafting, trekking, skiing, ice skating, para-gliding, etc. can be enjoyed to the core. Another attraction of Himachal Pradesh is that as you step-in the state, you will come across with the nature’s heaven with its eye-arresting beauty in the different cities of the state such as Shimla, Dharamshala, Kangra, Mandi, Kullu, Chamba, Hamirpur, Dalhousie, Mcleodganj, Chail, Manikaran, Kasauli and Manali.

Climate of Himachal Pradesh
Generally speaking, in the hills you will find a pleasant weather almost through out the year, depending upon your mood. If you pay a visit to Himachal in the month of April till June, you can experience pleasant climate with cool nights and if you want to enjoy some snow, then you should visit Himachal during winters in the months of December till January. Just step into the land of beauty and have a heavenly experience.

How to reach Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pardesh by Air: There are three main airports in Himachal at Jabbarhatti near Shimla, Gaggal near Kangra and Bhunter near Kullu.
Himachal Pradesh by Rail: The rail lines are just connected between Kalka, Shimla, Pathankot, and Joginder Nagar.
Himachal Pradesh by Road: Roadways are the most popular and preferred way to travel for Himachal Pradesh. Take any transport bus, taxi or your own set of wheels. The three National Highways criss-cross Himachal Pradesh. National Highway- 20 enters Himachal through Pathankot, which connect Nurpur, Dharamshala, Palampur, Joginder Nagar and ends at Mandi. NH-21 begins at Chandigarh and goes up to Leh via Bilaspur, Mandi and Kullu Manali. National Highway- 22 starts from Ambala and goes up to Kinnaur via Solan, Shimla, Narkanda and Rampur.

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