Himachal Pradesh is one of the prominent states of northern India situated in the lap of Himalayas. It is well known for its natural beauty and attractions. If we start describing it, there are a lot of things to say, starting from its imperial history, an emergent economy, efficient transportation system, physical geography, tourism and travel destinations.
Access to Himachal Pradesh
When springs come to Himachal, Rivers, landscapes and mountains fill with new joy. Other than frequently visited places like Shimla and Manali there are also less travelled virgin places. Himachal is now well connected to its surrounding states.
Himachal by road
It is adequately convenient to reach from Delhi, Kalka, Pathankot and Chandigarh. Good roads are available from these places to various districts of this state. We have shown following travel distances.
Delhi to Shimla – 306 Kms
Chandigarh to Shimla – 125 Kms
Delhi to Manali – 520 Kms
Chandigarh to Manali – 320 Kms
Delhi to Dalhousie – 485 kms
Pathankot to Dalhousie – 127 Kms
Delhi to Dharamshala – 514 kms
Pathankot to Dharamshala – 85 Kms
Chandigarh to Dharamshala – 235 Kms.
Himachal by Train
Himachal state can be accessed by toy trains to Shimla. These toy trains run between Kalka and Shimla.
Himachal by Air
Himachal also has 3 airports available. You can book the charter plane to Manali airport. Flights are also available for Dharamshala and Shimla.
Geography of Himachal Pradesh
Geographically it is the cluster of deep valleys. Slices of a rich and delicious cake the feeder valleys and surrounding area hold the most of the travel destinations. Main valleys of Himachal are Kangra, Chamba, Pangi, Lahaul, Spiti, Kinnaur, Parbati, Giri and Kullu Valley. Capital Shimla does not fall in these valleys, it lies off the water from river Satluj.
Climate of Himachal Pradesh
Climate varies with the height of the place in here. It is mild to hot in summers and temperate to cold in winters. The climate remains cosy in the monsoon here. If you would ask about the climate of a particular region, its moreover on the location of the place in which region it falls.
Spring – March -April
Summer – May to Mid July
Monsoon – Mid July to End august
Autumn – Sept to Nov.
Winters – Dec. to Feb.
Holiday in Himachal Pradesh
Relaxing holidays are different for everyone, some want to enjoy the thrill of adventure, some prefer peace by the way of meditation, and some prefer to go to the holy places. Himachal Pradesh offers all these activities, it has the adventure, calm surrounding for meditation and the world’s known Holly places.
Himachal is safe to travel for families, student groups, and Individuals. It is also the destinations of honeymooners and a perfect venue for a business meetings. There are many unclimbed mountains being the state of Himalayas. Outer parts of Himachal are a few hundreds meters above sea level. Slowly this height increases to the snow-capped mountains.
Himachal is the oldest legend of India. Most of the travel destinations are easy to reach and rich with natural beauty. Himachal also has many destinations which are less famous but worth to visit with family. Shimla, Kasauli, Kinnaur, Manali, Dharamshala and Dalhousie are the places where travellers can easily reach and explore.
Latitude – 30° 22’ 40” N to 33° 12’ 40” N
Longitude – 75° 45’ 55” to 79° 04’ 20” E
Total Area – 55,673 sq km
Height – 350 mts to 6975 mts
Population – 68, 56,509 persons
Males – 34, 73892
Females – 33, 82,617
Languages – Hindi and English
Local Dialect – Pahari, Kangri, Sirmori and Kinnauri
Capital —– Shimla
No. of districts —- 12
No. of Tehsils – 116
Village – 20118
Towns – 57
State Animal – Snow Leopard
State Bird – Western Tragopan
State Flower – Pink Rhododendron