Himachal Pradesh

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

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Himachal state can be accessed by toy trains to Shimla.  These toy trains run between Kalka and Shimla.

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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.

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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.

Seasons

Spring – March -April

Summer – May to Mid July

Monsoon – Mid July to End august

Autumn – Sept to Nov.

Winters –   Dec. to Feb.

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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.

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Other Information

General information

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

Administrative structure

Capital —–             Shimla

No. of districts —-   12

No. of Tehsils   –         116

Village –                     20118

Towns     –                    57

State Symbols

State Animal    – Snow Leopard

State Bird         – Western Tragopan

State Flower     – Pink Rhododendron