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Why Famous
  • The Dussehra of Kulu in Himachal Pradesh is particularly famous in the North.
  • Kufri is one of the most popular hill resorts of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Sheetla Mata Temple is situated in a village named Jangla, at a distance of approximately 1.5 km from Gehrwin city of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Naina Devi temple, one of the most important Shakti Peeths of India, is situated in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh.
Facts Destination
  • Himachal Pradesh is a state in north India.
  • It is bordered by the Indian states of Jammu and Kashmir on north, Punjab on west and south-west, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh on south, Uttarakhand on south-east and by Tibet, China on the east.
  • Himachal Pradesh was also known as Deva Bhumi (the land of the gods).
  • Himachal Pradesh has one of the highest per capita incomes of any state in India.


Area Info
  • It is spread over 21,629 sq mi (56,019 km²), and is bordered by the indian states of jammu and kashmir on north.
  • The average temperature ranging from 28 °c (82 °f) to 32 °c (90 °f).
  • Hindus make up 95% of the state population, making it the most Hindu state (proportionally), in India.
  • Himachal Pradesh is a mountainous state with elevation ranging from about 350 metres (1,148 ft) to 6,000 metres (19,685 ft) above the sea level.


Why Visit
  • In Himachal Pradesh has a number of magnificent temples.
  • There are a number of famous monuments in Himachal Pradesh.
  • Himachal Pradesh is one place where pilgrimage and nature both blend in perfect harmony.
  • A major Sikh pilgrimage in Himachal Pradesh is Paonta Sahib.


Best Time
  • April to June.
  • Roads are the major mode of transport in the hilly terrains of Himachal Pradesh.
  • The state has road network of 28,208 km (17,528 mi), including eight national highways (NH) that constitute 1,234 km (767 mi).
  • Some roads get closed during winter and monsoon seasons due to snowfall and landslides.
  • Regular bus services connect Shimla with Chandigarh, Kullu, Manali, Delhi, Mandi, Pathankot, Ambala, Chail and Dehradun.
  • Local taxis are the major local transport here. District Hamirpur has got the highest road density in the country.
  • There are three domestic airports in the state—Shimla Airport, Bhuntar Airport serving Kullu and Manali, and Gaggal Airport serving Kangra and Dharamsala.
  • Railway track is accessible only to a few places in Himachal Pradesh.
  • Stick to bottled water for drinking purposes. The water sold in glasses, at the roadside vends, is not pure
  • Try to avoid eating anything from the roadside vends and too small restaurants.
  • If you are coming in summers, always keep a bottle of water handy.
  • Never ever venture alone at night.  


  • Himachal was one of the few states that had remained largely untouched by external customs, largely due to its difficult terrain.
  • It is a multireligional, multicultural as well as multilingual state like other Indian states.
  • Some of the dance forms of Himachal are Losar Shona Chuksam (Kinnaur), Dangi (Chamba), Gee Dance and Burah dance, (Sirmour), Naati, Kharait, Ujagjama and Chadhgebrikar (Kullu) and Shunto (Lahaul & Spiti).
  • In Himachal Pradesh fairs and festivals are the Kullu Dussehra, Shivratri Fair (Mandi), Minjar Fair (Chamba), Mani Mahesh Chhari Yatra (Chamba), Renuka fair (Sirmaur).