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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.
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.
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.
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.
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).