Himachal pradesh


Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh was formed on 25 January 1971. The capital is Shimla. The languages spoken by people are Pahari, Hindi, Punjabi and Kinnauri. The main towns are Shimla, Mandi,Dharmashala, Kullu, Manali,Bilaspur, Chamba, Kye- lang, Kalpa and Kangra. For shopping Pashmina shawls are famous, rugs, gudma, namdas are attractions. Dal housie- kulu shawls and Tibetan handicrafts, lakkar bazar are worth visiting. The main rivers are Beas, Chenab,Ravi, Satluj, Yamuna. Mountain ranges are Great Himalaya , Punjab Himalaya, Saket hills, Shimla hills, Shiwalik range, Missouri range. The main valleys are Kangra Valley, Mahasu Valley, Lahul Valley, Baspa Valley etc.

The famous places to visit in Himachal pradesh are Shimla known as summer capital of British India. The summer hill and the Prospect hill, the Viceregal lodge(Rashtrapati niwas), and botanical garden, the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, the Himachal State Museum etc are worth visiting. Many beautiful places to visit like Jakhu hill and temple, Skating rink, Annandale, Chadwick falls, Chail, Malhotra etc.


It is ideal location for meditation, quiet walks, trekking, rock climbing etc. It is also referred to as “ Little Lhasa”.Tibet museum and the Tsunglagkhag temple. St. John’s church, the Kangra art museum, Tibetan institute of performing arts, Dip Tse- Chok Ling Gompa, library of Tibetan works, Tibetan medical and astrological institute, Dharamkot, Bhagsunath waterfall, Machhirial waterfall etc.


Chamba on the banks of the river Ravi is famous for shikara hindu temples,Chamba rumal(miniature paintings), Brajeshwari Devitemple, Chamunda devi temple, Rang mahal, Bhuri Singh Musuem, Saloni and Bhandal valley.


It is a hill station spreading over five hills. Main attractions include Gandhi Chowk, Subhash Chowk, Panjpulla, Moti Tibba, Karelnu, Khajjiar meadow.


Kullu is famous and colorful during Dussehra festival in October and filled with picturesque lush green valleys. Mandi is gateway to Kullu Valley and the junction of roads from Kullu Valley, Kangra Valley and Shimla. Rani Amrit Kaur park, Rewalsar lake, prashar lake, Roerich gallery, Naggar castle, great Himalayan National Park etc are main attractions.Manali is the North of Kullu. The nearest airport is Bhuntar to Kullu and Manali. It is ideal place for trekking, mountaineering, rafting, skiing, jeep safaris, fishing etc.

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