Location: Northern India
Language: Hindi, Punjabi, Pahari, Kanashi
Best Time to Visit Himachal Pradesh: April to October and December to January
Major Towns: Shimla, Manali, Dharamsala, MacLeod Ganj, Spiti, Dalhousie, Solan, Pathankot, Kasauli, Mandi, Nahan, Nalagarh, Una, Pragpur, Jawalaji, Palampur, Bhagsu, Sarahan, Rampur
What to See in Himachal Pradesh: Religious places, fairs and festivals, apple farms, colonial mansions, cricket ground, museums, monasteries, royal palaces.
A land of splendid mountains, a pristine place which feeds and provides solace to the mind and soul, a pious land which is associated with the supernatural, an enigma of a place which attracts people from every nook and corner of the world- It’s incredible, it’s beautiful, its enchanting- It’s Himachal!
Himachal Pradesh is a magical place where the sun sets in paradise. Reorganized as the 18th Indian state in 1971, Himachal is located on the north-western region of the Himalaya. Himachal is landlocked between Jammu and Kashmir to the north, Tibetan plateau to the west, and Punjab to the east; the state stands apart in terms of its sheer topographic diversity and breathtaking pristine natural beauty. It is said that the land possesses such magnetism that it attracts nature lovers and voyagers from not only India but across the globe.
Himachal possesses a unique charisma! Truly a traveller’s paradise, Himachal has everything which can fascinate a tourist. Mighty snow peaks, deep gorges, lush green and golden valleys, flower filled meadows, misty woods, fast flowing icy rivers, glaciers, gushing water streams, steep waterfalls, enchanting lakes, rippling streams are a few manifestations of its unparallel beauty.