|Himachal Pradesh –‘’THE LAND OF SNOW‘’ stands to be the best place for the
tourists. It covers an area of about 56,000 sq km of the Western Himalayas.
It is famous for its natural beauty. Himachal Pradesh stands to be the best
place for tourists as its location in the lap of Himalayas has been a great
source of *Himachal Tourism*. Himachal Tourism is ready to fascinate you
*Himachal tourism packages* provides the flying heights to the places like
Mandi, Shimla, Manali, Dalhousie, Chamba, etc. await you with their
attractive beauty and charm. Himachal Pradesh also sells hydroelectricity
to some of the states such as Delhi, Punjab and Rajasthan due to the
abundance of the perennial rivers. In the list of the highest per capita
incomes of Indian states, Himachal Pradesh has been ranked fourth.
To a variety of animals, Himachal Pradesh is a well known habitat. In the
state, there are around 1200 bird and 359 animal species. These species
include the Leopard, Snow leopard (State animal), ghoral, musk deer
and The Western Tragopan.
Some of the food specialties of Himachal Pradesh include paneer, chouck,
bhagjery, jhoul, patrode, siddu/batooru, beduan, chutney, khatti dal,
mahni, khatta, ambua, mathri, teliya mah, madra, lingree, lachede, karale,
pahari aloo, pahari murgh, pruni, lasoode, marolan and rehroo (Khoru,
With orchards scattered all over the place, it is also referred to as the
fruit bowl of the country. Kangra, Hamirpur, Mandi, Bilaspur,
Una, Chamba, Lahaul and Spiti, Sirmaur, Kinnaur, Kullu, Solan and Shimla
are the 12 districts into which Himachal Pradesh is divided.
The cultural identity of the state is reflected by their local music and
dance as they pray and entreat their gods during local festivals and other
special occasions. Shimla, Himachal’s capital which is famous as the summer
capital of the British Raj remains a popular destination for visitors. The
handicrafts made in Himachal Pradesh are worth appreciating. These include
the carpets, leather works, shawls, metal ware, woodwork and paintings.
Manali, other hill station is in the heart of the picturesque Kullu valley.
As it is watered by the Beas River, it is an excellent base for Treks and
excursions. West of Kullu is the Kanga Valley which is covered with apple
orchards. The hillsides and orchards bloom with wild flowers, while
gladiolas, carnations, marigolds, roses, chrysanthemums and tulips after
the winter season.
In order to make Himachal Pradesh as the flower basket of the world, the
state government in Himachal is preparing up for the same. In the eastern
part of the state is Kinnaur whose land is covered with grass and charming
Moreover, adventure and sports lovers have reasons to be joyful as various
sports such as river rafting, trekking, skiing, ice skating, para gliding,
etc. can be enjoyed to the fullest. Thus, Himachal tourism has reached a
cut above the rest of the hill stations. So, it is a wonderful place to
spend a holiday with your family and friends.