Himachal Pradesh is a tiny hill state whose pleasant summers make it a popular holiday resort and is situated in the Western Himalayan belt of Northern India. It is wrapped in snow most of the time. It is replete with dense forests, variety of flora and fauna, fast-flowing rivers,snow-covered mountains, small fairyland villages, friendly folk, terraced fields increase its charm. This state is filled with numerous places of pilgrimage and rituals, ceremonies as well as legends and folklore are plentiful too. The State of Himachal Pradesh is made up of ten districts with a total area of 56,019 sq km. It has a unique tradition of handicrafts.
|Area||55,673 sq. km.|
|Languages Spoken||Hindi, Parhari|
|Best Time to Visit||mid-May to mid-October, late December to March|
|Climate||summer: Max.27, Min.14.5, winter: Max.16.5, Min.5.2|
Himachal Pradesh has a rich and varied history. When India gained Independence, Punjab hill states were inegrated into a single unit known as 'Himachal Pradesh'. Himachal Pradesh became Union Territory on 1st November, 1956 and In 1971, Himachal Pradesh was granted statehood.
Most of the important places of Himachal Pradesh are well connected with the roadways.
By AIR :
Himachal Pradesh has three airports. The air routes connect the state with Delhi and Chandigarh.
The Pathankot-Jogindernagar line is the longest railway line connecting Punjab with Himachal Pradesh.
Shimla, Kurfi, Kullu, Manali, Chamba, Dalousie, Chail, Khajjiar, Dharamshala .