HIMACHAL PRADESH: PLACES TO VISIT

Himachal Pradesh state is located to the south of Kashmir and is bordered on the west by Punjab and to the south by Uttarakhand. As its name suggests, it is picturesque, with tall mountain peaks and lush green valleys.

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Himachal Pradesh Locator Map

HIMACHAL PRADESH STATS:

Total Area: 55,673 Sq. Km (21,495 Sq. Mi) Rank: 17th
POPULATION (2011): 6,856,509 Rank: 20th
CAPITAL CITY: Shimla  
LITERACY RATE: 83.78%
HDI: 0.652 Rank: 3rd
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: Hindi  
Official Website: www.himachal.nic.in  

 

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HIMACHAL PRADESH DISTRICTS

The photographs shown below are typical of the exquisite natural beauty of Himachal Pradesh:

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Kye  Monastery
Kye Monastery

World’s most dangerous road
World's most dangerous road

Himachal Pradesh Winter Scene
Himachal Pradesh Winter Scene

Himachal Pradesh:  Shimla
Himachal Pradesh: Shimla

Chamba  City
Chamba City

TEMPLES OF HIMACHAL PRADESH:

Bhimakali Temple
Bhimakali Temple

Baijnath Temple
Baijnath Temple

Kye Monastery,  Spiti
Kye Monastery, Spiti

Gurudwara Shri Gobind Singh
Gurudwara Shri Gobind Singh

 

STATE SYMBOLS: (COURTESY WIKIPEDIA)

State animal Snow Leopard (Uncia uncia) snow leopard
State bird Western Tragopan (Tragopan melanocephalus) tragopan
State flower Pink rhododendron rhododendron
State tree Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodara) deodar cedar


TOURIST INFORMATION:

Website: www.himachaltourism.gov.in
Email: tourismmin-hp@nic.in or
tourism@hp.gov.in
Shimla Holidays: shimlaholidays.webs.com
+91-177-264-5007