GENERAL INFORMATION ON HP
Location : North India
Varied Geography : Mountains, Green Valleys and Lakes
Hill Stations : Shimla, Manali
Temperature Range : From -50 C to 30ï¿½C
Mystifying Himachal Pradesh Dominated by Mountains
Sitting comfortably in the lap of Himalayas in the north part of India, is Himachal Pradesh, also known as the Land of Gods. Spreading on an area of 55,780 square kilometers and an altitude of 450 metres (1,476 ft) to 6,500 metres (21,325 ft) above sea level, Himachal Pradesh shares its borders with Jammu and Kashmir in the north and Punjab on west and south-west, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh on south, Uttarakhand on south-east and by China on the east. You will be startled to see the various topographical distinction in the state which means 'Land of Snowy Mountains'. With Shimla as its capital, you should see the Tibetan land of Dalhousie and McLeodganj. The climate of Himachal Pradesh is cool to cold all the year round and is always inviting the tourists to enjoy a stay amidst the hills and mountains in the panoramic state of Himachal Pradesh.
The topographical contrasts of Himachal has earned great
recognition from travellers all over the world. You can find cities inside
the state, that are poles apart and contradict each other in reference to
climate or vegetation. For example, Dharamshala in the Kangra district
receives heavy rainfall, but at the same time, the areas of Lahaul and
Spiti are cold and rainless. Many famous rives in Himachal Pradesh are the
host of various water sports. Some of the most celebrated rivers of
Himalayas are the Chenab, the Ravi, the Beas, the Sutlej and the Yamuna.
The flora and fauna of the state cannot be missed. Deodar and
Rhododendrons are some of the trees that are ubiquitous with various areas
of the country. To add to the glamor there are various orchards and
gardens that grow exotic fruits.
There is no dearth of fauna in Himachal Pradesh. In fact, it is Himachal Pradesh where you can get the chance to see the most elusive and beautiful creatures of the cat family Snow Leopard. Barking deers that too are an endangered species, can also be found here.
Signature of Himachal Pradesh - Valleys
When in Himachal Pradesh, prepare your eyes to soak in
the best of nature. This is the favored destination of the British who
wanted to cool their mind and senses off the heat and sultry of Indian
summers. Himachal Pradesh has been bestowed with picturesque beauty that
is incorporated in the various hill stations. One of the main attraction
of the state is the Tibetan culture that is symbolic by the presence of
the various monasteries. There are lakes that have religious significance
are an ultimate picnic destination. Festivals and fairs, cuisine and
endless adventure options are some of the major allurements that draws
tourists towards Himachal Pradesh.
Pilgrimage destinations in Himachal Pradesh are stupendous and experiencing peace and serenity in the various temples and monasteries is an unequaled undertaking. There are many colonial monuments that form the monumental heritage of the region.
You should take a Himachal Pradesh tour, as it is very rightly said that you will fall short of reasons to come to Himachal Pradesh.
Though Himachal Tourism is a treat for all round the year, but however, there are certain things that one can enjoy only during a specific time period. For all those who are looking for an escape from the hot and scorching sun, can visit Himachal Pradesh in the monhs of April to October. But the ones, who want to enjoy the snow and the winter sports, should definitely sojourn Himachal Pradesh during the months of November to February. Though water sports can be enjoyed all round the year, one should aviod coming during the months of July to September, when the rain leads to land slides.
Whatever be the month, Himachal has plenty of reasons to call for the tourists. Enjoy Himachal Pradesh tours to see the best that nature has to offer.
Top 5 Highlights of HP Landscape
Himachal Cradling in Himalayas Lap
Holiday in the Hill Resorts
Himachal's a Marvel of Nature
Reverend Face of Himalayas
Adventurers Hunt for Himachal
Taj and the Hills
Adventure Tour of India
Great Tiger Tours
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