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Location : North India
Varied Geography : Mountains, Green Valleys and Lakes
Hill Stations : Shimla, Manali
Temperature Range : From -50 C to 30�C

Himachal Pradesh
Mystifying Himachal Pradesh Dominated by Mountains

Himachal Pradesh General Information on Varied Topography - Himachal Climate

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.

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What Geography Has in Store for Himachal

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.

Valleys of HImachal Pradesh
Signature of Himachal Pradesh - Valleys

Attractions That Adorn Himachal Pradesh

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.

Himachal Pradesh - Best Time to Visit

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.

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Top 5 Highlights of HP Landscape

Spiti Valley

Himachal Cradling in Himalayas Lap
Enjoy a scenic stay among the beautiful Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh. This state is popularly known as Land of Gods and at a location at the height of 6,500 metres above sea level, it is surrounded by Jammu Kashmir, Punjab and China. The Himalayas are the main mountain range that covers the maximum area of Himachal Pradesh.

Holiday in the Hill Resorts
Due to its attitudinal qualification, almost all the cities and towns of the state can be said to be hill stations. You should plan a stay in these hill resorts that have been appreciated since times immemorial by nationals as well as tourists. Visit during the times of festivals when the whole state resonates with festive beats.

Himachal's a Marvel of Nature
With plentiful lakes, rivers, flora and fauna, Himachal Pradesh is the place to be. Wildlife in Himachal is also tremendous, and this is the only place where you will get a chance to see the snow leopard and barking deer. Besides, these nature's gifts there are waterfalls, trekking and mountaineering options, that too will win your hearts

Reverend Face of Himalayas
Come to see the various faces of divinity in Himachal Pradesh. Pilgrimage marks its presence via consecrated Temples, revered Gurudwaras, sacrosanct Churches, holy Mosques and the Buddhist monasteries. This in indeed a land that has been haloed by the pilgrims that have deep faith and beliefs in their respective religions.

Adventurers Hunt for Himachal
The mountain ranges, rugged terrains, deep valleys and endless stretch of streams and lakes in Himachal are perfect for all those who are looking for some adventure in the mountains. Enjoy mountaineering, trekking, rafting, fishing or aerosports – the choice is limitless. Take an adventure tour of Himachal Pradesh to satisfy your adrenal glands

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