|Date Added: December 14, 2012 03:42:16 PM|
|Author: Hap Singh|
|Category: Recreation: Travel: Travel Agents: Asia: India|
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 completely. *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, Paldu).
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 villages.
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.