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himachal pradesh

Nestled in the Himalayas, the world’s mightiest mountain ranges, Himachal is blessed with some of the most spectacular landscapes anywhere. Truly a travellers paradise, with mighty snow peaks, deep gorges, lush green and golden valleys, flower filled meadows, misty woods, fast flowing icy rivers, glaciers and enchanting lakes.

Himachal Pradesh is totally a mountain state and a delight for the visitors, particularly during the summer season when people flock to this tiny hill station to escape the scorching heat of the plains. It came into being in its present form with the partition of the Punjab into Punjab and Haryana in 1966. High points of Himachal are as follows.

The winding roads and high passes link its high mountains and valleys. While the picturesque valleys of Kullu and Kangra are a blend of colors. In marked contrast the stark and barren terrain of Lahaul and Spiti have a stunning lunar and scape like beauty.

HIMACHAL PRADESH FACTS AND FIGURES
Area 55,673 sq. km
Capital Shimla
Temperature
Summer : Max 27 °C, Min 14.5°C..
Winter : Max 16.5 °C, Min 5.2 °C.
Rainfall 170 cms
Language
Hindu, Muslims , Sikhs.
Best Time to Visit
April to Mid-July, Mid-September to Mid-November

HOW TO REACH

By Air : Vayudoot services connect Shimla with Kullu, Chandigarh and Delhi. Delhi is in turn connected with Culcutta by Indian Airlines flights. Jagson Airlines has also flights from Delhi to Shimla.

By Rail : Shimla is connected by a narrow guage railway line with Kalka (90 kms) which in turn is connected with the major cities in India.

By Road : Regular bus services connect Shimla with Chandigarh 117 kms, Kullu 220 kms, Manali 260 kms, Delhi 343 kms, Mandi 150 kms, Pathankot 380 kms, Ambala 151 kms, Chail 43 kms, Dehradun 240 kms.

HIMACHAL PRADESH MAJOR CITIES
Shimla » Dharamshala » Kullu » Lahaul » Mandi » Dalhousie » Manali » Mandi » Spiti » Nagar » Solan