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Himachal Pradesh is an Indian state located in the northern region. Shimla is its capital city and the languages spoken in the state are Pahari, Punjabi, Dogri and Hindi. The state is bordered by the states of Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Haryana; it also shares international borders with Tibet on the East.

The state is abundant with perennial rivers and is a major hub for generation of hydro electricity. Himachal Pradesh was declared as a state in 1971 by the State of Himachal Pradesh Act. The state was inhabited by a lot of British people during the British Raj, mainly due to its climate and was also the summer capital.

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The name Himachal Pradesh itself means “Adobe of Snow”. The state is laden with scenic hill stations, lakes and rivers. There are twelve districts in the state. Dalhousie is visited by tourists from across the world. It is built on five different hills such as Kathlog, Tehra, Bakrota, Balun and Patreyn covering an area of 14 sq. kilometers. The place is dotted with colonial architecture.

You can visit the Kullu Valley, which is also known as the Valley of Gods is situated on the banks of River Beas. The place is known for its festivals, ancient temples, and apple orchards and also for its handicrafts and woolen work such as shawls, patoos, namdas and caps.

The Spiti Valley shares an uncanny resemblance to Tibet with regards to climate, terrain and vegetation and hence is called Little Tibet. The Lahul Valley is covered with snow throughout the year. The main attractions in the Lahul Valley are the Sri Trilokinath Temple and Patten Valley.

Popular cities in the state are Shimla, Bir, and Dharamsala; which is home to the Dalai Lama, the spiritual Tibetan leader, Manali, Keylong, Bilaspur, Mandi, Sundernagar, Kullu and Jogindernagar. The Rewalsar Lake is sacred place for Hindus and Buddhists. The Narkanda and Kunjum passes are important landmarks in the Indo-Tibetan roadway.

There are a lot of trekking sites in the state and these are Bhaba Pass trek, Baralacha-Chandratal trek, Darcha Lamayuru trek, Deo Tibba expedition, Bir Bhangal trek, Malana history trek, Wild trek in Kullu Valley, Maidi to Nadaun and many more. You can learn about Buddhism and Yoga in the state through many centres.

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By Air


Shimla, Kullu, Pathankot and Kangra have small airports. The nearest International airport is the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, which has flights to destinations in Europe, Middle East, South East Asia and US.

By Trains


The state has a very difficult terrain and hence allows very little penetration of rail routes. The Kalka-Shimla rail route is a UNESCO world heritage site. The nearest railway station connecting all cities in India is in Delhi.

By Road


There are three bus routes to the state with services mostly to Delhi. You can drive down to Chail from Delhi on the NH1. There are a large number of taxis from Shimla, Kalka, Delhi, Kandaghat and Chandigarh to Chail.
 

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