HIMACHAL PRADESH 


Himachal Pradesh is a state in Northern India. It is spread over 21,495 sq mi (55,670 km2), and is bordered by Jammu and Kashmir on the north, Punjab on the west and south-west, Haryana and Uttarakhand on the south-east and by the Tibet Autonomous Region on the east.

Himachal Pradesh is famous for its abundant natural beauty. After the war between Nepal and Britain also known as Anglo-Gorkha War, the British colonial government came into power. In 1950 Himachal was declared as a union territory but after the State of Himachal Pradesh Act 1971, Himachal emerged as the 18th state of the Republic of India. Hima means snow in Sanskrit, and the literal meaning of the state's name is In the lap of Himalayas. It was named by one of the great Sanskrit scholars of Himachal Pradesh, Acharya Diwakar Datt Sharma.

The economy of the Himachal Pradesh is currently the third fastest growing economy in India. Himachal Pradesh has been ranked fourth in the list of the highest per capita incomes of Indian states. The abundance of perennial rivers enables Himachal to sell hydroelectricity to other states such as Delhi, Punjab and Rajasthan.The economy of the state is highly dependent on three sources: hydroelectric power, tourism and agriculture.
Himachal Pradesh is the least urbanized state in India with nearly 90% of population living in rural area, but the Shimla district is comparatively urbanized with nearly 25% population living in an urban area. According to a 2005 Transparency International survey, Himachal Pradesh is ranked the second-least corrupt state in the country after Kerala.

  • SHIMLA

    The place derives its name from Goddess Shyamala, an incarnation of Kali, Shimla is a tranquil.

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  • KULLU VALLEY

    This valley is nothing different from Kashmir in charm and elegance. You start envying nature’s.

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  • MANALI

    A place in Kullu Valley at the foothills of the Himalayas and cradled amidst the natural beauty.

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  • DHARAMSHALA

    The backdrop is that of the Dhauladhar ranges having a height of around 4,000 meters.

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  • CHAMBA

    The ultimate attraction of the Shivalik range is the small hamlet of Chamba, famous for the temples.

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