Himachal Pradesh Tourism


Himachal Pradesh, one of the Hill States in India, is well nestled in the laps of Himalayas. The state of Himachal Pradesh on account of its natural beauty and scenic landscapes is also known as the 'magical showcase of nature'. Wide and green valleys and long meadows with the snow-clad mountains in the backdrop make the state, the most favorable tourism destination in India. The freshwater lakes, the natural springs, the clean rivers and the burbling streams bejewel this hilly terrain of India. The hill resorts, fruit laden orchards, the tea gardens and the ancient temples dot the territory of Himachal Pradesh.

If you love being on hills amidst the misty and cloud laden mountains with deep valleys and lush green surroundings; then the Himachal Pradesh tourism is an ideal choice for you. The state provides the opportunity for trekking, skiing, river rafting, swimming, water-skiing, surfing, kayaking, rowing, canoeing, sailing, mountain cycling, mountaineering and paragliding making it a perfect choice for adventure and water sports tourism.

Also the state of Himachal Pradesh has ancient temples at Chamba and the major hill stations and trekking trails of India like Kullu, Manali, Mandi, Shimla, Dalhausie, Kangra, Khajjiar, Rohtang Pass, Kinaur, Kufri, Dharamshala, Lahual Spiti etc.

Presently Himachal Pradesh government has concentrated on wildlife conservation in the state with 32 Sanctuaries, 2 National Parks and 3 Games Reserves making it equally favourable for wildlife tourism also. The major wildlife sanctuaries are situated in Manali, Kufri, Gopalpur, Kullu, Spiti, Kangra, Chamba, Solan, Sirmour and Shimla.

How to Reach Himachal Pradesh
Bhuntar (near Kullu), Gaggal (near Kangra), and Jubbarhatti (Shimla) - The three airports of Himachal Pradesh connect the state well with Delhi and Chandigarh by regular flights. The railway network also connects the state with the major tourist cities in India. The longest railway line in the state is from Jogindernagar in Himachal Pradesh to Pathankot in Punjab. As the state is located in hilly region only few surface routes are recommended.

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