Himachal Pradesh is located in the western Himalayan region. Shimla being its picturesque capital city it has some amazing places to visit. The best time to visit the place is between May and mid October. The local dialect of the place is Hindi and Pahari. Its natural beauty ranges from rolling hills to turbulent rivers to glistening mountain peaks. On one side it is a priority destination on any adventure sports buff's list and on the other side it is a hotspots for both pilgrims and trekkers. The climate of the place can be divided according to the regions. Like the southern part experiences temperature as hot as the plains while the northern region has moderate summer and chilling winter with heavy snowfall. Here around 180 cm of rainfall is recorded around the year.
Places to Visit in Himachal Pradesh
Today Himachal is the home for some amazing and awesome hill stations,
which are particularly cool in summers. The names, which come first in
the list, are Shimla, Dalhousie, Kullu, Manali and Kufri to name a few.
Dharamshala is also another important and world famous place where Dalai
Lama resides. The isolated valleys and high ranges of Himachal Pradesh
is also a place for several different styles of temple architecture.
From carved stone shikharas, to pagoda style shrines, there are even
temples that resembles Buddhist Gompas and Sikh gurudwaras. Many are
popular centers of pilgrimage that attract thousands each year. Some of
the famous temples are Baijnath temple, which is built in shikhara
style. The Bhimkali temple is another beautiful example of hillside
The capital city of Hinachal Pradesh, Shimla is a beautiful example of
nature beauty and man made beauty. Shimla, which was British summer
capital of India in the mid-eighteenth century, still portrays the
colonial British Raj in its architecture and atmosphere and can be
reached easily from Chandigarh.
It is a picturesque place dotted with charming bungalows and malls. A
perfect holiday destination offering hikes and treks for adventure
lovers. You can enjoy scenic hikes to the villages of Pabo and Kamiana.
Longer hikes can be made to Kiar Koti and Tattapani but it is better to
take a guide along to these places. Shimla also serves as a base for
treks to Kullu valley over the Jalori Pass or the Bashleo Pass.
Things to do in Himachal
For shopping you can go for a wide range of handicrafts available in
wood and metal work. You can even opt for woolen clothes and handmade
shoes available at the Mall and Lakkar bazaar. It is a quite and simple
place with people leading a simple life. And if you talk about adventure
sports then it is called the Mecca of adventure sports in India. There
are some best-known destinations nationally and internationally. The
state offers everything from angling to skiing to mountaineering and
hang gliding. Billing, in Kangra valley, is the most popular destination
for hang gliding in India. Similarly Manali and Dharmashala, and their
adjoining areas, beckon professional climbers from all over the world to
take up some of the most exciting and challenging, rock climbing options
in the world. For more excitement you can indulge in heli sking. Hanuman
Tibba, Deo Tibba and Chanderkhani Pass near Manali are very popular Heli