Explore Himachal


It can also be called Himalaya in Himachal or Himachal in Himalaya. ‘Hi’ in Hindi literally means snow or ice and ‘alaya’ means house, which makes the Himalayas ‘home of the Himalayas’ and from there the name Himachal is ‘Land of Snow’.

The Himalayas also influence the climate of Himachal. The drastic change in the height of the mountains (from 450 m to 6500 m) creates a huge difference in climatic conditions.

The mouth of this moisture gives rise to many rivers, which flow under the name of Himachal, namely Sutlej, Beas, Ravi, Chenab and Yamuna. It is also the cause of dozens of lakes in Himachal Pradesh.

Himachal Pradesh is a hill state in India’s northwestern region, nestled in the Western Himalayas. It is surrounded on the north by the union territories of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh, on the west by Punjab, on the southeast by Uttarakhand, on the southwest by Haryana, and on the east by the international boundary of Tibet.

Himachal Pradesh is a hilly state with the majority of its territory located in the Dhauladhar Mountain Range’s foothills. The highest mountain peak in Himachal Pradesh is Reo Purgyil, which stands at 6,816 metres above sea level. Himachal Pradesh is a state that is divided into valleys by several perennial rivers.

Himachal Tourism

Dharamshala: Dharamshala is a unique tourist destination in Himachal Pradesh, located 17 kilometres from Kangra. Dharamshala is located at an average altitude of 1,475 metres above sea level on a gorgeous stretch of land in the Kangra Valley that mesmerises travellers with its magnificent beauty. The snow-capped Dhauladhar Mountains add a distinctive touch to this location. Dharamshala is also the Dalai Lama’s sacred site. Dharamshala is one of the most tranquil locations in North India, with the perfect blend of natural beauty and culture.

Kasauli: Kasauli is a hilly cantonment town located on the road from Chandigarh to Shimla and provides for a great weekend retreat. Kasauli is only 65 kilometres from Chandigarh, which is recognised for its gorgeous resorts and tranquil settings in addition to its charm and adventure activities. Kasauli’s popularity among tourists stems from the fact that it has plenty to offer visitors of all ages. 

Whether it’s hiking, camping, rafting, sightseeing, or visiting a spiritual site, there’s something for everyone. Since its origin, Kasauli has been a refuge for trekking and adventure aficionados.

Himachal Pradesh held the inaugural Paragliding World Cup in the country. The paragliding world cup was held in Bir Billing, Kangra district, 70 kilometres from the tourist resort of Macleod Ganj in Himachal Pradesh. Bir Billing is the best place in Himachal for paragliding and is the centre for air sports. Other local activities include visiting Buddhist monasteries, trekking to tribal settlements, and mountain riding.

Naina Devi Temple, Mata Bajreshwari Temple, Jwala Ji Temple, Chintpurni Ji, Chamunda Devi Temple, Baijnath Temple, Bhimakali Temple, Bijli Mahadev, and Jakhoo Temple are among the main Himachal Hindu pilgrimage locations with notable and old temples.

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