Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is a northern Indian state in the Himalayas. It's home to scenic mountain towns and resorts such as Dalhousie. Host to the Dalai Lama, Himachal Pradesh has a strong Tibetan presence. This is reflected in its Buddhist temples and monasteries, as well as its vibrant Tibetan New Year celebrations. The region is also well known for its trekking, climbing and skiing area

The mountainous state of Himachal Pradesh in Northern India is a multi-religional, multicultural and multilingual state like most other Indian states. Nestled in the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, Himachal is blessed with some of the most spectacular landscapes. The culture of Himachal Pradesh is extremely rich, which is reflected in the day-to-day lives of the local people. Noted for their colorful dresses and distinguished physical features, the people of Himachal Pradesh exhibit a very warm and friendly nature and the 'untouched' simplicity about them constitute an integral part of the beautiful Culture of Himachal Pradesh.

  • History

    The history of Himachal Pradesh dates back to ancient times and was inhabited by tribes such as Dagis, Khasas, Koilis, Halis, Dhaugris, Dasa, Kinnars and Kirats

    The history of Himachal Pradesh dates back to ancient times and was inhabited by tribes such as Dagis, Khasas, Koilis, Halis, Dhaugris, Dasa, Kinnars and Kirats. Around 883 AD some parts of the state were under the control of the king of Kashmir, Sankar Varma. Around 1009 AD, Mahmud of Ghazni invaded the region. Rajputs exercised influence over the region in around 1043. During the time of the Mughals Empire, many kingdoms in the region accepted the authority of the Mughals. By 1804, vast regions of the state passed into the hands of Sikh emperor Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Many regions of the state also witnessed Gurkha rule. The region finally passed into the hands of the British who ruled it till 1947 when it became a part of independent India. In the year 1950, Himachal Pradesh was declared a Union Territory of India. Later on, however, with the passing of Himachal Pradesh Act of 1971, it emerged as the eighteenth state of India. The word 'Hima' actually means snow in Sanskrit terminology. Acharya Diwakar Datt Sharma, an eminent Sanskrit Scholar from Himachal Pradesh named the state.

  • Geography

    Himachal Pradesh is located in the western Himalayas with most of it situated in the foothills of the Dhauladhar Range. Reo Purgyil, with a height of 6,816, is the highest peak. Some of the drainage systems located in the state are Chenab, Beas, Ravi, Yamuna and the Sutlej. Forests comprise some 66.52 percent of the state

    Himachal Pradesh boasts of a wide variety of species which include approximately 463 bird, 80 fish, 77 mammalian, and some 44 reptile species.

  • Culture and Arts

    The mountainous state of Himachal Pradesh in Northern India is a multi-religional, multicultural and multilingual state like most other Indian states. Nestled in the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, Himachal is blessed with some of the most spectacular landscapes. The culture of Himachal Pradesh is extremely rich, which is reflected in the day-to-day lives of the local people. Noted for their colorful dresses and distinguished physical features, the people of Himachal Pradesh exhibit a very warm and friendly nature and the 'untouched' simplicity about them constitute an integral part of the beautiful Culture of Himachal Pradesh.

    The mountainous state of Himachal Pradesh in Northern India is a multi-religional, multicultural and multilingual state like most other Indian states. Nestled in the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, Himachal is blessed with some of the most spectacular landscapes. The culture of Himachal Pradesh is extremely rich, which is reflected in the day-to-day lives of the local people. Noted for their colorful dresses and distinguished physical features, the people of Himachal Pradesh exhibit a very warm and friendly nature and the 'untouched' simplicity about them constitute an integral part of the beautiful Culture of Himachal Pradesh.

Testimonials

I would like to thank you my guide Sherab Gyaltson to assist me of completing the Pin Parvati & Hamta pass trek successfully. it's a nice & beautiful trek which I enjoy a lot throughout. During the trek, Sherab assisted me to overcome many obstacles along the way, boulders and ...

Mr Stanley Lai - SINGAPORE -  22nd June to 10th July  2016
Mr Stanley Lai - SINGAPORE - 22nd June to 10th July 2016

I am really touched by few gestures which I think need a mention here. Warm reception at Manali and a gift by Potala. Early breakfast provision at Keylong and Kaza. Warm reception above expectation behaviour in the Kalpa hotel. Homely food at home atmosphere, medical care at Kibber. Our pilot ...

Mr Durjoy – KOLKATA, 11 to 18 October
Mr Durjoy – KOLKATA, 11 to 18 October

Dear Prem Singh and Tenzin - We would like to express our greatest appreciation to all the efforts made by Govinda, Chin and Prem in making all aspects of our treck and climb enjoyable and memorable. The whole team worked very hard, even when they must have been in tired, ...

Mr. Ray & group, July - UK
Mr. Ray & group, July - UK

I have no recommendations for the trekking crew. I was very impressed with both their professionalism and their courtesy. Our guide was very well organized and was a very trustworthy leader, particularly when we were in heavy snow areas. He was always willing to work with our needs, which was ...

K. White - Geologist – USA, 16-22 May
K. White - Geologist – USA, 16-22 May

It was nice experience trekking for the first time in life for all the group. Guides were very good. Cook and his group were fabulous. Food was amazing, it was getting better by better by every day. Hamta pass was amazing and thrilling because of ice. All the staff were ...

Mr Krutik & group – RAJKOT – 17 June
Mr Krutik & group – RAJKOT – 17 June