Capital Shimla Official Language Hindi
A state in the upper northern state of India, Himachal Pradesh can be termed as the queen state of hills, Himachal lies in the lap of the Himalayas. The common languages spoken are Pahari. Hindi, Punjabi, Dogri, Kangri and Kinnauri in Himachal Pradesh. Apart from Shimla the other major cities are Solan, Kulu, Mandi, Bilaspur, Dharmsala and Una.
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Himachal Pradesh is famous for its abundant natural beauty. Hima means snow in Sanskrit, and the literal meaning of the state's name is In the lap of Himalayas. This state is god’s gift to India and is blessed with abundant nature, the climate, the people, the culture and above all the sight of snow capped mountains add to the hypnotizing value of Himachal. Himachal is also said to be the fruit bowl of the country with orchards being wide-spread. After the winter season, the hillsides and orchards bloom with wild flowers, while gladiolas, carnations, marigolds, roses, chrysanthemums, tulips and lilies are carefully cultivated.
Himachal Pradesh has vast number of private and state run schools providing quality education in primary and higher secondary school space, there are many private and government run educational institutions for graduate and post graduate learning. Himachal Pradesh also has the world premier institution the IIT, National Institute of Technology, a world renowned hill agriculture university and some private engineering colleges promoted by India’s leading industrial group.
- Non-vegetarian cuisine is preferred.
- Red meat
- Wheat bread
- Aromatic spices
BilaspurChambaHamirpurKangraKinnaurKulluLahaul and SpitiMandiShimlaSirmaurSolanUna
- Shri Mani Karan Sahib
- Hidimba Devi Temple
- Bijli Mahadev Temple
- Arjun Gufa
- Jagatsukh Shiva Temple
- Manu Temple
- The capitivating natural beauties are the Solang Valley
- Rohtang Pass
- Beas Kund
- Bhrigu Lake
- Chandrakhani Pass
- Manali Wildlife Sanctuary
- Great Himalayan National Park
- 96% of the population is Hindus.
- Major communities: Brahmins, Rajputs, Choudharies, Kannets, Rathis and Kolis.
- The Lahaulis of Lahaul and Spiti and native of spiti Kinnaur region mainly comprises Buddhists, Tibetans, Muslim, Christian and Sikhs.
- Gaggal Airport at Kangra
- Bhuntar Airport at Kullu
- Shimla Airport at Shimla