Himachal Pradesh is a state of India situated in the north. The word Himachal is the combination of two words derived from the Sanskrit language named ‘him’ and ‘anchal’. Him means snow and anchal means lap. It is also well known as Dev Bhumi. It is one of the most admired and effortlessly reachable hill stations of India. Tourists from all over the world visit this attractive hill station to enjoy its natural scenic beauty every year. The states and union territories adjacent to its land borders are Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh, Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir.
Districts and Capital
Himachal Pradesh has twelve districts and having its capital city Shimla. Chamba, Kangra, Lahaul and Spiti, Kullu, Mandi, Hamirpur, Una, Bilaspur, Solan, Sirmaur, Shimla and Kinnaur are the list of twelve districts of Himachal.
Himachal Pradesh is one of the best tourist destinations in the world. It is generally well-known for its natural scenic beauty, legendary temples and numerous hill stations. It is the main contributor for development and financial system of the state. The hilly state by its varied and attractive green valleys, tranquil landscapes and snow covered Himalayan ranges attracts travelers from all over the world. The state has many popular destinations like Shimla, Kullu, Manali, Kinnaur, Spiti Valley, Dharamshala, Chamba and many more. There are numerous significant pilgrimage centres in Himachal Pradesh like Chintpurni Temple, Jwala Ji Temple, Naina Devi Temple, Chamunda Devi Temple, Bhimakali Temple, Vajreshwari Devi Temple, Baijnath Temple, Bijli Mahadev, Manu Temple in Manali, Manu Temple in Shansher, Hadimba Temple, Prashar Rishi and many more. Having numerous historical temples in the state it is also called Dev Bhoomi which literally means Abode of Gods.
The various adventure activities for tourists in Himachal Pradesh are paragliding, ice skating, skiing, rafting, boating, trekking, horse riding, air ballooning, camping, jeep safari, motor biking, cycling, wildlife, kayaking, photography, rock climbing, mountaineering and many more.
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