Himachal Pradesh is only province of India with completely hilly terrain. Carved from one of the largest provinces of British India– Punjab, in 1966, the state earned complete statehood in 1971 with its capital at Shimla. Himachal Pradesh offers a variety of tourism activities to the tourists. From fields to forests, meadows to pasture lands, lakes to glaciers, remote villages to largely inhabited settlements and from National parks to water dams, Himachal Pradesh has abundant opportunities to explore.
For history lovers, there are historic towns like Shimla, Dharamsala, Dalhousies and Chamba where as a pilgrim has innumerable chances to visit the ancient old temples of Gods and Goddesses across the state. The Adventure enthusiast can try their hand in treks, camping, paragliding, white water rafting and many other adventure sports and those who are passionate about architecture are welcome to travel across the state to have various designs from the ancient to the hill architecture and Victorian and post Victorian at Shimla and Dalhousie.
Himachal Pradesh is also known for its fairs and festival. The hidden valleys are well protected by the local deities who play a vital role in the growth and of the community and administer through their traditional ethics. Himachalis – the diaspora has a strong belief in their traditions and culture. In the remote regions the lifestyle is completely under the influence of the rules set by the deities. A large number of fairs are held across the state, on different parts of the years in different regions and they hold a great attractions for the visitors.
To enjoy the state at its full swing one has to plan to visit the different areas in the different parts of the year. Depending upon the time one plan the visits.