Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is a land of gods with very little discovered and so much to explore and discover about this adobe of natural beauty and snow. There are things which are still quite strange and unknown about this state of Himachal Pradesh. For most of these I can bet that you did not know about all of these before. So, here are a few interesting and amazing facts about the state for you to read, enjoy and share.

Himachal Pradesh is a part of the Indian Himalayas. It has wide valleys imposing snow mountains, limpid lakes, rivers and gushing streams. After India became free in 1947, a number of princely hilly states were integrated into a single unit to be administered by the Government of India. Himachal Pradesh came into being as a state of the India Union on April 15, 1948, by integrating 31 big and small hill states of the region. In 1956, it was converted into a Union Territory. Subsequently, some more hill areas of the Punjab state were added to this Union Territory and it was made into a full-fledged state, the status that it continues to have now. Himachal Pradesh today is one of the most important tourist destinations in India. The high hills of Himalayas welcome the trekkers from all over the world.

Rivers of Himachal Pradesh

The major river systems of the region are the Chenab, the Ravi, the Beas, the Sutlej and the Yamuna. These perennial rivers are fed by snow and rainfall and are protected by a fairly extensive cover of natural vegetation.

Exploring the Area

The biggest cities are along the coast. History permeates from these large cities. The thriving metropolis mixes history and pageantry. Restaurants, shops and modern hotels continue to appear, along with a hosts art galleries and restaurants.

The rough and rugged outdoors, the rolling hills, adorned with beauty. Take scenic drives along a rocky, ocean coast. The trees, with mixed beauty, explode into reds and oranges when autumn arrives. When the skiers take their place snow-covered mountains appear.