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Himachal Pradesh Tourist Destinations

Shimla

Shimla is the capital and largest city of northern state of Indian i.e Himachal Pradesh, During British era in India, in year 1864 this Shimla was declared as the summer capital of India. After independence, the city became the capital of Punjab for some time and when Himachal Pradesh formed in Jan 25, 1971 this city become new capital of Himachal Pradesh. The climatic conditions attracted the British to establish the city in the dense forests of Himalayas, After reorganisation of state of Himachal Pradesh, the existing Mahasu district was renamed Shimla. Its name is derived from the goddess Shyamala Devi, an incarnation of the Hindu goddess Kali.


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Dharamshala

Dharamshala is the second capital of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh for winter, it is a municipal corporation district headquarter of Kangra district. Its previous name was Bhagsu. Dharamshala is the headquarters of Central Tibetan Administration and residence of Dalai Lama. Dharamshala is 18 kilometers from Kangra district.

Dharamshala has been selected as one of the hundred Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under PM Narendra Modi's flagship Smart Cities Mission hence on 19 January 2017, Chief Minister of that time Virbhadra Singh declared Dharamshala as the second capital of Himachal Pradesh.


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Dharamshala

Chamba

Chamba is district headquarter and largest Municipal Council Himachal Pradesh, in year 1948 this princely state Chamba was merged in India. Chamba is located 361 kilometres (224 mi) north west of the Shimla at an average elevation of 1,006 metres (3,301 ft). Chamba, this named after the daughter of Raja Sahil Verma's Champavati. They shifted their capital to this place in year 1920, this town hosts two very popular fairs called Suhi Mata Mela and Minjar Mela these festivals are of several days full of joy, dance and music .


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Solan

Solan is district headquarter and largest Municipal Council Himachal Pradesh, in year 1972 this Solan was declared as the headquarter of district. Solan is located 46 kilometres (29 mi) south of the Shimla at an average elevation of 1,600 metres (5,200 ft). Solan, thi named after the Hindu goddess Shoolini devi. Every year in the month of June, a fair celebrating the goddess is held, featuring a 3-day mela at the central Thodo grounds. Before independence the Solan was capital of the erstwhile princely state, Bhagat .


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Solan

Chail

Chail a small town, in the foothills of the Himalayas is one of the most picturesque hill stations of India. Chail is approximately 45 kilometres away from Shimla. Thethick forests of deodar and Chir Pine surround the area which makes it one of the favourite tourist destinations of India.The town was discovered by Bhupinder Singh, Maharaja of Patiala as the summer capital of Himachal Pradesh. The weather here is quite pleasant during summer, but freezing cold in winter. The languages used by people over here are Hindi, Punjabi, Pahadi, and English


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Naldehra

A Lord Curzon discovered Naldehra, and since then its beauty is magnificent. The place is famous for its golf course with nine holes in it. Some of the most deserving experiences over here are the morning clouds, the manicured lawns, and the cedar forest which can make anyone feel closer to this heaven on earth. beautiful hill station Naldehra is located on the lap of the Himalayas and is just 22 km from Shimla.


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Naldehra

Narkanda

Narkanda is a small town in the district of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh. The elevation of the place is a little higher like (2621metre) than Shimla. The place is also near to Shimla around 65 kilometres and is in the middle of the Shivalik ranges. The place is famous for Apple Orchards. The view of the Narkanda townfrom a small village Fagu is simply breath-taking. The most common language that people use over here is Hindi and Kumaoni.


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Chitkul

Chitkul is a small village in the district of Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh. It is said to be the last village inhibited by Indians near the Indo China Border, and even the roads of our country ends over here. Sangla the major town is approximately 28 kilometres away and located at an altitude of 3450 metres. The lofty peaks of the Himalayas, the orchids, meadows, brooks and the grasslands enhance the serenity of this heaven like place. The people who love hills must make this destination their abode at least for few days.


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Chitkul

Kullu

Kullu is located on the banks of River Beas and is the capital of the Kullu district in Himachal Pradesh. It is more like a valley born out of the river Beas. The temples, lofty ranges of the Himalayas, and the forest of Pine and Deodar surround the entire area and enhance the beauty of the place. The valley of Kullu is the meeting point of the Lower Himalayan Range, Pir Panjal and the Great Himalayan Range. So imagine how breath-taking the beauty can be.


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Kasol

Kasol, a small village is situated in the banks of the river Parvati. It comes under the district of Kullu in Himachal Pradesh. Kasol is said to be the Amsterdam of India for its picturesque valleys and lofty peaks. It might look a little insignificant, but the fact is the place is yet untouched by the effect of Urbanization and commercial vibes. The harmony between man and nature still exist over here. You will get to see inhabitants of Israel living over here by the Hebrew signboards in and around the place.


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Kasol

Manali

One of the most popular hill stations in India, Manali is a land of mountains, the tranquillized beauty of streams and a freshness that is seldom in any other hill stations in the country. A small part of the Beas River Valley, the hill station is situated at more than 2000m altitude from the sea level, and shelters deep forests, orchards, rivers, mountain ranges and much more. Solang valley in Manali is a unique destination which stands out from the other paragliding spots in the country.Manali is also a part of history as the place has an association with King Manu. In the midst of history and nature’s delight, the hill station is pure oxygen for the tourists who come to explore the Himalayas intensely.


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Dalhousie

Amidst all hill stations in India Dalhousie is a fascinating one for its untouchable beauty and a serene environment. The place is located at an elevation of 2000 meters at Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. Dalhousie is named after the British governor-general India Lord Dalhousie and is a confluence of Victorian-style mansions, Scottish architecture and a wide array of colonial buildings. This enchanting hill station has many tourist spots like Bakrota hills, Tibetan market, Dainkund Peak, and Khajiar the most known one among tourists. The entire Dalhousie region is surrounded by snow-capped mountain peaks, green forest and an ambience which will help to rejuvenate your own soul.


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Dalhousie

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