12 destinations to explore in Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh (meaning "snow-laden province") is situated in the Western Himalayas. Himachal Pradesh is spread across valleys with many perennial rivers flowing through them. Almost 90% of the state's population lives in rural areas. Agriculture, horticulture, hydropower, and tourism are important constituents of the state's economy.
Bilaspur has a hilly terrain. The whole district is situated in the Shivalik range of lower Himalayas. The district contains the manmade Govind Sagar Lake on the Sutlej River which acts as the reservoir for the Bhakra and Nangal Dam project.
Chamba the land of Lord Shiva is famous for its untouched natural beauty. There are five lakes, five wildlife sanctuaries, and the countless temples. Sub-Himalayan range of mountains, full of diverse flora and fauna, make Chamba an exhilarating experience.
Hamirpur derived its name from Raja Hamir Chand who ruled this area from 1700 AD to 1740 AD. The district shares its geographical boundaries with Bilaspur, Mandi, Kangra and Una districts. Majority of the people serve in the defence services, thus also known as “Veer Bhoomi”.
Kangra district derives its name from Kangra town that was known as Nagarkot in ancient times. It is situated on the southern escarpment of the Himalayas.Kangra district derives its name from Kangra town that was known as Nagarkot in ancient times. It is situated on the southern escarpment of the Himalayas.
Kinnaur surrounded by the Tibet to the east, in the northeast corner of Himachal Pradesh is a tremendously beautiful district having the three high mountain ranges i.e. Zanskar, Greater Himalayas and Dhauladhar,
Mountainous district, famous for its Himalayan treks.
The natural scenery and Buddhist monasteries are the main tourist attractions of the region. Skiing is the popular adventure sports in Spiti. For trekkers, the Spiti Valley is a paradise, offering challenging treks to explore the new heights of the Himalayas
The district has mythological and historical significance. It is referred to as Chhoti Kashi as there are many ancient temples in the city and on the banks of river Beas.
District Sirmaur is located in the outer Himalayas which is commonly known as the Shivalik range. This district is bounded by district Shimla in North Uttrakhand in East, Haryana in South and district Solan in North-West.
It is known as the “Mushroom city of India” because of the vast mushroom farming in the area as well as the Directorate of Mushroom Research (DMR) situated at Chambaghat.
Map of destinations in Himachal Pradesh