Western Himalayan Region
Hindi & Pahari
|Best Time To Visit:
May to Mid-October
Himalayan Beauty Of Himachal Pradesh
For sheer geographical diversity, few places in the world are as richly
endowed as Himachal Pradesh. Low rolling bills, just a couple of hundred
metres above sea level, climb on to touch the core of the Himalaya
mountains. Here lie peaks that are several thousand metres high and never
lose their perennial snows. Then, past these forbidding heights, lie the
visually stunning cold deserts of the Trans Himalaya.
Climate Of Himachal Pradesh
The State can be divided into two regions:
the Southern part, which is almost as hot as the plains and the northern
region having a temperate summer and a winter with extreme cold and heavy
snowfall. The rainfall is around 180 cms. Best time to visit Himachal is
during the months Mid-May to Mid-October.
Hill Resorts Of Himachal Pradesh
Himachal also store numerous
wonderful hill stations, which are particularly cool in summers. Shimla,
Dalhousie, Kullu, Manali and Kufri are a few of the hill Stations in
Himachal Pradesh which offer breathtaking scenery and countless options of
adventure sports. Dharamshala, where the Dalai Lama lives, is another
important centre on the tourist map.
Built in the
mid-eighteenth century, Shimla was highly popular among the British royalty
after it was named the 'Summer Capital of India'. The Parliament used to
move up to the hills to get a break from the hot Indian summers. The town is
a picturesque place dotted with charming bungalows and shops made of stone.
A perfect setting for romance or to go on a idle holiday. The best way to
see Shimla is to pick up a tour book, which tells a small history of the
buildings and churches.
People & Culture Of Himachal Pardesh
lead a simple and quiet life, tending their orchards, fields and flocks. The
population is composed of a variety of distinctive hill tribes: Gadis,
Gujaris, Kinnauris, Lahulis, Pangwalis, and Rajputs. Hindi - the official
state language and Pahari are the principal languages.
Himachalis lead a simple and quiet life, tending their orchards, fields and
flocks. The population is composed of a variety of distinctive hill tribes:
Gadis, Gujaris, Kinnauris, Lahulis, Pangwalis, and Rajputs. Hindi - the
official state language and Pahari are the principal languages.
Adventure Sports In
in deep gorges and placid mountain lakes, thick forests and acres of scree,
mountainsides draped with snow, and green Alpine meadows, all form a part of
this immense spectrum. And the possibilities for a whole range of adventure
activities is also enormous. There are day-bikes by the thousand, and the
trek routes follow trails that last a couple of days - or can extend over a
few weeks. These vary from gentle walks over easy terrain, to grueling
There is skiing, helisking and ice-skating. There is the thrill of
paragliding and the test of stamina with mountain cycling. You can go
camping and fishing and play golf - or take a safari by car, jeep or on
motorcycle. Then there is mountaineering and rock climbing. All you have to
do is make up your mind and select your own activity. No special training is
required for most things, age is no consideration and all you need is a
reasonable level of fitness. Equipment, training and instructors are
available. And then all this comes at a fraction of what it would cost
elsewhere in the world. Sedentary or strenuous, for the expert or beginner,
Himachal has a niche of adventure for everyone.