The snow-capped peaks, lush green countryside, thick wooded forests, sparkling lakes, religious places and stunning promenades make Himachal Pradesh a paradise for tourists. Blessed with Nature's bounty and a salubrious climate, this state of India has been a popular tourism spot in the recent years. The ancient forts, colonialmansions, massive Havelis and heritage hotels look absolutely magnificent and are maintained and restored to their immaculate conditions. Explore this and more, on your travel to Himachal Pradesh in India.
The hills and forests of Himachal are known as 'Devabhoomi', the abode of Gods because of its panoramic beauty and calm that reigns here. There are many ancient temples here that are built in 'Shikhara' style or Indian Dravidian architectural style, Buddhist Gompas built in pagoda style of architecture and other religious places. Besides the well-known places and tourist spots like Chamba, Kangra, Kullu, and Shimla, remote areas like Lahaul and Spiti are just ideal for making your vacation in Himachal Pradesh an experience that you will never forget.
The variety of flora and fauna makes Himachal a perfect destination for wildlife enthusiasts and eco-tourism. It has 32 sanctuaries, 2 National Parks and 3 Games Reserves. The floras that can be seen here include Oaks, Maples, Cedars and Rhododendrons along with vines, anemones, primulas and buttercups. The fauna includes Himalayan Tahr, Ibex, Brown Bear, Musk Deer, Monal and rare endangered species such as Snow Leopard. The clear blue lakes make perfect picnic spots while the varied topography of the state make it ideal for trekking, camping and adventure tourism.