This State is over 55 km2 huge and t is well known for its handicrafts.
The beautiful nature in this state is one of the reasons tourists visit Himachal, as well as the fact that Himachal remains very traditional and unchanging
It borders Kashmir, Jammu, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and also Tibet.
Though Hindi is widely spoken in Himachal, most inhabitants prefer to communicate in Pahari. Other languages that are spoken are Bhoti and Kinnauri.
Famous Bollywood actors that originally come from himachal are Pritam Singh and the well-known Preity Zinta.
Himachal offers many natural sights for its visitors as well as Buildings with a magnificent architecture.
There are many places to see in Himachal and below is a List of the very best places to see in Himachal.
1.) Judges Court near Pragpur - This building that was built in Indo-European architectural style is now run as a heritage hotel. It was built in 1918 by Sir Jai Lal and is one of the Buildings in Himachal one should visit. It is surrounded by a huge Area of nature and is a place if tranquillity and peace.
It is located close to the heritage village pragpur.
2.) Dalhousie - The Dalhousi is a hill station, which spreads over 5 hills, which are the Kathlog hill, Potreys Hill, Tehra Hill, bakrota Hill and the Balun Hill. This place contains some magnificent churches like the Dt. John Church, which was built in 1863. 2 other impressive churches of Dalhousie are the St Francis Church, which was built in 1894, and the St. Patrick Church, which was built in 1909.
3.) Mandi - The historic town was for long time the commercial centre of Himchal. It contains 81 Temples from which many have magnificent stone carvings.
The most popular temples of this city are the Bhutnah temple, the Trilokinath temple, the panchvaktra temple and the Shymakali temple.
Mandi hosts an annual Fair, which is called the international Shivatri Fair. It offers exhibitions, sports and cultural programmes.
4.) The Sajanpur Fort - This fort is located about 24km away from the city of Haminpur. The Fort was built by Raja Abhaya Chand of Kangra in theyear of 1758, which means the fort is nearly 250 years old.
It has been the capital of the Katoch Dynasty and therefore is an important landmark of Himachal. It contains some religious shrines and many beautiful wall paintings.
The fort hold an annual fair, the Holi fair that lasts up to 4 days. This event is something worth the travel and opposable you should try to visit himachal during the time of the Holi festival.
The Holi festival is a Hindu spring festival. It celebrates the beginning of the spring and for this festival people in India use to throw coloured powder at each other which is a great fun event, especially for children-
5.) The great Himalayan National Park - This Park has an area of over 700 ft2 and is located in the district of Kullu in Himachal.
It contains many animals that are typical for this Region of India, such as Leopards, Snow Cocks, Serow´s, Snow leopards, brown bears, musk deer's and many more.
It is possible for tourists to camp in the national park but you should beforehand contact the director of the park for guidance.
The breath-taking nature in this park, paired with the wild life makes it a great place to visit if you are a nature lover.
Here can you can experience tranquillity and the beautiful nature that make himachal so special.
6.) The Kangra Fort - The Fort is an important historical landmark of himachal and it is also known as Nagarkot.
It contains a museum near it entrance, which displays beautiful stone sculptures, idols and carvings as well as other interesting items.
Three temples are home in this Fort, which are the Lakshmi Narayan Temple, the Adi Narayan temple and the Ambika temple.
As it is located on a mountain the view from this fort is simply magnificent as you can see streams and the wonderful nature of himachal.
It is only 3 km away from the city of kangra, which makes it easy to reach for the many tourists that visit this fort every year.
7.) Masroor Rock-cut Temple - The city of Masroor is about 38 km away from the city of Kangra. The Rock cut temple in this city is a unique landmark of himachal. It is a collection of actually 15 rock cut temples, which are all richly carved and are sheltered monuments. The temples are in Indo - Aryan style and attract many tourists each year to visit them and the city Masroor.
Himachal is definably an average holiday destination with boring sightseeing and shopping facilities. It is contains the most amazing natural sites in North India and Is the best destination for people who want to discover the nature and wild life of India. The temples in this Area are unlike most temples that you can see in India and have their very own charmer.
A visit to this magnificent state of India is an adventure one will never forget.
I hope this list animated you to consider visiting himachal and to take a look at its rich culture and history.