Ideal duration: 4 - 15 days
Best time: All year long (Read More)
Major Airports: Chandigarh, Shimla, Kangra, Bhuntar
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A place of immense beauty and charm, Himachal is endowed with clear and serene lakes, lofty mountains, ancient temples and cheerful people. Home to some of the best tourist destinations like Kullu, Manali, Chamba and Shimla, Himachal is paradise on earth inviting an onslaught of tourists all around the year. The natural beauty of Himachal along with the hills and valleys add peace to your holiday while the pilgrimages make the land divine.
Owing to the massive production of apples, Himachal Pradesh is known as the State of apples. The state is known for its eco-friendly environment, picturesque natural scenery, colourful culture, adventure sports, warm and hospitable people and a variety of fairs, festivals and celebrations throughout the year. McLeod Ganj, the abode of the 14th Dalai Lama is another favourite spot a must visit in the traveller's paradise. From Hinduism to Christianity and Sikhism, every religion is sure to find a home in the "Abode of God". Apart from religious and spiritual sites, Himachal Pradesh also has plenty of forts, palaces, and monasteries that are of utmost cultural and historical importance. Shimla, a very popular vacation destination among Indians, offers a visual treat for history buffs as well as experience seekers.
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Well connected by road and air. Pleasant weather throughout the year. A variety of adventure sports
Poor rail connectivity. Some districts are not very developed regarding tourism-related facilities.
A trip to Himachal is perfect for families looking to cool off in the summer, for adventure enthusiasts and trekkers, photographers, backpackers and those interested in religious tourism. It is also suitable for people looking to experience the Himalayas up close without the strain of trekking.
Silver handicraft(www.tribesindia.com) is an ancient handicraft and very popular maong all the sects of the society. The art and craft of any region is a reflection of its environment, people and traditions. This statement is apt for Negi and Bodh tribes of Himachal Pradesh,which borrows elements from its scenic surroundings to create ?pahari? jewellery, breathing a sense of rigour and sturdiness. While different communities wear jewellery unique to their traditions,some ornaments are common to all. These include neck ornaments are common to all. These include neck ornaments like hansli or small pendants called toke and the most cherished necklaces called the coin necklaces. The choker worn in called kach and consists of silver beads and triangular plaques. Earrings are often worn drops or granulations,nose studs are embedded with precious and semiprecious stones and often,an ornament of pendants is strung to it. Chiri tikka s a flat piece of silver,enables with pearls and suspended from the centre of the forehead while several chains hang along the hairline on both sides. The designs are inspired from simple motifs,like seeds,flowers and leaves and developed into exquisite patterns. Note-These authentic jewellery are hard to get and can be easily procured from government handicraft outlets like Tribes India Source- www.tribesindia.com
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