Hills & Valleys | Rivers & Lakes
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 who are as innocent as nature itself. Home to the best of the tourist destinations like Kullu, Manali, Chamba and Shimla, Himachal is paradise on earth inviting an onslaught of tourists all round the year. The natural beauty of Himachal along with the hills and valleys add peace to your holiday while the pilgrimages make it serene and divine.
Himachal Pradesh is bordered by Jammu and Kashmir on the North, Punjab on the West, Uttar Pradesh on the South and Uttaranchal on the East. Owing to the massive production of apples, the Himachal Pradesh is known as the State of apples. The state is known for the 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. Himachal is a favourite destination for tourists as well as pilgrims.
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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 good 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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