All about Inidan State-Himachal Pradesh. This give you description about Social life of people, Stats of people, Festivals, Culture , Tradition, Food , Politics and Technological growth of the snow state. The beauty with the best!
Topography mainly hilly.
38% of total land is forest.
Average altitude ranges from 450 m. to
6500 m above sea level.
Hilly region divided into:
-Shivaliks or Outer Himalayas
-The Great Himalayan & Zaska.
Climate & weather is cool throught the
The beauty of Himachal unleashes
after the rainy season with lush
green cover on mountains.
Chief rivers : Indus and Ganges;
AREA: 55,673 sq km
NO. OF DISTRICTS: 12
POPULATION: 68.56 lakh
SEX RATIO: 974/1000
% OF TOTAL
POPULATION: 123/Sq km
FACT: No city over 1 lakh
FESTIVALS: Dusshera of Kullu :
7day fest to mark the
return of Lord Rama to
Ladarcha Fest, Spiti :
A fair, celebrated in 3rd
week of august. Gettogether of visitors and
Khepa Fest, Kinnaur:
Fest of chasing
demons and most
Doongri Fest, Kullu :
Colourful fest to mark
the advent of spring.
Chamba : 7-day
carnival depiciting the
cultural bonding of
people. Local diety
taken in a pocession
Mandi : A week long
fair at Baijinath’s
Shiva temple in Feb
PEOPLE: The people of Himachal love colour.
Their dress patterns follow the local climate.
The people of Lahaul wear long gowns and
trousers but their gowns do not have mandarin
They wear grass or leather boots.
Their caps indicate the region they come from.
MAJOR CROPS &
FOOD: Cultivate cash crops like
wheat, maize, rice and
Best Dishes : Indra – A
dish prepared by Urad dal
and Bada in Shimla
Siddu – Made from
Soybean or Walnut.
Not To Be Missed :
Enjoying Makki or fresh
Corn flour i.e grounded in
water propelled-mill and is
eaten with milk at
The economy of the state is highly
dependent on three sources:
hydroelectric power, tourism and
The first five year plan allocated
Rs.5.27 crore to Himachal.
It has started from 1951.
More than 50% of this expenditure
was incurred on road construction
Himachal now ranks fourth in respect
of per capita income Agriculture
contributes over 45%
Over 93% of the population in
Himachal depend directly upon
agriculture which provides direct
employment to 71% of its people.
The Economy of the Himachal
Pradesh is currently the third fastest
growing economy in India.
First CM of Himachal Pradesh
BJP’s Prem Kumar Dhumal
was sworn in as 15th Chief
Minister of Himachal Pradesh
on 30th December 2007.
Two major national political
parties: BJP & INC.
The Assembly is unicameral
with 68 Members of the
Legislative Assembly & 4 Lok
How To Reach Himachal?
Shimla: By Air: From Delhi airport to Jubbarhati air
By Rail: Shimla is connected by a broadgauge
line up to Kalka (90 km). The journey between
Kalka and Shimla takes about six hours and is
one of the finest ways of enjoying the
landscape. The Shivalik Express is a deluxe
train on this route. Delhi (380 km), Chandigarh
(120 km) and Kalka (90 km) from Shimla.
By Road: Shimla is connected by road to all
major cities in north India. Taxi cabs for Shimla
are available at Delhi, Chandigarh, Ambala and
Kalka.Buses can also be chartered.
The old Christ Church, with its
beautiful stained glass windows, is
one of Shimla's most prominent
landmarks. There are plenty of
adventure sports and short hikes
on offer in the vicinity as well.
Manali, with its soothing backdrop
of the Himalayas, offers a blend of
tranquility and adventure that
makes it one of northern India's
most popular destinations. Located
in the Kullu Valley.
Dharmashala & Ganji
The towns of Dharamsala and
MacLeod Ganj are home to
the exiled Tibetan
Government. The Dalai Lama
resides in Dharamsala, and
many Tibetans have followed
Areas of industrial
Information & Communication
Technology Industry, Computer
hardware, Call Centre's, I.T.
Software and services
Eco-tourism- Hotels, resorts
Automobile manufacturing units
Cold storage units/chain.
Food Processing Industry