The state of Himachal Pradesh is the capital city of Shimla. It has a population of about 6 million and a half, and an extension of 55.658 km2. As official languages have Hindi and Pahari, although they also speak kangri, panyabí, and mandiali. As major religions have Hinduism (95%), Buddhism and Sikhism. The Dalai Lama, as well as numerous Tibetan refugees, reside in Dharamshala, in the western part of the state.
Kullu is a hot spot for adventure sports. Trekking, rafting, mountaineering, paragliding, and trekking on Himalayan glaciers are some of the activities offered by Kullu. Fishing is another activity enjoyed a lot by locals as well as tourists. Beginners of mountaineering can tour the region of Beas Kund, Hanuman Tibba and Deo Tibba.
Most trekking places in Himachal are located beyond the Rohtang Pass in the Spiti, Lahaul, Zanskar and Ladakh valleys, and private companies organize expeditions of up to 12 days. The hot springs of Kheerganga, Manikaran, a pilgrimage and the Great Himalayan National Park are some of the famous adventurous places to visit in Himachal Pradesh.
Manali is a high-altitude Himalayan tourist town in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Located on the river Beas, it is a gateway to skiing in the Solang Valley and trekking in the Parvati Valley. It is also a starting point for paragliding, rafting, and mountaineering in the PirPanjal mountains, home to 4000 meters high Rohtang Pass.
The place once used to serve commercial purposes via the Manal-Leh route; Now the same route is used for adventure primarily for cyclists and jeep riders.
Shimla Hill Station is still the summer colonial capital resort that British used to retreat in when the heat of the Indio-Gangetic plains used to be unbearable. Whether in the gray stonework of Vice Regal Lodge, or Gaiety Theater put neo-Gothic architectural excellence, the beauty of the building seems to come to life and not only remain in the eyes of the beholder. The Elizabethan style mixed and combined with other different forms in buildings like Ellerslie, Christ Church, Gorton Castle, Wood Ville, etc.
Shimla offers best adventure travel destinations with camping, yoga in the garden with gentle sun rays, trekking, rafting, and gliding.
Located in the upper reaches of Kangra Valley, Dharamshala is a beautiful location set 1,475 meters above the sea level.
The city is surrounded by a thick layer of deodar cedar trees and is one of the principal fortresses for the Tibetan refugees and the seat of the 14th Dalai Lama of the Tibetan sect of Buddhism.
Dalhousie is well known for its natural beauty and pleasant climate. It is located between 6,000 and 9,000 feet and is surrounded by picturesque snow-capped peaks. Dalhousie gets its name from its eponymous founder Lord Dalhousie and houses a large number of Victorian mansions. It extends over 14 square kilometers and covers more than five hills.
There are several tourist places in Himachal Pradesh. Khajjiar, a beautiful valley is a favorite among tourists. The Tibetan market, the hills of Bakrota, the peak of Dainkund, the village of Kalatop and Lohali are few other favorite places to visit in Dalhousie. Karelanu is a place famous for its healing water source.