Himachal Pradesh is rightly called the ‘land of gods’, which is surrounded by the Himalayas, Punjab, Tibetan Plateau and Jammu and Kashmir. You also find Himachal peppered with vast Deodar forests and apple orchards along with beautiful lakes and rivers. In the primitive times, the Indus Valley Civilization inhabited the foothills of Himachal between 2250 to1750 BC. The very first inhabitants if Himachal were Proto-Australoid. After them came the Mongolians and Aryans.
After around 647 AD, a number of Rajput states came into existence in the Indus plains. Among them, various fights were held and therefore, a number of small states emerged including Mandi, Kangra, Nalagarh, Dhami, Sirmaur, Baghal, Suket, Bilaspur, Keonthal, Nurpur, etc. After this came the Mughals in the 16th century. But then, differences were developed between the rulers. Apart from the rich historical past, Himachal has much for you to witness and explore. Some of the major attractions of Himacahl are listed below:
Chamba is a place marked by River Ravi and the beautiful Himalayas. One gets stunned by the magnificent views of the Zanskar Range, Pir Panjal Range and Dhauladhar Range. While coming to Chamba, you must make it a point to visit the Chaurasi Temple Complex of Bharmour.
In Kinnaur, you come across snow capped mountains, vineyards, valleys as well as orchards ameliorating the overall beauty of the hill station. One lover to taste the amazing fruits such as apples, apricots, peaches as well as almonds of Kinnaur. Various Alpine spices such as Pine, Jupiter, Cypress and Fir can also be found here. Moreover, Kinnaur is marked with the beautiful Satluj River along with a variety of trees such as Chestnut, Magnolia, Birch, Oak, Alder and Maple. The entire region is completely picturesque and appeals to your fancy.
Kufri lies at a distance of 16 Km from Shimla and consists of valleys, vast forests and magnificent mountains having amazing slopes for skiing. In Kufri, one can go for the sport f hiking, skiing and tobogganing. As you come to Kufri, you must make it a point to witness the Mahasu peak and the thrilling sight of wild animals found in the Himalayan Nature Park.
Dharamshala lies in the Kangra Valley and is a wonderful honeymoon destination. The appealing scenic beauty as well as the numerous attractions makes Dharamshala a much frequented destination. As you come to Dharamshala, you must make it a point to visit the Dal Lake as well the famous Chamunda Devi Temple.
In Shimla, you get the view of mountains, temples, valleys, Deodar forests and a number of hills along with the attractions. You an visit the Ridge or head towards the picnic spots such as Annandale or Glenn. The Mall Road, Jakhoo Temple as well as the Christ’s Church make some of the most important attractions of Shimla.
With all the scenic beauty of snow capped hills and a number of attractions such as Manikaran, Hadimba Temple, Solang Valley, etc, Manali is a perfect place to be at during your vacations.
Lying in the Solang district and marked by the Shivalik ranges, Kasauli is a beautiful attraction much frequented by tourists. Here, one can visit the Monkey Point or Sabathu or Dagshai, which are some of the most amazing attractions worth visiting in Himachal.