Tourism in Himachal Pradesh

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Tourism in Himachal Pradesh relates to tourism in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Himachal Pradesh is famous for its Himalayan landscapes and popular hill-stations. Many outdoor activities such as rock climbing, mountain biking, paragliding, ice-skating, and heli-skiing are popular tourist attractions in Himachal Pradesh.[1]

Shimla, the state capital, is very popular among tourists. The Kalka-Shimla Railway is a mountain railway which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[2] Shimla is also a famous skiing attraction in India. Other popular hill stations include Manali and Kasauli.

Dharamshala, home of the Dalai Lama, is known for its Tibetan monasteries and Buddhist temples. Many trekking expeditions also begin here.

The Ridge is a large road in Shimla which is the centre of most cultural activities of Shimla.

Major attractions[edit]

  • Shimla
  • Manali
  • Tattapani
  • Spiti valley
  • Kasol
  • Tosh
  • McLeodganj
  • Dharamshala
  • Kheerganga trek, Parvati Valley
  • Paragliding sight (Bir Billing)
  • Chamba
  • Triund

Outline of tourism in India[edit]


  1. ^ "Activities". Himachal Tourism. Archived from the original on 25 March 2010. Retrieved 19 January 2010.
  2. ^ "UNESCO World Heritage Site". unesco. Retrieved 26 July 2015.