Himachal Pradesh is also known as the “Land of Gods” situated in the northern region with lush beautiful landscapes and natural beauty. Himachal is a beautiful place with a lot of scenic beauty and incredible tourist spots, which are popular not only in India but overseas also. There are tons of stuffs that Himachal is recognized for and some of the most famous are described given below.
Himachal is well known for its orchards and for the great taste of apples, which are produced here. The first apples were grown in Himachal almost a century ago, which were brought here by an American Samuel Evan Stokes. Since then, the quality and the quantity have grown a lot with several other varieties of apples. Due to the climatic and geographical conditions, it is one of the best places in the world to grow different varieties of apples.
Some of the most famous varieties of Himachal apples are as follows.
- Royal Delcious
- Golden Delicious
- Red delicious
And many more which are known for their tastes and qualities in India and worldwide.
As a hill station and due to its geographical aspects, Himachal is famous for its snowfall and its snow covered peaks. It is one of the famous destinations among the tourists to see snowfall in Himachal every winter.
Below are the 4 major ranges that are present in Himachal Pradesh
- Dhauladhar Range
- Pir Panjal Range
- The Great Himalayan Range
All these ranges are covered with snow throughout the year and Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal are the most famous ranges and a major tourist attraction.
The town of Shimla, Kangra and Chamba are the famous destinations that fall around these mountain ranges and are famous tourist places.
The Rhotang Pass in Manali and Kalpa in Kinnour districts are some of the famous tourist spots, where tourists come to see the snow fall at any point of the year as it is covered with snow all around the year.
Once the summer capital of the Britishers , Shimla’s snowfall begins during December- January when this Himachal capital is full of tourists waiting to celebrate their new year.
3 Embroidered Shawls and Wooden works
Himachal Pradesh is very rich in its cultural heritage along with its natural beauty. The craftsmen of Himachal have been recognized throughout the world for their masterpieces.
The embroidered shawls and carpets have an exclusive value in the Indian as well as the foreign market. The Pashmina shawls are the most demanded and well known ones for the quality in the market.
The wood work of Himachal is also a very precious piece of history related to its rich culture. The various wood carved furniture and small antiquities carved from wood by local craftsmen are the famous attractions in Himachal Pradesh.
4 White water Rafting
Himachal is also very well known for various adventure sports due to its hilly geographical condition. The fast and untamed rivers of the state make it one of the perfect spots for adventure sports lovers.
There are many small rivers and tributaries, which are fed by the glaciers of Himalaya, but there are 5 major rivers, which pass through Himachal Pradesh.
The 5 important rivers of Himachal
Except the Yamuna, all the four rivers are known for the white water rafting in Himachal Pradesh. The Himachal Tourism provides with all the necessary gears and guides for the white water rafting in these rivers. It is an extremely dangerous sport as the river could be treacherous at any point of time, but still the lovers of this adventurous sport come again and again.
Of course the most famous stuff of Himachal apart from its natural beauty and adventurous sports is its temples. Himachal also known as the “Dev Bhoomi”, which means land of gods, consists of many temples, which reflect the vast and diverse culture.
There are many famous temples in the state and all are equally important spiritually for the people of Himachal.
Some of the most famous temples of this state are given below.
- Jawalamukhi Temple
- Baijnath Temple
- Bijli Mahadev
- Hadimba Temple
- Renukaji Temple
The temple architecture is the most elementary form of hill architecture and is found everywhere in the state. All the temples of indigenous styles are influenced by the natural and social environment of the area. Most of the temples are centuries old and were created by many famous rulers of the history.
Himachal is not just a hill station or a tourist destination; it consists of various aspects, which most of the people visiting here have not discovered. The variety of flora and fauna, which exist in these mountains are so majestic that it can take the breath away of every visitor.
However the state is very small in size, but there is a variety in culture and tradition that have been the same for centuries.