Himachal Pradesh's literacy rate has almost doubled between 1981 and 2011 (see table to right). The state is one of the most literate states of India with a literacy rate of 83.78% as of 2011. Languages. Hindi is the official language of Himachal Pradesh and is spoken by the majority of the population as a lingua franca.
As on 1 July, total number of cases in Himachal Pradesh is 967, including 341 active cases 9 deaths and 617 recoveries. Total number of cases in Himachal crossed the grim milestone of 1000 persons on 3 July. As on 8 July, total number of cases in Himachal Pradesh was 1088, including 258 active cases 10 deaths and 820 recoveries.
Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. It covers an area of 56,019 km² (21,629 mi²), although the border with China is still disputed. The land contains high mountains. In traditional Indian geography it falls under the North Indian zone.
- Flora and fauna
- Fairs and festivals
Tourism in Himachal Pradesh relates to tourism in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. This is famous for its Himalayan landscapes and popular hill-stations. Many outdoor activities such as rock climbing, mountain biking, paragliding, ice-skating, trekking, rafting,and heli-skiing are popular tourist attractions in Himachal Pradesh. Until the British reign, tourism in Himachal Pradesh was very limited to a few places around the hills and some spiritual destinations. The British developed hill s
The Himalayas are found in Himachal Pradesh. The Shivalik range and mid- Himalayas are found here. The highest peak is Reo Purgyil with a height of 6,816m in Kinnaur. Furthermore, there some reservoirs and rivers in Himachal Pradesh which are tourist hotspots due to water port activities, sacred importance to Hindus, bird watching and have health centres around them. The four major rivers in the state are Ravi, Chenab, Sutlej and Beas. The Sutlej and Beas river valleys are home to hot springs su
The Great Himalayan National Park is found in the Kullu districts of Himachal Pradesh. It has an area of 620 sq km and ranging from an altitude of 1500 meters to 4500 meters and was created in 1984. There are various forest types found here such as Deodar, Silver Fir, Spruce, Oak and Alpine pastures. In the Great Himalayan National Park, there are a variety of animals found such as Snow Leopard, Himalayan Yak, Himalayan Black Bear, Western Tragopan, Monal and Musk Deer. This National Park is a t
There are a variety of festivals celebrated by the locals of Himachal Pradesh who worship gods and goddesses. There are over 2000 villages in Himachal Pradesh which celebrate festivals such as Kullu Dussehra, Chamba’s Minjar, Renuka ji Fair, Lohri, Halda, Phagli, Lossar and Mandi Shivratri. There approximately 6000 temples in Himachal Pradesh with a known one being Bijli Mahadev. The temple is seen as a 20-meter structure built in stone which, according to locals, is known to attract ...
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Himachal Pradesh was established in 1948 as a Chief Commissioner's Province within the Union of India. The Himachal History The province comprised the hill districts around Shimla and southern hill areas of the former Punjab region.
- Politics and Leaders
town in Himachal Pradesh, India Hamirpur town Hamirpur Location in Himachal Pradesh, India with elevation 1,189 m Show map of Himachal Pradesh Hamirpur Hamirpur Show map of India Coordinates: 31°41′N 76°31′E / 31.68°N 76.52°E / 31.68; 76.52Coordinates: 31°41′N 76°31′E / 31.68°N 76.52°E / 31.68; 76.52 Country India StateHimachal Pradesh DistrictHamirpur Government • Zonal HeadquartersHamirpur Area • Total5.2 km2 Population • Total17,604 • Rank12 in...
The exact geographical co-ordinates of Hamirpur is 31°41′N 76°31′E / 31.68°N 76.52°E / 31.68; 76.52, and the average elevation is 799 M. The highest point in Hamirpur is 1250m awah devi peak..hamirpur experiences Short Warm summers from late April to June when temperature may go up to 40 °C, and cool winters from mid October to April having as low as -2 °C. Monsoon season starts in late June and lasts till early September with fair amount of rainfall. It snowed in some ...
This segment of Himachal Pradesh is also known as politically hot segment in state politics. BJP had a greater influence on this particular region. In 1967, Kanshiram Thakur elected as first non congress MLA from this segment, Ramesh Verma of congress remain MLA from 1972 to 1977. Later in 1977, an advocate by profession 'Thakur Jagdev Chand became the MLA of Hamirpur Vidhan Sabha seat by defeating Ramesh Verma. Village Rangar, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India Thakur Jagdev Chand was a stalwart
Shri Siddh Baba Balak Nath Temple, Deotsidh, is the biggest holy shrine in Barsar tehsil of the district. It is situated on the Deotsidh Dhar Range in Sivalik Hills. It stretches across 44 kilometers from Hamirpur, 185 kilometers from Chandigarh, 93 kilometers from Nangal Dam railway station, 64 kilometers from Una, 16 kilometers from Barsar and about 5 kilometers from Shah Talai. The ancient Gasoteshwar Mahadev Temple built by Pandavas is situated at Gasota which is 7 km away from the district
हिमाचल प्रदेश (अंग्रेज़ी: Himachal Pradesh, उच्चारण [hɪmaːtʃəl prəd̪eːʃ] (सहायता·info)) उत्तर-पश्चिमी भारत में स्थित एक राज्य है। यह 21,629 मील² (56019 किमी²) से अधिक क्षेत्र में फ़ैला ...
Manali is a resort town nestled in the mountains of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh near the northern end of the Kullu Valley in the Beas River Valley. It is located in the Kullu district, about 270 km north of the state capital, Shimla, 309 km north east of Chandigarh and 544 km northeast of Delhi, the national capital. The small town, with a population of 8,096, is the beginning of an ancient trade route to Ladakh and from there over the Karakoram Pass on to Yarkand and Khotan in the Tari
Manali is named after the Sanatan Hindu lawgiver Manu. The name Manali is regarded as the derivative of 'Manu-Alaya' which literally means 'the abode of Manu'. Legend has it that sage Manu stepped off his ark in Manali to recreate human life after a great flood had deluged the world. Manali lies in the North of Kullu Valley. The valley is often referred to as the 'Valley of the Gods'. Old Manali village has an ancient temple dedicated to sage Manu. The British introduced apple trees in the area.
Manali is located at 32.2396 N, 77.1887 E, about 547 km north of New Delhi.
Manali has grown from a trading village to a small town; as of the 2011 census of India, its population was 8,096. In 2001, Manali had an official population of 6,265. Males constituted 64% of the population and females 36%. Manali had an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; male literacy was 80%, and female literacy was 63.9%. 9.5% of the population was under six years of age. During the summer months there is a marked surge in the transients as many of them
The nearest airport Bhuntar Airport is at Bhuntar town, situated on NH21 about 50 km south of Manali and 10 km south of Kullu town. The airport is also known as Kullu-Manali airport and has more than a kilometre long runway. Air India has regular flights to the airport from New D
Manali can be reached from Delhi by national highway NH 1 up to Ambala and from there NH 22 to Chandigarh and from there by national highway NH21 that passes through Bilaspur, Sundernagar, Mandi and Kullu towns. The road distance from Chandigarh to Manali is 310 km, and the total
There is no close railhead available close to Manali. The nearest broad gauge railheads are at Una 250 km away, Kiratpur Sahib 268 km, Kalka, Chandigarh, and Pathankot. The nearest narrow gauge railhead is at Joginder Nagar. The Kalka–Shimla Railway is nostalgic narrow ...
- Landmarks and cityscape
Chamba is a town in the Chamba district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. According to the 2001 Indian census, the town is situated on the banks of the Ravi River, at its confluence with the Sal River. Chambial were the Rulers of Chamba State Chambials use suffix Varmans. Though historical records date the history of the Chamba region to the Kolian tribes in the 2nd century BC, the area was formally ruled by the Maru dynasty, starting with the Raju Maru from around 500 AD, ruling from the
Chamba has an ancient history, which is inseparable from that of the surrounding district of Chamba. The earliest rulers were Kolian tribes. In the 2nd century BC the Khasas and Audumbaras were in power in the region. In the 4th century AD during the Gupta period, the Thakurs and
In 1806 A.D., the combined forces of Gurkhas and local hills chiefs attacked the forces of Raja Sansar Chand in the battle and forced a crushing defeat on him along with family took shelter in the Kangra fort. The Gurkhas sieged the Kangra fort and ruthlessly looted the area betw
As of 2001 India census, Chamba had a population of 20,312. Males constituted 52% of the population and females 48%. Chamba has an average literacy rate of 81%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with a male literacy of 85% and female literacy of 77%. The administrative language is Hindi, whereas the locally spoken language is Chambeali. There are some speakers of Punjabi and pashto, mostly of Sikh and Hindu descent, Those came here after partition in 1947. Away from the urban centre, th
There have been a total of 67 rajas who have ruled Chamba district since the Principality of Bharmour was established in the 6th century, beginning with Raja Maru. Indeed, it is believed to have been an isolated case in the history of India that the Chamba kingdom remained independent without interference for over 1000 years. Before Raja Sahila Varman, however, the territorial extent of the state of Chamba was ill-defined and was more a loosely based territory, marked by disunity. Chamba state w
The city layout can be distinctly demarcated into two zones; namely the 'Old Town' before the British introduced their urban architectural styles and the British period of contemporary monuments, bridges and buildings. In a study of the architecture of Chamba, instituted by the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage, with the objective of conserving and restoring individual heritage buildings, it has been observed that the urban architecture of Chamba evolved under three distinct ph