Himachal Pradesh Tourism

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  Area 55,673 sq.kms
  Population 6,856,509
  Literacy 83.78%
  Language Pahari, Hindi , Dogri
  Capital Shimla
  Districts 12

Other Districts

Kulu, Kangra, Nurpur, Lahul-Spiti, Naggar.
AIRPORTS

Shimla airport, Kulu airport, Dharmasala airport.
WEATHER

Best time to visit Shimla is April to June. Summer is pleasant (14°C to 33°C). Winters are severe (0°C to 15°C) but tourist traffic is high for winter sports. For Kulu Manali, it is September to November.
PLACES TO VISIT

Shimla, Kullu, Manali, Chail, Dalhousie, Dharamshala, Kasauli, Mandi (river side), Parwanoo, Solan, Chamba, Kangra, Hamirpur, Pragpur, Sirmaur, Taragarh, Una.
DANCES

The Gugga Dance, The Jhamakada Dance, The Chhanak Chham Dance, The Losar Shona Chuksam, The Enchanting Lahauli Dance, The Shiv Badar Nati, The Ghurehi, The Dandras, The Thoda dance, The Kullu Natti
FOOD

Dham, Mittha, Sidu, Babru, Chana Madra, Auriya Kaddoo or Kadoo Ka Khatta, Chha Gosht, Mash Daal, Patande, Kullu Trout, Akotri, Tudkiya Bhath, Bhey
TEMPLES AND PILIGRIM CENTRES

Chamba, Bilaspur, Baijnath, Bharmour, Dharmsala, Kangra, Trilokit, Nath, (Buddhist piligrim centre). Mandi, Paonto Sahib (Sikh piligrim centre).
SIKING AND OTHER SPORTS

Narkanda (Siking), Kurfi, Mashobra (hiking), Kulu, Chail (highest cricket field).
HOT SPRINGS

Manikaran, Bashishta, Tattapani.

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