Himachal Pradesh State – The Land of Himalayas

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Himachal Pradesh State

Himachal Pradesh State is situated in North India, located in Western Himalayas which is bordered with the Indian states of Punjab which is located on the West and J&K (Jammu and Kashmir) which is located on the North. It is a relatively smaller state. The area wise it holds 18th rank. The population of Himachal Pradesh is 6,864,602 and is 21st largest in population. Hindi and English are the two official languages used in the state. Himachal map is available on the official website operated and maintained by the state government of HP State.

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Formation of Himachal Pradesh State

HP State was formed a day before the republic day of 1971 under the state of HP Act, 1970. The name Himachal Pradesh originates from language Sanskrit meaning snow-laden region. HP State Map shows Shimla as the summer capital and Dharamshala was designated as the winter capital.

The culture of HP State

The state of HP had been remained as untouched due to external customs and also because of difficult territory but with the technological advancements the state had been developed very fastly. Like other Indian states, Himachal Pradesh also contained multilingual, multicultural and multi-religious culture. The Hindus who are addressing in the state are named as Rajputs, Brahmins, Kolis and Kannets.

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Rivers of HP State

The following are the few Rivers which are flowing through HP State:

  • Spiti Valley
  • Beas River
  • Sutlej River
  • Chenab River
  • Yamuna River
  • Ravi River
  • Parvati River
  • Baspa River
  • Bhaga River
  • Pabbar River
  • Uhl River
  • Tons River
  • Spiti River
  • Markanda River
  • Asan Barrage
  • Tsarap River

Districts of HP State

The terrain divided into 12 Himachal Pradesh Districts and they are the following:

  1. Bilaspur
  2. Chamba
  3. Hamirpur
  4. Kangra
  5. Kinnaur
  6. Kullu
  7. Lahaul and Spiti
  8. Mandi
  9. Shimla
  10. Sirmaur
  11. Solan
  12. Una
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Some striking facts about HP State

  • The hilly state is a proud A-lister because of its high literacy rates and superlative per capita income, much ahead of the national average.
  • One of the few states with a toilet in each house and declared open defecation free by national surveys.
  • The Himachal government has adopted the no-tolerance policy against environmental pollution banning polythene bags and tobacco products.
  • It is the least corrupt state in our country according to research conducted by transparency international.
  • Himachal Pradesh wiki sources declare it an electricity surplus state attributed to the several hydropower projects in the region.
  • These hilly lands are genuinely dependent on tourism and agriculture for earning income. The rural population is one of the highest in the country at 90%.

The Holiday Destinations designated by HP State tourism

  • Beas River, a tributary of river Ganges, is the lifeline of HP. River Beas originates from the Himalayas and flows till Sutlej in Punjab. Beas is the home to river rafting and other water sports in the country.
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  • Triund Hill in Mcleodganj, Dharamshala offers the magical view of Dhauladhar Range, Dal Lake
  • Kullu Manali hill stations are one of the Best Places to Visit in Kasol and also Top 15 Popular Tourist Places in India which have world renowned as summer escapes and the most preferred honeymoon destinations.
  • Rohtang Pass a welcome ground for trekkers and mountaineer s worldwide.
  • Pre- Independence buildings showcasing British architecture in Shimla are points of interest for Indian historians.
  • Bhakra Nangal Dam is one of famous place to visit in HP State.
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Institutions of Himachal Pradesh

IIM Sirmaur – Indian Institute of Management Sirmaur

Departments of HP

Important Details of the State

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