Known as Devbhoomi - the land of God, Himachal Pradesh is a destination blessed with natural beauty. It’s almost like The Almighty himself has decided to make Himachal Pradesh his resting place. The temples, Buddhist Gompas , shrines, and the Sikh Gurudwaras have a very different feel as each of these structures have been built with different influences. These architectural marvels have found their places in UNESCO World heritage sites.
A northern Indian state in the Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh has a reputation of being a trekkers' paradise and is home to getaways such as Dalhousie, Shimla, Kulu, Manali, Kalpa, Sangla, Sarahan and several others. Himachal Pradesh also has a strong Tibetan presence and it is the home of the Dalai Lama. This is reflected in its Buddhist temples and monasteries, and on its cuisine: noodles and dumplings, and vibrant Tibetan New Year celebrations.
Being surrounded by Himalayas, Himachal also holds a reputation for being ‘The Home of Snow’, as ‘Him’ in hindi in means ice or snow, and 'alaya' means home. Living up to that name, the Himalayas are a reservoir of immense amount of snow and underground water. A number of rivers, which flow through the Himalayas , namely Sutlej, Beas, Ravi, Chenab and Yamuna add to its natural glory. It is also the home of dozens of lakes.
From the underground waters to the peak of mountains, the Himalayas have blessed Himachal Pradesh with an amazing natural graces. To witness this land of abundant natural wonder, have a look at our Himachal packages.
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Due to the surrounding Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh has a very mercurial temperature, which changes depending on the elevations that a person is at. The huge variations in the elevations of mountains (from 450m to 6500m) cause big differences in climatic conditions.
Different climatic conditions according to the elevations are:
450m-950m - Hot & Sub-Humid Tropical
900m-1800m - Warm
1900m-2400m - Cool
2400m-4800m & Above - Cold Alpine & Glacial