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About Shimla Manali
Region : Northern India
Established : January 25, 1971
Capital : Shimla
Size : 55,673 sq km
Rivers : Chenab, the Ravi, the Beas, the Sutlej and the Yamuna
Forest / Park : Great Himalayan National Park, Pin Valley National Park. Himachal Pradesh has thirty two wildlife sanctuaries.
Neighbour States : Jammu and Kashmir on the north, Punjab on the west and south-west, Haryanaand Uttarakhand on the south-east and by the Tibet Autonomous Region on the east.
State Animal : Musk Deer
State Bird : Monal
State Tree : Deodar
State Flower : Monal
The history of the area that now constitutes Himachal Pradesh dates back to the time when the Indus valley civilisation flourished between 2250 and 1750 BCE.Tribes such as the Koilis, Halis, Dagis, Dhaugris, Dasa, Khasas, Kinnars and Kirats inhabited the region from pre-historic era. During the Vedic period, several small republics known as “Janapada” existed which were later conquered by the Gupta Empire.
The British territories in the hill came under British Crown after Queen Victoria’s proclamation of 1858. Himachal Pradesh became a Union Territory on 1 November 1956.
The state is known to be abundant in natural beauty From vast tracts of high-altitude Trans-Himalayan desert to dense green deodar forests, from apple orchards to cultivated terraces, from snowcapped high Himalayan mountain ranges to snow fed lakes and gushing rivers.
Shimla distict is surrounded by the districts of Mandi, Kullu Kinnaur, Solan and Sirmaur of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla, the capital of the state, is perched at 2,200 mtrs in the lower Himalayan Mountains. This capital hill station is enveloped by pine, deodar, oak and rhododendron forests. Snow-capped Majestic Himalaya nicely visible from the entire region. Shimla also is a very popular holiday-retreat and is well-known for its Victorian architecture. About a distance of 64 Km in Narkanda there is appeal orchard. It is said that the name of the place comes after Shyamali Devi, a re-embodiment of the awful Goddess Kali. While heavy woolen garments are essential in winter, in Summer the temperature is mild and light woolen or cotton serve the purpose.Manali (2050 m) in Kullu district, at the northern part of the Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh, is a popular tourist destination of the State. Stands on the Beas river this hill station is famous for its wonderful summer and a magical, snow-covered winter. Manali is the most favour tourist spot of Himachal Pradesh. There are small and large mountain valleys and a large number of apple gardens. Visit Himadridevi temple, Banihar, Nature park, Buddha Mandir, Himachal mesuem, club house, the temple of Bashistha , Manumaharshi Mandir etc. Maali also has a hot water plant. Certainly the chief attraction is Rotang pass. Hills of Manali also offers to adventure lovers vast opportunities of rock climbing, Ice skating, white water river rafting, river crossing, trekking and number of other sports and games. Manali is famous and favorite place for trekkers, Honeymooners, nature lovers and vacationers. It is also a staging point for a number of treks viz. Beas Kund, Chandrakhani Pass. It is also on the road to Ladakh via the valley of Lahaul and Spiti and Rohtang pass which is the chief attractikon near manali. Looking for Dream tour packages for your small group/family??
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