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About Himachal

Himachal Pradesh is one of the most exotic tourist destinations in India. Shimla is the state capital and also was once the summer capital during the British Raj. The city has many tourist spots, such as Jakhoo Hills, Potters Hill, Mall Road, Tara Devi and many more. Dharmasala is a thriving centre for the Tibetan community and also is the home of the Dalai Lama. Kullu and Manali are some of the popular hill stations in India and they give you glimpses of the mighty Himalayas.

Himachal Pradesh has a very multicultural, multiregional and multilingual culture. The languages spoken include Pahari, Hindi, Dogri, Gojri, Mandeali Kangri, Kinnauri and Punjabi. The various castes in Himachal Pradesh include Rajputs, Brahmins, Gaddis, Gujjars, Rathis, Kohlis, Kannets and Girth. The tribal population in the state comprise of the Pangawals, Kinnars, Lahaulis and Sulehria.

Why should you visit himachal?

The state is famous for its craft work. Himachali shawls, leather works, carpets, metal ware, paintings and woodwork are well known and the Pashmina shawl is one of the famous works of the Himachali weavers.

The climate is generally cold; hence carrying warm clothes is a good option. Shawls and leather clothes are famous in the state and are of good quality. The use of narcotic substances is prohibited and is punishable in the state.

The folk dance and music mirror the cultural identity of Himachal Pradesh. A number of festivals are celebrated in the state apart from the ones that are celebrated all over India. Shimla houses a natural ice skating rink, which is one-of-its-kind in Asia. Some popular dishes in Himachal Pradesh include Chuck, Jhoul, Sidku, Patrode, Pateer, Bhagjery, Mahni, Khatti Dal, Madra, Pahri Aloo, Ambua and more. Adventure tourism is also extremely popular in Himachal Pradesh.

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