About Himachal


Himachal Pradesh is a fascinating state of India. It is situated in the northern part of India. This state came into existence in 1966 from the partition of Haryana and Punjab. Himachal Pradesh is basically a mountain state, elevated 350 metres to 7000 metres above the sea level. It takes in the conversion zone from the plains to the high Himalaya and, in the Trans – Himalayan region of Lahaul and Spiti, actually crosses that mighty barrier to the Tibetan plateau. It’s a delightful state for the visitors, particularly during the hot season when people flock to its hill station to escape the searing heat of the plains.

Himachal Pradesh, was accepted as the officially authorized fully fledged state of the Indian sub-continent on January 25, 1971. Flipping through the golden pages of history, it has been perceived that this area was occupied by a tribe known as the Dasas in the preliminary era. Eventually these tribal groups of people blended in indifferent proportions with the Aryans & the Mauryan Empire till the British Rule occurred in India thus largely affecting the political system of this land too.

It is said that people inhabited this place even thousands of years ago. Initially occupied by the tribal roots, this place was later intruded by the Aryans and other people who formed the Indus valley civilization. The original set of people who lived here before the others arrived are labeled as the Dasas, Dasyus or Nishadas which mean low class group of people who indulged either in slavery or in robbery. The British much later annexed and took over the ruling administration into their hands as they gradually spread to other parts of the nation as well. Until Independence of India was achieved on 15th August 1947, the political archetype of the region stayed more or less the same. Half an year after its independence, the government of India united around 30 small princely stated of the area and formed the initial Himachal Pradesh. However, it became a completely recognized state as it can be seen now only in the year 1971.

Activities in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in India. One of the reasons of course would be the wide range of amazing activities it makes possible to the people to engage in! It offers the visitors an overwhelming experience of ethnic as well as modern adventures unlike any other typical tourist points. The diverse range of activities include:-

Skiing: Manali is the most popular place for skiing. Solnaga, Nullah destinations are ski capital during winter time. Ski at the slope of Rohtang Pass is possible during summer time.

Wildlife: Rare Himalayan black bears and brown bears you can find there other wildlife animals are deer, antelope, sheep, mountain goats, snow leopards, panthers are found in various places.

Trekking & Mountaineering: Trekking season at Himachal is Mid May to Mid

October: Kullu, Kangra, Manali, Dharamsala are the best trekking base camps. Some small trek one can get at Shimla also. In Manali there is a Department of Mountaineering & Allied sports they guide about the mountaineering opportunities in the state.

River Rafting: Snow fed rivers provides great opportunity for White Water River rafting at Himachal Pradesh. The main rivers for river rafting are Chenab in Lahaul, Rave at Chamba, Beas at Kullu, and Satluj near Shimla.


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Shopping Attractions

Himachal Pradesh boasts of a wide range of genuine and low-cost procurement for the visitors. Amazing collections of handicrafts, clothes, Tibetan carpets and funky jewellery assortments are the most popular products to lay your hands on. Made from authentic natural sources such as lamb wool and other natural resources, the handicraft & handlooms shopping is a mind-blowing experience for the shoppers. Be it a jacket or a cardigan or a stylish woolen cap, you are in for a good deal! Foodstuff like jam, pickles and juices; reliable and fashionable jewellery are other items that a shopper can look for! It is indeed a shoppers’ delight kind of place. So, next time you visit Himachal Pradesh, don’t forget to save some time to visit the shopping corners too.

By Road

Ranthambore National Park has a very well connectivity by roads to nearby important cities. There is no lack of good roads and it has regular fleets of buses and taxis running. Distance by road: Delhi-481 km, Jaipur-179 km

By Train

The most convenient way to reach Ranthambore National Park is by boarding a train. It has regular trains running from Jaipur, Agra, Bombay and Delhi. Distance by train: Delhi-361 km, Agra-225 km, Kota-109 km

By Air

The nearby airports to reach Ranthambore National Park are Jaipur and Kota.

Best Time to Visit

The suitable time to come and visit Ranthambore National Park is from the month of October to the month of June. The park strictly remains closed during the rest of the year.