Himachal Pradesh is known as the apple land of India and is equally popular with the local and foreign tourists. The mall of Shimla, river rafting in the thunderous Beas, the Dusshera of Kullu and the visit to the land of Dalai Lama are not the only things about Himachal Pradesh. Snow coated Himalayan ranges, beautiful valley of flowers and lush green landscapes for the nature lover, important Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage sites for the religious, rafting in the gushing rivers, skiing on mountain slopes, mountain climbing and paragliding for the adventurous and last but not the least, friendly people, folk dances and festivals for the people with a cultural bend of mind. You name it and Himachal has everything to offer. No wonder it is known as the tourists’ paradise.
Favourite with the kings and also the British, Himachal Pradesh has many destinations to offer for a traveler. Today it is prime Indian destination in summer for serene and picturesque landscapes, deep valleys for trekking and is also popular in winter for its winter sports. Manali and Dalhousie have been popular with the tourists through out the year.
Himachal Pradesh has become the hub for adventure sports apart from its breath taking views. Trekking and mountaineering are the most popular due to its beautiful nature and hilly region. Paragliding, white water rafting, skiing, angling are catching up. The most thrilling however still remain mountain cycling on the hills.