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Himachal Pradesh

Mountaineering

Himachal Pradesh offers a wide range of mountain slopes to tourists for climbing. There are gentle and easy slopes, along with some of the most challenging and treacherous peaks with breath taking views. Mountaineering expeditions are…

Paragliding

Paragliding is one of the most popular sports for adventure enthusiasts in India. This sport is much dependent on the season since thermal currents play an important role in it. Paragliding can be called a mix of skydiving and hang gliding.…

River Rafting

River rafting is increasingly becoming a very popular sport in the untamed rivers of India. Shooting through the rough river rapids, past tall pine forests, blooming rhododendrons and shiny snow-capped peaks in an inflatable rubber dinghy…

Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is an adventure sport that requires strength and endurance. It always helps if you are trained in climbing rocks or have at least tried this sport once. In Himachal Pradesh, the rocks in natural surroundings are rugged and…

Himachal Pradesh Culture

Himachal Pradesh is a place that boasts of simple people, deep cultural roots and great traditional values. About 90 percent of the people living in the state follow Hinduism and can be divided into five main communities, namely Brahmins,…

Himachal Pradesh History

Himachal Pradesh has a rich history that has laid a strong foundation for the state it is now. The origin of Himachal Pradesh goes back to the era of the first ever human settlement that took place in India - Indus Valley Civilization. The…

Himachal Pradesh Music

Himachal Pradesh has a culture that is quite distinct from the rest of the country. This mountainous area thrives in folk songs and its inhabitants never seem to loose an opportunity to revel in some melodious traditional music! Most of the…

Himachal Pradesh Dances

The people of Himachal Pradesh are known for their love of colors and festivities. Forming a part of these festivities are folk dances of the state, with themes revolving around the scenes from the mythological epics such as Ramayana and…

Chham Dance

Chham dance is splendid dance performed by the Buddhist monks, known as Lamas, in the courtyard of monasteries during religious and other festivals, as a part of the celebrations. The dance is known for the elaborate mask, headgear and…

Himachal Pradesh Fairs

The colorful fairs of Himachal Pradesh reflect its rich traditional and cultural heritage. Mid-February sees a weeklong Winter Sports Festival at Manali. It is around this time only that Una fair, known as the Baba Barbhang Singh Mela, is…