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The Land of Himachal
Popularly known as the Devbhumi ¬– "Land of the Gods", Himachal Pradesh is a beautiful hill state in India, nestles in north-west region of western Himalayas. The state is landlocked with the Tibetan plateau to the east, Jammu and Kashmir to the north, and the Punjab to the west. However, the state stands apart from its neighbours in terms of its sheer topographic diversity and breathtaking pristine natural beauty. From vast tracts of high-altitude Trans-Himalayan desert to dense green deodar forests, from apple orchards to cultivated terraces, from snow capped high Himalayan mountain ranges to snow fed lakes and gushing rivers.

At a Glance



Latitude                                             30° 22' 40" N to 33o 12' 40" N
Longitude                                           75° 45' 55" E to 79° 04' 20" E
Height (From mean sea Level)             350 meter to 6975 meter
Population [2011-Census]                    68,56,509 persons
Urban                                                 10.03%
Rural                                                  89.97%
Geographical Area [2011]                     55,673 sq. Km
Density (per Sq. Km.) [2011]                123
Females per 1000 Males [2011]           974

Administrative Structure [2002]

State Capital                                      Shimla
No. of Districts                                    12
No. of Sub Divisions                            117
No. of Villages                                    20,690
No. of Towns                                      59
No. of Parliament Constituencies
   Lok Sabha                                      4
   Rajya Sabha                                    3
No.of Assembly Constituencies            68

Development Indicators

Per Capita Income [2012-13]              Rs. 82,611
Literacy [2011]                                   83.78 %
    Male                                             90.83 %
    Female                                          76.60 %
Total Villages Electrified                     100 %
No. of Hospitals                                 3,866
No. of Schools
   Primary                                          10,484
   Middle                                          1,056
   High/ Higher Secondary                 1,339
Universities                                       4

Land Use Pattern

Net Area Sown                                 6,680.76 Hects.


Average Rainfall                               1,469 mm
State Animal                                   Snow Leopard
State Bird                                       Western Tragopan (Jujurana)
                                                      (Tragopan melanocephalus)
State Flower                                   Pink Rhododendron (Rhododendron campanulatum)
Language                                        Hindi and Local Dialects
Major Rivers                                    Sutlej, Beas, Yamuna, Ravi, Parbati, Chenab
Major Lakes                                    Renuka, Rewalsar, Kamru Nag Lake, Khajjiar, Dal,
                                                      Dasaur, Brighu, Prashar, Mani Mahesh,
                                                      Chandra Tal, Suraj Tal, Kareri, Lam Dal,
                                                      Sareolsar, Gobind Sagar, Nako.

Tourism Information
Tourist Info Centres
Travel Safety Tips
Vacancies & Tenders
Tourist Statistics
Number of Hotels & Bed Capacity
Country wise Foreign Tourist Statistics
List of Registered Hotels in Himachal Pradesh
Status of Tourism Development Works Under Swadesh Darshan and Asian Development Bank
Contact Us
Site Map
E-Journal: Monal
Application Forms
Regn. of Adventure Sports Operator
Regn. of Restaurant/Bar
Regn. of Adventure Sports Operator
Policies, Schemes, Acts, Rules & Guidelines
HP Sustainable Tourism Policy 2013
HP Tourism Dev. and Registration Act 2002
HP Tourism Trade Rules 2012
River Rafting Rules 2005
Other Website Links
Government of India
Government of Himachal
Childline 1098 Helpline
Meterological Department, Shimla
Tourism Related Links
Tourism GIS Portal
HP Tourism Development Corporation
Great Himalayan National Park
Creations of Himachali Artists
Eco Tourism Destinations in Himachal
Forest Corporation-Eco Tourism
Mountain Biking, Himachal
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering & Allied Sports
State Institute of Hotel Management, Hamirpur

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