50 Interesting Facts About Himachal Pradesh
The state of Himachal Pradesh is located in the lower Himalayas range. The Himachal Pradesh is the heaven for adventure and travel lovers. The Himachal Pradesh is known for its trekking, climbing and skiing area in India. It is home to scenic mountain towns and resorts such as Dalhousie. Host to the Dalai Lama. There are many interested things in this state most of the people are not aware of these interesting facts. Here are the 100 most interesting facts of Himachal Pradesh.
50 Interesting Facts about Himachal Pradesh
1: Himachal word is the combination of 2 Sanskrit words, “Hima” and “Anchal”. Hima means Snow and Anchal means lap. It’s not a coincidence that that Himachal lies in the lap of Himalaya’s mountain range.
2: Himachal Pradesh become Union territory in 1948 with the help of four districts and 30 princely states. In 1948 the Himachal becomes the 18th state of India.
3: Shimla is the capital of Himachal state. Shimla city sits atop of seven hills and known as the queen of hills.
4: Winter capital of the state is Dharamshala.
5: The area of Himachal Pradesh is about 55,600 square kilometers.
6: The population of the state is about 68, 56,509 according to the population calculation reposts 2011.
7: Himachal Pradesh has 68 seats in assembly.
8: The state has 4 Lok Sabha seats.
9: 3 Rajya Sabha seats are from Himachal Pradesh.
10: There are 5 national parks in Himachal Pradesh.
11: Hindi and Pahari are the most spoken languages of the state.
12: Snow leopard is the animal symbol of Himachal Pradesh.
13: Western Tragopan is the bird symbol of the state.
14: Pink Rhododendron is the flower symbol of Himachal Pradesh.
15: Cedar of India of Himalayan Cedar is the tree symbol of state.
16: The people of Himachal Pradesh are employed or self-employed in an agricultural field. The 65% of people in Himachal Pradesh are attached to the agricultural sector.
17: The source of income is roughly 22% of the total from agriculture and allied sectors.
18: The UNESCO World Heritage Site Kalka-Shima Railway station also known as Toy Train is in Himachal Pradesh.
19: The Kalka-Shimla Railway traverses the steepest slope (over 5800 ft) in the least distance (roughly ninety-five km). The train crosses over 800 bridges and one hundred tunnels.
20: Himachal Pradesh is the least corrupt state in India.
21: Himachal Pradesh is the 3rd best state in terms of beauty and development.
22: There are almost 17000 educational institutions in Himachal Pradesh. There are two medical colleges, three universities and one engineering college in Himachal Pradesh.
23: The state has the 11th highest literacy rate among the states in India. 83.78% of peoples are well educated in Himachal Pradesh.
24: The 66.52% area of Himachal Pradesh is covered with trees that increase the beauty of the state.
25: The state is home to 33 wildlife sanctuaries and 2 National Parks.
26: The Shigri Glacier is situated in the Lahaul-Spiti are in Himachal and it feeds the Chenab River. It is the largest glacier in Asia.
27: The national highway of Manali is known as the highest motorable road in the world. For amazing landscapes, the highway remains full of bikers in the summer season.
28: The Great Himalayan National Park that is located in Kullu is known as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park is the hone of a vast variety of flora and fauna. The area of Himalayan National Park is about 1200 square Kilometers.
29: At the height of 22360 feet from sea level Reo Purgyil is the tallest mountain peak in Himachal Pradesh.
30: The highest cricket ground in the world “Chali” Chali cricket ground above 8018 feet from sea level is located in Himachal Pradesh and was built in 1891.
31: The people of Himachal believe that they have the oldest democracies in the world. They even called themselves the descendants of Alexander the Great.
32: The state is also known as the Land of Gods. Himachal Pradesh is mentioned in many old Hindu texts.
33: The state has 9 hydroelectric power plants to produce electricity.
34: The state has the immense ability to hydroelectric power production. Approximately 27000 MW can be produced by building Hydroelectric power plants in Himachal Pradesh.
35: Himachal Pradesh is the first smoke-Free State in India. It was declared as smoke-Free State in 2013. The state has the law to stop smoking in public places.
36: The government of Himachal Pradesh imposed a ban on polythene bags in the state on 2nd of October 2009. The production, usage, sale, and distribution of plastic bags are a crime in Himachal Pradesh and it has very strict punishments and high fines.
37: Due to widespread mushroom production the “Solan” city of Himachal Pradesh is also known as “Mushroom City”.
38: Due to mind-blowing natural beauty of town Khajjiar it is also popular as the name of “Mini Switzerland”.
39: After Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh is the 2nd biggest apple producer state in India. It is also called the fruit bowl of India. The state produces over 450 types of apples. The Himachal Pradesh approximately produces over 4 lakh tons of apples every year.
40: The most beautiful state of India is connected by 9 national highways, 45 major district roads, and 19 state highways.
41: There are 3 airports in Himachal Pradesh are as follows.
1:Jubbar Hatti Airport
These airports only operate seasonal flights.
42: The Himachal Pradesh has honer to be the home town of India’s celebrities like Preity Zinta, Kangna Ranaut, Anupam Kher, Mohit Chauhan, and the beauty queen Yami Gautam. The sportsperson celebrities from Himachal are Deepak Thakur, Samaresh Jung, Vijay Kumar, Anuja Jung, Suman Rawat and Ajay Thakur these famous celebrities belong to Himachal Pradesh.
43: The 17th Century king Jaghat Sing started a famous 7 days festival called Kullu Dussehra in his era. This 7 days festival is very famous.
44: Kasol is the small town of Himachal Pradesh it is known as Mini Israel.
45: The people of India believe that the Chamba Kailash peak in Himachal Pradesh is the abode of Hindi God Shiva. Manimahesh Lake is also near to that mountain. So that area is considered that holy auspicious by the Hindu community.
46: The majority of Himachal state lies in the foothills of the range Dhauladhar.
47: The first Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh was Yashwant Sing Parmar.
48: Himachal Pradesh has 350 animals and 450 bird species.
49: It is the only state in India where every house has a toilet.
50: Shimla is the home of the 2nd oldest Church in Indian northern region. It was built in 1857. The name of the Church is ‘’Christ Church”,
These were some interesting facts about the Himachal Pradesh. Himachal Pradesh is the best tourist attraction in India. There are many beautiful places to visit in Himachal Pradesh. There are many beautiful lakes and mountain to visit in Himachal Pradesh. Himachal Pradesh has the best 5-star hotels for tourists for overnight stay. There are international levels luxury resorts are available in Himachal Pradesh. Manali and Shimla are the 2 most beautiful tourist places in Himachal Pradesh.
Best Places to Visit in Himachal Pradesh are as Follows.
5: Spiti Valley
8: Tirthan valley