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The chapter presents an overview of the tourism industry in India and Himachal Pradesh. The tourist sector in Himachal Pradesh is one of the most important functions in the state’s economy. In the first place, it talks about the progression of tourist arrival and foreign exchange earnings acquired by the country through the tourism sector. Then, it discusses the role and objectives of national and international agencies working for the development of the tourism sector in India. It is followed by the critical assessment of schemes and policies related to tourism development. The following segment manages the ranking/positioning of Indian states and union territories based on tourists’ arrival over the years. Through this ranking, the chapter provides a more concrete answer as to why Himachal Pradesh has been selected as the study area. The chapter discussed the current status of the tourism industry in Himachal Pradesh. It likewise covered the organizations working for tourism development in the state and provides a critical assessment of the tourism policy followed by the state. However, yet tourism should not be observed as a Panacea for rural development. An environment scanning has been done to determine the plausible threats and opportunities for the tourism industry in Himachal Pradesh.

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12 Top Himachal Pradesh Tourist Places to Visit

From Pottery to Paragliding, What to Do in Himachal Pradesh

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The mountainous landscape of Himachal Pradesh, at the foothills of the Himalayas , is made up of a series of valleys and snow covered peaks. It's deservedly favored by adventure lovers but also provides a refreshing escape for those who are craving crisp mountain air. Check out these top Himachal Pradesh places to visit. You'll find everything from pottery to paragliding there!

Shimla used to be the summer capital of the British Raj when they ruled India. Now it's the state capital of Himachal Pradesh. The town sprawls along a mountain ridge, enveloped in oak, pine and rhododendron forests. It's quite famous for its colonial-style buildings and historic railway. Some would stay it's overdeveloped and crowded these days. However, it still has charm. The old Christ Church, with its beautiful stained glass windows, is one of Shimla's most prominent landmarks. Another is the Viceregal Lodge on Observatory Hill. These can be seen on a historic walking tour of Shimla. There are plenty of adventure sports and short hikes on offer in the vicinity as well. Sunnymead Bed & Breakfast is an ideal place to stay for those who like serenity and fantastic food. The UNESCO World Heritage Kalka-Shimla Railway toy train is an iconic way of reaching Shimla from near Chandigarh.

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Manali, with its soothing backdrop of the Himalayas, offers a blend of tranquility and adventure that makes it one of northern India's most popular destinations. You can do as little or as much as you want there. Located in the Kullu Valley, it's a magical place bordered by heady pine forest and the raging Beas River, which give it a special energy. The area is divided in to commercial Manali Town, and laid-back Old Manali where travelers congregate in inexpensive village guesthouses . Close to Manali, Solang Valley draws the crowds to experience snow. Plan your trip there with this Manali travel guide .

The Parvati Valley

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As the season wanes in Goa, the psychedelic trance scene shifts more than 8,000 feet above sea level into the forest around Kasol, in the Kullu District's Parvati Valley. Festivals take place at Chalal, near Kasol, from late May until October. To get there, walk 30 minutes from Kasol, crossing the cable suspension bridge over the Parvati River and then following the picturesque riverside path to the village. Two of the biggest events are Parvati Peaking and Magica Festival . However, the Parvati Valley isn't all about parties. Another attraction near Kasol is Manikaran, with its hot springs and enormous riverside Sikh Gurudwara. The region has much to delight nature lovers and trekkers too. Find out more details in our pick of the top places to visit in the Parvati Valley .

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Dalhousie is refreshingly less crowded than Shimla and Manali, and the surrounding Chamba Valley is a lesser-explored area of Himachal Pradesh. If you're after spectacular views, then Dalhousie is the place to find them. Spread over five hills at foot of the Dhauladhar mountain range, the town gets its name from founder Lord Dalhousie. It bares the distinct stamp of the British Raj with 19th-century churches and hotels reminiscent of that era.

Kalatope Wildlife Sanctuary is located a short drive away from Dalhousie. It's possible to walk through the sanctuary but a permit is necessary for a vehicle. Those who dare to venture further into the Chamba Valley will discover fascinating ancient folklore, temples, and tribes.

Dharamsala and McLeod Ganj

Nestled a short distance from each other in the Kangra Valley, the towns of Dharamsala and McLeod Ganj are home to the exiled Tibetan Government. The Dalai Lama resides in Dharamsala, and many Tibetans have followed him there. You can expect to find a strong Tibetan influence in the area, with culture being the main attraction. People flock to Dharamsala and McLeod Ganj to undertake Buddhist meditation and philosophy courses, Tibetan cooking classes, Tibetan language courses, and to receive alternative therapies. Volunteer work is another popular pastime. Those interested in sightseeing will find some fascinating museums, temples, gompas , and monasteries. Tsuglagkhang Complex , the official residence of the Dalai Lama, is a highlight. Our list of the top things to do in McLeod Ganj has more details.

Unfortunately, a growing influx of tourists has disturbed the peace in Dharamsala and McLeod Ganj. Head further uphill to Dharamkot or Naddi if this is a concern.

Palampur, Himachal Pradesh's tea growing region, is about an hour from Dharamsala in the Kangra Valley. Tea was introduced there in the mid 19th century by the Superintendent of Botanical Gardens in Peshawar, Doctor Jameson. You can visit the tea estates and even stay on one. The Lodge at Wah is an eco-friendly boutique homestay on Wah Tea Estate . It has eight rooms in three gorgeous, rustic cottages. Tea plantation and factory tours, and tea tastings are provided to guests.

If you're interested in pottery or art, don't miss quaint Andretta village, a 20 minute drive from Palampur in the Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh. The village is said to have been established in the 1920s by Irish playwright Norah Richards, who lived there during the Partition and is credited with the rise of Punjabi theater. Later, noted potter Gurucharan Singh (who started Delhi Blue Pottery), and painter Sobha Singh (who was known for his Sikh religious paintings), settled there. The Sobha Singh Art Gallery, housed in the building where he lived, showcases his paintings and personal belongings. The mud-plastered cottage belonging to Norah Richards is another attraction.

Andretta Pottery and Craft Society, a pottery production center, offers three month pottery classes for serious students . Alternatively, you can try your hand at the pottery wheel and get a casual lesson. The Society apparently sells its rangoli-patterned earthenware to FabIndia in Delhi.

Andretta can be visited on a day trip from Dharamsala or Palampur. Otherwise, The Mirage is a delightful, arty place to stay there.


Go past the turnoff to Andretta from Palampur and you'll reach one of the world's best paragliding destinations at the twin towns of Bir and Billing. The 2015 Paragliding World Cup was held there, for the first time in India, in October 2015. The peak paragliding season runs from March to May and October to November. Billing Valley Adventures and Billing Adventures of Himachal  offer paragliding, trekking, and camping. Other attractions are tea gardens and monasteries. Serene Palpung Sherabling Monastery offers periodic courses in Buddhist meditation and philosophy. Deer Park Institute provides accommodations along with courses on Buddhist and Indian philosophy. Don't miss visiting the groovy 4Tables Project cafe and art gallery in Gunehar village near Bir. They now rent out gorgeous rooms too! Guided walks in the area can be arranged.

Rudyard Kipling described Spiti as a world within a world. This remote, high altitude area of Himachal Pradesh is tucked away against the border of Ladakh and Tibet. It's only been open to foreign tourists since 1991, and still remains relatively unexplored. Part of this is due to Spiti being barren alpine desert that's covered in heavy snow for a high proportion of the year. Getting to Spiti involves a long drive, most popularly from Manali. The constantly evolving scenery is unforgettable and well worth the journey though. Plan your trip with our comprehensive Spiti travel guide and see spectacular photos of the Spiti Valley .

Great Himalayan National Park

The Great Himalayan National Park, in the Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014. The park has four valleys and covers about 900 square kilometers. Its remote, rugged and untamed terrain makes it sought after by trekkers but only the fittest and most adventurous reach deep inside the core area. There are several trekking routes , ranging from three to eight days, with treks between the spectacular Tirthan and Sainj valleys being popular. In addition, less strenuous day walks exist in the park's Ecozone buffer area, frequented by day trippers. It's possible to go on tours to interact with the villagers and learn about their activities.

Ecotourism company Sunshine Himalayan Adventures has partnered with Biodiversity Tourism and Community Advancement (a community-based organization, comprised of local villagers) to offer treks and tours. Permits are required for treks. Indians must pay a park entry fee of 50 rupees per day, and foreigners 200 rupees per day. It's free to enter the Ecozone.

Raju's Cottage , a renowned homestay in Gushaini on the periphery of the park, is an ideal base or stopover. You'll need to book well in advance though!

Jibhi Valley

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Ex-Army man Bhagwan Singh Rana pioneered tourism in the Jibhi Valley , about an hour from the Great Himalayan National Park and three hours south of Manali on the road to Delhi. (Aut and Banjar are the closest towns). However, tourism didn't really take off there until after 2008, when the Himachal Pradesh government launched a homestay scheme. Jibhi is the perfect spot to slow down, adopt a healthy lifestyle, and immerse yourself in nature. Stay at Bhagwan Singh Rana's Doli Guesthouse or Swiss Cottages . Activities include day hikes and treks, organic farming, and meditation.

Himalayan Golden Triangle (Thanedhar, Sangla and Sojha)

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This off-beat circuit, actively promoted by Banjara Camps , attracts outdoor enthusiasts who want to enjoy nature away from touristy areas. It starts in the heart of Himachal Pradesh's apple country, in Thanedhar (around two hours from Shimla), where you can stay at Banjara Orchard Retreat. The Sangla Valley is located 9,000 feet above sea level in Kinnaur District, close to the Tibetan border, and offers trout fishing and trekking (including glacier trekking in March and April). You can also visit Chitkul village, the last village on the old Indo-Tibetan trade route. Sojha links the Kullu and Shimla districts, and provides more opportunities to venture into the wild mountainous countryside.

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Social, Economic and Cultural implications of Tourism in Himachal Pradesh – HPAS Mains

Social implication of tourism in himachal pradesh .

Positive social implications: 

Tourism activities essentially involve many social benefits that can be seen as a bright aspect of tourism. Normally each tradition and culture is significantly different from another. Tourism can stimulate new and expanded community facilities and infrastructure initiatives, such as the improvement of retail, restaurant and entertainment options, transport services, education, and sporting facilities.

These increase the quality of life for the community, which may not otherwise warrant the improvement, based on the residential population alone. Tourism activity often prompts the conservation of cultural heritage, either as a result of increased awareness and pride or because it can be justified on economic grounds as a tourist attraction.

Tourism can encourage communities to widen their outlook and to embrace new ideas. It provides opportunities for residents to interact with other people, lifestyles, and cultures. Attracting visitors to an area can heighten local awareness and interest, resulting in a greater sense of pride and ownership. The community takes stock of its assets and distinctive characteristics. This increase in pride can lead to community celebration or the revival of cultural activities. Knowing that others have traveled across the state, country, or world to visit can considerably boost a community’s collective ego.

Some of the possible social benefits of tourism are listed below- 

  • Learning about each other’s culture and customs
  • Developing positive attitudes towards each other
  • Reducing negative perceptions and stereotypes
  • Developing friendships
  • Developing pride, appreciation, understanding, respect, and tolerance for Each other’s culture
  • Increasing self-esteem of hosts and tourists
  • Psychological satisfaction with the interaction

Hence, social contacts between tourists and local people may result in mutual appreciation, understanding, tolerance, awareness, learning, family bonding respect, and liking. Residents are educated about the outside world without leaving their homes, while their visitors significantly learn about a distinctive culture. Local communities are benefited through contribution by tourism to the improvement of the social infrastructure like schools, libraries, health care institutions, internet cafes, and so on. Besides, if local culture is the base for attracting tourists to the region, it helps to preserve the local traditions and handicrafts which maybe were on the link to the extinction. Tourism activities increase from person to person as well as the community to community contacts which ultimately results in better social behaviors.

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Negative social Implications: 

The negative social impacts of tourism can be listed as below-

  • Destroyer and corrupter of indigenous culture and values of local society
  • Ecological destruction and disturbance
  • Assault of people’s privacy, dignity, and authenticity.
  • Modernization of old social ethics and values.
  • Increased and constant noise from traffic due to tourism in peak seasons
  • Social misbalance and disturbance of local population

Economic Implication of Tourism in Himachal Pradesh

Positive Economic Implications:

This is really the brightest face of tourism activities. Economical effects of tourism are directly observable. Tourism generates different types of income for a community: business income, wage earnings, share earnings, rates and levies. Direct spending by visitors has a positive impact on business profitability and employment growth. The money that is then circulated and re-spent in the economy is often referred to as indirect spending or the multiplier effect. Because much of a region’s tourism patronage comes from metropolitan centers, it is an effective way to redistribute wealth from urban to rural areas. The expectations and needs of visitors can often lead to the creation of new businesses and commercial activities. This builds a more diverse economic base and reduces reliance on one or two traditional industries, which is often the case in rural communities. A thriving tourism industry supports growth in other sectors, such as transport, construction, agriculture and retailing. As tourism increases, there are more opportunities for small business to develop.

The main positive economic impacts of tourism relate to foreign exchange earnings, contributions to government revenues, generation of employment and business opportunities. Tourism expenditures, the export and import of related goods and services generate income to the host economy.

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Negative Economic Implications:

Besides some wonderful economical benefits of tourism can be some serious drawbacks of tourism in economic terms. Tourism can cause a well-known problem of seasonal employment effects on the local population. Jobs involved in the industry of tourism are seasonal and not well paid; this can be very dangerous for countries that become dependent on tourism as their main source of revenue. Seasonal jobs such as these could then possibly lead to high rates of unemployment. The country can generally become dependent on the tourism industry. The various economical disadvantages of tourism are being described below-

Inflation : Increased tourism activities around a local destination can generate the problem of inflation in the local market. During the peak season, the normal prices of goods and services can dramatically increase, which could be a problem for the local population.

Leakage : Leakage is a situation in which capital, or income, exits an economy, or system, rather than remains within it. The direct income for an area is the amount of tourist expenditure that remains locally after taxes, profits, and wages are paid outside the area and after imports are purchased; these subtracted amounts are called leakage. In most all-inclusive package tours, about 80% of travelers’ expenditures go to the airlines, hotels and other international companies (who often have their headquarters in the travelers’ home countries), and not to local businesses or workers. In addition, significant amounts of income actually retained at destination level can leave again through leakage.

Infrastructure and incidental cost : Tourism development can cost the local government and local taxpayers a great deal of money. Developers may want the government to improve the airport, roads and other infrastructure, and possibly to provide tax breaks and other financial advantages, which are costly activities for the government. Public resources spent on subsidized infrastructure or tax breaks may reduce government investment in other critical areas such as education and health.

Economic dependence : Diversification in an economy is a sign of health, however if a country or region becomes dependent for its economic survival upon one industry, it can put major stress upon this industry as well as the people involved to perform well. Many countries, especially developing countries with little ability to explore other resources, have embraced tourism as a way to boost the economy.

Seasonal employment: The seasonal character of the tourism industry creates economic problems for destinations that are heavily dependent on it. Problems that seasonal workers face include job (and therefore income) insecurity, usually with no guarantee of employment from one season to the next, difficulties in getting training, employment-related medical benefits, and recognition of their experience, and unsatisfactory housing and working conditions. These seasonal jobs may include tour guide, local retail market of handicrafts, hotels restaurant etc.

Cultural Implication of Tourism in Himachal Pradesh

Positive Cultural Implications:

As we have discussed earlier India is a big country having various communities and cultures living together by justifying the saying “unity in diversity”. Each culture has its own traditions, religious thoughts, scriptures, language, and living style. Tourism plays a key role to understand and experience these diverse cultures and communities. One of the newly developed trends in tourism filed is cultural tourism which helps different cultures to come together. Frequent interaction between different cultures and communities powers national integrity. Different types of socio-cultural benefits are listed below-

Tourism plays a very important role in the preservation of different types of cultural heritages like sculptures, architectural heritages, monuments, forts etc. every in India has its own culture, traditions, festivals, and handicrafts which have been treated as the heritage of local community. These local festivals and traditions always attract visitors from outside of the community. Many of the places in India are very popular among foreign and domestic tourists for their special festivals and cultural activities such as Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Assam etc. Tourists often take active part in these cultural activities and enjoy the vibrant festivals during their tour schedule. Participation and interest of tourists into such cultural activities revives the local culture and traditions and eventually benefits the both.

Some of the cultural heritage of local community could be listed as below –

  • Oral traditions, local languages, and expressions
  • Performing arts
  • Social and cultural practices
  • knowledge and traditional craftsmanship
  • festivals and cultural competitions (classical dance and music)
  • preservation and maintenance of ancient monuments and sculptures

These cultural advantages of tourism play a very important role to increase the rate of Exchange between generations, Recreation and cultural development. The cultural preservation due to tourism supports and revives the cultural diversity of the country and hence increases the creativity among local community.

Negative Cultural Implications:

  • The commodification of Local Culture
  • Standardization of Facilities
  • Loss of authenticity and staged authenticity
  • Adaptation to tourist demands
  • Ethical issues
  • Crime generation
  • Child labour
  • Prostitution and Sex Tourism

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The Top 10 Places to Visit in Himachal Pradesh, India

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Himachal Pradesh is a picture-perfect state that impresses visitors with scenic hill stations , quaint villages , snow-covered mountains, lush valleys, diverse flora and fauna, unblemished nature and abundant trekking trails . It is a veritable haven for nature lovers , adventurers and backpackers. Here’s our pick of the top places to visit in the Abode of Snow .

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On the banks of Parvati River lies a photogenic hamlet of Kaso l, also referred to as the ‘Little Israel of India’. Laidback and serene, Kasol is popular among backpackers and hippies, and with good reason. The stunning landscape of snow-capped mountains, lush valleys, scenic waterfalls and undisturbed trekking routes makes it a paradise for nature lovers and trekkers, while the abundance of charming cafes, budget-friendly stay options and relaxed vibe makes it an amazing spot to backpack through.

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Also called the Queen of Hills, Shimla is a gorgeous colonial hill station, where picturesque vistas will greet you at every nook. A perfect place to wander, Shimla showcases some of the best colonial-era architecture, including the Viceregal Lodge, the Town Hall, Gaiety Theatre and the Christ Church. The city’s location at the foothills of the Himalayas amidst the lush greenery and snow-covered mountains makes it a perfect place for trekking and other outdoor fun. The appeal of the Queen of Hills increases manifold when the winter sets in – the entire city gets enveloped in snow, a sight to remember!

At an elevation of 1,900m lies a small colonial town of Kasauli. The town has little in terms of attractions, commerce and population. However, that’s exactly where its beauty and appeal lies – its unadulterated air, serene and peaceful vibe, and an abundance of nature is what attracts travellers. The places you can visit include the Baptist Church, Christ Church, Kasauli Brewery, Monkey Point, Nahri temple and Kasauli Club.

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Nestled in the upper reaches of Kangra Valley, Dharamshala enjoys one of the best climates in Himachal. Surrounded by snow-laden peaks of Dhauladhar mountains and lush pine and deodar forests, the town is brimming with cultural and architectural attractions, along with a great number of restaurants, cafes and shops catering to its extensive multicultural Indian and Tibetan communities. Its suburbs, such as McLeod Ganj (India’s Mini Tibet), Dharamkot, Sindhbari, Ramnagar and Naddi are worth exploring. Also, with a plethora of trekking trails, waterfalls and scenic valleys, the town beckons adventurers from across the world.

Spiti Valley

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At an altitude of 3,810m, Spiti Valley is a remote village up in the cold desert mountains. Despite the fact it is fairly isolated, plenty of spiritual and adventure travellers are gradually making their way to Spiti to explore its many Buddhist monasteries scattered throughout the area, and indulge in thrilling activities, such as trekking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting and wildlife spotting. In addition, it is surrounded by several high-altitude villages, like Tabo, Kaza, Dhankar, Kibber, Komic and Langza, which can also be explored on your trip to Spiti.

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Situated at an altitude of 2,050 meters on the River Beas valley, Manali is a picture-perfect hilly retreat that draws in hordes of tourists every year. The picturesque landscape comprising lush pine and deodar forests, snow-covered mountains, scenic meadows, waterfalls and valleys attracts adventurers and nature lovers alike. Alternatively, the ancient temples and Tibetan monasteries beckon spiritual enthusiasts.

In the Kinnaur district of Himachal lies a small yet charming village, Chitkul, which is perhaps the last inhabited village near the Indo-China border. There isn’t much to see and do in the hamlet, however, its scenic landscape encompassing lush green vegetation, snow-laden mountains and apple orchards, and tranquil vibe make it an ideal place for those looking to be at one with nature – in peace and quiet. Of particular interest is its quaint houses, complete with wooden or slate roofs, and a temple that houses a 500-year-old deity of the town.

Bir Billing

Despite its tiny size, Bir Billing is the it-place for paragliding in India. This is the ‘Paragliding Capital of India’, after all. Bir Billing boasts salubrious weather year-round and a spectacular landscape, which attracts thrillseekers and backpackers from across the world. The place offers panoramic vistas of the undulating beauty of the Himalayan mountain ranges.

Dalhousie is a year-round holiday destination, but looks all the more stunning in the winter months, when the entire hill town is blanketed in white sheet. Brimming with mountains, cascading waterfalls, lakes and lush pine and oak trees, adventure enthusiasts love to come to Dalhousie to partake in outdoor activities, like trekking, river rafting, canoeing, kayaking and camping. While the peaceful atmosphere and pristine nature lures nature lovers and peace seekers alike.

Khajjiar’s reputation as the Mini Switzerland of India is deserved, as our guide will show

Khajjiar is a tiny slice of paradise amidst the dense deodar forests, verdant meadows and snow-capped Himalayas. Nicknamed the ‘Mini Switzerland of India’, visitors can explore its gorgeous scenery, get up-close with the exotic wildlife at the Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, and take part in outdoor activities, such as forest trekking, zorbing, horse riding and paragliding at the Khajjiar Lake. An unmissable spot here is the 12th-century Khaji Nag temple. Dedicated to Lord of Serpents (Khaji Nag), the temple stands out with its beautiful architecture, which is a concoction of Hindu and Muslim styles.

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Himachal Pradesh is a state in Northern India that was anciently known as Dev Bhumi, meaning the land of God. This place is abundant with natural beauty. Himachal Pradesh is also known as the abode of snow because of the high snowy mountains and cold climate. The attractive places for tourists in Himachal Pradesh are Shimla, Manali, Kullu, Chamba and Dharamshala. This essay on Himachal Pradesh will help students know the beauty of this state and why it is an attraction for tourists. We have also compiled a list of CBSE Essays on different topics. By referring to them, students can improve their essay-writing skills.

About Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh has many beautiful towns and hamlets all over the state. This state of India offers tourists a variety of destinations to visit and relax. They can explore and enjoy different places in Himachal Pradesh in the summer as well as in winter. This place respites from the heat in the plains during summer seasons whereas, in winter, snow covers the terrains, delighting one and all who visit here. The outer border of Himachal is formed by the Shivalik hills, dense forests and shallow valleys. The mid ranges of the majestic Himalayan have cedar and spruces, followed by alpine grass.

In the 19th century, Himachal Pradesh received recognition during British time when they explored this hill station. In 1864, Britishers declared Shimla as the summer capital of India. Before that, Himachal had been a destination for pilgrims only. Once it has emerged as a tourist destination, local people easily earn their livelihood from tourism. Tourism contributes nearly 8% of the State’s Domestic Product.

Himachal has also emerged as an important pilgrimage destination. A large number of tourists visit the sacred shrines of Himachal Pradesh throughout the year. There are various types of places with historical significance. During important festivals, special measures are taken up for the safety and security of the tourists.

Popular Places of Himachal Pradesh

Shimla is one of the most popular places in Himachal Pradesh. Its tranquillity and peaceful atmosphere make it different from other places in India. This place is famous for its trekking trips, temples and parks. The other nearest place, which is the main attraction of tourists, is the Kullu Valley. It offers the breathtaking beauty of nature. Its gardens, apple orchards, temples and festivals make it a worthy destination for people to visit. Another famous place in Himachal Pradesh is Dalhousie. It is ornate with beautiful spots like Satdhara springs, Khajjiar, Chamba Valley and Kalatop.

Himachal has natural scenic beauty that attracts several filmmakers to shoot films, TV serials etc. The Government proposes to declare Commissioner-cum-Director Tourism as the sole authority for granting all types of permissions related to film shootings. In addition to this, the department also invites investment from private parties for setting up film cities and studios. Proactive actions are taken to attract film shooting parties to Himachal Pradesh.

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Tourism -A Way Forward for Prosperity and Peace in Hills: Case Study of Himachal Pradesh

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Tourism is rapidly growing industry in Himachal Pradesh and its impact is extremely varied. On one hand, it is playing an important and certainly positive role in the socio economic and political development in state and on the other hand offering new employment opportunities. In brief tourism provides opportunity to escape people from their normal humdrum lives. Tourism industry occupies an important place in the economy of Himachal Pradesh. Tourism includes the development of various public utility services like roads, transport services airports, communication network and civil amenities etc. in much better way. Kullu and Manali is one of the beautiful and important tourist destinations from tourism point of view. The main objective of the study is to know about the facility provided to the tourist and conduct an SWOC analysis to know about the tourism potential in Himachal Pradesh. Kullu and Manali have all facilities for the tourist but there are some problems during tourist's peak season. Keeping in the view the factor discussed above, the study of growth and development of tourism is essential. CONCEPT OF TOURISM: Tourism is an activity involving mixture of material and physiological factors. These include the availability of accommodation, transportation, tourist attractions and entertainments. The psychological factors takes into account a wide spectrum of attitudes and expectations varying from pure escapism to fulfill of a dream or fantasy , or rest, entertainment, educational and other interests. All are usually assessed and evaluates by the tourists. Since the beginning of human history, the urge to move about has been an important human activity. From the earliest historical times, man has cherished the desire to discover the unknown, to explore new and staring places, to seek changes of environment and to undergo new experiences. Thus was a time when man and woman along with their families or tribes roamed about in search and food and shelter in this process, discovered new area to settle down. The search for food and shelter led to new conquests and adventures. The mythologies, espies and histories of various nations contain description of such adventures. The process of searching has continued through the ages corresponding with different states in the development of technology and the changes in the modes are style of travelling and the facilities available. mean while, new world have been discovered, new areas have been brought under human occupation, new nations have emerged and there have been revolutionary changes in technology as well as human expectations but the urge of travel has remained unchanged. Over the centuries, the passion for the travelling has become stronger and more popular among the average citizens. New motives have been added to the reasons for people understanding long or short journeys like the curiosity or the urge to the different people and just to have some adventure, a change from the normal way of life, some relaxation and fun. The word " tourism " is related to " tour " which is derived from Latin word " tornos " means a tool for describing a circle or turners wheel. This is a word of compass or rather a pin at the end of string,

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Here, we are presenting long and short Essay On Himachal Pradesh in English for students under word limits of 100 – 150 Words, 200 – 250 words, and 400 – 500 words. This topic is useful for students of classes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 in English. These provided essays will help you to write effective essays, paragraphs, and speeches.

100 Words Essay On Himachal Pradesh

India’s Himachal Pradesh is a stunning state. Its cool climate and towering mountains envelop it. The state is well-known for its picturesque views, snow-capped mountains, and verdant valleys. Himachal Pradeshns are amiable and welcoming.

The capital city, Shimla, is well-known for both its toy train that hugs the hillsides and its colonial architecture. There are also lots of adventure sports in the state, like skiing and trekking. With vibrant festivals held all year long, Himachal Pradesh is a state rich in customs and culture. The mouthwatering regional cuisine, such as momos and sidu, is a culinary delight. In general, Himachal Pradesh’s scenic surroundings and hospitable people make it an amazing destination.

250 Words Essay On Himachal Pradesh


Hi there! As an inquisitive scholar, I would like to share with you all the details of a stunning location known as Himachal Pradesh today. It’s an Indian state, and believe me, it’s awesome!

Geography and Climate:

Let’s start by discussing the location of Himachal Pradesh. Situated in the northern region of India, it is encircled by magnificent mountains. The Himalayas encircle this state like giant, protective hugs. These mountains are the reason for the fantastic weather. It gets cold and snowy in the winter, which is ideal for building snowmen and having snowball fights. Summer, on the other hand, is ideal for outdoor activities since it is warmer.

Flora and Fauna:

Himachal Pradesh resembles a mystical woodland! Tall pine and deodar trees that appear to reach the sky are present. Numerous creatures can be found in the state, including the elusive snow leopard, cuddly red pandas, and energetic monkeys. It resembles a real-world animal kingdom!

Culture and People:

Himachal Pradesh’s populace is amiable and rich in customs. They have dance and music to celebrate their vibrant festivals. One well-known celebration is Dussehra, when enormous effigies of the demon king Ravana are set ablaze. It resembles a huge, flaming party!

Tourist Attractions:

Travelers adore Himachal Pradesh because of its breathtaking locations. Manali is well-known for its snow-covered peaks and exhilarating winter sports like skiing. The capital, Shimla, is renowned for both its toy train that travels through beautiful scenery and its colonial architecture.


Himachal Pradesh is a wonderful region with amazing wildlife, cool temperatures, and hospitable locals. For those who enjoy the outdoors and adventure, it’s like a wonderland. One day, I hope you get to travel to this fantastic state!

400 Words Essay On Himachal Pradesh


I want to tell you about Himachal Pradesh, a really interesting place, today. It’s an Indian state, and I promise you that it’s one of the most incredible places you’ve ever seen.

Geography and Climate

Himachal Pradesh’s surrounding high mountains make it seem like a dream come true. The air is so fresh you can almost taste it, and it feels like you are living in a storybook where the mountains meet the sky. It’s in northern India, nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, as you may know.

Flora and Fauna

Himachal Pradesh also has very unique weather. You get everything from warm and comfortable to extremely cold. It’s similar to going on a personal weather adventure! Furthermore, a wide variety of flora and fauna can be found in Himachal Pradesh as a result of these magnificent mountains. With flowers, trees, and animals everywhere you look, it resembles a huge nature celebration.

Culture and Traditions

Let’s now discuss the individuals present. They have incredible customs and a unique culture of their own. They have incredibly vibrant and lively festivals. Everyone is invited to what is essentially a huge dance and music party! The people of Himachal Pradesh are incredibly hospitable and friendly, and they take great pleasure in sharing their customs and stories with others.

Tourist Attractions

Well, and what do you know? Himachal Pradesh resembles a paradise for travelers . There are some extremely well-known locations, such as Manali, Dharamshala, and Shimla. These locations have it all, including verdant valleys and snow-capped mountains. You can go there to engage in enjoyable activities like skiing and hiking or just to unwind and take in the breathtaking scenery.

Let’s now discuss something really fascinating: apples! Indeed, apples! Similar to India’s apple capital is Himachal Pradesh. There, apple cultivation is a major contributor to the local economy. Imagine enjoying the juiciest apples you’ve ever eaten from your very own apple orchard!

Education and Literacy

Himachal Pradesh is a beautiful and enjoyable place to be, but people there also prioritize education. Their desire to develop and learn is admirable.

Himachal Pradesh resembles a mystical place where people, mountains, and the natural world all combine to create something genuinely unique. It feels like I’m living in a fairy tale, and I hope to visit this incredible location and take in all that it has to offer someday.

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Snowfall in Himachal: This is the first snowfall of the year. (Representative pic)

Piercing cold wave conditions were experienced in most parts of Himachal Pradesh as strong velocity icy winds swept the region under overcast sky and the key tourist destination of Kufri near Shimla received traces of snow.

This is the first snowfall of the year. The local meteorological station had predicted rain or snow at isolated places in mid and higher hills for Tuesday but the weather remained mainly dry across the state.

The minimum temperatures dropped by a few notches and Kusumseri, Sumdo, Kalpa and Narkanda recorded a low of minus 8.6 degrees Celsius, minus 5.1 degrees Celsius, minus 3.2 degrees Celsius and minus 2 degrees Celsius. Kufri recorded a low of minus 0.4 degree Celsius and maximum temperature of 5 degrees Celsius.

The high-altitude tribal areas and mountain passes groaned under arctic conditions as the mercury stayed 12 to 18 degrees Celsius below the freezing point.

Night temperatures hovered around the freezing point at numerous places and Reckong Peo shivered at minus 0.6 degrees Celsius, followed by Seobag 0.8 degree Celsius, Bhuntar 0.8 degree Celsius, Sundernagar 0.9 degree Celsius, Solan and Mandi 1.1 degrees Celsius each and Shimla 2.2 degrees Celsius.

The MeT office has predicted dry weather in the state over the next six days up to January 15 and cautioned of occurrence of dense fog at isolated pockets in the districts of Mandi, Bilaspur, Una, Kangra, Sirmaur (Paonta Sahib and Dhaula Kuan) and Solan (Baddi and Nalagarh) in the morning hours.

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  9. Tourism Development in Himachal Pradesh: An Economic Analysis

    It is further noticed that the contribution of Trade and Tourism Unit in the share of Net Domestic Product of state was 9.00 percent in the year 1993-94 and it has increased to 9.58 percent in the year 2004-05. It shows that Tourism plays an important role in the development of Himachal Pradesh.

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    Abstract: Tourism has become a universal sensation. Hospitality industry is also on boom. Destinations in Asia, Oceania are becoming popular day by day. A growing thirst for adventure and a rapidly growing interest in clean nature are generally considered to be the factors that support the region.

  12. Growth and Development: a Study of Tourism Industry of Himachal Pradesh

    It contributes around 6.6 percent in the state GDP. The present study is undertaken to analyse the growth and development in the tourism industry of state during the period of 2003 to 2016. The ...

  13. PDF Dynamics of tourism in Himachal Pradesh

    Apart from adventure seekers, Himachal Pradesh is popular with nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts, pilgrims and history buffs. Tourism is a large contributor to the state economy. In 2018, Himachal Pradesh was visited by 16.09 million domestic and 356,000 international tourists. This tourist friendly state has over 5,000 properties that cater to

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    The present paper examines the major aspects of rural tourism development in Himachal Pradesh, besides considering viable strategies, methods and techniques to promote tourism in the hilly terrain of this province.

  15. PDF Geographical Analysis of Strength and Weaknesses of Himachal Tourism

    5. Himachal Pradesh offers a rare conglomerate of eco-tourism, pilgrimage, adventure, culture, heritage, leisure, and wilderness. All type of tourism activities are offered in the state. Himachal Pradesh has fairly good infrastructure. Himachal Pradesh has high literacy rate and the tourists do not face any problem in language communication. IV.

  16. 12 Top Himachal Pradesh Tourist Places to Visit

    Ex-Army man Bhagwan Singh Rana pioneered tourism in the Jibhi Valley, about an hour from the Great Himalayan National Park and three hours south of Manali on the road to Delhi. (Aut and Banjar are the closest towns). However, tourism didn't really take off there until after 2008, when the Himachal Pradesh government launched a homestay scheme.

  17. Social, Economic and Cultural implications of Tourism in Himachal

    Negative social Implications: The negative social impacts of tourism can be listed as below-. Destroyer and corrupter of indigenous culture and values of local society. Ecological destruction and disturbance. Assault of people's privacy, dignity, and authenticity. Modernization of old social ethics and values.

  18. The Top 10 Places to Visit in Himachal Pradesh, India

    Himachal Pradesh is a picture-perfect state that impresses visitors with scenic hill stations, quaint villages, snow-covered mountains, lush valleys, diverse flora and fauna, unblemished nature and abundant trekking trails.It is a veritable haven for nature lovers, adventurers and backpackers.Here's our pick of the top places to visit in the Abode of Snow.

  19. The Positive Impacts Of Tourism In Himachal Pradesh

    Tourism Impacts in Himachal Pradesh: As one of the world's largest industries and one of the fastest growing economic sectors, tourism has a multitude of impacts, both positive and negative impacts on the people's lives and on the environment. The quality of the environment, both natural and man-made is essential to tourism.

  20. Essay on Himachal Pradesh for Students in English

    This essay on Himachal Pradesh will help students know the beauty of this state and why it is an attraction for tourists. We have also compiled a list of CBSE Essays on different topics. By referring to them, students can improve their essay-writing skills. About Himachal Pradesh

  21. (PDF) Tourism -A Way Forward for Prosperity and Peace in Hills: Case

    The growth of Tourism in Himachal Pradesh In the early years of tourism development in 19th century Himachal Pradesh was only considered as a religious destination for pilgrimage visit but when British established their chain of hill stations and declared Shimla "The Summer Capital of India" in 1864, tourism received recognition in the State.

  22. Tourist's Problems in Himachal Pradesh

    Tourist's Problems in Himachal Pradesh - A Study on Dhauladhar and Beas Circuit. K. Thakur, M. Khanna, +1 author. S. Sharma. Published 2018. Economics, Business. In Indian economy, tourism sector has vital role for eradicate poverty and generate large employment for people. The importance of tourism in an economy is to be determined by the ...

  23. 3 Sets of Essay On Himachal Pradesh in 100, 300 and 400 Words

    With vibrant festivals held all year long, Himachal Pradesh is a state rich in customs and culture. The mouthwatering regional cuisine, such as momos and sidu, is a culinary delight. In general, Himachal Pradesh's scenic surroundings and hospitable people make it an amazing destination. 250 Words Essay On Himachal Pradesh. Introduction: Hi there!

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  25. Himachal Pradesh's Kufri Receives First Snowfall Of 2024

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