Know more about State Himachal Pradesh

About the State: A beautiful hill state of India, Himachal Pradesh takes its name from Himalayas. The state has so much to offer, 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.
'The Land of Gods' as it is known is surrounded by Jammu & Kashmir in the North, Punjab in the West and Tibetan Plateau in the east. It is best known for its heavenly scenic beauty. Shimla is the Capital city.

Major Cities
Must see Places: The state is divided into 4 circuits and all are worth visiting.
Beas Circuit : Kullu, Manali, Rohtang, Naggar, Bilaspur Dhauladhar Circuit : Mcleodganj, Khajiar, Dharamshala, Palampur, Chamba, Hamirpur, Jwalaji, Chintpurni, Dlahousie
Satluj Circiut : Shimla, Kasauli, Renukaji, Khara Pathar, Parwanoo,  Barog – Solan – Chail – Hatkoti,  Rampur , Sarahan, Narkanda – Naldehra – Tattapani,  Kiarighat , Paonta Sahib and Nahan.
Tribal Circuit : Kinnaur, Kaza, Keylong, Kalpa
Eating Joints
The Lazy Dog, Manali
Casa Bella Vista, Manali
Moon Peak Cafe, Dharamshala
Chocolate Log, Mcleodganj
Cesil, Shimla
Tibet Kitchen, Dharamsala
Indian Coffee House, Shimla
Gakyi Restaurant, Mcleod Ganj
II Forno, Manali
Indian Coffee House, Shimla
Nick's Italian Kitchen, Mcleod Ganj
Toasted & Roasted, Manali
What to Shop Where : Himachal Pradesh is famous for its renowned handicrafts starting with attractive woolens, such as jackets, Himachali caps, shawls with Himachali designs in attractive colors, sweaters and wall hangings. 
 All over Himachal you can find Kinnauri Joothis or footwear, shawls, kinnauri topis/Himachali caps, wool, dry fruits.
Various markets in Himachal Pradesh have their own distinctiveness and tastes. The tourists will get to experience something different in every region of this state. 
 Few well known markets in the lap of Himalayas 
  • Chaughan Market
  • Tibetan Market
  • Himachal Handloom
  • Kotwali Bazaar
  • Mcleodganj Market
  • Khadi Gram Udyog
  • Small Production-cum-Training Centers
  • Tibetan Bazaar
  • Bhuttico
  • The Mall
  • Manali Emporium
  • Indira Market Square
  • Kangra Tea Factory
  • Lakkad Bazaar
  • Jeevan Market
Beware of the frauds who try to sell fake items as original ones at a higher price!

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