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Shimla is the capital of the state of Himachal Pradesh in India. It is a very popular holiday-retreat during the summer months and is well-known for its Victorian architecture, which is reflected in certain areas of the Mall and The Ridge. It is also a famous holiday spot for honeymoon. There are quite a few theories regarding the origin of the word Shimla. Locals insist that the name originates from Shyamali Devi, a re-incarnation of the fearsome Goddess Kali. ShimlaSitting majestically above the searing plains, the British designated the town as the summer capital of India.

Kufri is a small hill station in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh state of India. It is located at a distance of 13 km from the state capital Shimla on the National Highway No.22. The name Kufri is derived from the word "Kufr" meaning a lake in the local language. The highest point in the surrounding region, Kufri has a Himalayan Wild Life Zoo which hosts rare Antelopes, Felines and Birds including Himalayan Monal, the state bird of Himachal Pradesh.

Manali is a beautiful town in the Kullu Valley. Manali is very popular among tourists in India to nice and cool temperature in summer and snow sports in winter. It is situated at a height of 2050 m (6398 ft) in the Himalayas on the Beas river (Vyaas in Hindi) and near its source. Manali is a staging point for a number of treks (Beas Kund, Chandrakhani Pass) and sports such as white-water rafting, skiing, paragliding etc. It is located on the road to Ladakh via the valley of Lahaul and Spiti and rohtang pass which is main attraction near manali.

Dharamshala is a hill station lying on the spur of the Dhauladhar range about 17 kms north- east of Kangra town. This hill station is wooded with oak and conifer trees and snow capped mountains enfold three sides of the town while the valley stretches in front. The snowline is perhaps more easily accessible at Dharamshala than at any other hill resort and it is possible to make a day’s trek to a snow-point after an early morning’s start. Dharamshala is also the headquarter of the Kangra district.

Chamba valley, perhaps the loveliest in Himachal, is known for its scenic attractions, sparkling streams, lakes, meadows and lush deodar forests. Crowned with high mountain ranges, Chamba, rich in wildlife is home to animals like the elusive snow leopard, ibex, brown bear, leopard and the musk deer. A splendid artistic heritage includes fine temple architecture, beautiful miniature paintings and exquisite embroidered Chamba Rumals. Chamba's serene beauty makes it the ideal holiday retreat.

Dalhousie is a beautiful hill station in chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. beautiful view of dalhousieDalhousie is named after the 19th century British governor General Lord Dalhousie. It is 56 km via Banikhet and 43 km via Khajjiar from Chamba. Dalhousie was popular with the British Army personnel in 1860s for it's nice and calm atmosphere. Dalhousie is popular for its natural beauty and has a variety of old architecture buildings. Dalhousie has varying altitude which shades it with a variety of vegetation that includes pines, deodars, oaks and flowering rhododendrons.

Lahaul and Spiti are two remote Himalayan Valleys of H.P. lying on the Indo-Tibet border. Strange, exciting, primitive, these valleys are unsurpassed in mountain scape, in the rugged beauty of their rocky escapements and the splendor of their snow covered peaks. Lahaul is marked by a central mass of uniformly high mountains and massive glaciers. The two rivers, Chandra and Bhaga which rise on either side of the Baralacha La, flow through the narrow Chandra and Bhaga valleys. Lahaul is a land of fascinating Buddhist art and culture.