My photos from Himachal Pradesh
Population: 5.7 million
Area: 55,000 sq km
Best Time to Visit: May to October
Main Language: Hindi, Pahari
Literacy Rate: 64%
Himachal Pradesh is an ideal place to visit during the hot summer months of May and June and also in September and early October. Especially in the hot summer months when the rest of Indian is boiling hot, Himachal Pradesh is pleasantly cool and in some places even a little cold. Himachal is covered by high mountains and has some beautiful valleys. It has some great places to trek.
There are several places worth visiting in Himachal Pradesh such as: Dharamsala, a Buddhist center where the Dalai Lama lives; Kullu Valley, where Manali is located: the peaceful laid-back Parvati Valley; and Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh and a major hill station. There are also the regions of Spiti, Kinnaur, and Lahaul. They are basically high altitude deserts with mountain, which are highly influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. To the north and east are the Himalayas, in the south, the Shivalik Range. The Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal Ranges go through the state. There are several areas in Himachal Pradesh to do some interesting trekking. This is the most popular mountain area for foreign tourists.