Snow-capped Mountains. Lush Greens cape . Placid Lakes


The Land of Himachal

Popularly known as the Devbhumi – “Land of the Gods”, Himachal Pradesh is a beautiful hill state in India, nestles in the north-west region of western Himalayas. The state is landlocked with the Tibetan plateau to the east, Jammu and Kashmir to the north, and Punjab to the west. However, the state stands apart from its neighbors in terms of its sheer topographic diversity and breathtaking pristine natural beauty. 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.

At a Glance

Administrative Structure [2002]

State CapitalShimla
No. of Districts12
No. of Sub Divisions117
No. of Villages20,690
No. of Towns59
No. of Parliament Constituencies Lok sabha4
No. of Parliament Constituencies Lok sabha3
No.of Assembly Constituencies68

Development Indicators

Per Capita Income [2012-13]Rs. 82,611
Literacy [2011]83.78 %
Male90.83 %
Female76.60 %
Total Villages Electrified100 %
No. of Hospitals3,866
No. of Primary Schools10,484
No. of Middle Schools1,056
No. of High Schools1,339

Land Use Pattern

Net Area Sown6,680.76 Hects.


Average Rainfall1,469 mm
State AnimalSnow Leopard
State BirdWestern Tragopan (Jujurana)
State FlowerPink Rhododendron (Rhododendron campanulatum)
LanguagesHindi and Local Dialects
Major RiversSutlej, Beas, Yamuna, Ravi, Parbati, Chenab
Major LakesRenuka, Rewalsar, Kamru Nag Lake, Khajjiar, Dal, Dasaur, Brighu, Prashar, Mani Mahesh,Chandra Tal, Suraj Tal, Kareri, Lam Dal,Sareolsar, Gobind Sagar, Nako.

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