Himachal Pradesh (Himalayan State)
Himachal Pradesh was awarded full-fledged status of a state on 25th January 1971. Uniting Shimla and 30 erstwhile hilly states constituted it. The highly hilly peaks of Himalayas covered with white silvery glittering snow and the rivers Ravi, Bias, Chinab and Sutlej flowing downwards from the laps of mountains attract tourist attention. The grace is further enhanced by the gardens fragrant with flowers and natural meadows stretching through the terrain. Himachal Pradesh, a tourist destination of India, is famous for the adventurous sports like trekking, skating on the snow, skiing, hag-gliding and para-gliding.
The mountains are ornamented with tall sky-touching trees like Pine and Cedar along with the medicinal herbs.