I was looking for a place in H and I remembered Himachal Pradesh in the North, as David gets his leave travel allowance,(LTA) wherein 80% of the flight charges are reimbursed, and the places suggested to avail LTA are Kerala in South, Andaman& Nicobar Islands, Assam in the North east and Himachal Pradesh in the North of India.
I suggested Himachal Pradesh to David as we are getting this facility of LTA… meanwhile there are lot of other things happening in our family. David’s brother in law (sisters husband) has been very sick as he was diagnosed with bone cancer in the 4th stage – and he was put in hospice for a week, where he died…. The family atmosphere is not conducive now to talk or think about travel, yet at the same time I do not want to give up travelling… so hoping that someday as a family we shall visit Himachal Pradesh.
Himachal Pradesh, a state in northern India which is famous for its abundant natural beauty. Himachal emerged as the 18th state of the Republic of India. Hima means snow in Sanskrit and the literal meaning of the states name is in the lap of Himalayas. The name was given by one of the great Sanskrit scholars of Himachal Pradesh.
Abundant perennial rivers enable himachal to sell hydroelectricity to other states such as Delhi, Punjab and Rajasthan. The economy of the state is highly depend on three sources; hydroelectric power, tourism and agriculture.
Himachal Pradesh is spread across valleys and 90% of the population lives in villages and towns. The state is supposed to have achieved 100% hygiene, and the villages are well connected to roads. According to a survey of 2005 Himachal Pradesh is ranked the second least corrupt state in the country after Kerala. The hill stations of the state are among the most visited places in country. The government has successfully imposed environmental protection and tourism development meeting European standards and it is the only state which forbids the use of polythene and tobacco products. People of himachal Pradesh are considered very humble and very friendly nature. Crime rate is low compared to rest of India.
Himachal Pradesh has a rich heritage of handicrafts that include woolen and pashimina shawls, carpets, sliver and metal ware, embroidered chappals etc.The state is well known for its handicrafts, carpets, leather works, shawls, metal ware, woodwork and paintings.
Local music and dance reflect the cultural identity of the state; they entreat their gods during local festivals and other special occasions. Apart from the fairs and festivals that are celebrated all over India, there are number of other fairs and festivals that are of great significance to Himachal Pradesh.
Himachal Pradesh gets added to my list for sightseeing and travel, am glad to blog on this letter, as I learnt so much about this place from reading and making a post of this…. Do you have any place with H that you would like to visit ?Be Blessed & Be Happy !