Himachal Pradesh is one of the most delightful states in the northern region of India, and is multi-religious, multicultural and multilingual. It is also known as the home of snow, sky-touching mountain ranges, crystal clear rivers, deep dense valleys, verdant greenery and some of the friendliest people on earth. It is a year-round popular holiday destination which is why we at holidaybirds offer various Himachal Pradesh holiday packages throughout the year.
What to Expect During Himachal Pradesh Holidays
Himachal Pradesh has some of the lushest forests and mesmerizing landscapes and nature is revered in this wilderness, so much so that there are 32 wildlife sanctuaries, two national parks and various small jungles, all of which are home to endangered species, various wild animals, reptiles, mammals, and birds.
Himachal Pradesh is renowned for its rich flora and fauna and lush forests of Oak, Blue Pine, Sheesham, Deodar, Fir, Spruce Birch and Adler trees. Getting to all of these wonderful natural wonders is fairly easy in this state of hill stations, and it really is a nature-lover’s dream holiday destination. This is why we strive to give you the best Himachal Pradesh tour package available so that you can fully benefit from your time away.
The people of Himachal Pradesh are descended from a number of races, sects, religions and communities, but all live in harmonious serenity. There are those of the Hindu communities including Brahmins, Kannets, Gurkhas, Rathis, Rajputs, and Kolis; and the tribal population comprised of Gaddis, Gujjars, Kinnars, Lahaulis and Pangawals.
Friendliness and hospitality is practiced everywhere and everyone is made to feel at home and part of the family in this beautiful largely untouched area where the mountains touch the skies and the earth and all that live on it are revered.
Hindi is the official language of the state but many locals speak Pahari which has many dialects and can be traced back to the Sanskrit language, which is said to be the origin of all languages. Other languages that are spoken in various regions are Dogri, Gojri Kangri, Kinnauri, and Punjabi.
Most of the people in Himachal are Hindus although there are also quite a number of Buddhists living in Himachal, and there are many pagodas, temples and shrines in every town and village.
The people of this area depend on agriculture for livelihood although some of them raise goats, sheep and cattle. Most people live in small double storey houses with sloping slate roof.
Himachal is well known for its arts and crafts and the locals produce beautiful carpets, leather works, pashmina shawls, woodwork and paintings. The metal ware includes idols, ritualistic vessels, utensils and gold and silver jewelry and is very sought after. The Dom tribe is famous for the bamboo items it makes, such as bamboo baskets, chairs, boxes, sofas, and racks.
The local Himachalis cuisine consists mainly of a lot of red meat and wheat bread with thick rich gravies and plenty of aromatic spices. Some of the local dishes that are unique to Himachal include Bhagjery, Chouck, Pateer, and chutney of Til. Roti Sabzi, flat pancake-like bread made up of wheat and vegetable curry is a favorite, as is Patande, the Indian Pancake of Himachal Pradesh.
If you would like to know more about fascinating Himachal, contact us so that we can discuss our Himachal Pradesh packages and arrange your holiday to suit you.
We have daily departures to Himachal Pradesh (India) from several international places (Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Saudi Arabia, England, United Kingdom (UK), United States (USA), Australia, Fiji, Mauritius, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Brazil, Qatar, Philippines, Ireland.