The state of Himachal Pradesh is a hilly terrain and is covered with snow most of the time. Most of the parts in the state have a distinctly amusing look with serene blue valleys watered by snow fed streams, cabin like huts with over lynching balconies and conifer clothed mountains.
This state of Himachal Pradesh stores numerous magnificent hill stations which are mostly cool during summers. Shimla, Kullu, Manali, Dalhousie, Dharmasala, Kasauli, Chail and Kufri are some of the hill stations in Himachal Pradesh that offer stunning backdrop.
The capital city of Himachal Pradesh Shimla is also referred as the Queen of hill stations. Shimla got its name from its patron Goddesses Shyamla Devi. This whole city of Shimla is spread over a twelve kilometer long crease imposing the magnificent view of the cultivations and terraced hillsides.
This hill station is situated at an altitude of about 2130 meters above the sea level. During the months of December to February it is quite cold as there is lots of snow falls where as the months of March and April are pleasant.
Manali is another most famous hill stations in Himachal Pradesh as the atmosphere provides a perfect holidaying for all the tourists. Manali is generally famous for adventure sports such as mountaineering, trekking, skiing, rafting, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking and Para gliding.
Manali also has several important monasteries or the Gompas. The temperature during winter falls down below freezing point and during summer it is mild and pleasant. It is recognized as one of the most popular hill station known for its fresh and lush scenic beauty.
Another most famous hill stations in Himachal Pradesh is Dharamsala Hill Station. It is also a pilgrimage destination for many Hindu and Buddhist devotees. This hill station is situated at an altitude of about 4000 meters above sea level. This place is where his holiness Dalai Lama resides.
Several devotes come to visit this place and mostly to see his holiness Dalai Lama . Dharamsala has great variations in the temperature levels as the temperature goes down to zero degree in winter where as it rises to 35 degree in summer. It also receives rainfall during the months of June to September as the annual rainfall ranges to 2,900 to 3,900 mm.