Himachal one of the only few States that had remained largely untouched by external customs, perhaps due to its difficult terrain, is one of India’s most culture rich state. Known vastly for the high rising Himalayan Mountain range, in the lap of which the state rests, Himachal Pradesh is well fed by free flowing perennial rivers that flow through the heart of the state. Being the highest apple producing state in the country, Himachal is also the major producer of hydro electricity in the country. The flora and fauna, wide ranging forests, wildlife and the pleasant weather condition in the State make Himachal thrive on its income from tourists.
To promote untouched and unexplored sites, HP Forest Development Corporation starts its own eco-tourism site where visitor not only de-stress but also rejuvenate their energy. There are several ways to enjoy Mother Nature in the most pristine way. There are numerous places in Himachal Pradesh where one can enjoy the treasured wealth of Mother Nature.
Himachal Pradesh is bestowed with unique features by way of its climate, its rich natural and man made heritage and above all, the warm and peace loving people. This is what projects Himachal Pradesh as one of the top five tourist destinations of the country, both for domestic as well as international visitors. As per an estimate, numbers of tourists who visit our state are equal to its population. However much of the tourism related activities are concentrated in the four major hill stations of Shimla, Manali, Dharamshala and Dalhousie. Due to this lop sided growth pattern, the bulk of the tourists do not get an opportunity to visit the country side, left alone our forests and protected areas which are indeed a paradise for the discerning lot.