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Facts about Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is a Northern Indian State. Which famous for its natural beauty. Every visitor admires its natural beauty. It attracts visitor from all over the world.

Facts about Himachal Pradesh
Facts about Himachal Pradesh
Geography

Before talking about facts about Himachal Pradesh. Let read about its geography and history. Himachal Pradesh is a mountainous state. Himachal Pradesh is bordered by Tibet Autonomous Region on the east, Punjab on the west,  Jammu and Kashmir on the north, Uttarakhand on the southeast, and Haryana on the southwest. It has a total area of 55,673 km2 (21,495 sq mi). 90% of the population of Himachal lives in the rural area but in Shimla, 25% of the population lives in the urban area.

History

Himachal word derived from two Sanskrit words, “Him” which means “Snow” and “Anchal” which means “Land”. This name is given by Acharya Diwakar Datt Sharma.  Himachal has a rich history. This land was the home of the Indus Valley Civilization. on 2-3 BCE they came here for a peaceful life. After that Magnolias occupied this land. Then after them, the Aryans came here. According to the Indian epic, Himachal Pradesh was a group of small districts and republics, which was a cultural unit of every state. After some time this land was invaded and won by Mughals. When the Mughals empire started falling Gorkhas came here and occupied this land. Soon Births won this land during the Anglo-Gorkhas war. British ruled here from 1854 to 1914. After independence in 1948. In 1971 Himachal became the 18th state of India.

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Facts about Himachal Pradesh
  1. There is 5 wildlife national park in Himachal.
    1. Great Himalayan National Park
    2. Pin Valley National Park
    3. Inderkilla National Park
    4. Khirganga National Park
    5. Simbalbara National Park
  2. 9 Hydroelectric Power Plants are situated in  Himachal Pradesh.
    1. Girinagar Hydel Project (Palampur)
    2. Binwa Hydel Project (Kinnaur)
    3. Sanjay Vidyut Pariyojna (Mandi)
    4. Bassi Hydroelectric Project (Kullu)
    5. Larji Hydroelectric Project (Shimla)
    6. Andhra Hydel Project (Rohru – Shimla)
    7. Rongtong Hydel Project (Lahaul-Spiti)
    8. Baner and Neugal Project (Kangra)
    9. Nathpa Jhakri Project (funded by world bank)
  3. Kalka-Shimla Railway, known as the Toy train is declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.
  4. Kalka-Shimla has 806 bridges, 103 tunnels and 18 stations.
  5. Kasol is famous as “Mini Isreal” because the most visitor comes in Kasol are form the Iseral. The impact of the Isreal visitor is so much that shops and hotels have a name in the Hebrew language.
  6. Just after Kerala, Himachal is in second place in the list of least corrupt states.
  7. Malana “The Village of Taboos”.This name is given to Malana because of the strict rule of the folk there that no outsider can not touch walls and belonging of the folks. Folks of Malana considered themselves as the descendants of Alexander the Great. Malana is also famous for its quality weed.
  8. Himachal Pradesh is the land of god and goddess. Every village has it own god and goddess.
  9. In the whole of Asia, there is only one natural ice skating rink, which is in Shimla.
  10. World’s highest cricket ground is in Chail, Himachal Pradesh.
  11. Khajjiar is called as Mini Switzerland because of its admirable beauty.
  12. The highest post office and polling booth also belong to Himachal Pradesh. Both are situated in Hikkim, a small village in Lahaul and Spiti district.
  13. Himachal is the best place for adventure sports lover. One can enjoy ice skating, paragliding, fishing, rafting to skiing, trekking and horse riding.
  14. Himachal also has some most beautiful lakes. Few must visit lakes are Bhrigu Lake, Chandra Taal Lake, Nako Lake, Prashar Lake, Manimahesh Lake.
  15. on July 2, 2013, Himachal becomes the first smoke-free state of India.
  16. Some of the old boarding school are situated in Himachal. The school are originated during the British era and they are in working till now. Name of few of them is Pinegrove School, Bishop Cotton School, etc.
  17. Bara Shigri is the largest glacier is located in Lahaul-Spit.
  18. Shyam Saran Negi from Himachal is the first voter of India. He casted his vote in 1951’s general election and he is also oldest voter of India.
  19. World’s most terrifying roads also belong from Himachal.
  20. Himachal is the second largest fruit producer state of India.

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20 Amazing Facts about Gujarat

Gujarat the rapidly growing state of India. Here is some facts about it.

  1. Gujarat word is derived from the Gujar Rashtra, which is a Sanskrit word and its meaning Gujar Nation.
  2. Major metropolitan cities like Lothal, Dholavira, Gola Dora of the Indus Valley Civilization belongs from the land of Gujarat.
  3. Gujarat is the state with the highest number of airports. Total seventeen airports are present in the state.
  4. Gujarati people are mostly vegan which makes Gujarat vegan state of India.
  5. Capital city Gandhinagar is the greenest city of Asia.
  6. With the crime rate of 8.2 Gujarat is the safest state of India.
  7. Right behind Goa, Gujarat has least crime rate against women.
  8. Surat is the richest city of India with an average income of 450,000.
  9. Ahmadabad’s Arvind Mills is world’s third denim manufacturer company.
  10. Gujarat’s GDP is twelve per cent from last twelve years. It is similar to the GDP rate of China.
  11. The Amazing fact is that one in every fifth Indian American is Gujarati but in India one in every Indian is Gujarati.
  12. Patel is the last name the most doctors have in the US.
  13. Subway, Pizza Hut and Domino’s first pure veg outlet are open in Ahmadabad.
  14. 80 per cent of the Diamonds all around the world is polished in Surat.
  15. Like Haryana, Gujarat also has 100% electricity connection in the villages.
  16. In 1818 the British East India Company came to Surat.
  17. Largest producer of milk in India is Gujarat.
  18. Asia’s biggest dairy too belongs from Gujarat and it is Amul Anand Milk Co-Operative Federation.
  19. Gujarat will be 67th richest country. If it would a nation.
  20. Gujarati family of America has three times more income than any American family.

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Haryana Facts

Haryana is a state of India. On November 1, 1966, Haryana separated from Punjab on the basis of language. Haryana has a total of
44,212 km2 (17,070 sq miles) area which is about 1.4% land of India.Haryana rank 21st in the list of Indian state by the size of land. Gurugram and Faridabad are the most famous cities of Haryana. 15 Haryana facts are given below. 

Haryana facts

  1. Chandigarh is the capital city of Haryana.
  2. Hindi is the official language of Haryana.
  3. Haryana share border with four states. Those states are UP (Utter Pradesh) in the east, Rajasthan in the southwest, Punjab in the northwest and Himachal Pradesh in the north.
  4. Ghaggar is the only river which flows in Haryana.
  5. Haryana is the state with 100% rural electrification.
  6. Baba Ram Dev (Yoga  Guru) belongs from Mahendragarh Haryana.
  7. Haryana’s sex ratio is very poor. Its 879 females per 1000 males.
  8. Haryana is the biggest manufacturer of products like car, bikes, cycles, tractors etc.
  9. Harayana is the top exporter of Basmati rice.
  10. Haryana is one of the most economically developed regions in South Asia.
  11. Folks dance which is performed in Haryana is Jhumar, Ras Leela, Phag Dance, Daph, Dhamal and Khoria.
  12. The epic battle of Mahabharat has happened on the land of Kurukshetra in Haryana.
  13. Haryana’s state tree is Peepal,
  14. Lotus is Haryana’s state flower
  15. .Haryana’s state animal is blackbuck and the state bird is black francolin.

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