World Class facts about Himachal Pradesh that will make you proud

Himachal Pradesh is a small hilly state located in Northern part of India. Despite of being a small state, the state has enormous potential in the fields of tourism, hydroelectricity, sports, infrastructure and commerce. It has Rs5000 Crore tourism industry and it also fulfills the 26%+ of the total need for electricity in the country. It is least corrupt state in India and has taken some strict action to reduce pollution and promote eco tourism. Though it is a comparitively small state in terms of area and population but it carries a very important place due to its geographic location as it shares its border with China and also lies south to Indian state of J&K. But let’s talk on “World Class facts about Himachal Pradesh that will make you proud“.

1) Manali-Leh National Highway is the highest motorable road in the world.

World Class facts about Himachal Pradesh

2) Shimla-Kalka Toy Train, The Great Himalayan National Park in Kullu and Tabo monastery in Lahaul-Spiti are the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

World Class facts about Himachal Pradesh

<p”>3) The Kalka-Shimla Railway holds the world record of being the train to cover the steepest slope (5816 ft) in least distance I.e just 96 kms.

World Class facts about Himachal Pradesh

4) ‘Malana‘ village has one of the “Oldest Democracy in the world.”

World Class facts about Himachal Pradesh

5) “Shanan Power House“, built in 1896 in Jogindernagar,Mandi was the Asia’s first Power Station.

World Class facts about Himachal Pradesh

6) ‘Solan‘ is one of the fastest growing hill town in Asia.

World Class facts about Himachal Pradesh

7) Himachal Pradesh hosted the first Paragliding World Cup in India, in October 2015.

World Class facts about Himachal Pradesh



8) The only Natural Ice Skating Rink in Asia is in capital Shimla.

World Class facts about Himachal Pradesh

9) World’s Highest Cricket Ground is located at Chail.

World Class facts about Himachal Pradesh

10) World’s Highest Post Office and Polling booth – Hikkim.

World Class facts about Himachal Pradesh

11) Shigri glacier is the largest glacier in Asia.

World Class facts about Himachal Pradesh

12) History of Himachal Pradesh dates back to the period of Indus Valley civilization, which flourished 4,000 years ago.

World Class facts about Himachal Pradesh

13) Key monastery is the highest altitude monastery in India at 4166 meters and is second highest in the world.

World Class facts about Himachal Pradesh

14)Solang valley or Solang Nullah(Nala) of Kullu distt hosts the International Skiing Competition like ‘Alpine Premier league‘.

World Class facts about Himachal Pradesh

15) Nati performed at International Kullu Dusshera fair holds the Guinness Book of world record for highest number of people performing Nati at once.

World Class facts about Himachal Pradesh

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