After Independence, 30 princely states of the area were united and Himachal Pradesh was formed on 15th April, 1948. Finally on 25th January, 1971, Himachal Pradesh was made a full-fledged State. The State is bordered by Jammu & Kashmir on North, Punjab on West and South-West, Haryana on South, Uttar Pradesh on South-East and China on the East. Himachal Pradesh is one of the main tourism circuits in India which offers a comprehensive list of all categories of tourism at one place like Heritage Tourism, Wild Life Tourism, Lake Tourism, Fairs and Festival Tourism, Religious Tourism, Eco-Tourism, Adventure Tourism, Trek Tourism, Camping Tourism and many more!
The tourist attractions of Himachal Pradesh are Kullu famous for its Raghunath Temple, Manali is popularly called as the “end of the habitable world”, and Shimla is famous for “destinations of all seasons”. Other attractions include Chamba, Kangra, Una, Lahaul & Spiti, Mandi, Hamirpur, Bilaspur, Solan, Kinnaur, Sirmour, and Jagatsukh the ancient capital of Manali.