The Chief Commissioner's province of Himachal Pradesh came into being post-independence on 15 April 1948. Therefore, this day is observed as Himachal Day.

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Himachal Pradesh has a parliamentary system. It is a progressive state with a literacy rate of 82.80%.

The hilly state is almost universally electrified, with 99.5% of household electricity

Himachal Pradesh is famous for its beautiful views as well as adventure activities, such as treks, paragliding, skiing and so much more. It is a popular holiday destination with people of all age groups, like friends, honeymooners, families and adventurers.

Himachal Pradesh is called “Dev Bhoomi” as it has large association with Hindu mythology. The state is the land of numerous pilgrimage centers and several Hindu temples are located in Himachal Pradesh. As per statistics there are more than two thousand temples in the state.

Dham or Dhaam is the special food of Himachal Pradesh that not only tastes great but is also full of nutrients. Quite prevalent in Manali and Chamba, this complete food comprises rice, boor ki Kadi, dal, curd, and rajma which is complemented with gur (jaggery).

State capital Shimla is popularly known as the queen of hills that spread across seven hills in the northwest Himalayas. It is situated among lush valleys and forests of rhododendron, oak, and pine, it is the capital of Himachal Pradesh that was known as the summer capital of colonial India.

Weaving, carving, painting, and chiselling are considered to be the part of the life of Himachalis. Himachal is well known for designing shawls especially in Kullu. The architecture, objects, shops, museums, galleries and craftsmen charm with the variety perfected through time.