Himachal Pradesh (HP) is called as Dev Bhoomi—the land of temples—besides being recognized as the most prominent tourism destination in India. Temples in HP include many Hindu temples. According to reports Hinduism is around 95% of the total population, making it the most Hindu State in the country. The most famous temples in Himachal Pradesh are many, but the Naina Devi Temple, located in the Bilaspur District is known all over India, as scores of devotees visit this Devi Temples in Himachal Pradesh, every year. There are many Devi Temples in Himachal Pradesh, which include: Naina Devi Temple, Jwala Devi Temple, Chintapurni Devi Temples, Chamunda Devi Temple, Vrajeswari Devi, Jwalaji Temple, Shikari Devi Temple, Hadimba Temple, Bhimakali Temple etc. among others.
There are around 2000 Himachal Pradesh Temples of which many have become famous pilgrimage centers. The Bijli Mahadev temple located on a hill at an altitude of nearly 2,400 meters in the Kulu Valley is a joy to visit. Of the Himachal Pradesh Temples, the Laxmi Narayana Temple is the oldest and the biggest one located in the Chamba District. Jwalamukhi temple is also one of the famous temples in Himachal Pradesh, dedicated to the Goddess Jwalamukhi.
Covering an area of 55673 square kilometers, Himachal Pradesh is one of the most beautiful states in the country, attracting millions of tourists every year from all parts of the world. With a population of more than 7,00,000 the state is a mine of tourist destinations. Dalhousie is the most famous hill station that retains the aura of the bygone colonial era. Shimla, the capital of the Himachal Pradesh holds a special charm of its own for the tourists visiting it; called popularly as the Queen of Hill, this beautiful town is located at an altitude of 2,200 meters and served as the summer capital for the British by virtue of its accommodating weather even during the peak summer season.
The major transportation is by road, but the famous Kalka-Shimla Railway track covers almost 96 kilometres that includes the part of the journey, most breathtaking, while passing through 102 tunnels and crossing almost 864 bridges in all.
Manali or popularly called as the Kulumanali, is another hill station, captivating the tourists every moment of their stay. The tourists simply lust after the place, just to view the stupendous snow capped peaks, breathtaking deodar and pine tress, virgin fields, fruit orchards and of course the meandering Beas.