BJP Mandi MP Ram Swarup Sharma and BJP Manali MLA Govind Singh Thakur today expressed solidarity with protesters of Kullu – Manali Four Lane Struggle Committee by participating in a protest rally. The state government for playing with public interests over compensation to be provided to people whose land had been acquired for the four-lane road project was criticized by the president Brigadier (Retd) Khushal Thakur.
Himachal Pradesh- ‘The Abode of Gods’
Himachal Pradesh is one of the most popular states of India that comes on the 18th ranked. This place is a home of several deities and is situated in the lap of Himalayas. With the abundance of natural beauty and many popular destinations, this is the most demanding holiday place that is visited by many every year. Moreover, it is a mountainous state and the rivers flowing through the mountains add picturesque touch to the beauty of Himachal Pradesh.
Shimla Summer Festival (May/June)
Every Year this festival is organized in the month of may/June and is a riot of colours and festivity. People of Shimla celebrate this event on large scale with gusto and make it a renowned event to attract the masses around the globe. To celebrate the advent of summer, this Summer Festival consists of a huge association of men and women. Traditional dances are performed in the gratefulness to the glory of the God. A variety of programmes is organized to make the Shimla Summer Festival a fun and enjoyable event.
Salloni Fair at Solan (June)
In Himachal Pradesh, the Salloni Fair or commonly called Solan Fair will be held in the last week of the June and will last for three days. Hundreds of traders, sweet-sellers, general merchants and other shopkeepers come here in the fair to make a buck from their business. The Salloni Fair is known for delighting people with dancing, singing and wrestling by the local talent. During this festival, the Goddess temple, located near the Solan Gaon and the famous Shoolini Devi Temple and the Lord Shiva Temple are worth visit places in and around Solan.
Govt to invite bids for Kullu, Sarahan ropeway projects (18th May)
Undeterred by disinterest showed by investors in aerial ropeway projects advertised by the state, the Department of Tourism and Civil Aviation has decided to invite bids for other two projects. Well, Kullu-Bijli Mahadev in Kullu and Sarahan-Bashal Kanda in Shimla are the two projects that are likely to be advertised in a fortnight.
Don’t Miss to taste the ‘Dham’
In Himachal Pradesh, the food preferences change from region to region. Dham is one of the most scrumptious and lip-smacking dishes whose preparation begins one night before the actual lunch is to be served on traditional leaf plates. This is cooked by a special category of Brahmans. In Chamba, the characteristic list of options for a dham would begin with rice, moong dal (green lentil broth) and rajma (red kidney beans) prepared.
Dharamshala makes to the Smart City list, Shimla also in the race now (24th May)
Dharamshala has been included in the central government’s list of Smart Cities. Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu announced the 13 winners of the Fast Track Smart Cities competition. Lucknow topped the list of winners conducted for 23 cities from as many States and Union Territories, while Shimla comes at the third spot. With the selection of these 13 cities, 25 States/UTs are now covered under Smart City Mission.
Kullu villagers desperate to restart tourism biz (28th May)
In Manali, it is after the eighteen days after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) permitted conditional relaxation to resume all tourism activities in Rohtang, Marhi, and Beas Nullah areas on May 9, the villagers are still looking at the tribunal to get a final approval to start their business. Half of the summer tourist season has passed, and villagers living close to Rohtang are worried about their livelihood.
Anurag Thakur unanimously elected new BCCI president (22nd May)
This is really a matter of pride for the state that at the Special General Meeting Anurag Thakur was unanimously elected as the 34th President BCCI, replacing hashank Manohar who quit the position to take up the ICC chairman’s job. At the age of 25, Anurag Thakur was elected President, HPCA, becoming the youngest person to head a state cricket association affiliated with the BCCI.
Enjoy the serenity, tranquillity, divinity of this heavily abode!!
When it comes to describing Himachal Pradesh, then it is not possible to depict the picture of the state in words. You must plan a trip to Himachal Pradesh which is popular as an abode of natural beauty to have a sight of snow covered peaks, and crystal-clear river sources. Himachal Pradesh draws tourist rush every year.