After independence, Himachal Pradesh came to be known as the Chief Commissioner's province in 1948. In 1951 it became a Union Territory and on 25th January, 1971, after the State of Himachal Pradesh Act was passed by the Parliament, this new state came into being. This is the day when the people of Himachal Pradesh celebrate Himachal Day throughout the state.
Having a vast mythological and political history, this region has kept its heritage and culture alive and is still the abode of peace and serenity. It's rich past can also be traced from the monuments, buildings and carved structures found all over the region.
Weather and Forecasting
Ideal climatic conditions is what Himachal is known for. Tourists rush towards this hilly terrain to witness the soothing effect of the Himalayas. It's climate majorly depends upon the altitude. The height of this region varies from 450 meters to 6500 meters above the sea level. The climate of the southern areas like Bilaspur, Hamirpur, lower regions of Kangra, etc. resembles that of the plains due to their low height. While the regions situated at higher altitudes have temperate summers and freezing winters. The average temperature in the state varies from 22 degrees Celsius to 37 degrees Celsius in summers and 0 degree Celsius to 15 degrees Celsius during winters. Broadly speaking, Himachal Pradesh goes through three seasons in a year i.e. Summer, Monsoon and Winter.
Best time to visit Himachal
The best time to visit Himachal depends upon the nature of demand of the tourists. For a beautiful panoramic view of the greenery in the state, June to September are the best months. Streams and springs get alive at this time. Calm and tranquility can be witnessed in April and the months of September and October due to lesser tourist rush. December and January are the white months when the higher altitudes are snow-covered. Those who want to experience the exotic beauty of the white icy floors and sky full of crystal flakes can approach Himachal during winters. One important thing to be kept in mind while planning a holiday in Himachal is to get advanced bookings done especially during winters, summers and festivals due to huge tourist rush boarding the state.