Author Archives: HP General Studies

Places of religious, historical or archaeological importance and Tourist Interest in District Kangra

By | July 2, 2020

Kangra: This town is at a distance of about 18 kms. from Dharmsala and serves as the headquarters of the sub-division, sub-district and panchayat samiti. It is an ancient town and was once the capital of an ancient Trigartha Kingdom. The place is famous for its fort, which was ruined in the earthquake of 1905.… Read More »

Fairs and Festivals of District Kangra – Himachal Pradesh

By | July 2, 2020

Kangra district is a land of gods and goddesses. Almost every village has a temple or shrine of the god, goddess or deity. Village folks are simple and religious in nature and love music. They participate in the fairs and the festivals, which are celebrated with gusto and devotion. Some of the important fairs and… Read More »

District Kangra Highlights of 2011 Census – Himachal Pradesh

By | July 1, 2020

Kangra district has the highest number of 3,869 villages among the 12 districts of the state. Kangra district occupies the 1st rank among the districts in terms of population. Kangra district occupies the 2nd position in terms of sex ratio among the districts of the state with 1,012 females per 1,000 males as compared to… Read More »

Legendry Personalities of District Kangra – Himachal Pradesh

By | July 1, 2020

Captain Vikram Batra: Captain Vikram Batra was born to Jai Kamal Batra and GL Batra in the Palampur region- in a village called Ghuggar. He enrolled in the Indian Military Academy in 1996. He was posthumously honoured with the Param Vir Chakra- the country’s highest honour for bravery for his gallant and fearless efforts in… Read More »

Places of religious, historical or archaeological importance and Tourist Interest in District Chamba

By | July 1, 2020

Chamba valley, perhaps the loveliest of valleys of Himachal Pradesh, is noted for the magnificence of its scenery-sparkling streams, lakes, meadows, and lush green forests of deodar. A place of high mountain ranges, Chamba district is rich in wildlife and is the home of rare animals like snow leopard, ibex, brown bear, leopard, and musk… Read More »

Fairs and Festivals of District Chamba – Himachal Pradesh

By | July 1, 2020

Minjar Fair: Of all the fairs of Chamba district, Minjar is the most popular. There are many beliefs about its origin. There is a legend that many centuries ago, Ravi was flowing through the Chamba town where presently Chaugan is situated. There is a temple of Champawati on the right side of the river and… Read More »

Major Characteristics of the District Chamba – Himachal Pradesh

By | July 1, 2020

Chamba district is full of interest to Archaeologists, Sociologists, Anthropologists and Scholars. Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Husbandry plays an important role in the economic condition of the majority of population in the district. Chamba is famous for the magnificence of its scenery, sparkling streams, lakes, meadows and lush green forest of deodar. The district is… Read More »

Environment, Science and Technology plans to undertake mapping of glacial lakes

By | July 1, 2020

State Government has been very proactive to mitigate the climate-induced hazards and undertaking various studies to understand the threat arising out of climate change. Ever since the Government took a decision to focus on research and mitigating strategies to combat the impact of climate change with the establishment of the State Centre for Climate Change… Read More »