Category Archives: Geography of HP

Kangra Tea – Himachal Pradesh

By | August 30, 2019

Tea was first planted in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh by the British, and vast tea gardens (as the plantations are known) cover the gentle hills in and around Dharamshala and Palampur today. Some are privately owned, some are so-called “demonstration plots,” and some are research areas owned by the Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University or the Centre… Read More »

Prominent Valleys in Himachal Pradesh

By | August 23, 2019

A valley is a low area between hills or mountains typically with a river running through it. In geology, a valley or dale is a depression that is longer than it is wide. The terms U-shaped and V-shaped are descriptive terms of geography to characterize the form of valleys. Himachal is endowed with many magnificent valleys. The most prominent valleys are… Read More »

Agro Climate Zones of Himachal Pradesh

By | December 31, 2018

Agro Climate Zones of Himachal Pradesh SHIVALIK HILL ZONE: Climate Sub Tropical, consists of foothills and valley area from 350 to 650 meters above mean sea level. It occupies about 35% of the geographical area and about 40% of the cultivated area of the State. The major crops grown in this Zone are Wheat, Maize,… Read More »

Ramsar Wetland Sites in Himachal Pradesh

By | September 5, 2018

Wetlands are areas where water covers the soil, or is present either at or near the surface of the soil all year or for varying periods of time during the year, including during the growing season. Water saturation (hydrology) largely determines how the soil develops and the types of plant and animal communities living in and… Read More »

Glaciers in Himachal Pradesh

By | August 28, 2017

What is a Glacier? A Glacier is a body of ice that originates on land by the recrystallization of snow under definite condition. The conditions are as follows: It needs a distinct area where more snow or ice usually accumulates than what melts called accumulation zone. Needs a distinct area where more snow or ice… Read More »

National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuaries in Himachal Pradesh

By | November 7, 2016

Himachal Pradesh is one of the very few states of India that have a rich forest land cover. There are as many as 32 Wildlife Sanctuaries in Himachal Pradesh, three Ramsar Wetlands (about which we will talk in a separate post), and Five National Parks.

Mountain Peaks in Himachal Pradesh

By | November 6, 2016

In our previous posts, we talked about Mountain Passes & Jots of Himachal Pradesh and Protected Monuments of Himachal Pradesh. Today we discuss about the Mountain Peaks in Himachal Pradesh. Himachal has been blessed by the mountain Gods in abundance. From its Northern corner in Lahaul to its Southern corner in Sirmaur, you will see… Read More »