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Preeti and Suman share their memories of Himachal Pradesh
The Hills are alive with the sound of music! Simla is called Queen of the Hills and deservedly so. The ‘wow’ factor for me has always been the spectacular beauty of snow-capped mountains, the lush green deodar forests (rhododendron, pine and oak) and the romantic weather. In all these years my heart still skips a beat when I meander my way to this magical place, the home of my mother and grandmother. I wait with awe for the first sight of the houses on the hills offering the grandeur and beauty associated with this capital city of Himachal Pradesh. With moderate weather in summer and snow in winter, Simla is the summer capital of northern India, the place to be when I need some ‘me’ time, in a glorious and serene setting.
Preeti Jabbal Corporate Branch Manager (Melbourne)
The ‘wow’ factor of Himachal Pradesh is most definitely the natural beauty of the state. Its scenic landscapes attract tourists from India and all around the world. You can holiday in beautiful hill stations like Shimla and see snow-capped mountain views, or experience tranquil surroundings in Manali and MacLeod Ganj and the beautiful lush forestry and greenery to enjoy throughout the state. Whichever corner of Himachal you go to, the scenery always has something special and unique. Whenever I tell people that I’m from Himachal, the first thing they say is, “It’s so beautiful!” The Dalai Lama lives here in the city of Dharamshala, adding in his own way to the peace and tranquillity of this mountainous state.
Suman Pathania Homemaker (Sydney)