The mountainous state with its diverse and beautiful Himalaya landscapes attracts tourist from all over the world. Hill stations like Shimla, Manali, Dalhousie, Chamba, Dharamshala and Kullu are popular destinations for both domestic and foreign tourist.
The state has many important pilgrimage centers with prominent Hindu temple like Naina Devi Temple, Vaireshwari Devi Temple, Jwala Ji Temple, Chintpurni, Chamunda Devi Temple, Baijnath Temple, Bhimakali Temple, Bijli Mahadev and Jakhoo Temple.
The state is also known for its adventure tourism activities like ice skating in Shimla, paragliding in Bir-billing and Solang valley, rafting in Kullu in Manali boating in Bilaspur and trekking, horse riding and fishing in different parts in the state.
Shooting & Paragliding
The State is also a famous destination for film shooting. Movies like Roja, Henna, Jab We Met, Veer- Zaara, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani and Highway have been filmed in Himachal Pradesh.
Himachal hosted the first Paragliding World Cup in India from 24 October to 31 October in 2015. Venue for Paragliding world cup was Bir Billing, which is 70 km from famous tourist town Macleodganj, located in the heart of Himachal in Kangra District.
Bir Billing is the centre for aero sports in Himachal and considered as best for paragliding. Buddhist monasteries, trekking to tribal villages, mountain biking are other activities to do here.