A pioneer in highway tourism, Haryana has set up a vast network of 43 tourist complexes
all over the state. Having 846-roomed accommodation in them, Haryana tourism attracts 70 lakh
tourists every year. The state government has adopted a multi-pronged strategy to promote
tourism. Besides, tourist facilities have been set up at the district headquarters, and in important
towns, to cater to the needs of tourists and local people. Some of the important tourist complexes
are Surajkund and Baddhkal Lake near Delhi; Sultanpur Birds Sanctuary (Sultanpur); Sohna and
Damdama in Gurgaon; and the fascinating pocket of pines in the Morni Hills. The other
important resorts are Ethnic India (Rai Sonipat), Blue Jay (Samalkha), Skylark (Panipat), Karna
Lake and Oasis (Uchana), Parakeet (Pipli), Kingfisher (Ambala), Magpie (Faridabad), Dabchick
(Hodal), Shama (Gurgaon), Jungle Babbler (Dharuhera), Gaurriyya (Bahadurgarh), Myna
(Rohtak), Blue Bird (Hisar), Red Bishop (Panchkula), and Pinjore Gardens (Pinjore).
Relevant Website: www.haryana.gov.in
Governor : Satyadeo Narain Chief Secretary : Depinder
Arya Singh Dhesi
Chief Minister : Manohar Lal Jurisdiction of : Punjab and Haryana
Khattar High Court High Court
Area : 55,673 sq km Population : 68.65 lakh (census
Capital : Shimla Principal : Hindi and Pahari
History and Geography
Himachal Pradesh, a beautiful land is situated in the lap of the western Himalayas, located
between 30°.22’ and 33°. 12’ North latitude and between 75°.47’ and 79°. 41 East longitude.
This wonderful land inhabited by people of various castes and religions groups, is also called as
“Dev Bhumi: the abode of gods and goddesses”. Himachal drives its name from the Himalayas,
literally means “land of snowy mountains”. The territory of this state can be divided into three
zones, Outer Himalayas or the Shivaliks, Inner Himalayas or Mid-Mountains and the Greater
Himalayas or Alpine Zone. The entire state is punctuated with stone as well as wood temples.
The rich culture and traditions have made Himachal a unique world in itself. The shadowy
valleys, rugged crags, glaciers, gigantic pines, roaring rivers and exquisite flora and fauna
compose the symphony that is forever vibrant Himachal.
Himachal Pradesh has a very eventful career. On 15th April 1948, the Pradesh was born as a
result of the integration of some thirty erstwhile Princely Hill States; twenty six Shimla Hill
States and four Punjab Hill States. At the time of its inception, the total area of Himachal Pradesh
was 27,018 sq. km. with a population of 9, 35,000. On the recommendations of Punjab Boundary