Himachal Pradesh is a state in north-western India, and offers much for those looking to experience the Himalayas. While it does not claim the highest peaks in the range, there is plenty to do aside from mountaineering. Its name literally means "Adobe of snow". Himachal Pradesh is called the "Devbhumi" as it is regarded as the Land of the Gods. Located in the northern part of India, Himachal Pradesh is known for its glorious hill station. The topographic diversity and the breathtaking natural beauty are evident when you travel up the hills. You will encounter vast tracts of the Trans Himalayan region, dense deodar forests, snow capped mountains and apple orchards on your way to Himachal Pradesh. The state of Himachal Pradesh is illustrious with some of the best of natural and manmade attractions. Every hill station in this state is known for its bio-diversity. Tourists travel to these places throughout the year. The climate is pretty cold through the year but it is extremely friendly. Take up city or hamlet tours of Himachal Pradesh where you can find host of unparalleled cultural and adventure activities.