Currently, the most frequently flocked hilly region for tourist, Himachal Pradesh used to receive only a few pilgrims to certain spiritual places around the hills till 19th century. It gained some prominence when the British declared Shimla “The Summer Capital of India” in 1864. However, the major boom for tourism came during the mid 80s and 90s. The Victorian architecture of Shimla, the sprawling valleys of Kullu and Manali and cultural attractions of Dharamshalla attract tourists from all over.
The efforts of the Department of Tourism & Civil Aviation in Himachal Pradesh, transformed this place into a major tourist hub by developing activity-based tourism and opening up of new sub destinations, apart from the capital of Shimla. Also, the state focused on breaking the notion of Himachal Pradesh being a summer recluse. Today, this place is called as “A Destination for All Seasons and All Reasons”. Tourism in Himachal also gained momentum because of the rapid infrastructural development of unexplored regions, making them accessible to travelers; while also keeping in mind the maintenance of ecological balance.
Places of Attraction