Historical and Archeological Places Chamba Chamba is an ancient town of Himachal Pradesh. The history of this place, according to records, dates back to 2nd century. The Maru dynasty ruled this place from ancient capital Bharmaur. Since then about 7 dynasties have ruled here. Chamba is known for its palaces, temples, “pahari” paintings, arts and … Read more

History Of Himachal Pradesh

History Of Himachal Pradesh The history of Himachal Pradesh dates back to the time when human civilization began. It has rich and varied history which can be divided into several distinct eras. The state was the prominent trade route for numerous travelers due to the presence of many passes in mountains. Large parts of northern … Read more

Folk Dances of Himachal Pradesh

Folk Dances of Himachal Pradesh Himachal is called Dev Bhoomi as there is local deity that is looking over its patrons in each and every village of the state. And what better way to please the Gods than to dance for them. Dancing , when done with the body and soul gets you a direct … Read more

Folk Songs of Himachal Pradesh

Folk Songs of Himachal Pradesh Himachal Pradesh has its own identity for its rich culture of music and dance. It is the integral part of the life of Himachalis. There is no classical form of music in this state but plenty of folk music can be heard which are best performed by the people of … Read more

Paintings of Himachal Pradesh

Paintings of Himachal Pradesh Himachal Pradesh possesses a rich cultural heritage and one of the famous of the arts is paintings which show a diversity in the area due to the presence of Tibet as one of its borders as well as Kashmir which has influenced and blessed the state with a beautiful fusion of … Read more

Art forms of Himachal Pradesh

Art forms of Himachal Pradesh The ancient art of Himachal Pradesh has survived in the form of  Temple architecture , wood carvings , stone and metal sculptures , paintings and Chamba Rumals. This art can be divided into three groups :- Khasha Art Indo Aryan Indo Tibetan The most ancient art and architecture of Himachal … Read more

Fairs and Festivals of Himachal Pradesh

Fairs and Festivals of Himachal Pradesh Himachal Pradesh is an Indian state that has not been affected by external traditions, especially because of difficult landscapes. But with the passage of time and technological modifications, people have changed them rapidly. This state of India is the multicultural, multilingual and multi religion region. Kinnauri, Mandeali, Hindi, Pahari, … Read more

Handicrafts of Himachal Pradesh

Handicrafts of Himachal Pradesh Among handicrafts that come out of Himachal Pradesh state in India are carpets, leather works, shawls, paintings, metal ware, woodwork and paintings. Pashmina  shawl is the product which is highly in demand not only in Himachal but all over the country. Colourful Himachali caps are also famous art work of the people. One tribe, Dom, is expert in … Read more

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