19 Strange And Unknown Facts About Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is a land of mysteries with so much to explore and so much to discover about this humble abode of snow. Some things though, are quite strange and intriguing about this state. And we bet you did not know about them. So, here are a few interesting facts about the state for you to read and enjoy.

1. The most exciting way to commute to Shimla is by the Kalka-Shimla Railway, better known as the Toy train. But what’s more amazing is that it declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO and holds the world record of being the train to cover the steepest slope (5816 ft) in least distance (just 96 km).

2. The Kalka-Shimla express is runs through a massive stretch of 806 bridges, 103 tunnels and 18 stations.

3. Himachal Pradesh has 33 Sanctuaries and 2 National Parks of which The Great Himalayan National Park has been declared a heritage site by the UNESCO. There you will find some rare species of animals that can only be found here including, the barking deer and the snow leopard.

4. Kasol is famous by the nickname of ‘Mini Israel’ perhaps because of its maximum tourists being that of Israeli origin and so most of the shops and inns too bear hoarding in Hebrew language. Moreover the clothes, goods and food, especially pita bread and hummus also gives you the feeling of being in Israel.

5. Himachal Pradesh proudly holds the title of being the second least corrupt state of India after Kerala; so you can stop worrying of getting duped or overcharged and enjoy your trip to the beautiful Himachal Pradesh.

6. Malana, a fairly unexplored and hidden village in Himachal Pradesh is also famous by the name of ‘The Village of Taboos’ which is mainly because of their strict rules of no outsider touching any wall or belonging of the residents.

7. Malana is also one of the oldest democracies and interestingly it has its own set of Greek-resembling beliefs and ways. They even consider themselves to be the descendants of Alexander the Great and consider non-Malanis as inferior and untouchables. That must explain the above fact.

Sources: viralstories.in

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