Himachal Pradesh is a mountainous State in the lap of Western Himalayas. It is nested with high mountains, peaks and passes, green valleys, deep gorges with turbulent rivers, lakes, forests of pines, oaks, apple orchards, and above all snow and glaciers. From the times immemorial, it is known as 'Dev Bhoomi'- the "Abode of Gods". It is also the most peaceful and least polluted State in India. Ravi, Beas, Satluj, Chenab, Chandrabhaga and Yamuna flow gorgeously through the State. It provides ample opportunities for winter sports, trekking and aero-sports.
The State is endowed with scenic beauty. Shimla is the capital of the State, which has glorious distinctions of being the summer capital of British India and still known for its elitist schools. It is also adored as the queen of hill stations and it attracts tourists all around the year from India and abroad.
Shimla is about 400 Km from Delhi and is well connected by air, rail and road to all parts of India. It is situated at an altitude of 2200 meter and latitude 31o 68' N, longitude 77o 13' E. The temperature ranges between 14oC to 28oC in summer and 3oC to 10o C in winter.