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Northwest Indian Himalaya

Northwest Indian Himalaya
  • Main towns: Himachal Pradesh - Shimla, Garhwal - Pauri (administrative centre of the region)
  • Population: Himachal Pradesh - 6,856,509, Garhwal - 5,000,000 (est)
  • Size of regions: Himachal Pradesh - 55,673 km sq, Garhwal - 14,580 km sq
  • Currency: Indian Rupee
  • Power supply: 220-240v
  • Sockets: two pin sockets or Indian three-round pin variety
  • Language: Gahrwal - Gahrwali, Sanskrit & Hindi, Himachal Pradesh - Hindi and Pahari
  • Time difference: GMT +5.5 hours
  • Visas: British nationals require a visa to visit India which must be obtained in advance.
  • Religion: Rajasthan - 89% Hindu, 9% Muslim, 3% others, Himachal Pradesh - 96% Hindu, Muslim 2%, Buddhists 1%, Sikhs, 1%
  • Popular dishes: In Himachal Pradesh, Roti Sabzi (flat bread) is very popular along with Patande - the 'Indian pancake'. Pulses form the staple diet in Garhwal, often served with fiery chutneys.
  • Popular drinks: Himachal Pradesh - Lassi (fermented milk) and Tchaku Cha (a salty tea based drink).
  • FCDO advice: FCDO Travel Advice for India
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