Himachal Pradesh, a northern Indian state in the Himalayas, is known for its trekking, climbing and skiing, and scenic mountain towns and resorts. Host to the Dalai Lama, Himachal Pradesh also has a strong Tibetan presence, reflected in its Buddhist temples and monasteries, cuisine heavy on noodles and dumplings, and vibrant Tibetan New Year celebrations.
There are three domestic airports in Himachal Pradesh that are situated at Bhuntar, Gaggal and Jubbarhatti. These airports connect Himachal to Delhi and Chandigarh. Jubbarhatti is the nearest airport to Shimla at a distance of 23 km It is connected well with Chandigarh, Kullu and Delhi.