Himachal Pradesh is famous for its Himalayan landscapes and popular hill-stations. Many outdoor activities such as rock climbing, mountain biking, paragliding, ice-skating, and heli-skiing are popular tourist attractions in Himachal Pradesh. Shimla, the state capital, is popular among tourists. Dharamshala, home of the Dalai Lama, is known for its Tibetan monasteries and Buddhist temples.
Dharamsala is famed as the holy residence of the Dalai Lama and houses the Tibetan monk in exil..