The ghost of Baralacha-la – Leh &Ladhak

This mountain pass in the Zanskar range of the Himalayas was once a military post. In bad weather, those stationed there could be trapped for weeks. One particularly bad winter saw a trio of soldiers trapped there for two months. When military vehicles finally reached them, they found a stranger in the cabin, eating one of the soldiers.
The other two soldiers were in pieces; all had been half-eaten. The cannibal tried to attack the recovery team, and he was shot dead. Soldiers who were posted there after would hear strange whispers, see a man with a knife, or hear the pained screams of the soldiers being eaten. Motorists would occasionally claim to see a man chasing their vehicles with a knife, or see bloodied soldiers calling for help. When they would pull over to help the soldiers, they disappeared.
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Naldehra – Origin of the Name of Naldehra

You may be surprised to know that this India’s oldest historical golf course was the brain child of Lord Curzon,Viceroy of India(1899 to 1905). Mesmerized by the serene and tranquility of this place lord Curzon used to spend much of his time in the woods here and one day it dawned on him to set up a golf course here – a sort of past time and recreation for the British officers who needed respite in the summer from the ravages of scorching sun, monsoon and mosquitoes. It is quite fascinating that lord Curzon, in memory of his stay in this beautiful place named his third daughter Alexandra Naldehra.

Himachal Satehood Day – 25 January

Himachal Statehood Day celebrated on 25 January. It was on this day in 1971 that Himachal Pradesh became the 18th state of India.

Following independence from Britain in 1947, Himachal Pradesh was created as a province on 15 April 1948. This event is celebrated with a public holiday of its own – Himachal Day.

In 1950 it became a sub state under the Indian constitution then becoming a union territory in 1956.

On 18 December 1970 the State of Himachal Pradesh Act was passed by Parliament and the new state came into being on 25 January 1971 making it the 18th state of India. Y.S. Parmar became the state’s first chief minister.

Between its creation in 1948 and statehood in 1971, Himachal Pradesh also changed its boundaries several times, incorporating smaller districts in the region.