Himachal Pradesh a state in Northen India and is bordered by Jammu and Kashmir on the north, Punjab on the west and south-west, Haryana and Uttarakhand on the south-east. Situated in the lap of the snow covered Himalayas , the mighty rivers Beas & Sutlej flowing through the state make it a major source of Hydro electric power, breathtaking valleys, running brooks and streams , lush green ochards , cool and pleasant athmosphere in summer make Himachal a tourist paradise. The popular hill stations are Shimla, Kullu- Manali , Kangra, Chamba Dalhousie, Palampur & Dharamshala. Buddhism has a strong influence in Himachal . The Holy Dalai Lama, the spiritual head of the Tibetians resides in Dharamshala along with several other followers of Buddhism.