Referred to as dev bhoomi or “place of God”, Himachal Pradesh is bordered by Jammu and Kashmir on the North, Punjab on the West, Uttar Pradesh on the South and Uttaranchal on the East. The word “Hima” means snow when translated to Sanskrit, and the meaning of the term stands out to be an area that sits on the laps of the mountains. Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and the total area of the state is roughly 55000 square km. The state is covered with immense natural beauty and is, undoubtedly, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. A majority of the area is mountainous, and lofty ranges, deep valleys, swaying waterfalls and lush greenery symbolise the state. The climate varies extremely from one place to the other, providing heavy rainfalls to some area and no rainfall to others. Being high in altitude, snowfall is a common sight in most of the parts of the state. There are 12 districts in the state which are further subdivided into blocks and towns and villages for administrative convenience. Himachal Pradesh is known to be the second least corrupted state in the country. Owing to the huge production of apples, the Himachal Pradesh is known as the State of apples