Himachal Pradesh is a state in northwest India. Neighbouring regions are Tibet (China) to the east, Jammu and Kashmir to the north and northwest, Punjab to the southwest, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to the south, Uttaranchal to the southeast.
The state capital is Shimla. Much of the state is mountainous with the Himalayas in the north and east and the smaller Shivalik (or Shiwalik) range in the south. The Ghaggar River originates in the Shivalik range.