Category: Himachal Pradesh

The Magic: Travel inspiration

It were the clouds, I swear. The fluffy white clouds soaked in the sunset at Fagu floating over the mountains like magic. Spread over as far as I could see.…
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Kinner camps and the beauty of Sangla

I woke up to the whiff of a freshly baked cake.But I was at the Kinner camps in Sangla, Himachal Pradesh and this was definitely a hallucination ( err what…
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Exploring Kalpa with The Grand Shamba La

"Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam Be it ever so humble there is no place like home"     Of all the umpteen things travel teaches you, making…
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 NH 22: One of the deadliest roads in the world

"NH 22 " reads a road sign standing aloof on the edge of a bumpy road. I roll down the car window and inhale the crisp, chilly mountain air. Breathe…
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A walk in Batseri village , Sangla 

As a kid I always dreamt of a house in the hills. The house in the hills we used to paint in class 1. With hills and a river meandering…
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Spotting Om Over the Kinner Kailash mountain range

Chocolate mousse with scoops of vanilla. Yes. Now I will add to it a dash of orange. Perfect. Oh you don't like orange? Never mind. After some time , I…
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The Himachal prelude

It wasn't my first visit to Himachal. The state had been privy to my childhood vacations and there was always a sense of nostalgia associated with the hills.It wasn't my…
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10 offbeat things to do in Manali

Manali is the perfect summer retreat. Like most hill stations in India it has off late commercialised to a great extent and everything about it is touristy. However the real…
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Walking through Old Manali

Its not just another day. The monastery at Manali is abuzz with activity. Huge crowds have gathered to listen to the sermon of the head monk. I try and sneak…
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