Tag Archives: Himachal Pradesh

Beyond Batahad: Rise of the Machines in the Valley of Gods

A short walk in the GHNP ecozone to one of the interior villages beyond Batahad (Bathad), in the Tirthan Valley. [...]

Shungchul Mahadev of Shangarh: Celestial Meadows, Resurrected Citadel

The lush green alpine meadows of Shangarh village in Sainj Valley of the Great Himalayan Park ecozone is a sight to behold along with the Sh [...]

Sidhpur Part 1: Delirious Spring

The unexpected joy and beauty of delightful spring colours of the vast pastures near Sidhpur, an affluent suburb of Dharamsala. [...]

Crossing the Kunzum: Some Freezing Postcards

The chortens (stupas), Tibetan prayer flags, and Mani stones rule the top of 4600 metre hgh Kunzum Pass. There is also a shrine called Kunzu [...]

Hike from Killar to Hudan: Paradise on the Edge

A Short hike to Hudan Bhatori in Pangi valley. It is hard to imagine a place this sensory yet this desolated in this day and age when other [...]

Kibber: My First Encounter with Acute Mountain Sickness

So, the car started soon and rushed past the famous Key Monastery in no time. But as it did so, I was beginning to feel a little awkward, so [...]

Dhankar: Shadow Magic

A trip to Dhankar village and its 1000 year monastery that turned into a trek due to non-availability of transport. [...]

Tabo: That Museum in the Cold Desert

It looked like a set of mundane huts, barely standing there, braving the assaults of time and harsh weather of the cold desert. However, as [...]

Pangi Valley: Postcards from the Last Frontier

The Pangi Valley in Himachal Pradesh still remains secluded, unknown, and ignored even at the face of tourism boom. I want it to remain so b [...]

The Sach Pass Shramdaan and hitchhiking on an ambulance

I recount this experience not to show what an adventure I had but to depict the daily struggles of the HRTC drivers on difficult roads like [...]

Cheni Kothi: The Two Towers

Cheni Kothi, or Chaini Kothi is a small village near Jibhi, known for an ancient fort like structure. Although it is called a fort, to me th [...]

Kheerganga: Trek to Disappointment

Kheerganga is a trek that has become too popular of late, mainly due to the popularity of Kasol as a hippie joint. It receives a regular flo [...]
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