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Dhankar Monastery Spiti Valley Himachal Pradesh

Dhankar – Monastery, Fort & A Village In Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh

Dhankar Monastery is a gravity defying Gompa hanging on a cliff overlooking the Pin River. I clearly remember when I got the first glimpse of this monastery; my mouth remained wide open for quite...
Kinner Kailash range of Himalayas as seen from Kalpa

Eternity Stops To See Kinner Kailash At Kalpa

We were in the Apple Valley of Himachal for a few days now and were getting used to the fruit loaded trees all around. We were cozying up to the idea of being surrounding...
Bhimakali Temple

Bhimakali – Unique Temple Of Himachal Pradesh

Goddess Bhimakali – family deity of the Bushahar dynasty lives and rules in Sarahan. It was the capital of princely state after it moved here from Kamru near Sangla. Before it was moved to...
Rampur Bushahr Himachal Pradesh

Rampur Bushahr And Its Padam Palace, Himachal Pradesh

Rampur Bushahr is the last capital of the Bushahr or Bashahr dynasty that ruled Shimla & Kinnaur regions for a long time. If you go by legends, they trace their ancestry to Pradyumna -...
Chandratal Lake Lahual Spiti Himachal Pradesh

Chandratal – Blue Lake Of Lahaul Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh

Chandratal also called Chandra Taal, Chandra Tal, was almost towards the end of our itinerary in Himachal, before we reached the urban center of Manali. Our bodies were showing signs of tiredness. Mountains were...
Giu Mummy Spiti Valley

Drive To Resolve The Curiosity Of Giu Mummy

I first read about the Giu Mummy when I was reading my itinerary for the Himachal Odyssey. I was curious, but in reading about all other places, I did not give much attention to...
Nako Village Himachal Pradesh

Nako, Himachal Pradesh – A Sacred Lake & Ancient Monastery

Nako is a small Buddhist village on a remote hill at the edge of Spiti valley. Technically it falls in Kinnaur district, but in character, it is far closer to the culture of Spiti...
Tabo Monastery Entrance, Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh

Mud, Murals, Caves & Rock Carvings At Tabo, Himachal Pradesh

Tabo is a small town living peacefully in the lap of lovely Spiti valley. Situated on the banks of Spiti River Tabo is surrounded by the Leo Pargul peak in the east and Manirang...
Rashtrapati Niwas or Viceregal Lodge or Indian Institute of Advance Study, Shimla

Journey Of Viceregal Lodge To Rashtrapati Niwas, Shimla

Shimla was the favorite hill town of British. It served as their summer capital for many years. How can it not have their imprint on its hills! One of the most beautiful imprints is...
Story of Himachal Apple

Apple Out To Prosperity – Story Of Himachal Apple

Like Himachal Apple? Drive a little North of Shimla during the monsoons and all you see is Apple orchards – trees are laden with Apples going from green to red. If the hailstorms are...

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