A Rustic Journey to Terrains of North India

Himachal-Pradesh-Map

Himachal-Pradesh-Map

Much need solace from the impossible tangles of laden work and dreading heat. Arms thrown out as I trod myself in happiness, why? I am on an odyssey where mountain kissingly embraces the gushing clouds. My mission 20 days of tranquil in my joy ride the ford endeavor, reclaim the energetic me, food tasting and diversifying the noesis of this rustic land’s culture. The smell of early morning wet earth welcomes the monsoon, as I land in the queen of hills Shimla. Oversize dust colored phirans wearing men charm you with there innocence as you enter Shimla. The architectural building seemed like

Kinnaur

Kinnaur

noe-gothic, the deodar forests draped in wet blanket and to all the shop spree lover hit the Mall Road. Yummy food like delicacies consisting rajama, mushroom do payaza of Baljee’s and hand baked pastries of Krishna bakery.

Heading to Kinnaur track are a bit drenched on NH22, but who’s complaining when Satluj is flowing mere 2km away from the road. From Karcham I took a heart stopping road that led me to Sangla valley, my night halt. I took more time to reach why, replete on the way had tantalised

Rajma Chawal

Rajma Chawal

my taste bud. Halted for another day where I visited recong peo, kinner kalash and chitkul. Gorged on kinnauri rajama, salted meat and Chownen. Left early morning to Tabo monastery known as Chogs-hkhor, a one stop for your spiritual cleansing. Visited cave shrines, decorated stupas, extant paintings and ate at Green leaf café. Reached Kaza at night, halted for 2 days and visited ki, kibber monastery and the famous 500 year old mummy. I proceed to Keylong early morning, on the way I visited

Tabo Monastery

Tabo Monastery

Baralacha, Chandar tal lake and Kunzum pass. Stayed at Keylong for the night. Cold wave were passing through, shivering and throbbing me slipped into my cosy bed. To be true i am exhausted, but a visit at tabo recleansed me.

Here is a list of delicacies found in the entire stretch, no matter where you go this will be same- a bowl of tomato soup, thukpa, dry meat, grilled trout, chicken, potatoes, noodels, rice, dal, pateer, chouck and bhagjery. Next on my list Leh the route

Leh

Leh

i took was Keylong-Darcha- Sarchu-Pang-Upshi-Leh. Petrol pump are scarce in this area after Kaza, so fill your tank and store cans too. Camped at sarchu for 2 days, the condition are harsh winds will blow head straight. Why, I stayed at Sarchu because it is the only place to stay en-route during the long journey. I stayed indoor, as I got hit by acute mountain sickness by the evening. Next day went to the pang where an army doctor got me back in shape. Reached Leh next evening, woke up late morning. My first task to spent

Sarchu

Sarchu

earned bucks on pashmina and cashmere shawls for loved ones. My spiritual drawn heart calling me to visit 17th century Leh palace, this building offers a grand tradition of Tibetan architecture, climbed up to Shanti Stupa and encountered brokpa spinning/knitting and dancing.

Stayed for 2 days then headed to Zanskar, the route I am following

Kargil

Kargil

Leh-Lamayuru-Kargil-Rangdum(Suru valley)-Padum(Zanskar valley). It took me three days to reach Zanskar, halts between for night was like a much wanted requisite. Zanskar, I got glued to this splendid place. This rugged buddhist valley’s isolation arduous my weeks long treck. Ice chokes the mountain passes and the valley sits under a silent blanket of snow during winters. I visited karsha, the biggest gompa then rolled up to the spectacular Zanskar Canyo were I enjoyed white-water rafting and kayaking. Had 2 days of pure fun, then left back to Kagil, next destination back home, Delhi. The route I am following Kargil-Drass-Sonamarg-Srinagar-Jammu-Chandigar-Delhi. It took me 5 days to reach home.

Women dancing at Padum

Women dancing at Padum

Zanskar

Zanskar

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Himachal High Hills promises to Rejuvenate Travelers from Purged Summer

Fresh Snowfall in Kullu

Fresh Snowfall in Kullu

Scorching heat, body drenching weakness! Yikes, its furious summer time in India. Just April and we’ve seen temperature rising to 43°C. Survival of the fittest, as many homes do not have air conditioning and survival becomes a challenge. A suggestion, why not travel to mighty Himachal to enjoy a spectacular holiday. The high hills of Himachal have received fresh snowfall and downpour of rainfall on lower regions. Plummeting the temperature of the region. This is a perfect time for enjoying adventure tour to the snow capped peaks. Destination like Shimla,

Sunbathing on Fresh Snow

Sunbathing on Fresh Snow

Lahaul-Spiti, Kinnaur, Kullu/Manali and Chamba are exotic and offer exciting adventure sports activities.

Cool breeze flowing in your hair, freshness in the ambiance that how you will feel when you enter the foothills of Himalayas. Trust me travelers, it does feel heaven. As you enter Shimla, the magnetic aura of lush green valley is bound to take your breath away. The famous summer festival is being organized by the government at Ridge, Shimla. The celestial tribal music and dance performed by native artist is a must watch. For all those shopaholic, The Mall road one stop place. Branded clothes/ shoes/ bags, traditional handicraft and handloom, antique book and exotic food are some of the must eat and buy

Way to Kinnaur

Way to Kinnaur

thing to do while in Shimla. Let’s move to Kullu and Manali, as talked in previous post its home to verdure valley of pine trees and vista’s that inspire poets. Fresh snowfall has made Kullu home to several frozen waterfalls and destination of adventure activities for mountaineering, trekking, para-gliding, golfing, skiing, zorbing, camping.

Every season, tourists from all the country come here to trek and explore

Shimla this Morning

Shimla this Morning

new dimensions of adventures. The great himalayan national park is located in kullu district. This national park is home to 300 bird species and more than 30 animal species. There are some famous temples like Raghunathji, Bijli Mahadev and Hidimba Devi. I know, I promised to post about some fascinating myths and facts of old historical temples in Himachal. I’m undergoing some research study, will post it in coming week. Camping is the best way to learn about local culture and people. Beware of littering on the mountains, as

Polythene banned in Himachal

Polythene banned in Himachal

plastic polythene bags are strictly forbidden. Natural waterfall formed into ice needle is a normal sight in Kinnaur. Tibetan origin centric tribes are predominantly residing here. Sangla valley, all those who have visited will agree it is an old romantic hollywood movie scene.

The best time to visit these destinations is from April to October. At Lahaul and Spiti snow is covered almost all round the year. The culture of Lahaul and Spiti is rich and mosaic. Spiti valley is considered to be the center of buddhist monasteries. Ki Monastery and Tabo Monastery are located in Spiti which are one of the oldest monasteries in the world.

Snow scooter in Manali

Snow scooter in Manali

We welcome you to visit, world’s mightiest mountain ranges that are blessed with stunning spectacular landscapes. Its cascading deep gorges and misty woods make Himachal a destination worth visiting.

Heaven

Heaven

HimachalHotels High Quality Service Highlighted its Leading Position quotes HPTDC

HimachalHotelsLadies and gentlemen, we are here to facilitate Himachal Hotels for curving as a fastest growing online travel booking company in Himachal Pradesh, quotes a high official at a meeting. HPTDC had organized a meeting to discuss the future of tourism industry and promoting undiscovered destination to uniquely enhance the positions of travel in the state. Himachalhotels.in is delighted to receive the acclamation and incredibly grateful to its contributors. Our team mates have inducted extraordinary efforts to strengthen the company’s future. This achievement is team effort. Our aim is to bring about a revolutionary uprising in the tourism sector of Himachal Pradesh.

From dark to light

From dark to light

Today I am posting to inform the readers about new undiscovered places like Chindi, Kala Tope, Malana, Naggar and Chitkul. Some of these undiscovered places have an ensemble of fascinating mix of jungles, historical landscape, lakes, waterfall, ancient temples and massive orchards. The clear waterfalls and exotic wildlife make these stead simply irresistible for travelers those longing to spend some eminence moment amidst virgin Mother Nature. These undiscovered places, are considered to be gems by himichali and the natives even now do not want their abode to become an overcrowded place. The government has maintained some terms for the tourists such as one cannot practice littering and anyone caught

Road Untaken

Road Untaken

scathing the landscape would be penalized. This does not refer that, travelers are not invited. Himachal’s are considerer to be authentic, reliable, have intricate heritage and are fascinating mosaic by nature. The hospitality is divine and they are ready to share their meager morsels with abundance of generosity.

Chindi

Chindi

Exploring cool pine forests is an incredible ways enjoy a perfect vacation. Chindi is 62Km from Shimla an undiscovered beautiful and unspoiled destination popularly famous for its aura of apples. Chindi is collection centers of apples, when apple season arrives apples are brought here to be packed. Its amazing twisting roads pass through beautiful green fields and pine forested slopes.

The traffic is minimum all year round. When I visited Malana, the thick winter

Malana

Malana

snow surrounding the mountains had retreated from the top. Malana is situated closely to the Jari village of Kullu. It is said Greek origin is in their blood and its existing democracy is the oldest in the world. Their houses are built out of wood that has been intricately curved. I still remember our fellow team mates asked us to stick to our agreed paths and not to touch any of the walls, houses or people there. This is

deities temples

deities temples

an advice to all those visitors to reinstate this when you visit. One can undoubtedly gasp at the theatrical scenery and those treacherous roads bring out a jive.

At Chitkul the travelers can see a glimpse of the snow splotched mountains standing at a distance and a gash of shining blue sky surrounding around it. The natives wrapped in heavy shawls and doing chores is a regular sight seen. Travelers can hear the crystal clear and haunting tones of a wooden flute that is broken only by the occasional moo of a cow. Himachal is known as the dev bhumi and himichali have firm faith in their village deities often called as devtas. Almost every village in Himachal has a temple where they congregate their respective deity. In my next post I shall

wooden temples

wooden temples

talk to you about them in elaboration. Himachal Government Tourism Development Corporation rest houses andhotels are a perfect match of sheer style and elegance. Visiting such undiscovered places is an excellent opportunity to learn and understand the sheer diversity, character and history of Himachal Pradesh.

Capture Phenomenal Scenes to Emphasize Landscapes at Kullu

Fresh Snowfall is loved by all. White lace covers red rocks and evergreens forests. Snowfall reminds us of skiing, snowboarding, hot chocolate and crackling fire at the fire place.

Here are some pictures of fresh snowfall in kullu:

kullu

kullu

fresh snowfall

fresh snowfall

Snow Dust

Snow Dust

Snowangels anybody..

Snowangels anybody..

Snow Laden Trees

Snow Laden Trees

White Forest

White Forest

Exotic Low-Priced Fantastic Travel Destinations in Himachal

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Himachal Pradesh has numerous travel destinations with a peaceful ambiance and a variety of enjoyable relaxation activities. Winters in Himachal is a very popular time for road trips, the most traveled months are from November to March. Adventure seekers always look for the tourist destinations where they can take part in various adventurous activities. The tourists can experience the activities such as mountaineering, trekking, mountain biking, rafting, jungle tourism, rock climbing, biking, safari rides, and many more. Winter travel destinations in  Himachal Pradesh are famous for its breath taking views, exciting adventure sports and thrilling experience.

There are lots of winter travel destinations that provide a perfect getaway. Here is a list of must-see travel destination that are fun to visit, inexpensive, adventurous, exotic, filled with luxurious low-priced hotels, vast quantities and varieties of delicious delicacies, feasible to travel and economical.

Top Ten Travel Destination of Himachal :

Shimla

Shimla

Kullu

Kullu

Woods of Dalhousie

Woods of Dalhousie

Lushgreen Grounds of Khajjiar

Lushgreen Grounds of Khajjiar

monastery in McLeodGanj

Monastery in McLeodGanj

Kinnaur

Kinnaur

KAZA

KAZA

Sangla Valley

Sangla Valley

Keylong

Keylong

Kasauli

Kasauli