Trigarth Kangra Valley Festival

Trigart Kangra Valley Festival- An ode to the richness of Himachal Pradesh

‘Trigart Kangra Valley Festival’ read the invite, and I was a bit puzzled. I pondered over the connection between Kangra valley where the event was happening and the word Trigarth(Trigart) until a simple google search threw me off-guard. The search result made me realize how little I as an Indian knew about this ancient land of …

Sidhbari

Sidhbari – A Spiritual Retreat in the lap of the Dhauladhars near Dharamshala

Sidhbari in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, still remains an unknown destination when it comes to online searches on places to visit in Dharamshala, things to do in and around Dharamshala or for that matter even off-beat places near Dharamshala. Yet, I would suggest you visit this village nearby Dharamshala to truly experience the …

Dalhousie

Bakrota Hills Dalhousie – The link between Himachal Pradesh and Bengal

Bakrota Hills nearby Dalhousie has been the living connect between West Bengal and Himachal Pradesh. Yet the historical significance and contribution of Bakrota Hills to the Indian freedom movement remains widely unknown. During my two year stay in Dalhousie, I trekked extensively around Bakrota Hills and its surroundings, interacted with local people, and got to …

Dalhousie Dainkund Peak

Dalhousie to Dainkund – Experience the never ending musical notes of the Singing Hills

I was composing a blog-post on the mesmerizing Bhool Bhulaiyya of Lucknow and was reminded of our trek from Dalhousie to Dainkund and return, across the Singing Hills of Chamba in Himachal Pradesh, India. The path through the woods was haphazard, brimming with possibilities of getting lost and gave us a sense of accomplishment upon …

Dalhousie Folklore : The legend of Dainkund

Dainkund is an enchanting mountain destination and one of the foremost sightseeing places in and around Dalhousie. Apart from the misty clouds and meandering trails, the hamlets around Dainkund offer exciting stories. The folklores of Dainkund that the people here share are as interesting and intriguing as the vistas, that this must-visit place in Dalhousie, …