Himachal Hymns

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Enchanting trek across DK

“Climb mountains not so the world can see you but because you can see the world.” I love escaping into the wilderness of the mountain ranges. The snow capped mountains of Himachal are very special. They humble me with their magnificence , reverberate positive vibes and engulf the wanderer in me with their benevolence. During …

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Dalhousie Snowfall

Dalhousie Snowfall : Memories of The White Carpet in 30 photos

I am sure a person who has been born and brought up in a place that is dry and humid with a blazing hot sun as a lifelong companion can understand the inexplicable yearning to experience the snowfall. But then, I never knew that one day rather for two winters, I would experience and admire the snow in this way!!!

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