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 – A Spiritual Retreat in the lap of Dhauladhars near Dharamshala

Cloistered away from the sight of tourist madhouse is a quaint town named Sidhbari, near Dharamshala. Often ignored by commercial tour agencies who savour on listicles, Sidhbari is thankfully a bit far from famous tourist triangle of Mc-Leodganj- Triund- Dharamshala. Many decades ago, a Hindu monk too was enchanted by this town (which then, was …


Dalhousie – Bakrota Hill that connects Bengal and Himachal

Life in the mountains amidst thriving pines, deodars, rhododendrons, spruce and other flora and fauna interspersed with wooded trails is in itself a meditative and medicative process. More so for urban dwellers who find themselves surrounded by frondescence all of a sudden. At first glimpse, this lushness and the azure skies with breathable pure oxygen …

Dalhousie Dainkund Peak

Dalhousie to Dainkund – Experience The Never Ending Musical Notes of the Singing Hills

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

Dalhousie Folklore : The legend of Dainkund

Conquering the untameable is often seen as the will of the mighty. And, this holds true when we hear the innumerable folklore that sings praises of the conquerors, making them immortal among the mortals. The mountains are always full of such mystic folklore and the people here, have their own set of beliefs and traditions. …

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!!!