Category: Himachal Hymns

Never Ending Musical Notes of the Singing Hills – Dainkund

I was composing the blog post on the mesmerizing Bhool Bhulaiyya of Lucknow, yesterday, and was reminded of our trek across the Singing Hills in Chamba. The path through the woods was haphazard, full of danger of getting lost and gave us a sense of accomplishment upon reaching the destination- yet it...

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...

Conquering the witches in the folklore of Dainkund- Himachal

Conquering the untameable is often seen as the will of the mightiest. And, this holds true when we hear the innumerable folklore that sing the praises of the Mighty, making them – immortal among the mortals. The mountains are always full of mystic folklore and the people here, have their own...

The White Carpet

Remember! We were expecting snowfall soon, while returning from our trek to Karelun, in the previous post? Well, our guess turned out right. The very first snowfall of the season and the ‘very first’ snowfall to be witnessed by me happened in the second week of December. Blanketing of Dalhousie in...

Trek Along A Wooded Trail

For a month after we landed in Dalhousie,we restricted ourselves to long walks along the Thandi Sadak and the Garam Sadak.‘Sadak’ basically refers to a road in Hindi.These two sadaks form a sort of noose around the hill on which we dwell! Also,most of the shopping and eating  joints are along...

A Colonial Experience!

Nestled among the lower ranges of the Himalayas known by the name of Dhauladhar, facing the majestic PirPanjal ranges, away from the maddening lives of the city and its dwellers is a majestic hill station in Himachal which boasts of a rich colonial heritage and stories. This small, sleepy and sluggish...

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