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 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

Dalhousie – Bakrota Hill that connects Bengal and Himachal

Living in the mountains amidst the thick growth of pines, deodars, rhododendrons, spruce and other flora and fauna interspersed with wooded trails is in itself a meditative and a medicative process. More so for urban dwellers who find themselves surrounded by greenery all of a sudden. The great poet and Nobel Laureate Shri Rabindranath Tagore and …

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 : Conquering the witches 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 set of beliefs and …