Dharamshala ….The spiritual dwelling….

I visited Dharamshala last year. Located in the shadow of Dhaula Dhar range, it is another favourite of tourists visiting Himachal Pradesh. It is the headquarter of District Kangra. The beautiful location…. The cool climate, the pines, rhododendrons and the tea gardens around give Dharamshala a unique beauty. The place has an average elevation of 1450 meters. All the features combined made it a natural … Continue reading Dharamshala ….The spiritual dwelling….

Spiti valley …. beautiful nature…lovely people…

Spiti meaning the middle land is a cold desert mountain valley astride the river Spiti in North East Himachal Pradesh. Our next logical tourist destination after the beautiful Sangla was the Spiti valley. We left early in the morning for Tabo village the oldest operating Buddhist enclave in India. Tabo is home to the famous Tabo Monastery. The Journey…. The road is pretty fine barring … Continue reading Spiti valley …. beautiful nature…lovely people…

Sangla Valley …. Beauty beyond compare….

Sangla valley located approximately 220 kms from Shimla is a must visit location for any tourist coming to Himachal Pradesh. It is a 40 km long valley astride river Baspa starting from Karcham and ending at the last Indian village of Chitkul along Indo-Tibetan border. The drive from Shimla is long but the road is well maintained. The beautiful valleys and the pine covered hills … Continue reading Sangla Valley …. Beauty beyond compare….

Shimla …The Queen of Hills….

The next on the list of tourist destinations is Shimla the capital of the state of Himachal Pradesh. The city derives its name from Devi Shyamala, the fearless reincarnation of Godess Kali. I travelled through Himachal in Oct 2019 and I intend taking you all through some of the beautiful locales in the next couple of blogs. Himachal is one of the most beautiful states … Continue reading Shimla …The Queen of Hills….

Golden Temple ….. ‘The Abode of God’

On the auspicious occasion of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji, the first Guru of Sikhs I thought nothing more will be more apt than taking you all on a short trip to the Golden Temple. Brief History…. The Golden Temple or the ‘Harmandir Sahib’ meaning ‘The Abode of God’ was completed by the fourth Sikh Guru, Guru Ram das in 1557. A … Continue reading Golden Temple ….. ‘The Abode of God’

Srinagar….The Paradise on Earth….

Srinagar is one destination I will never get tired of going back time and again. I have been there umpteen times ‘but yeh dil hai ki bharta hi nahin’ (The heart longs for more and more). Instead of spending another day in Sonamarg we decided to head back straight to Srinagar from Drass. The Emotions…. We started from Drass at around 12 pm and after … Continue reading Srinagar….The Paradise on Earth….

Drass…..A trip down memory lane…

Drass is a beautiful high-altitude township located 65 km from Sonamarg on National Highway 1 across the Zozi la Pass on the Himalayan range. I had last driven on this road to Drass in 1992 which remains covered under feet of snow for nearly six months. It used to be just a dirt road for nearly 25 kms. The move used to be slow and … Continue reading Drass…..A trip down memory lane…

Sonamarg …..The golden meadow…

Kashmir has so much to offer to a passionate traveller. Every place is as good if not better than the other. The beauty gets deeply ingrained in the heart and mind because of which the desire to go back one more time always remains. Bidding goodbye to the beautiful valley of Gulmarg was not easy but the call of Sonamarg was as strong We left … Continue reading Sonamarg …..The golden meadow…

Travel to learn, rejuvenate and building bonds

I have been wanting to blog on my travel experiences since long. Travel, undertaken for whatever reason, is always fruitful. It provides a much-needed break from the routine In the present day world where people develop fixed mindset due to social media, travel can be the biggest gamechanger. ‘One look on the ground’ can completely change the opinion formed over years based on books and … Continue reading Travel to learn, rejuvenate and building bonds