Himachal Pradesh

Blog posts about the Himalayan State of Himachal Pradesh in North India – some of its better known attractions are Simla / Shimla, Manali, Dharamshala, Spiti, Chail, Kasauli, Kangra, Palampur, Naggar etc. From the industrial hub of Parwanu and Baddi, beautiful tea gardens of Palampur, in Kangra Valley  to the pristine Chandratal Lake  sparsely populated Lahaul and Spiti districts and home to one of the most rugged terrains anywhere in world Himachal has a lot to offer to every traveler. You can do para gliding, river rafting, treks to high altitude passes or simply stroll on mall road in Shimla and be a true tourist without any bother.

Chandra Tal Lake

Jan 112017
 
Holiday Diaries : Delhi To Shimla Road Trip

Reliving My Childhood On A Road Trip from Delhi To Shimla The best holiday, in my opinion, is a Road Trip with your family. Recently we went on a Road trip from Delhi to Shimla the Queen of hills and summer capital of British Raj in India. When I was in school Shimla, Mussoorie, Darjeeling and Ooty all claimed to be the queen of hills.  For depending on which part of the country you lived they were the favorite summer holiday destination for desi families.  I too have fond memories of visiting Shimla and Mussoorie as a child and also later during [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 052016
 
Man and Mule- Stories from Kangra Valley Railway

Samloti – The One Horse Town on Kangra Valley Railway in Himachal This post is not much about travel, so please feel free to skip it, unless you want to encourage the forgotten art of storytelling the desi way. So let us begin from the beginning of the road trip to Kangra as part of Rahi On Road trip series. It was not part of the planned trip. But then what is the fun in sticking to the plan ? Especially when there is no plan. Driving in the picturesque landscape of Nagrota Bagwan in Kangra, we noticed two [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 012016
 
The Rahi On Road Trip To Kangra in Himachal

#RahiOnRaod Trip  on Instagram Bapu Gandhi said, India lives in Villages, and his words are true even today. In my opinion the best way to see India is still by a road trip and a trip on the Great Indian Railways comes in close second. I like road trips not just for the freedom it offers, but also the interaction one can have with fellow Indians on the road. No other mode of transport gives you the choice to go at your own pace and stop at will. No worries about missing a train or regret of not being [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Mar 302016
 
Musings from McLeod Ganj - The Rahi On Road Trip to Himachal

 Stories from Rahi On Road Trip to Kangra in Himachal   We were not supposed to be in McLeod Ganj, but for some reason, we  reached McLeod Ganj and decided to explore the overcrowded Bazaar of McLeod Ganj. We visited the Dalali Lama Temple, haggled with vendors, looked at all the eye candy around us, tried to flirt with a few, clicked a lot of horrible pictures that would never be put to any use.  After being a tourist in McLeod Ganj, in Himachal Pradesh, we were rushing to our next stop, famished we zeroed on a Pizza Joint [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]