Nov 262019
 
2020 Annual desi Traveler Calendar Contest Win Luxury Hotel Stay With The Grand Dragon Ladakh & Chateau Garli Himachal

Win Stay with The Grand Dragon Ladakh & Chateau Garli Himachal with the 2020 desi Traveler Calendar Contest   Hello Travelers, how many of you are looking forward to 2020? I for sure am looking forward to 2020 or to be more specific the limited edition 2020 desi Traveler Calendar that can be yours if you participate in the annual desi Traveler Calendar Contest. But that is only part of the story, this year the good folks at The Grand Dragon Ladakh & Chateau Garli Kangra Himachal Pradesh have joined hands with desi Traveler and they are graciously giving [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 202019
 
Chateau Garli - A Heritage Hotel For Luxury Travelers in Kangra Himachal Pradesh

Chateau Garli -Where Heritage Greets Luxury Travelers     On one of my road trips to Kangra, our guide mentioned would you like to visit Garli a heritage village? I was like ok let us check it out, and am I glad or what that I agreed to visit this almost abandoned yet charming village that was once the forte of Suds, the traditional merchant clan of Himachal Pradesh. This is when I first visited the Chateau Garli the lesser-known heritage village in Himachal Pradesh, that very few people visit. Travelers may not visit Garli in hordes but looking [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…]