A Summer Getaway to Tirthan Valley in Himachal Pradesh, India | Things to do in Tirthan Valley, Himachal Pradesh on a family vacation

Tirthan Valley in Himachal Pradesh is a pristine Himalayan region in the kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, India. The Great Himalayan National Park (one of the largest biosphere reserves in India and UNESO World Heritage site) is located in the Tirthan valley and if you are looking for a quiet time away with family amidst […]

Long Weekend Getaways from Delhi-NCR in August | Must Visit Destinations from Delhi

August is here and there are one two three fabulous long weekends of Rakshabandhan, Janmashtami, Independence Day and  Ganesh Chaturthi to relax, rejuvenate from our busy work lives.  It’s also a great opportunity to travel and the long weekends this month August are of 3 and 5 days each, Rakshabandhan is on a Monday (7th […]

Hiking in Tirthan Valley, Himachal Pradesh | Story of a day hike

“The adventure is not in getting somewhere, it’s the on-the-way experience. It is not the expected: it’s the surprise.” ~ Ruskin Bond.  Hiking is one of my favorite outdoor activities and most probably I got inspired by reading Ruskin Bond’s beautiful anecdotes of his life in the mountains; the visually inspiring descriptions of pretty walks in […]

Long Weekend Getaway to Tirthan Anglers’ Retreat in Himachal Pradesh | Summer Travel Escapes to Himalayas

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Ever since I visited Tirthan and Gushaini valleys in Himachal Pradesh a decade back, I have wanted to go back here. Many things did not work out over the years, but this year, somehow my heart decided upon visiting […]

Delhi to Palampur (Himachal Pradesh) Road Trip | Driving Guide

I had travelled with fellow bloggers & photographers on a road trip to Palampur (Himachal Pradesh) from Delhi some time back on invite from Himachal Heritage Village. While our experience of Palampur was pleasant, the drive from delhi to palampur and back was a nightmare. It was because of a bad driver mostly, but also […]

Baijnath Temple in Palampur Himachal Pradesh, India

I am fascinated by the mythological narratives related with the ancient cities & heritage, especially of my faith Hinduism.  Although, I am more of a spiritual person who most often is a bit lazy about the faith related rituals in my daily life, I am constantly wanting to know about the various narratives of our […]

Bir Billing in Himachal Pradesh (India) | Paragliding and much more in a quaint himachali village

I had heard about Bir-Billing (in Himachal Pradesh) much before I visited Palampur on invite by HimachalHeritage Village and only realized that it was close to the Palampur town after I reached there. Bir-Billing is world famous for adventure tourism, especially para-gliding. In fact, Bir-billing is counted among the ‘top paragliding sites in the world’ […]

Palampur in Himachal Pradesh | Encounters with Smiling Happy People

A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose ~ Tom WilsonOn my long weekend getaway to Palampur (Himachal Pradesh, India), I came across many happy encounters with the friendly & ever smiling locals, who seem to have an eternal joi de vivre in their everyday lives. Sharing some of my encounters with the […]

Tea Gardens of Palampur | Kangra | Himachal Pradesh | India

“If you are cold, tea will warm you; if you are too heated, it will cool you; If you are depressed, it will cheer you; If you are excited, it will calm you.”  ― William Ewart Gladstone Palampur, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh (India)  is famous with tea lovers around the world for it’s specialty teas.  Me being […]

Himachal Heritage Village in Palampur, Himachal Pradesh ~ A relaxing authentic Himachali style Cottage Resort

A breezy & sunny summer morning lazing around in a swing hammock, watching the beautiful dhauladhar ranges in the distance and the ever changing skyline, with the sun & clouds playing hide-n-seek; my mind went blank of all thought process – all the business meetings that were needed to be scheduled next week, the work […]

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