Category: Himalayan Travels

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Humans of Wanderlust: Muzaffar, Dal Lake

Muzaffar Lungroo was born on April 26, 1977 in the Dal Lake area of Srinagar. He is the youngest of three sons. His family includes his two older brothers and their families as well as his wife. Muzaffar handles his family business of welcoming people and letting them have a luxury houseboat experience. To us at tlow, he is Muzaffar bhai. His favourite time pass is watching movies. So all day,…

Six facts about Sarchu, Himachal Pradesh

An important stopover on the Leh-Manali highway, Sarchu lies on the boundary of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. Situated at an elevation of just over 14,500 ft between the Himalayan mountain passes of Baralacha La and Lachlung La, Sarchu is of great importance mainly due to its location on the Leh-Manali highway. Sarchu, also known as Sir Bhum Chun, closely resembles Ladakh with its barren splendor and is a…

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Humans of Wanderlust: Viren Folka from Solan

Viren Folka was born and brought up in Solan, Himachal Pradesh. He has immense knowledge about all the mountains that can be hiked and also everything in Himachal Pradesh. By profession, he is a mountaineer and trek lead. He has his own trekking company named, 'Trek the mountains'. He has done Everest base camp and is preparing himself for the Everest summit in 2020. Viren has also done all major…

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Ten facts about Manipur

Manipur is a state in Northeast India, with the city of Imphal as its capital.It is bound by Nagaland to the north, Mizoram to the south, and Assam to the west; Burma (Myanmar) lies to its east The state covers an area of 22,327 square kilometres and has a population of almost three million, including the Meitei, who are the majority group in the state, Loi, Yaithibi, Kuki and Naga…

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Humans of Wanderlust: Shanti Devi from Sarahan

Shanti Devi is a warm clothes weaver who belongs to Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh where she was born and brought up. She got married in 1962. She is the only girl child in the family with two more brothers. She is also the youngest child. In the Sarahan culture, girls when they are young are taught how to weave wool and make warm clothes like sweaters, gloves, mufflers and many more…

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What to experience in Palampur, Himachal Pradesh

Famous for its tea gardens, Palampur is emerging as a major tourist hub because of its perfect location between the Dhauladhar Valley. Located at a height of 3,999 feet, the town is an ideal location for visiting at any time of the year. Winters are quite cold and summers are moderately cool. The town is spread across a small expanse but offers vivid variety of experiences. Despite the places that…

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Humans of Wanderlust: Dorje and Sonam from Langza

The Langza family, as we at tlow fondly refer to them are amazing people who are always ready to help others. There are six members in the family and the head of the family is Dorje and his wife’s name is Sonam. They have two sons and two daughters. [caption id="attachment_33688" align="aligncenter" width="300"] langza home stay[/caption] On a freezing day in the village, they have been saviours for many of…

Ten facts about Malana, Himachal Pradesh

Malana is considered as ‘one of the oldest democracies’ in the world. The villagers believe that they have pure Aryan genes and that they are descendants of Alexander the Great’s soldiers.The locals claim it to have a well-organised parliamentary system, guided by their devta Jamlu rishi.   Malana is an ancient Indian village in the state of Himachal Pradesh. This solitary village in the Malana Nala, a side valley of…

A hundred days in Ladakh

Ladakh is a land where culture resides in the heart of everyone. It is the land where the feeling of peace and happiness is visible on every individual's face. The best part of being in Ladakh is that you get to see and experience many things which are not there in any other part of the world, other than the Himalayas. What comes to mind when you think of Ladakh?…

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