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Ten things to do at Yolo camp

Yolo camp is around 8 kms from Kasol and is a great place to unwind and relax. This place is located inside Malana Gate and offers a peaceful time in nature's lap. Here are 10 things to do at the Yolo camping site. Sit by the river - Yolo camping is strategically located in front of River Parvati that flows across the Parvati Valley. One can hear the gushing river sound…

Ten facts about Shillong, Meghalaya

It is the headquarters of the East Khasi Hills district. Shillong situated at an average altitude of 4,908 feet (1,496 m) above sea level, with the highest point being Shillong Peak at 6,449 feet (1,966 m). Shillong is the 330th most populous city in India with a population of 143,229 according to the 2011 census. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeo1oApkef8 Shillong has a very cool climate throughout the year. The summer months from March…

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Ten things to do in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Set at an elevation of 10,000 feet above sea level, Tawang is truly a mystical destination which is blessed with natural scenery in abundance. Tawang is known to house a variety of attractions which makes people visit the place throughout the year. Major attractions include monasteries, waterfalls and snow-capped mountains. Tawang monastery, Bong Bong waterfall, Sela Pass and Pangang Teng Tso Lake are some of the most popular attractions.  …

For once skip Kasol and trek to Rasol

It was a rainy day in Kasol and the weather forecast predicted rains for the next two days. We stayed at Kasol the previous night and woke up to heavy rains. It seemed like it had rained all night and the snow cover had doubled on the surrounding mountains. We were in a dilemma to choose a place as the actual plan was to trek to Grahan. Since, Grahan was…

Himachal’s unspoilt secret: Tirthan Valley, Himachal Pradesh

Located 70 kilometres from Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh is Tirthan Valley. It is at 1600 metres ASL. Tirthan derives its name from the Tirthan River which originates from the icy cold glacier of the snow-capped mountain Hanskund located in The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP). Tirthan unlike Parvati Valley has not become commercialised yet. It is an ideal destination in Himachal to relax and unwind in nature's lap. One…

Twenty one facts about Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh

The district of Lahaul-Spiti in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh consists of the two formerly separate districts of Lahaul and Spiti. The present administrative centre is Keylong in Lahaul. The district was formed in 1960. Kunzum la or the Kunzum Pass at 14,931 ft is the entrance pass to the Spiti Valley from Lahaul. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_NOoTrW_ck It is 21 km from Chandra Tal. This district is connected to Manali through…

Twenty one facts about Parvati Valley

Parvati Valley is the most important remnant of the Hippie trail in India. Himachal Pradesh is infamous for its reputation in mild narcotics and no other place is more famous than Parvati Valley and its shining star Malana. Starting or rather ending at the confluence of the Parvati River and the River Beas, Parvati Valley is a steep, narrow valley dotted with villages. Malana, Kasol, the Sikh and Hindu pilgrimage…

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Ten facts about Tabo, Himachal Pradesh

Tabo is a small town in the Lahaul and Spiti district on the banks of the Spiti River in Himachal Pradesh, India. The town lies on the road between Reckong Peo and Kaza, the sub-divisional headquarters of Spiti. The town surrounds a Buddhist monastery which, according to legend, is said to be over a thousand years old. The village is situated at an altitude of 10,760 ft. The climate in…

Ten facts about Chandratal, Spiti Valley

For anyone who plans a visit to the mystic valleys of Lahaul and Spiti, a night stay at the beautiful Chandratal is always part of the itinerary. It is a beautiful lake indeed, about a kilometre long and half a kilometre wide but there are several things about this lake that not many people are aware of.   Chandratal, literally meaning lake of the moon, is believed to be named…

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Ten facts about Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Tawang is a town situated at an elevation of approximately 3,048 metres to the east of Bhutan. The area is administered by the Republic of India as a part of the Arunachal Pradesh state, however, it is claimed by People's Republic of China as a part of South Tibet, under Tsona Dzong of Shannan, Tibet.   During the Sino-India war in 1962, China occupied the major parts of the state…

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