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Himachali words that will help you travel better

The state of Himachal Pradesh is known for its beauty and landscape. As far as the local languages of Himachal Pradesh are concerned, they are varied and spoken all around the region. Some of the popular local languages of Himachal Pradesh are Mandiali (spoken in Mandi District), Kulavi (spoken in Kullu), Chameali (spoken in Chamba), Hinduari (spoken in Nalagarh and its surrounding area), Pangwali, Miahasvi (spoken in Mahasu region), Kehluri…

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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: Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh

Sarahan is an uphill village near Rampur in Himachal Pradesh. It gives a panoramic view of the Pin Valley.  It is also known as the Gateway to Kinnaur and Spiti Valley. The Sarahan village is at an altitude of 6889 feet above sea level and seven kms uphill from the River Satluj. It's a small village where both Hinduism and Buddhism get equal respect. Some people who live here have…

Ten facts about Kalpa, Kinnaur Valley in Himachal Pradesh

Kalpa is a town with a history of ancient temples. The Sutlej River below hurtles through deep gorges, the winding mountain road is bordered by chilgoza forests. The serenity of this sleepy hamlet was not often visited by foreigners until recently, but there are still relatively few visitors.   There are now over five places to stay in Kalpa and more, below, in Reckong Peo where travellers must stop to…

10 facts about Chitkul, Himachal Pradesh

Chitkul (Chittkul) is a village in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. It is the last inhabited village near the Indo-China border. The Indian road ends here. During winters, the place mostly remains covered with the snow. The inhabitants move to the lower regions of Himachal. Potatoes grown at Chittkul are one of the best in the world and are very costly.   Chitkul, on the banks of the Baspa River,…

Nako lake and village

10 facts about Nako, Himachal Pradesh

Nako is a small village in Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, India. It lies in the sensitive restricted zone along the border with Tibet, which requires an Inner Line Permit (ILP)  to travel through. That, coupled with its remote location and limited tourist infrastructure, makes it a little-visited but rewarding destination.   Nako is a village in the Himalayas of northern India, located near the Indo-China border in the Trans-Himalayan region of…

Kinnaur and Spiti Valley FAQ

Where is Kinnaur and Spiti Valley located? In Himachal Pradesh of North India. Is  Kinnaur and Spiti Valley safe? Yes, Kinnaur and Spiti are an extremely safe region of Himachal Pradesh. What about the Chinese issue? The issues with China are an ongoing thing which is at the border where travellers are not allowed to go to. It's the media who creates a mountain out of a molehill. Network related…

TLOW diary | Week 6 – Kinnaur & Spiti Valley

May, 2017 Travelling to Himachal was on my mind for quite some time, but Kinnaur and Spiti were something I had never thought of. I had read some bit about Spiti before the trip, Kinnaur was a pleasant surprise! Snowcapped mountains, Baspa river flowing through the villages of Chitkul and Racckham. The monastery and lanes of the villages and much more which was completely breathtaking!  Driving through the treacherous roads…

12 days backpackers road trip around Kinnaur & Spiti Valley

A road trip through some of the most rugged roads and barren terrains to meet arguably the kindest people in the world. From living in wooden houses and having absolutely no network coverage, a trip to Kinnaur & Spiti Valley will surely take you back in time and help you reconnect with Mother Nature. By the end of 12 days you will surely find your self and much more.  TRIP…

10 things to do in Chitkul

Chitkul is situated on the border of India and Tibet. It is a small village unknown to the outside world. Situated in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh, here are 10 things to do in this hidden gem of India with its unique ethnicity. Home stay  The only way to get a real feel of the Himalayan village life in Chitkul is to spend a night in the very few…

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