Category: Parvati Valley

Yolo Camping

Camping, Glamping & a riverside stay @ YOLO

Ever dreamt of living in colourful tents, out in the wilderness? Away from home in a shelter, such as a tent. Ever wanted to stay somewhere by the riverside, in a state or national parks or in the wilderness? Camping became popular as a recreational activity over a period of years. What exactly is camping ? It's an outdoor recreational activity which involves a range of activities and approach to…

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Must visit places in Parvati Valley

Parvati Valley is one of the most beautiful valleys in Himachal Pradesh. It is famous for its hippie culture as well as because it is a paradise for trekkers. Kasol is the most visited town in the valley by Indians as well as foreigners. It has everything in itself from the Israeli cuisine to momos, apples to hippie things. There are many famous cafes like Cafe Sunshine, Cafe Evergreen, German…

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Humans of Wanderlust: Shiva Sharma from Bhuntar

Shiva Sharma was born and brought up in Bhuntar, Himachal Pradesh. He is 34 years old and a bus driver by profession. He has done his schooling from Bhuntar itself. He stays with his wife and 10-year-old son. He has been driving on these roads since the last 15 years and says he knows every corner of every road in the valley. Earlier, Shiva used to work at his father's…

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The Wanderlust Ecosystem: Yolo Camping

Back in the winter of 2015, I met a local from Parvati Valley who told me about his desire to start a campsite near the Malana power plant in his apple orchard. But he had major trust issues with people from outside the valley. His name was Amarnath Thakur and he was related to the family who ran the guest house I stayed at in Kasol. He claimed the place…

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Humans of Wanderlust: Karan from Manikaran

Karan was born in Nepal, his family shifted to Himachal Pradesh, India when he was 10. His family stays in Mandi, while Karan stays at Manikaran with his wife and children. Speaking about his occupation, Karan said with a smile, “My occupation changes every year. Here in the mountains except tourism, all other businesses keep changing. One needs to be versatile to fit into the system.” Some of his past…

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