A Virtual Tour of the Himalayas

Fairs, Festivals, Shows…


16 Dakinis Perform Gilded Mask Dance during Hemis Festival

Photo: July 7, 2014. Hemis Festival, Ladakh. A group of sixteen dakinis performs the gilded mask dance around a religious ...
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Black Hat Dance, Hemis Festival

Hemis Monastery Portrays Our World in Black Hat Dance

Photo: July 7, 2014. Hemis Monastery, Ladakh, India. A Black Hat dancer Nowadays, thirteen Janaka dancers perform Black Hat dance ...
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What to shop at Chandigarh National Crafts' Fair

Grass and Jute Souvenirs from Chandigarh National Crafts’ Fair

Chandigarh hosts the National Crafts' Fair every year. The event showcases crafts from across the country. Many of these boast ...
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A Double Korean Orange Chrysanthemum from Chandigarh

A Not-to-Miss Attraction for Your Nov-Dec Holiday in India

Have a look at this postcard featuring an orange double Korean chrysanthemum from the annual chrysanthemum show held in Chandigarh ...
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Forts, Museums, Palaces…


A Key to the Past:

Basgo Castle: A Key to Past

Today’s photo story takes you to Basgo Castle located on one of dun hills of Ladakh. Click any image to start the ...
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A virtual tour of the Zorawar Fort, Leh, Ladakh, Jammu Kashmir, India

Should I visit Zorawar Fort in Leh? Browse and decide.

Since one of the roads to Leh, Srinagar-Leh highway, has opened after a long winter, today we will take you ...
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The Himalayan hamlets from the fort

A Day Hike to Ahju Fort, the Vantage Point

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine October 2015 Contents The Ahju Fort  complex, located in Kangra District, Himachal Pradesh, features a Bharat Sancher ...
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A guide to Nurpur Fort in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

A photo tour of Nurpur Fort in Kangra

Time and the elements have peeled off the outer skin of tall brick walls of the Nurpur Fort in Kangra, ...
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Ancient temple in Noorpur Fort in Kangra

Remains of Ancient Temple within Nurpur Fort in Kangra

This photo story takes you to the Nurpur Fort in Kangra. The fort has a high platform of an ancient ...
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The Prajnaparamita Prayer Texts consisting of twenty volumes written in larger font by hand.

Thiksey Museum: The Tibetan Tales

Thiksey Museum is a mini repository of Tibetan culture. Click on any image to watch the slideshow. Thiksey Museum near ...
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An incident from the life of Milarepa, a popular Tibetan saint

Milarepa and the hunter

Milarepa is a Tibetan saint from the eleventh century. The multi-talented saint is known for well-written poetry, enlightenment, and asceticism ...
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A picnic in Tibetan style, an exhibit from Losel Doll Museum in Himachal Pradesh

Traditional Tibetan amusements

A Tibetan family enjoys a picnic. The means of amusement include a traditional guitar and prayer drum, dice game, and ...
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Tri Relbachen finds place in Losel Doll Museum in Dharamshala

Tri Relbachen, one of famous 3 dharma kings of Tibet

This postcard shows one of the Three Dharma Kings of Tibet, Tri Relbachen. He hosted several Indian scholars who translated ...
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Hiking / Trekking…


Tradition of Nanda Raj Jat: A Timeline

Tradition of Nanda Raj Jat: Brief Chronology

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine May-June 2016 Contents The Garhwal and Kumaon Himalayas relived the tradition of Nanda Raj Jat just ...
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Pilgrims walk from Sem to Koti.

An Epitome of Determination

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine May-June 2016 Contents She followed unabridged faith in the pilgrimage. She lived with the bare essentials, ...
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Logo of Nanda Raj Jat 2014

22nd Day of Nanda Raj Jat: Closing Ceremony at Nauti

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine May-June 2016 Contents End of Reliving the Tradition September 7, 2014 Sunday Despite a weekend, the ...
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The drummers lead the women carrying offerings on their heads to the temple.

21st Day of Nanda Raj Jat: Nauti

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine May-June 2016 Contents Missing Momentum of the First Day September 6, 2014 Saturday Poor presence of ...
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Scenic Drives


On the 2nd day of Leh-Manali self-driving trip, the road winds through Himachal Pradesh.

Why Should You Go on Leh-Manali Self-Driving Trip?

In “Should You Do Leh-Manali Trip by Bus or on Your Bike?” I briefly talked about advantages and disadvantages of ...
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Photos of interesting landforms along Leh-Manali bus route

Should You Do Leh-Manali Trip by Bus or on Your Bike?

Being chauffeured has an advantage. You can focus on the neighbors of the road instead of focusing on the road ...
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Potholes and scree create problems for drivers using Leh-Manali highway.

8 Challenges Await You on Leh-Manali Highway

Before you board the bus or take your bike for Leh-Manali journey, check these pictures to know the problems that ...
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Sarchu camps, Himachal Pradesh

7 Pit Stops along HPTDC Leh-Manali Bus Route

Pit stops along the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC) Leh-Manali bus route offer only basic facilities. These facilities are ...
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