A Short Walk to Anjani Mahadev from Solang

Reasons to walk Anjani trail

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A shrine that does not accept physical and monetary offerings from the visitors is unusually clean, but not calm. Because the visitors come to Anjani Mahadev on foot, horses, or modern polluting Powersports 4-wheelers even during autumn when it’s partly brown and partly green. Some thrill seekers, especially snow lovers, …

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Street Food from Manali

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Manali, the tourist hotspot in Himachal Pradesh, serves several types of popular Indian street foods. For example, tiny gulab jamuns. If you have sweet tooth, tiny gulab jamuns are good for you. Their small size helps in limiting portions and enjoying the famous dessert without compromising health. Gulab jamun is …

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Mandi to Chandigarh: Review of Ordinary HRTC Bus

Which type of beverages will I get along HRTC Mandi-Chandigarh bus route?

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The non-AC ordinary bus by HRTC connecting Mandi to Chandigarh is about 43% cheaper than the Himsutra bus. A seat in the ordinary bus costs just INR 293. The pocket friendly convenient bus starts at 06:30 am from Mandi Bus Sand. Online booking service is available for both the buses. …

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Raj Mahal Hotel in Mandi: A Standard Room Review

Which type of bed and entertainment amenities are provided in standard room of Raj Mahal Hotel in Mandi?

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Raj Mahal Hotel, a centrally located mid-end hotel in Mandi, is a neighbor and competitor of The Regent Palms. I paid at the rate of INR 1,606 per person, per night, inclusive of luxury tax (10%) and service tax (8.70%) for a standard room in Raj on March 27, 2017. …

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Do You Need Inner Line Permit for Nubra, Pangong, Tso Moriri?

Ladakh Inner Line Permit

Ladakh has reintroduced Inner Line Permit for Nubra, Pangong, Tso Moriri, and other protected areas in 2017. So all Indians wishing to travel to these areas shall get the permits from Deputy Collector’s (DC) office in Leh. Deputy Collector’s Office Timings for Permit: 10:00 am to 04:00 pm on working …

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16 Dakinis Perform Gilded Mask Dance during Hemis Festival

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Photo: July 7, 2014. Hemis Festival, Ladakh. A group of sixteen dakinis performs the gilded mask dance around a religious pole. Sixteen dancers wearing copper / papier-mâché masks slowly move their bodies to match the traditional music tunes from Tibet. The dancers perform religious rituals to defeat evil spirits, to …

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Hemis Monastery Portrays Our World in Black Hat Dance

Black Hat Dance, Hemis Festival

Photo: July 7, 2014. Hemis Monastery, Ladakh, India. A Black Hat dancer       Nowadays, thirteen Janaka dancers perform Black Hat dance around religious objects in the Hemis Monastery during annual festival. However, in the olden times, it was a one-dancer performance. The dance, also known as tsamchot dance, …

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