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Is Pilgrimage (Nanda Raj Jat) a Fundamental Right?

However, there was a conflict among viewpoints aired by different pilgrims. A group of pilgrims articulated an age-old tradition about distribution of free amenities: all of us like to oblige our acquaintances and people from our native places. So there were situations when an official (s) probably gave preference to pilgrims from his/her home town while distributing free amenities. It was a two-way process: pilgrims and officials did it with mutual consent. Continue reading

A Race to Bedni on Long Weekend
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A Race to Bedni on Long Weekend

Bedni is the last destination for short annual Nanda Raj Jat that starts from Kurad in August. The meadow dresses up in a virgin white dress during winter. The bugyal is also one of the main stopovers of long Nanda Raj Jat that takes place once in twelve years. Continue reading

Problems You May Face during Nanda Raj Jat
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Problems You May Face during Nanda Raj Jat

If you find a camping place next to the evening cultural program venue and / or the temple, loud beats of devotional songs, chants, and prayers will not let you sleep. I experienced the same problem. I could not sleep for a second in Koti because my logistics manager pitched the tent next to the night event venue, where the loudspeakers blared until 3:00 am. Continue reading

Hiking Itineraries Go Online
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Hiking Itineraries Go Online

As craze for adventure travel is growing, more number of entrepreneurs are joining the online niche travel information and package segment. Today we are comparing two hiking publishers from India and the Netherlands: Indiahikes and Hikable. Indiahikes is more than five years old, whereas Hikable is a new digital hiking guidebook publisher. Although they are passionate about the same activity, both are unique in some ways. This comparison offers useful marketing and competitive intelligence required to find new opportunities and market the business in growing adventure tourism segment. Continue reading

How to Take a Picture of Donkey
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How to Take a Picture of Donkey

A smiling face definitely makes a pretty picture. But can you make animals laugh? Or do they laugh? Continue reading

How Can I Earn while Trekking in the Himalayas?
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How Can I Earn while Trekking in the Himalayas?

If you are a reasonably good photographer, you can earn some money during Nanda Raj Jat, a religious adventure that take place once in twelve (12) years in Chamoli, Uttarakhand. All yatris want their and event pictures. They try to use their mobiles and basic cameras they can afford. However, there are three scenarios where you can help yatris: Continue reading

Recruiting Thrill Seekers
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Recruiting Thrill Seekers

Welcome back folks! Here is the Thursday’s job list for thrill seekers: Continue reading

The Masses Misbehave during Nanda Raj Jat
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The Masses Misbehave during Nanda Raj Jat

Many yatris with poor civic sense did not even pour the water after using the toilets although water points were just outside the toilets in most of the stopovers or within a very short walking distance. So what does public want? Should a police personnel also be appointed to maintain the cleanliness? Continue reading

Beware of Rumors during Nanda Raj Jat
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Beware of Rumors during Nanda Raj Jat

Then, people spread the word that ladies could go only up to Pathar Nachauniya, which is after the meadow. However, a number of females from this age group trekked up to Homkund, the ultimate destination of the yatra. Continue reading

15 Opportunities to Make Money
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15 Opportunities to Make Money

Jobs that may require travel. Continue reading

2 Questions about Sham Trek: Cost and Guide
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2 Questions about Sham Trek: Cost and Guide

If you do not like to drink the tap water that locals drink, do budget for bottled water which is costly, especially in remote areas. For example, a water bottle that normally costs INR 20 (Khayul) or INR 25 (Kinley) depending on brand would cost INR 40 in remote areas. Or you may not get bottled water at all. Continue reading

11 Amenities at Keylong Bus Station
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11 Amenities at Keylong Bus Station

Himachal Road Transport Corporation (H.R.T.C.) operates a canteen at the first floor. The canteen serves all three meals. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes are on the menu. The menu is Indian, for example, coffee, tea, kari chawal, rajamh chawal, and meat chawal. Continue reading

The Complete Beginner’s Guide to ISBT 43, Chandigarh
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The Complete Beginner’s Guide to ISBT 43, Chandigarh

The ISBT 43 is the starting point for your Himalayan journeys. The terminus consists of thirty two platforms. Each platform hosts buses from a specific destination in Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, and Punjab. Continue reading

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