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How wool is collected from sheep

Highlights of Adi Chamunda Temple Trail: Attractions and Facilities

Adi Chamunda Temple Trail  gives an opportunity to enjoy natural beauties, including delicate flowers and big birds, and closely observe summer lifestyle of shepherds, including their relationship with their flock of sheep and goat. Today’s photo essay presents highlights from the trail. The highlights are divided into four categories: Attractions, ...
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Reasons to walk Anjani trail

A Short Walk to Anjani Mahadev from Solang

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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Keylong hotels

A Candid Account of Keylong-Kardang Monastery Trail: A Photo Story

Today I have opened an online photo exhibition on Keylong-Kardang Monastery trail. The exhibition comprises 34 photos showcasing the sights of the trail. You can walk this easy trail on your own. This about 5-km long DIY hike will take you to the small town of Keylong and village 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 the bus and bike trips. Today I add one or two new arguments in the favor of a Leh-Manali self-driving trip. Don’t stare at women’s curves. Don’t waste your energies ...
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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. The roads snaking through the mountains of the Himalayas are challenging but they lend themselves to the beautiful views. If you drive to tame your adrenaline rush, you will miss ...
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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 you may face while driving on Leh-Manali journey. July 18, 2014. A bus tries to cross the road section covered with boulders after a landslide. July 18, 2014. Laborers clean ...
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Rohtang Pass

Manali-Rohtang Pass-Keylong Jeep Ride: An Active Holiday in Himachal Pradesh

Today our slideshow presents a visual narrative of a shared jeep ride to Keylong from Manali via Rohtang Pass, a popular snow point for tourists. If you are planning an adventure on wheels in the Himalayas, try this active holiday in Himachal Pradesh. The drive unfolds the Himalayan vistas of snow ...
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Fairs, Festivals, Shows…

Pictures of Shivratri Fair that takes place in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh

Divine Guest List of Shivratri Fair, Mandi

The four-century old Shivratri fair always has a long divine guest list. The annual fair happens in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh during February-March. The fair begins with the arrival of Kamrunag devta (deity) in Mandi town. Then a stream of hill deities reaches Mandi. Almost all the deities pay a visit ...
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Forts, Museums, Palaces…

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, Himachal Pradesh. The walls do not support any roofs under which Raja Basu and his successors once lived luxurious lives. Raja Basu (1580-1613) laid the foundation of the fort and ...
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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 temple. The platform is profusely decorated with different types of traditional motifs. The panels on the platform walls showcase stories from the life of Krishna, rows of Kirtimukhas (the Faces ...
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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. He attained spiritual bliss with the help of his teacher: Marpa the Translator. Milarepa spent his life in caves and survived on nettles. No one disturbed the saint ever. However, ...
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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 family meal. 🙂 ...
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