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Traveling to Dharamshala on a Budget: The Complete Guide & Itinerary

Dharamshala budget trip is something every backpacker and mountain lover has on their travel wish list. The small but beautiful hilly town of Dharamshala attracts thousands of travelers every year. This destination is not only popular with Indian travelers but is also one of the most sought after destinations for foreign nationals.   Each year thousands […]

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Dharamshala Food Guide for Travelers: Must Visit Cafes and Eateries

Dharamshala food guide will prove handy for any traveler who happens to be a foodie and would like to savour the delicacies available in the hill town. Food in Dharamshala is something every traveler should experiment with on their first visit. Also, later as well. I am not exaggerating when I say that I would go […]

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How and Where to Obtain an Inner Line Permit 2019 ?

Inner Line Permit or ILP is a travel document issued by the Government of India. It is required by Indian citizens to visit protected or/and restricted areas within the country. This permit is valid for a limited period of time. The main purpose of an inner line permit is to monitor the activity of tourists. […]

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Malana Cream Hash: Popular among Travelers but ILLEGAL in India – Do not Consume

Malana Cream Hash is more commonly known as Malana Cream or simply Malana Charas. In many countries outside India, it goes by the name black gold. The fact that Malana village cultivates Hash is the reason why many travelers come sniffing here. The ‘hand-rubbed’ Malana Cream Hash has been widely recognized for its quality worldwide. […]

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The Terrifying Rules of Malana in Himachal

Malana village rules are to be observed by every person living in or visiting Malana. These rules must most sanctimoniously be followed at all times. Malana village rules have come to the notice of the rest of the world in recent times. This is because more travelers are visiting this place than ever before. This […]

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PAP Leh: How to Obtain a Protected Area Permit for Ladakh

PAP Leh or Protected Area Permit for Leh is a travel document issued by the Government of India to foreign nationals. This document allows them to visit the restricted or protected areas of the Leh Ladakh region for a limited period of time. All foreign nationals and Non-Resident Indians (except for citizens of Bhutan) are required […]

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A First Time Traveler’s Experience at Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park, also known simply as the Corbett National park lies in the Nainital district of the north Indian state of Uttarakhand. It was here that the prestigious ‘Project Tiger’ was launched in the year 1973.  Jim Corbett National Park is a treat for nature and wildlife lovers. Its territory of the land ranges […]

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Backpacking to Spiti Valley on a Budget: Himachal’s Far Away Land

Spiti Valley budget trip is a dream come true for every backpacker. This part of the world is one of the most surreal places that you’ll ever visit in your lifetime.  Spiti Valley is home to enchanting monasteries, snow-capped mountains, the pristine Spiti River, clear skies that boast of countless stars and the crescent-shaped Chandratal […]

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Travelling to the Surreal Land of Spiti: A Biker’s Itinerary

Spiti valley bike trip itinerary should be planned and implemented methodically for anybody who likes to explore the mountains on two wheels. Nothing will feel better than venturing deep into the Himalayas on your own. Biking to Spiti is a magical feeling. It will stay with you for a really long period of time. However, […]

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Chandratal Lake: The Surreal Natural Wonder in Himachal

Chandratal Lake trek is high up on the list trekkers and climbers visiting Himachal Pradesh.  Set in the magnificent Spiti Valley, Chandratal lake literally means ‘Lake of the Moon.’ It is a crescent-shaped lake and is often referred to as one of the most beautiful lakes located at an altitude of about 14,000 ft in […]

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Is it Safe to Visit Spiti Alone: 10 Things that Every Backpacker Must Know

Is Spiti safe?  I found myself pondering over this very question as I desperately searched the internet for blogs and articles that shed light on the same. I was well aware of the hardships that come with taking a trip to Spiti Valley and thus wanted to be well-prepared to ensure a smooth journey. A lot […]

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Key Monastery – Where Faith Meets Expedition

Key Monastery, also known as the Kye Gompa is located amidst the majestic Himalayas in the Spiti Valley. It is a serene place situated far away from the maddening crowds dedicated to Buddhist learning. The entire structure is engraved in a small hill as if crafted out of a portrait. The best part about the […]

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Backpacking on a Budget Across Leh : The ‘Juleh’ Land

Ever wondered of pursuing a Leh backpacking trip? Well, you should head to Leh this coming holiday season and feel enchanted amidst the majestic Himalayas.  Leh is a serene and calm location in the lap of astonishing mountains and valleys. No pictures or words will ever do justice to its beauty. Visiting Leh is something you […]

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Shopping Guide for Leh Ladakh: What and Where to Buy?

Shopping list for Leh Ladakh should ensure that you carry the best things from the region with you while going back. The picturesque landscapes, Buddhist culture, welcoming folks, avenues for adventure activities is why Leh earns a top spot in the bucket list of many travellers. Apart from the memories and those excellent Instagram pictures, one […]

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Things to Carry for Leh Ladakh Trip: A Complete Guide

Things to carry for Leh Ladakh Trip is one of the most searched queries when planning a trip to Leh Ladakh. Ladakh is every traveller’s dream destination and one of the most picturesque regions in India. A trip to this cold desert is bound to leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime Leh- […]

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The Splendid Nubra Valley: Ladakh’s Own Gateway to Beauty and Splendor

Nubra Valley is a mysterious place tucked up in the lap of the Himalayas that is filled with an enigmatic culture, mesmerizing valleys, double-humped camel rides, captivating sand dunes and challenging roads. The Shyok River meets the Nubra River in this mesmerizing village that separates the majestic Ladakh and Karakoram mountain ranges.  Nubra Valley is […]

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Spangmik Village: The Beautiful Rustic Region Near Pangong Tso

Spangmik Village is a remote village situated 156 km east of Leh, on the banks of famous Pangong Lake in Ladakh region. The village is located on a narrow stretch of land between the Chang Chenmo mountains and the Pangong lake. The Spangmik village is very close to the Tibetan border and an army check post […]

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The Mesmerizing Lake that Changes Colours – Pangong Tso, Ladakh

Pangong Lake, originally known as Pangong Tso (Tso means lake in the native language of Ladakh) is an extremely gorgeous site located amidst the high grasslands of Ladakh region in North India. The sheer beauty of Pangong Tso or more popularly known as just the Pangong Lake makes travellers visit it from far and wide. […]

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Magnetic Hill in Leh: Does it Defy All Laws of Gravity?

Magnetic Hill is located near Leh in the north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.  It is around 30 km away from mainland Leh and it is on the Leh – Kargil national highway. Magnetic Hill is an extremely famous and mysterious destination.  Not only is the uncanny component of the hill a topic of […]

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Dealing with Altitude Sickness in Leh: The Complete Travel Guide

Dealing with Altitude Sickness in Leh Ladakh is the first thing you should ponder over while planning a journey to this vast stretch of the Majestic Himalayas. Also known as the “Land of High passes,” Ladakh is not just a travel destination, it is an adventure travel destination. It presents a traveller with various challenges, […]

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Is Leh Safe?

Is Leh safe? This is the first question that pops to mind when you think of travelling to Leh for the first time. Thousands of travellers visit the land of wanderlust-Ladakh each year and are left in awe of its sheer beauty. While we can all agree that Leh is magical, but it in no way is […]

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9 Beautiful Lakes in Leh that you Don’t Know About !

Lakes in Leh need no introduction. Popularized by the Bollywood movie 3 Idiots, Pangong Tso came to the attention of travellers from across the country and the world. After that, there was no looking back. Every year thousands of travellers visit Leh-Ladakh to witness the beauty of the barren cold desert and see for themselves the blue […]

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Triund Trek: Camp Amidst the Majestic Himalayas

Triund Trek is a sought after footslog for a majority of travellers who visit Dharamshala and Mcleodganj. The tall snow-capped Dhalaudhars, the breathtaking views and not so narrow pathways are what attract even the trekking beginners to pursue this beautiful trek. Triund Hill lies at the height of 2842m (9342 ft) above sea level, in […]

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Lahesh Cave Trek: Dharamshala’s Enthralling Green & White Trail

Lahesh Cave Trek is an ideal trekking route for adventurers who wish to explore beyond an easy one day trek in Triund.  The trail to Lahesh caves is one of the most beautiful in the Himalayas. It offers an enthralling experience with breathtaking panoramic views of the Dhauladhars. Lahesh Cave Trek is set in Himachal’s […]

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Is Dharamshala Safe for Solo Travelers, Backpackers and Women?

Is Dharamshala Safe for Solo Travelers, Backpackers and Women? This is a pertinent question that needs to be addressed for the security of every first-time visitor. The answer is YES. Dharamshala and Mcleodganj are safe as travel destinations. Not only are they safe but they are exquisite. The majestic Himalayas form a riveting backdrop and […]

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Churah Valley: The Lesser Known but Magnificent Destination in Himachal

Churah valley, as the heading of this blog represents is a lesser known but magnificent destination in Himachal and is famous for its apples and other organic products like honey. The word Churah means four paths as it is a gateway to four major places like Chamba town, Pangi Valley, Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir. Churah valley […]

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Untold Story of Himachal’s Malana Village: World’s Oldest Democracy

Malana Village- a paradise for travellers is a remote village that is located in the Parvati Valley of Himachal Pradesh. Many people have heard of Malana village but its best-kept secrets are what makes it ever so charming and attractive. Malana Village is a different world in itself. It is like a sacred book of fabled folklore, […]