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Nahan and Renuka

Nahan and Renuka

Situated at the Southern tip of Himachal Pradesh, Nahan is off the touristy trail. At an height of 932 meter, Nahan is situated in the Shivalik hills. The city is believed to be founded in 1621 by Raja Karan Praksh in 1621. It is beleived the city takes it name from Nahar (The Lion) who […]

Thanedhar – A story of Stokes legacy

Thanedhar – A story of Stokes legacy

Enjoying an apple after a nice lunch on a Sunday afternoon at Banjara Retreat Thanedhar, I wondered how many people in India know the wonderful journey of apples, all the way from North America to India. The first apple tree in this country was planted by Capt. R.C. Lee of the British army in the […]

Kalka Shimla Toy Train

Kalka Shimla Toy Train

  Kalka to Shimla toy train journey is the one of the most sought after journey in the country. This track is now on the UNESCO’s world heritage rail site. This is one of the oldest hill railway track built by the British in India. While traveling from Delhi, one has to change train at […]

Barot

Barot

Barot is one of the hidden jewel of Himachal Pradesh. It is situated 40 km from Jogindernagar, on the Pathankot – Mandi highway. The road to Barot branches off from Ghatasni before Joginder Nagar while coming from Mandi leading to Jatingri. Further ahead of Jatingri lies Barot at a distance of 14 km. The adventurous […]

Holiday Cottages & Resort Manali

Holiday Cottages & Resort Manali

Holiday Cottages over the years have become synonym to a perfect gateway for a refreshing and enjoyable holiday in Manali. The property initially started with 4 Cottages is now a 45 room Resort and has been suitably renamed as Holiday Cottages and Resort. The resort offers superb views of the snow clad mountains and the valley probably […]

Chail

Chail

Chail reminds one of the deodars, the oak forests and lush grasslands. This former capital of Maharaja of Patiala, is 45 km from Shimla towards Kufri. In 1891, Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala incurred the wrath of Lord Kitchener for flirting with his daughter, the then Commander-in-Chief. As a result, he was banned entry into […]

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Pathetic Hygiene issues at Himachal Roadways Food Stop

A video on social media has gone viral over pathetic condition of a dhaba, food joint, where Himachal Roadways (HRTC) buses stop for dinner when plying between Delhi and various tourists towns of Himachal Pradesh. Irony is that these food joints are approved by Himachal Roadways top management. After repeated complaints from the people about […]