Chamba Chappal of Himachal Pradesh

The picturesque town of Chamba named after the devout royal princess of Bharmour, Champavati is situated on the banks of the river Ravi at an elevation of about 926 feet. Historians say that Chamba was known as Airavati in the ancient times. There are very few places in the world that can rival its stunning... Continue Reading →

लंग्ज़ा – टेथिस समुद्र के जीवाश्मों का खज़ाना (Langza, Himachal Pradesh)

वानस्पतिक आवरण से रहित स्पीति की बर्फीली ठंडी रेगिस्तानी पहाड़ी घाटी में १४,५०० फीट की ऊँचाई पर लंग्ज़ा को आमतौर पर “फॉसिल विलेज” के रूप में जाना जाता है। रोहतांग दर्रे से होकर लंग्ज़ा तक पहुंचने के लिए खतरनाक सड़कें निश्चित रूप से कमजोर दिल वालोंके लिए नहीं हैं। खराब सड़कों पर गहरे घुमावदार मोड़... Continue Reading →

Hatu Mata Mandir, Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh

Hatu Peak at a staggering elevation of 11,152 feet (3400 metres) is the highest peak in Shimla district in Himachal Pradesh. A narrow treacherous single road, a little away from Narkanda passing through dense forests of deodar, fir, spruce, blue pine and others on one side and a dizzying fall into a valley below leads... Continue Reading →

Himachali Kala Zeera

Himachali Kala Zeera or black cumin is one of the most economically important medicinal plant and spice that grows largely in Himachal Pradesh. Generally known to be found as a wild plant in the forests and grassy slopes of the North-Western Himalayas, kala zeera thrives in the high mountainous regions of Kinnaur, Kullu, Chamba, Shimla,... Continue Reading →

Hindustan Tibet Road

The old Hindustan Tibet road at an altitude of 12,000 feet in the mountainous terrain of Himachal Pradesh is steeped in history. This road was a part of the ancient Silk Route to China forming a peripheral trade centre where products like musk, borax, wool, livestock, dried fruits and precious and semi-precious stones were traded... Continue Reading →

Kinnaur – Himachali Chulli Oil

Even though ‘chulli’ or wild apricot grows abundantly in the districts of Shimla, Kullu, Chamba, Sirmour, Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti of Himachal Pradesh, it is primarily identified with Kinnaur. Chuli oil or otherwise locally known as ‘Gutti ka tel’ is extracted from the kernels of wild apricots in almost all the households for domestic consumption.  ... Continue Reading →

Langza – A Treasure For Tethys Sea Fossils

Langza at an elevation of 14,500 feet is commonly known as the "Fossil Village" in the brutally stark cold desert mountain valley of Spiti devoid of vegetative cover. The treacherous roads of Manali through Rohtang Pass to reach Langza is definitely not for the faint-hearted. The bad roads with almost blind corners with no barriers... Continue Reading →

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