The walls of Kumbhalgarh Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are the second longest in the world, after the Great Wall of China. Sadly, only about 38 kms of this wall remains now. Situated in the Aravalis, these walls ensured the Fort remained impregnable even during the worst of attacks by Mughals.
The summer capital of Jaintia Kings, this region gets its name from its rules. It lies further east of the Khasi Hills, and is a treasure trove of legends.
Sohra or Cherrapunjee, is a small place about 50 kms from Shillong. A fantastic highway through idyllic villages of the East Khasi hills takes you there. But, a major problem is, the views around you will make you stop every few meters. 😄
Tirthan valley may not be as popular as Shimla or Manali, but it has it’s own charms which are hard to find elsewhere. Peace, tranquility, treks and Trouts! Barely 65 KMs from Mandi, it is a relatively lesser explored destination and thus, less crowded.
Dawki is a small town on the India Bangladesh border in Meghalaya. It is around 80 kms from the state capital Shillong and lies in the west Jaintia hills. The river passing through it, is … Continue reading Dawki – Travelling to the land’s end
Barely 65 KMs from Shimla, lies the small town of Narkanda. At around 2700 m ASL, it offers some of the most beautiful views of the snow clad Shivaliks. It is a busy little place with a bustling market. It lies on the erstwhile Hindustan Tibet road that was an old trade route between India and Tibet as well as being the route to Spiti. Even today, it serves as a great transit stop for a trip to Spiti or Kinnaur Valleys.
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Aru Valley lies barely 12kms from Pahalgam. Calm and free from tourists, it offers a lot of trek options in the nearby valleys – all untouched and pristine.
Doodhpathri is a meadow with lush green fields and a glacial stream passing through it. It is yet to become popular, so there is total peace!
Srinagar (and Kashmir as a whole) had been on our shortlist for a long time but we could not manage a trip here. The last trip to Kashmir was a fleeting visit we could afford … Continue reading Srinagar, Kashmir – How to spend a day!
Chindi, Karsog Valley is about 90 kms from Shimla. Yet it sees only a fraction of the tourists that Shimla does. The pace of life is refreshingly slow here.
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