Barot, Himachal Pradesh – An idyllic holiday destination

Barot is a small village in Himachal Pradesh, around 60kms from Mandi. It was developed in the 1920s by the British as part of the Shanan Power Project. While the majority of the project lies in Jogindernagar, a diversion dam and tunnel lies across the hills in Barot which redirect the waters of Uhl river….

Tirthan Valley – In the Nature’s Lap

Barely 65 KMs from Mandi, lies the valley of Tirthan river. Although not as popular as Manali, Kullu or Kasol, it has it’s own charms which are hard to find elsewhere. It is a relatively lesser explored destination and offers some solitude and peace. Something we city dwellers badly need. Adventurous drives, lush green farms, apple…

Narkanda – A perfect weekend getaway

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…

Chindi, Karsog Valley – A secluded paradise

Chindi in Karsog Valley, is only about 90 kms from Shimla. Yet, it sees only a fraction of the tourists that Shimla has to deal with. There are not many stay options in the valley. The pace of life is refreshingly slow here. Can you imagine the markets being closed on a Sunday? Well, it…