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Friday, February 23, 2018


A Himachal Heritage Haveli - Garli - Pure Air. Pure Art. Pure Heritage.

Garli – Pure Air. Pure Art. Pure Heritage.

With Delhi NCR's air getting more noxious by the minute, people prefer heading out for the long weekends. This poses a dilemma of choosing a destination. With Mussoories, Shimlas and McLeodgunjes crawling with Delhiites a la Chandni Chowk, the choices surely shrink. In such dire times, I am glad to have found an unexplored heritage gem during this year's World Heritage Week. All thanks to a FAM trip organised by SoulMedia! Read on and enjoy - 'Garli – Pure Air. Pure Art. Pure Heritage.' Hopefully, you'd also personally discover it soon enough!
Folk instruments make their presence felt in Kullu Dussehra - Gods' Own Get-Together

Kullu Dussehra – Gods’ Own Get-Together

While I have shared the various tales and described the festivities for you, the most interesting story regarding the origin of Kullu Dussehra I heard was from a visitor. Of course, there is no truth in it. According to him, after Lord Rama killed Ravana, all the gods came over to congratulate him and then proceeded to have a party! Whatever be the true reason for the celebration, it certainly is one of the most colourful events I have witnessed till now. Kullu Dussehra - Gods' Own Get-Together
This is what you see after the Bijli Mahadev Trek – Kullu Attraction

Bijli Mahadev Trek – Kullu Attraction

Any local from hilly area tells you the trek is just 40 minutes, multiply it by 3 to get a more realistic estimate - Bijli Mahadev Trek – Kullu Attraction
Ladakh - World's Highest Desert - Instagram Roundup

Ladakh – World’s Highest Desert – Instagram Roundup

These images are not about moments, but about the epicness of a majestic region. While going through these, it is likely you may feel the gentle rustling of the prayer flags, the violent gushing of glacial rivers, the evocative notes of quaint local instruments, the faith and belief of the humble people of Ladakh, and its stark, rugged terrain. You may even feel the devotion and meditation of monks, see the browns, blues, greens, and reds of this colourful desert and hear the folklore of this region.
Road Tripping to Khardung La for the #HighestBloggerMeet

Road Tripping to Khardung La for the #HighestBloggerMeet

While we waited with a collective baited breath, he announced that we had created not one, but two records - the first-ever bloggers meet in Khardung La, as well as the Highest Blogger meet at an altitude of 17,562 ft.
Romancing India's Best Loved Lake - Dal Lake

Romancing India’s Best Loved Lake – Dal Lake

During my recent passage through the city while we were on our way to Ladakh to set the record for the #HighestBloggerMeet (courtesy #ScoutMyTrip and #OYORooms), I was shocked to see Dal bereft of tourists, shrouded in a pall of ghostly silence (scroll down to the last photograph, if you don't believe me!).