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Best Hotels and Homestays in Himachal Pradesh – ThatGoanGirl Guide

Hey there! As most of you know already, I recently got back from spending two months in Himachal Pradesh and during the course of that time, experienced a lot of places to stay – some worth recommending and others, never to speak of again. So whether you’re a backpacker looking…

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Sunshine Himalayan Cottage, Banjar- Stay here, Be HAPPY!

“Wow!” That’s something I said every few minutes, from the time I entered Sunshine Himalayan Cottage, to the time I left. I’m actually feeling a bit reluctant to share this sweet cabin with you – I want it all to myself! GETTING THERE Sunshine Himalayan Cottage is close to Gurshaini…

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Where to eat in McLeod Ganj – A Guide to the best cafes and restaurants

Hey lovelies! I spent a couple of days in McLeod Ganj and the weather played spoil sport the entire time. It was misty and raining non-stop! I was pretty bummed that I couldn’t do much sightseeing – it’s no fun when you can’t make out the vibrancy of the monasteries…

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Tall Trees Resort, Manali – an idyllic getaway amid the Deodar trees

Mention ‘Himachal Pradesh,’ and I’m sure it will bring images of a picturesque paradise to your mind – one with verdant hills covered in evergreens – sometimes swaying under clear blue skies, and at other times, peeking from behind a veil of mist. As you probably know by now, my…

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Feel at home in a villa made for royalty – Jyoti Niwas Cottage, Palampur

Hey! Welcome back! You’ve probably heard of many hotels offering guests a one-of-a-kind experience, but by and large, what they offer is pretty similar. That’s why, when given a choice, I try and pick off-beat home-stays and guest houses when I travel. The homely touch, the local stories I can…

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Monastery-Hopping in Bir – the best paragliding spot in Asia

“Did you go paragliding?” A flood of DMs, all with the same four words, hit my Instagram inbox, minutes after I posted stories of myself in this lush green paradise in the mountains. Bir, after all, is the second best paragliding spot in the world (and the best one in…

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Pulga Travelogue – A village with a sprinkle of magic!

With Kasol on one end of Parvati Valley, and the village of Tosh on the other, I had a few of the tiny settlements to explore in between. Kalga, Pulga and Tulga are all located between the two, a short distance from each other, but on the opposite side of the…

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Tosh Travelogue – A tiny hamlet at the end of the world

Each of the several villages in Parvati Valley offer stupendous views of the river, the rolling hills carpeted in meadows, and pine trees in every conceivable shade of green. A few, however, stand out for being tourist favourites. These are the ones that have developed affordable accommodation and chilled-out cafes…

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Kasol Travelogue – Things to do in hippie land

I’d been hearing a lot about Kasol. Being one of the most popular tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh, getting bits of information to piece together from friends who’ve travelled there came easily. I’d pictured a haven for backpackers sporting dreadlocks and wearing Bob Marley T-shirts. A Mecca for young Israeli…

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The Himalayan Village, Kasol – Straight out of a fairy tale

The ferocious Parvati River roared as its churning waters flowed alongside the narrow road leading to Kasol. It carried more mud with it, appearing almost like milky coffee, since it had been raining for the last few days. On the opposite side, a discreet looking wall hid behind it a…

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How to get clients as a Digital Nomad

Writing a series about being a ‘digital nomad’ has been on my mind for quite a while. Every day, I wake up to emails and DMs in various social media inboxes asking me the same thing: “How can you afford to travel?” “Are you a full-time blogger?’ “How do you…

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