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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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5 Things To Do In Naggar, Kullu

A simple, but comfortable house with a large balcony overlooking cucumber fields is my base-camp in Naggar, Himachal Pradesh. I keep my luggage here and only carry a small bag with a couple of clothes for when I head off to explore a new part of this picturesque state. My…

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Visit this one-of-a-kind luxury getaway in Manali -Shivadya Resort & Spa

ShivAdya in Karjan is just about as far off the beaten path as you can get. Hidden just out of view, this boutique hand-crafted resort is set in a breathtaking landscape, and offers a slice of luxe Himachali living paired with unprecedented comfort. I spent a couple of days in…

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Stay at OffBeat Footprints, Jibhi for a local Himachali experience

I heaved a sigh of relief as my GPS showed 5 minutes to Brajesh’s location. I travelled a long way to get to Jibhi – around 150 kms from Fagu. It wasn’t the distance, but the road, riddled with bumps and potholes that made the journey seem endless. It’s almost…

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Losing Myself in the hills of Jibhi

As someone from a touristy hub like Goa who lives in a quiet little village, away from the cacophony of the beach belt, I can sense why Jibhi would appeal to off-beat travelers. Apart from a winding road running straight through this mountain village, there is almost no sign of…

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NorthMoon Homestay, Fagu – Simple, Cosy Charm

Ever dreamed of waking up in the mountains and opening your curtains every morning to postcard-like views of green pine and spruce trees? Or being completely cut off from the world for just a little while, only to be thousands of miles away, wrapping a shawl closer around your body…

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With love from Shimla!

As Shimla came into view, I gaped at what looked like a vertical city. Buildings appeared as if they were growing behind each other – from where I stood, what was someone’s top floor was the start of someone else’s ground floor. The road went on bending, dipping and climbing…

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