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Category: Himachal Pradesh


Dodra Kwar Diary: Sojourn in Kwar

It is already dark as I reach the village bus stand of Kwar (2419m). With no permanent shelter, the bus stand is actually a wider portion of the motorway just at the entrance to the main settlement of Kwar. I…

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Dodra Kwar Diary: Climbing the Chanshal Pass

Next morning, I take it rather easy initially but as I leave the Rest House, I gingerly manoeuvre my vehicle to climb the narrow dusty bumpy motorway to Chanshal (3784m). The air outside is fresh but every descending vehicle, load…

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The mysterious Dodra Kwar

The last week of September found me driving up the slopes of Chanshal Pass¬†(3784m) in eastern Himachal Pradesh. Keen to explore the settlements and folkways of the enigmatic Dodra Kwar villages, I set out for a sojourn in the beautiful…

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Weekend adventures at Kharapathar

Sparrows are busy playing Catch and Escape in the balcony and performing acrobatics outside the window of our room. They seem to be doing everything on the move including feeding, biting and even making love. The sporty chirrups of the…

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An Active Weekend at Chail

Chail is one of my favourite weekend destinations. I first discovered the sylvan charms of Chail while pursuing post-graduation in communication studies from Panjab University in the City Beautiful Chandigarh. Back then, we would often make weekend trips to Chail…

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