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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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