Snowfall at Narkanda; some pictures

This Sunday there was a mild snowfall at Narkanda. Mild by Narkanda standards as there was just 3 inch of snow on roads. Snowfall has been awfully late this year and Shimla is yet to receive snow. Snow fall happened in the periphery of Narkanda only. It was nice to drive on snow after such […]

Shimla hotels register full occupancy for Christmas weekend

Though white Christmas eluded Shimla this year, tourist traffic to Shimla has increased with all hotels in the city registering full occupancy for the weekend. Almost all hotels are full till 27th December. A bright sunny day in Shimla has been a disappointment with the holiday makers thronging the city but city hoteliers were a […]

Hotel prices shoot up for New Year season in Himachal

If you are the lucky one to plan a holiday during recession time then be prepared to shell out a hefty amount during this New Year season in Himachal. The packages, floated for the Christmas-New Year period will make you wonder – Where is the recession? A case in point is the packages being offered […]

Delhi to Shimla trains

Delhi to Shimla trains

Delhi to Shimla by train is the most sought after train journey in the North Indian hills. While there is no direct train between Delhi to Shimla, one has to change trains at Kalka for Shimla. The broad gauge rail track from Delhi ends at Kalka. Kalka to Shimla it is a narrow gauge track. […]

Domestic tourism goes for a toss following Mumbai carnage

The happenings in Mumbai have certainly pushed the domestic tourism industry into a toss. Pictures of two major prominent hotels under seize in Mumbai have dented the country’s image for sure. Major western countries have issued travel advisories asking their nationals to avoid traveling to India. The English cricket team has cancelled the tour and […]

Travelogue – Dharamshala

I started from Dalhousie at 7 in the morning. It was pretty early by Dalhousie standard being off season so left with out a morning tea. This time I traveled through the main road. Had breakfast at  a road side dhaba and reached Loharu and then  moved over to Shahpur and was in Dharamshala by […]

Travelogue – Dalhousie, Chamba and Dharamshala

It was time for my annual journey through Himachal. I love doing these once a year. This time I picked up Chamba – Dalhousie – Dharamshala sector. One rainy morning, I packed myself in the car and started from Shimla. It was an hectic journey across the length and breadth of Himachal to Dharamshala. This […]

Crossing the Jallori Pass

Work pressure had been bogging me down and I was missing the call of the wild imagining myself on one of those biking trips across Jallori Pass with the breeze touching me and the throttle setting my adrenaline rushing; just like the good ol’ days!. This Friday I finally switched off the mobile and packed […]

The Road Less Traveled

Sunday morning woke up to dark clouds hovering above Kotgarh sky. There was scent of snow in the air! The Hatu peak just across the house was all covered with snow. In the afternoon got a call from friends that they had landed in Shimla from Gurgaon and wanted me to come to Shimla. A […]

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