Friday, December 6, 2019

Sangla hike

 May 19th 2019: Pictures from a day long hike starting from the forest rest-house in Sangla village, going through farm lands and up to a beautiful lake. Priyanka, a young girl from the village, agreed to accompany us on the trek and shared many stories of her family and village. On the way back, we stopped at her home to meet with her family and she cooked a delicious snack for us made with their local millet. We also tasted some apples from their farm and discussed some politics - it happened to be the lok sabha polling day in Himachal that day.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Sangla village

Our next stop after Sarahan was Sangla. Sangla village is one of the most beautiful Himachali villages that we have visited. The Baspa river, coming from the Indo-Tibetan border, goes through the Sangla valley and is absolutely breathtaking. The village temple, with the Himalayas in the background, is as peaceful and humbling as it gets. We stayed at the forest rest house in Sangla which too, was a treat in itself.



Wednesday, December 4, 2019


 Our first stop on our Kinnaur trip was Sarahan. It was a long drive with breaks for maggi and a view of Kinnauri apple trees. Our stay at the Himachal Tourism's hotel Shrikhand was magnificent. We enjoyed the evening arti in the village Bhimakali temple and a walk to Vir Bhadra Singh's palace and lawns. A nice walk in the woods took us to a pheasantry where we were able to see the Himalayan Western tragopan or the jujurana.




Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Alive again

This blog has been dormant for a while. In the meantime, I have managed to complete my PhD and we are now bracing ourselves for the next set of adventures. Finally, I have a window of time to catch my breath and update this blog with some pictures from the last six months or so. Here goes..