Dodra-Kwar is as mystical as it sounds. The name itself made me wanting to go there, when I heard it first from the hippie travellers whom I met on one of my trails to Bhandag Thatch above the Tulga forest. While describing the place the eyes of those handsome boys from Shimla grew wider and brighter. They told us about the purple poppy flowers and the finest opium made on land. The place seemed really intriguing as we came to know that there was only one state bus that can lead us to the place. It starts from Rohru village, which is about 110 kilometers away from Shimla. The bus starts at around 11am from Rohru. Traversing through the heavenly mountains of Chanshal the bus takes a drive of three and half hours through the rough paths to reach the mystic valley of Kwar. We already decided in our minds that this should go unplanned; we wanted to let Dodra-Kwar take us by surprise.