Himachal Pradesh is touted as one of the most beautiful places on Earth. The state is home to 14 angelic valleys and their full-fledged exploration can make for a bucket-list of a lifetime. One of these exquisite places is the Kangra Valley.
Lately, Parvati Valley has become the centre of all sorts of tourists. The prevalence of a particularly loved plant has been attracting large groups of people from the cities, making it overpopulated and polluted. The Kangra Valley though, has an abundance of Deodar forests that can refresh not just the lungs (we know how much we need that), but also the spirit of a traveller. The Kangra Valley is also home to a large community of Tibetan refugees who have found solace in the peaceful and benevolent mountains of Himachal.
How to explore the Kangra Valley
You will need a minimum of seven days (if you are starting from Delhi). This period can extend upto 15 days if you are truly willing to immerse yourself in the Kangra experience.
(For convenience, I am taking Delhi as the starting point.)
Take an overnight bus from Delhi to Mandi. Several buses leave Delhi between 5pm and 8pm and reach Mandi at a comfortable time in the morning, while stopping for dinner and breakfast.