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Chindi

Rohit Basotia
So we decided to have some trekking experience next morning. We got up early and were done with our breakfast by 9am. Soon after we decided to start our trek to a nearest hill. The trekking trail was just behind our hotel. It took us about 90 minutes to reach the top of the hill. The view from the top was splended and one can see the beautiful valley; thick forest of pine & deodars.Apple plantation is also done here. After enjoying scenic beauty of Chindi, now it was time to head towards our final destination Manali. It took us whole day to cover the distance from Chindi to Manali. This was around 200kms. We had prior bookings with the hotel snow valley. This was located approx 2kms away from the main market and had spectacular view of flowing river from the rooms.
A quiet place away from the bustling town of Mandi, Chindi is a small yet charming hill retreat where you will get rejuvenated amidst nature’s beauty. Unlike others, this is not a touristy place thus less visited by people. Take a walk through apple orchard gardens, visit nearby temples and checkout the local handicraft items at Chindi market.Winch Camp
Being Out There
This is where I fell in love, wrote a book, composed a song, baked a cake and hola! made a lot of money. Chindi sure is a dream. Its mostly apple country side, lush green and quiet. The mornings here sing a prayer with the birds as chorus and the forests as audience. The afternoons are like memories you would put on a canvas or in words and the nights are calm as a child to sleep. Reached from Tattapani or Chail Chowk near Sunder nagar Chindi is a delight. 88kms from Chail chowk and 130kms from Shimla, Chindi and nearby places have a network of trails which would leave you spellbound. Treks from nearby Bakrote (2kms) lead to Shikari Devi Temple and Janjehli. Karsog and Pangna nearby are also absolute delights. There are a few good options to stay The HP PWD rest house (if you get a booking) is outstanding for its location and old world charm and the Mamleshwar Hotel run by HPTDC is fantastic for its food. There are a few other guest houses amongst them Gopal being a good one. Definitely calls for a weekend stay, Chindi here I come.