Pulga 1/33 by Tripoto


A village in the Parvati Valley, is about 2895 mts above sea level, the onle way to reach Pulga is to walk from Bharsheni.
Shivansh Singhal
Rama showed us how things worked there, and how everyone managed to survive the harsh winters. How the basic goods were transferred till such heights. He told us about their cultures and showed us the places where the locals had their ceremonies and where children went to school. He also introduced us to the 'smoking delicacies' of Parvati Valley which we thoroughly enjoyed . :DLater that day, we were joined by few more travelers. They hailed from Israel, one of them was living in a nearby Village Kalga, composing music which was getting inspired by the serenity of India, whereas his friends had joined him just that day. We got to spend time with people from a different part of the world and got to know about their culture. This added to the importance of this trip. We all stayed up till late, and enjoyed the bottle of Brandy I had gotten from Chandigarh, the instrumental jamming sessions helped us to have an even better time. We dozed off after stargazing, the harsh chill breeze had gotten numb and time didn't matter. The sky was beautiful.Next morning just prior to leaving, I noticed my brown swede shoes. A layer of ice had formed on them. They were literally frozen! Probably because of getting wet the previous day, during the trek.(Okay! I know one isn't supposed to wear swede shoes when it's time to trek. Everyone is once an amateur ???? and come on, it was kinda spontaneous this trip!)"Till next time, bhaiji. Come again soon." said Rama with a sense of brotherhood in his voice, we all nodded and bid goodbye.
Mahir Velani
Pluga treats you like you walking into the place of God's the place where you can feel them living over there cause the people of the village are so beautiful and the air you breathe is so pure that even after trekking from Bharsani seems not so tiring and the place is serene and so cleanPulga is a village situated in Himachal Pradesh and can be reached from Bharsani by a hour trek to the village which is situated next to Kalga again a beautiful village untouched and walking in Kalga feels like walking in movies so that's a different experience for me to tell in the next blogYeah so Kasol being overrated as it's being commercialized and crowdy also I thought of not staying above Kasol that is Manikaran so yes I thought of traveling to kheerganga I found a rainbow family member and he was like there is a Rainow gathering and join me and I was like where is it a day he was like at Pulga I was like okay I will join you and I just joined him to Pulga and we had to carry this 2 big pots for the family above so I just made him carry it all the way to the village and it was a really hard task but eventually we made it all the way up to the village and the first time I reached the village the vibes I got from the place were really scary cause it started raining heavily and it was night time and it was all foggy so we went to the place nee lest and that was the turning point of my life it is when I got to know the real vibes of the place and that night I got to know about the rainbow gathering and the best thing about Pulga is that you get the best pizzas in the whole Himachal over there that are wooden baked pizzas and are so tasty....I am not an `organizer` nor representor of the Rainbow Family. There are none and there will never be. each and every one of us can participate as much as he wants!*What is Rainbow?*``...It is potentially the greatest manifestation of Freedom on the Earth. Of course, it's what everyone who goes to it makes it. There is never an entry fee. There are no mandatory costs. It is funded entirely by volunteer donations. This is one of its strengths. It is also run pretty much solely by volunteer energy. Theoretically, the only way something gets done is because people pitch in and offer their time, sweat and know how to make it happen. ``The Gathering goes on for a full moon cycle, 30 days. its a temporary utopic social community in nature. place to heal, share, love and connect.You do not have to be anything, know anything, or fit in any typecast of people in order to participate. Just be 100% yourself.*So how does it work?As said above, complete anarchy. everything that happens is happening because someone volunteered and put effort into doing it.In the last rainbow gathering (north india, september) we had a consensus to have the next gathering on dec in the south. volunteers went on to scout the place. more volunteers will now set up the seed camp. and then even more volunteers (you and me!) will participate in the gathering and have lots of fun basically.*KITCHEN*The Rainbow kitchen will supply 2 nutritious and fully vegan delicious meals every day! for free! all you need to have is your own bowl and spoon and clean pair of hands and u are ready to be served [*Edit - to all my differently abled brothers and sisters, I deeply apologize. you do not even need a pair of hands. I've seen a brother with one hand setting up an entire family kitchen*]. The food is volunteerly bought, cooked and served by non others than you and me! anyone can cook !But hey, how do we get the money for food?*MAGIC HAT!*The magic hat is our way to manifest and materialize money and food for the kitchen or anything else that family might need. it is passed after every meal and you can put in as much as u want and able.*This is the only time that money is being exchanged at the gathering !*Rainbow Gathering are none commercial events. our right to gather on public lands depend on this fact. Do not come with the intention to sell anything or make any profit. everything in the family is shared only with love!*TECHNOLOGY*It is old tradition and consensus in rainbow that we experiment different way of living. Trying to live simply and more connected with the earth we ask not to use: cameras, cellphones, electric/amplified music and speakers, artificial lights (flashlights are welcome but no discos and projectors etc) cars, motorbikes, generators etc. just leave them out.*MAIN FIRE / CIRCLE & WORKSHOPS*the main fire is the soul of the gathering. this is where we gather twice a day for food circles. We hold hands, sing songs and chant om together.the fire is sacred for many of us. approach it with open heart and without shoes. feed it with good wood and nothing else!After everyone are well and fed it is great time to make announcements and tell the family about the workshop that you wanna give, the shitpit that has to be dug, the purple-green little flashlight that u lost yesterday or anything else that family should know about !Yes workshops / talks / initiatives of any kind are most welcome and are big part of what makes rainbow special. we come to share knowledge, ideas and skills so don`t be shy and show us what you`ve got!*HYGIENE*bros and sises let us not be a bunch of dirty little hippies in the forest.if anything let us be a clean bunch!seriously now.many people living, eating, shitting outdoors for a month. if we don't keep ourselves clean we will get sick. few guidelines:*Ashes from the fire are used to wash hands and dishes. they sterilize. keep your own bowl spoon and cup clean and to yourself. Always wash them and your hands.*Working in the kitchen or serving food you must keep extra clean. ask a bro/sis to show u how to do it.*Cover your shit! preferably shit in the shitpit. anyway cover your shit to break the shit-flies-food chain. and wash your hands!I love my family so I wash my hands lalalala !*CONSENSUS*as said there are no organizers for Rainbow. every decision regarding family issues that is made in rainbow is made by a consensus. we sit in a circle, everyone is given a chance to talk, and agreement is made when everyone is satisfied with whatever is being decided. respect yo.*SHANTI SENA*Conflicts, aggression and miscommunications have been, are and will always have their place in our lives. The big difference is how we deal with them.In Rainbow there is no authority, no police and no law enforcement. Nobody is qualified more than ourselves to keep the peace. If any issue occures and a bro/sis feels unsafe for some reason, he shouts Shanti Sena !A conflict resolution circle will be made to solve any issue in a loving and respectful manner!it's magic and it works. Our little family has already seen quite a few big dramas turn into hugs.We are the peace keepers.*WHAT TO BRING*- yourself.- your own bowl, spoon & cup. they are yours, keep them. we have no spares this time family!- camping gear: tent, tarps, sleeping bag, blankets and longies. bring extras for the family! its chilly at night- Music instruments (!!!)- Smiles - Fruits snacks and secret stash- Water containers- Tools (axes, shovels, knifes, ropes etc)- Some biscuits for Snoopy Ji (optional)*Don't BRING*❎- Alcohol- Weapons- Plastics. avoid as much as possible. all trash we make will most probably burn. have mercy on pachamama.- Violence of any kind.????*LEAVE NO TRACE*We commit to respect and heal the land. When the gathering ends we will not leave the land until it is even cleaner than before. The cleanup starts when you arrive. collect your trash. if you brought something in, anything, make sure u take it out.RAP 107Gathering Consciousness Please protect this Beautiful Land. Walk softly. Harm no living thing. Harmonize - Blend in. Use only down, dead wood. Cut no living trees. Preserve the Meadows...camp in the Woods. We are caretakers of this land. Everyone sharing makes a strong Human Tribe! Please Protect the Water Sources by staying out of DELICATE spring areas. Avoid camping, peeing, washing above spring areas. Keep ALL soap out of streams, springs or the creek! Use a bucket to take your bath 60 feet away from the water source. To be certain of drinking water: boil it! Use the slit trenches or covered latrines - cover your paper & waste with ashes or lime, wash hands. Break the fly/illness connection: shit-fly-food-you! Dig no shitters near water areas or kitchens. Protect our Health! Use your own cup, bowl & spoon! Wash them after eating and rinse in bleach-water. Visit C.A.L.M./M.A.S.H. if you feel ill - especially if you have a contagious disease - or are injured. Camp Together - Establish neighborhoods. Community Fires only! ~ Each with 5 gallon water bucket and shovel for Fire Protection. If you are the last to leave a fire PUT IT OUT! Watch your gear: Be Responsible ~ "Tempt Not Lest Ye Be Lifted From." Pets are discouraged but if you must bring them keep them fed, on a leash and out of the kitchens, springs & fights. Clean up their poop. Love them. PACK IT IN - PACK IT OUT !!! Cleanup begins when you arrive. Bring in only what is necessary. There is no janitor here...you are the cleanup crew. Separate Garbage for recycling. Don't litter - Find collection point. Compost in pits only. You are the Gathering! Participate in Shanti Sena, the peace keepers council, and all activities, councils, work crews, workshops. Volunteer wherever needed: kitchens, welcome home, firewatch, parking lot, shitter digging, supply, front gate, etc. R-E-S-P-E-C-T your Sisters & Brothers energies. Keep the Balance: Earth, Sky, Trees, Water & People! Alcohol is Discouraged, Guns are Inappropriate, Violence is contrary to the Spirit. Please take no photographs or videos of people without permission. Discourage Drug Abuse. Buying and selling endangers our legal right to be here. The Magic Hat is our Bank, donate early to fund our Needs. The Magic Hat goes around at mealtime circles and with the Magic Hat Band. Our power together is many times our power separated. Enjoy the Rainbow with an open heart and you Will see the Vision. How many hippies can you fit in 2 magic trucks?everyone and 3 dogs !I have shown some pictures of Pulga and check out more on my Instagram which is mahir_008
Aman Raghuwanshi
Accidentally we reached PulgaNext morning we decided to leave for Kheerganga, so we took a bus from Kasol to Varseni, and then planned to trek to Kheerganga from there. But in the bus we met a guy who was from Israel, he told us that there was a party in Pulga, so we decided to head there. Pulga is a village which is situated remotely at top. Therefore, you have to trek to reach up. I planned to stay there but other guy(Rajiv) who was with me decided to leave for Kheerganga as he had to go back to his place next day. I searched places to put up in Pulga and found a decent place for 200 bucks. Then in the evening, i left for the party, it was on a secret location in the forests which was not far from Pulga. There were many things in the party like good music, location and other things which i cannot mention here. But as i am not a party animal, so i decided to come back to my hotel to have a dinner. I can assure you, the food in the most of places in Himachal is awesome. The party went on until next morning, if you are a party animal then you can find many parties in the Parvati valley to have fun.
That Funny Guy
The trek to Kheerganga is 6 hours long. The best way to enjoy a challenging climb like that is to do it hungover. The best way to deal with the hangover is by playing loud music that echoes across the mountain face throughout (hardcore sarcasm). With a mellow soundtrack, screen-saver like landscape to gaze at and a natural bathtub reward waiting for us, we trekked on. When we finally got to the top, the sun was just disappearing behind the mountains and the air was getting chilly. Which could only mean that it was hot-spring time!
That Funny Guy
Pulga is a small village in the Parvati Valley that hasn’t been soiled by the commercial aspect of tourism, yet. Our homestay was on the edge of the thick pine forest and was run by lightning-fast trekker and roller, Ramesh bhai. He was always in a good mood (I wonder why). We spent the first few days there. The difference between this trip and the last was how fast everyone got comfortable around each other. By the end of the first day, we were having meaningless conversations about our hatred for cats, Trump winning the elections and micro-penises (don’t judge).
I actually visited Kalga, a village near Pulga, but Tripoto isn't showing the same. Now this is one place where you would go like "OMG! Does it even exist? Or am I high on something?! Looks like a wonderland to me."; Very remote and much less commercialized, Kalga happened to me by chance, and I am lucky enough it did! If you are looking for some random conversations and activities, Kalga just isn't the place for you. Its more like the place you would switch off your regular life for a while and keep it at a standstill! Hiking up the beautiful trail to reach Kalga, a lazy person like me would want to give up, but once you reach the village you realize why its worth it! Be stunned at nature. Chill at the less crowded beautiful cafes and reflect on your life while sipping hot coffee! The perfect treat for a wandering travel hungry soul! You can trek up from the Dam near Barsheni and will take you around 45 minutes (I was lucky enough to find a cabby who not only dropped me at a much higher spot, but waited hours for me to return! making the trek considerably easier.) If you have time in hand, consider visiting Pulga as well and stay here for 2/3 days. Must Visit: Stoners Cafe, Lazy Cow cafe. (didn't explore much) Must do. Close your eyes and breathe in the awe and let the wind romance you!
Nithin Chandy
Pulga and Tosh are the villages which way up than Kasol. Buses and taxis are readily available for you or you can just trek all the way up. Pulga village is untouched by the modern facilities till now. You have to trek the way up to reach Pulga village. Villagers travel all the way up and down for their daily needs. One thing you should miss is the wood forests at the end of the village. You can feel vibe while walking through these woods
Koustav Biswas
Everyone got up quite late and having hot water in the tap was little prob still we got ready by 10 AM after having breakfast we set out for Pulga. It is indeed very beautiful.  We stayed at Boom Shiva. After having lunch we went to fairy forest, explore the place divided into tiny groups.  It was fun. We spent a lot of time in the evening in fairy forest.  There was no sound except that of a falling waterfall. So the night was a journey through some peaceful good time from the monotonous city life. Then we had our dinner and one of our friends had his birthday. So we celebrated then again we were busy at star gazing before falling the curtain for the day.
Raghav Gupta
PULGA (2895m) and KALGAFrom Tosh, we went on day-trips to Pulga and Kalga. Both the places are 1hr hike from the Barsheni Bus Stand. The trail to these villages passes through ‘Fairy Forest’, a dense Deodor jungle with hardly any people around to ask for directions too. At the end of Pulga village and in the middle of a rice field, we visited Boom Shankar Café – a roof top café with chilled out ambience. These triplet villages of Pulga, Kalga and Tulga are some of the most beautiful, quaint and friendly villages in the valley and a must visit for any traveller.Must Visit Cafes: Boom Shankar Cafe
Abhishek Raj Chaudhary
A paradise away from the crowd just below the beautiful sky full of stars . 2 hours trekk to reach Pulga. PS: It has best marijuana .
Arjun Mahajan
Don't miss the mysterious jungles of this place
Disha Kapkoti
A village, majorly known for the Pulga Dam (under-construction) that we crossed on the way to Kheerganga.