Backpacking in Himachal Pradesh

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Raaste jahaa le chalein, chale jaao.

Photo of Backpacking in Himachal Pradesh by Megha Jamb

Traversing across the road in local buses with magnificent views is what Himachal roadtrips are made of. Me and my travel buddy, Krishna, traveled to Himachal Pradesh with both ways train tickets booked and minimal planning. We were anxious, excited and thrilled to go on this journey which we were sure will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We boarded the train from Mumbai and got off at Jalandhar. Over a period of 17 days, we covered known and lesser-known places via buses and realized that this was one of the best decisions of our lives. Every place had surprises for us. The star-lit sky in Tirthan Valley, the excited kids at Barot Valley, the skillful Israeli dream-catcher weavers in Bhagsu Nag, the women caretakers of home stays and many more such instances made our life very rich in experience.

Places we covered:

Mumbai - Jalandhar

1N/ 2D: Amritsar - Golden Temple, Jallianwallah Bagh

3N/ 4D: Mc Leod Ganj - Bhagsu Nag, Dharamkot

1N/ 1D: Palampur

1N/ 1D: Bir Billing - paragliding, monastries

3N/ 4D: Kasol - Rasol, Tosh

2N/ 3D: Barot Valley - Multhan

2N/ 3D: Tirthan Valley

Aut - Chandigarh - Mumbai

Because of all the beautiful views showcased by Himachal Pradesh to us, because of the magical vibe that surrounded us constantly, because of all the people who helped us be safe; I would love to revisit this Indian state time and again.

Heaven on Earth
Photo of Barot, Barot, Himachal Pradesh 175013, India by Megha Jamb
Photo of Barot, Barot, Himachal Pradesh 175013, India by Megha Jamb
A transit point for local buses
Photo of Bhuntar, Bhuntar, Himachal Pradesh, India by Megha Jamb
World's second best paragliding spot. They recently hosted the World Paragliding Championship which was held for the first time in Asia.
Photo of Bir Billing Paragliding World Cup 2015, Karan Vir Singh, Shop No 5 Bir Tibetan Society, Colony Market, Near Paragliding Landing Site, Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh 176077, India by Megha Jamb
Photo of Bir Billing Paragliding World Cup 2015, Karan Vir Singh, Shop No 5 Bir Tibetan Society, Colony Market, Near Paragliding Landing Site, Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh 176077, India by Megha Jamb
Photo of Bir-Billing Road, Bir-Billing Rd, Himachal Pradesh, India by Megha Jamb
Photo of Bir-Billing Road, Bir-Billing Rd, Himachal Pradesh, India by Megha Jamb
Photo of Bir-Billing Road, Bir-Billing Rd, Himachal Pradesh, India by Megha Jamb
Photo of Bir-Billing Take-off, Bir-Billing Take-off, Biling, Himachal Pradesh 176125 by Megha Jamb
Land of mountains
Photo of Himachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, India by Megha Jamb
Photo of Himachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, India by Megha Jamb
Tea estates galore
Photo of Palampur, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India by Megha Jamb
A secluded hamlet in Himachal Pradesh which is a 4-hour trek from Rasol
Photo of Rasol, Rasol, Himachal Pradesh 175105, India by Megha Jamb
A village on the hills, it gives a fantastic view of the snow-clad mountains and a lot of apple trees
Photo of Tosh, Tosh, Himachal Pradesh, India by Megha Jamb
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