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Hiking in Naggar (Himachal)
Duration: 4 Days


Beas River:

Abandoned huts of wood and stone guard lonesome apple orchards. The gurgling of a billion rebellions dims all distractions. Like tiny giants underwater, moss stones raise their heads. Hop on the dry stones, as you walk through the mischievous river Beas. Sit on its banks and observe the game of the birds. Unmindful of you, the blue, red and black shift between the shadows of the Deodars.

Photos of Beas River Tributaries, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India 1/1 by Pluto Panes

Krishna Temple:

Across the Chaaki Nala, through fields of cabbage, this walk takes you up the village slopes. A shepherd dog joins in, as you meander along forest roads. Treading up the forsaken stream, resplendent with pebbles and rocks, watch sun rays shimmer on snow/capped peaks. Your path collides with the age-old, stone engraved Krishna Temple of Naggar. Its priest claims a holy legiance to the Pandavas. Shaded by a wooden parapet, its ancient stone walls cradle the idols of the gods. A bunch of daffodils attracts your eye, as you walk back through the shaded valley.

Photos of Naggar Castle Road, Naggar, Himachal Pradesh, India 1/1 by Pluto Panes

Bijli Mahadev:

Travel to the famed temple of lightening, climbing the ancient stairs of Chansari. A 60 feet-long wand towers over the temple. The blessing of the gods, in the form of lightening bolts, shatters the Shiva ling during each thunder storm. As you stand on the abode of the gods, the valleys of Kullu and Parvati embrace you.


Jana Waterfall:

From Naggar castle, a narrow tar path cuts through lush pine groves. The trail wavers through dense Deodar shades, splattered by tiny water falls and dotted with serene hamlets. Cross through apple orchards interspersed with apricot, plum and pear trees. The regal Beas river drifts through the lavish Kullu valley, racing across scattered rocks. After three hours of hiking, you enter Jana village. Located on an oddly shaped ridge, the village is a maze of wooden houses and orchards. Another two kilometers on a dirt road and you will reach the waterfall.

Photos of Jana Waterfall, Jana, Himachal Pradesh, India 1/1 by Pluto Panes

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