The unplanned trip is always full of joyful moments and surprises. We had the same last week when 3 of my friends talked to have a beautiful weekend. For this, we thought to go for a peaceful place in the lap of nature, but we don’t know about that secret place. We just called one of our friends, Sheesh the Founder of Hidden Treasures Of India – one of top India Tour Operator, for the suggestions! He is always one step ahead; he suggested us to visit Malana village, Himachal Pradesh and also made all the necessary arrangements on a single call.
We started the tour from Delhi by car in the evening. It was 543 km journey bit longer but worthful. The mountain view passing the car window is just mindblowing, we can say in words. Driving on the hills where you have mountain one side and ditch on the other hand, is always a thrilling experience that everyone must have once in lifespan. We had the more fun than as we thought before starting the trip.
Himachal Pradesh is famous for its greenish natural beauty and peaceful places. If you are on the tour of Himachal Pradesh then you can unfold some of the hidden and less talked places like Kasol village, Kasol temple, old Hidimba temple, KheerGanga peak, Chalal village, Pin Parvati Pass Trek, Tosh trek, Rasol village.
Also can visit Mandi village, Malani, Manikaran Shahib Gurudwara, Bhuntar, Pulga village, Naggar village, Pulga village, Dokhra village, Parshuram temple, Shiv Shakti temple, Kartikeya temple, Dokhra, Choki, Dam Malana power plant, Malana village.
Himachal Pradesh - this location immediately conjures up snow-glazed mountain peaks, valleys, scenic waterfalls and gushing streams. And this is undoubtedly exemplified by Malana village! In an altitude of 9500 feet, Malana is a tiny self-governed village with identifying customs. An individual will be astonished to understand the size of its distinctiveness! Set against the backdrop of Chandrakhani and Deotibba mountain peaks, amidst the lush green, snow-glazed Parvathi valley, Malana offers rejuvenating hiking attractions and also a glimpse into the lives of these people in this particular village.
Jari has an eye-catching power-plant amidst the hills. The automobile faltered along the unpaved roads uphill, throughout the 2-hour driveway to Malana, along with the scenic route took us across the Malana power-plant, lush green mountains, periodic waterfalls and streams. The surrounding hills dotted with dense Deodar vegetation which gave green colors to the oceans of the flows.
Ultimately, we seen the gate which read, 'Way to Malana village'. This marked the start of a hike. The track has summarized with Deodar vegetation. Couple of minutes to the trek, we have a closer look in the valley beneath, along with also the Malana dam. As the newcomer to hiking, the trek began to have its impact on us.
We started feeling drained and proceeded to trek intermittently. However, the rejuvenating attractiveness of this Deodar woods and the gushing wind energised us from time to time. Afterwards, we came across a single burnt stem of Deodar engraved using coins.
I won't state it was not creepy. Closer to Malana, we struck massive Cannabis plantations. At length, we reached the Malana village using a surmounting euphoria overpowering us.
Known for its wealthy and prestigious civilization, Malana is occasionally also known as for as Small Greece from the Himalayas. The Inhabitants of Malana consider themselves as the descendants of Greek ancestry that's still a matter of debate for any range of individuals.
The village is situated in the inside summits of Kullu valley and is located just under the Chandrakhani pass along with the aerial perspective of the town is merely the bunch of few rock roofs that seem identical to early Greece and therefore called as the Small Greece of the Himalayas.
Malanis (the people of Malana) respect their culture, customs, and spiritual beliefs. People of Malana strictly follow the principles of “Jamlu Rishi”. They typically do not want to change through a few hints of modernization are observable.
Men and women in Malana believe all non-Malani to become inferior and therefore untouchable. Visitors to Malana village must pay particular attention to abide by the prescribed avenues and to not touch any of those walls, homes or individuals there. When it does happen, people are expected to cover a sacrifice sum, which will pay for the sacrificial slaughter of a lamb to be able to purify the thing that's made impure.
Malani folks can touch tainted individuals or homes provided that they follow the prescribed noodle before they enter their home or until they consume. Malanis might never accept food cooked by a non-Malani individual, unless they're outside of the valley.
We know that it's similar to an open secret and the village is really renowned for this attribute. Malana is famed for 'Malana cream', a breed of Cannabis hashish, which includes high oil content along with an intensely aromatic odor. But were you aware the Malana cream can also be the priciest hashish from the Amsterdam menu?
Malana attracts individuals from the world over due to the calibre hashish. But not many know it had been mostly used for medical purposes back in the afternoon as it initially discovered.
Now the entire world knows of the sweet delights of the Parvati valley. Malana lotion has won the ideal Hashish name twice, in 1994 and 1996, at High Times magazine Cannabis Cup. It's possible to like Charas or even Hasish as if you need but can not take Charas alongside you. It is a crime; you might face legal activities.
An individual can't touch them or their possessions without their consent. The folks are friendly, but outsiders are advised to maintain distance, not touch anything in the village.
The shopkeepers will request that you keep the money on the counter and set the products on the countertop, with no physical contact. In the event of any connection, they'll rush to get a tub.
They consider themselves to be superior to the rest. That is why they extend from physical contact. Their vocabulary, Kanashi, is deemed sacred and outsiders from various villages are not allowed to use the specific same because they think outsiders tourists are not allowed to enter the temples.
Houses in the village are 2-3 storeyed and constructed of stone and wood. The Malanese are thought to be the descendants of "Alexander the great", dating back to 326 BC. They talk the Kanashi tongue that's unheard of at the neighbouring villages because outsiders barred by using their dialect.
The village is renowned for its cultivation of the cannabis plantations; even however declared illegal by the authorities, the villagers push their earnings by promoting the 'malana cream', an assortment of cannabis hashish that has drawn a sizable foreign-based audience.
Carvings of the ancient temples kept us participated. An individual can sight the placards that frighten outsiders not to touch the houses or temples, even as they believe their race superior to other people.
The outer walls of these temples adorned with bones, skulls and horns of all these critters.
The food is easy and pricey; but one can not complain, as the natives must deliver food, water in the lower terrains on foot.
In Short, the complete trip was just mindblowing. We had the more fun as we expected, always ready to revisit the beautiful town soon. What you are waiting for? Plan your Malana village tour today and enjoy the real hidden charms.