“Do you know Himachal is also known as Devbhoomi”? Pawan asked me. He was the one who suggested that I should do the Pundrik Lake Trek. A native of the state, he knows the place inside out. I had met him during the Rupin Pass Trek a few years back.
“Yes, I know”, I answered in affirmative. There are so many temples here in Himachal. The natural beauty of Himachal is known to everyone. Well, Gods and holy men can reside in such stunning surroundings where the mountains are close, air is pure and the people so beautiful. Well, I am not talking about Shimla and Manali, though they are incredible in their own rights and I believe once upon a time they were as pristine and lovely as the remote villages are now. No wonder every temple, lake in Himachal have some mythological story from Ramayana or Mahabharata related to it.