That Aimless Walk at Palampur

By Mridula Dwivedi December 18, 2012 23 Comments ,

The day I arrived at Palampur my hosts at the Holiday Home Hotel (it is a home based hotel) asked me, “so what would you do today”? And I told them “nothing” as I was way too tired. True to the form after breakfast I went to sleep, the effect of Avomine was still taking its toll. They literally woke me up for lunch at 2.20 pm! After food I read a book till about 4.00 pm and then told them that I was going out for a walk.

Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India
Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India

I had no idea where I was going, I just wanted to feel less guilty about all the good food I was eating by walking off some of it! I knew I wanted to walk away from the bazaar on this day (on many other days I happily walked towards the bazaar and gajar ka halwa) and I took the path a little beyond the HPTDC Tea Bud Hotel that says Lohna Hills. A while later I saw the open fields and knew that I was going in the right direction. The sun was getting low so taking pictures was even more beautiful.

Dhauladhar Mountains, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India
Dhauladhar Mountains, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India

From the main road I was not getting the desired angle on the shots. Then I saw someone moving on a narrow lane which was much better for catching the scene. I walked swiftly that way and remained there till the sun went down!

Palampur at Sunset, Himachal Pradesh, India
Palampur at Sunset, Himachal Pradesh, India

And all these pictures are from that aimless walk. That is what I love about the hills. Walk which ever way you want and you will get something worth remembering! I think I will go back to Palampur but I have to go to Barot first!

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23 thoughts on “That Aimless Walk at Palampur”

  1. Mridula!! What lovely pictures!! Really, when you walk alone into quiet and tranquil hills, it is a memorable experience.

    India is indeed beautiful and incredible!! Makes me want to go there

  2. I lived in Kangra Valley for a month..Basically I stayed near Chetru Village between Kangra and Dharamshala..I did a lot of aimless walk on the hills and in the middle of the green terraced fields there..I also walked in the tea gardens Palampur..Those all were wonderful days of life, that I enjoyed very much.

    1. Sanil if you are willing to take in cold nights why not? You will also avoid the Holiday rush. This visit of mine was early December and it was good.

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I am Mridula Dwivedi, I love to travel! I started my travel blog in 2005. I have been going places since! For more details do check out my media kit! In another life I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur. I was a professor when I quit my job in 2015.

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