The Rupees 2 Train Ride!

In December I visited Palampur and the adjoining areas. One such stop was Baijnath temple. I went there by a local bus which covered the 15 kilometers or so in one and a half hours. It was a fun ride. The bus would stop at every turn to pick up or drop a passenger. Baijnath Temple, … Read more

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Sky Watch Friday- White Clouds at Palampur

This was the day sky at Palampur. The view was beautiful as we were walking back from the Deer Park at Palampur in Himachal Pradesh. My view was that Palampur itself has such rich vegetation, why do we really need a Deer Park? The local friend who took me there was of the view that … Read more

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Sunset Colors from Palampur

This was on my last day at Palampur. I had come back from Sobha Singh’s Art Gallery at Andretta. Andretta is really in middle of nowhere! The day was cloudy otherwise the views would have been beautiful. Whatever I saw was even through mist was grand. Sunset Colors, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India I got back … Read more

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Plumbeous Water Redstart

I clicked this picture while walking around in Palampur. I was walking from my hotel to the bus stand at Palampur. This Plumbeous Water Redstart was a very obliging bird. Plumbeous Water Redstart When I saw it I had the kit lens on the camera. The bird was so patient that I could change my lens … Read more

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When I was the Only Tourist at the Chokling Monastery Prayer at Bir, Himachal Pradesh

In December I was traveling solo to Palampur in Himachal Pradesh. I had a great time. I would usually take the local bus to a nearby place and then take it back towards the evening. In the evening I would have a gajar ka halwa, chai and sometimes dhokla before heading to my hotel for … Read more

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Skywatch Friday- Clouds at Sunrise, Palampur, India

This happened on a very cold day at dawn. I should have logically been fast asleep. I did not put any alarm to get up at sunrise. I also watched a lot of movies on TV the night before! And yet my eyes opened on its own and the view from the window at Palampur … Read more

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The Sky in a Puddle!

Recently I was at Palampur in Himachal Pradesh. And I had a lot of fun clicking the mountains in a rain water puddle at the bus stand. I know the roads should not have this big holes but this is a daily sight for me, minus the reflection of the Dhauladhar Mountains. For more skies … Read more

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That Aimless Walk at Palampur

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 … Read more

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And What is there to See?

I was once talking about a hill station I visited for which I was full of enthusiasm. It was slightly far away from a bigger well known spot in the hills. And I was asked, “So what is there to see?” The question caught me by surprise! For me the biggest draw has always been … Read more

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And I am Back from Palampur in Himachal Pradesh

I had a fabulous one week in Palampur. The details will start pouring in. But let me start with their mere bus stand and a lowly puddle! It happens only in Himachal Pradesh I think! I had a gala time. I stayed at the Holiday Home Hotel a lovely home based accommodation. And the full disclosure … Read more

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