Himalayan Roads – Reaching Pangi valley via Kashmir

On 1st November, we started our journey from Shimla to the remotest valley of Himachal – Pangi valley in Chamba district. The shortest road, via Saach pass, that connects Pangi to the rest of the world opens for just a few months and it was already closed. So this was the only road open for the people of Pangi. We reached Kihar in Chamba at the end of a day full of driving and then started early to reach Killar,Read more

I am living in Spiti this winter

So here I am, after a solo drive from Kotgarh to Kaza, sipping green tea in the living room of my favourite property in Spiti, Sakya Abode. They receive a special mention because its the only hotel open in Kaza right now. Though the staff has left for their winter season in Goa, the owner Mr. Tsering Bodh is doing all the hotel chores. I checked the outside temperature yesterday before entering the hotel. It was 1.3˚C and the windRead more

Product Shoot for Kotgarh Fruit Bageecha

The Product Kotgarh Fruit Bageecha is started by a husband wife duo, who left their corporate jobs to do something more worthwhile. They moved to Kotgarh, the place where India’s first Apple trees were planted by Samuel Stokes and started producing jams and preserves with the help of the local ladies.  The organic jams are delicious and the taste and quality is better than any competing product available in the market today.  I was particularly impressed by the beautifully designedRead more