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Before letting you know all about the places to visit in Dharamshala and McLeod Ganj, let me tell you how I happened to travel to these places. After a volunteering spree of 6 weeks in the quaint hamlet of Chaugan, Bir at Zostel, it was time for me to travel ahead in Himachal. From Kangra, I had a choice to travel in two directions – head to McLeod Ganj and tread to Jammu (my next…

I enjoyed Bir living like a local spending about 7 weeks and checked off most of the things to do in Bir, and also the ones that’s not on any list. This tiny hamlet in the Kangra Valley is an absolutely blissful place for a weekend getaway or a go-to destination for a long weekend. Based on my experiences, these are the best things to do in Bir, Himachal. Top Things To Do in Bir  …

While the abode of the Dalai Lama and the place to the prettiest stadium of India, Mcleod Ganj and Dharamshala have moved on from being offbeat destinations to become extremely commercial places, Himachal still has managed to hide away many villages in its lap, from the prying eyes of urbanisation and mainstream tourism. One such destination is Bir Billing, located in the magnificent Kangra valley. Although not entirely offbeat today, this tiny hamlet beckons the…

I heard of Baijnath temple located in the town of Baijnath in Kangra, Himachal from the locals while volunteering at Chaugan. I mostly like visiting temples for their location, history or architecture, and Baijnath temple won my heart for its elegant architecture. Amazing Architecture in the lap of the Himalayas It was a clear day when I visited this place. I was happy because this meant that I could clearly see the valleys, which otherwise…

It was the 3rd week of March and the chilly winter had begun to get easy in the Kangra valley. A week into Himachal, I was besotted by this Dev Bhoomi, or the Land of Gods. I was in love with the landscapes, chirping wild birds and the majestic Himalayan Mountains, which were my giant neighbours at Zostel Bir. On a weekend, I headed off to try Escape trails Rajgundha Trek – an exclusive hike curated…