Himalayas have left me an addiction. Every visit strengthens my bond and my thirst seems not easy to quench. This was my 3rd visit within a year, and this time it was Uttarakhand, unlike my last two visits to Himachal. An easy trail, a bunch of new friends and lots of moments to cherish We […]
From the black and white era of Dev Anand to the perfections of Aamir Khan, the hill queen, Shimla has remained a favorite choice of movie makers for decades. Its picturesque locations and pleasant weather makes perfect background for romantic movies. The azure skies over the capital city, the lush green countryside in the backdrop […]
Shimla: Shivratri celebrated with much fanfare, for over a week at Mandi, a township besides River Beas in Himachal Pradesh but other towns across the hills also witnessed huge crowds lined up outside every small and big Shiv Temple to celebrate the festival, which concluded here yesterday. Shivratri happens to be one of the most […]
Uttarakhand is rebuilding after last summer’s massive flash floods. Travelers, pilgrims and rest of the country hope that the state will bounce back even stronger after the large scale natural calamity. Having borne the worst floods in hundreds of years, here we celebrate the best of Garhwal hills. This serial travelogue chronicles a solo backpack […]
In a land where festivities and fairs are common occurrence, discovering bizarre and queer traditions seems perfectly tenable. Pathron Ka Mela (Festival of Stones) from Himachal Pradesh is also part of this league.
What the British called a ‘refuge from the burning plains of Hindustan’ still acts as a refuge for many. Shimla, situated in the foot hills of Himalayas, is one of the most visited hill stations in India and has a charm that attracts people from around the world. In addition to the natural beauty, tourists […]
Shimla /Manali: Tourists were a excited lot at experiencing the season’s first snowfall at these popular winter resorts. The hill city was reeling under a cold wave but it did not deter tourists from venturing out and making the best of the weather Temperature have dipped and raised hopes of a White Christmas Sanjay […]
Shimla used to be a home away from home for the British. The mixture of European architecture that can be seen in a very short radius around The Mall road is a testament to this fact. The Gaiety Theater played its part in this process by bringing European art and culture to Shimla. Today the culture might have changed but this theater continues to promote and nestle all types of art and artists.
Shimla has a lot of historic buildings that are both architecturally significant and culturally important. The Peterhoff is one such building which today is a luxury hotel with a very historically important past. Read on to find out more about Hotel Peterhoff.