Thursday, July 2

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World’s Wonders at One Place – Visiting Seven Wonders Park Kota
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World’s Wonders at One Place – Visiting Seven Wonders Park Kota

Kota was never this brilliant and only a place of academic institutions for me (which I had already told in my previous posts). However, when I decided a trip to Garadia Mahadev, many more places were added to my list and I spent two days there. While one evening, I was strolling around the streets and markets, I came across Seven Wonders Park in Kota, located adjacent to a lake. Travelling like this randomly really creates amazing memories and I enjoy doing so. I come across several astonishing places which I had never checked out even online. Kota's 7 Wonders Park caught my attention when I passed by. A new addition for the city’s tourism and entertainment, Seven Wonders Park is a must-visit place in Kota whenever you are around. When I was on my weekend journey to Kota, I visited Garad...
Garadia Mahadev Temple – Chambal  River Grand Canyon
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Garadia Mahadev Temple – Chambal River Grand Canyon

I arrived at Kota to visit Garadia Mahadev Temple and I had booked a cab to this mesmerizing place. But while I was on the way to Garadiya, the driver told me that there was one more place which almost looked like Garadia Mahadev Temple, which made me interested and we first reached there. I must have spent more than an hour and then we headed to Garadia Mahadev Temple. Garadia Mahadev is quite a famous place to visit in Kota. There are no direct buses so you need to book a cab or auto, better to do a cab. Well, I had a fantasy of visiting Garadia Mahadev Temple. And I had seen enough of it in Rajasthan tourism ads and online and even I had heard about it from my friends. This all had tempted me enough to come here and spend some moments of solitude in the serenity of this place wh...
Gaipernath Waterfalls Kota
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Gaipernath Waterfalls Kota

For me, Kota was only a place of medical and engineering coaching classes. Well, that was back when I was in school. But when the travel-bug poisoned me, the most iconic place to visit in Kota I heard was GaradiyaMahadev Mandir which is a natural gorge located in the middle of a forest reserve. And I had reached Kota only to visit GaradiyaMahadev and I was not aware if there was any place by the name Gaipernath Mandir in Kota. When I booked Ola till GaradiyaMahadev, the driver told me that I should also visit Gaipernath waterfalls and that’s how I got to know about this hidden gem of nature. In the middle of water streams and gorges – Gaipernath Waterfalls Kota  I did an overnight journey to Kota from IFFCO Chauk Gurgaon. After reaching the Oyo hotel where I had booked a ro...
Why should You Visit Shangarh?
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Why should You Visit Shangarh?

Green meadows spread across vast grassland, with Himalayan Mountains in the backdrop with patches of snow (when it’s not snowing), cattle grazing, atmosphere filled with mists and no traffic noise, would you love to stay in a village like that? And if you are wondering if there is any village of description even exists, then better you visit Shangarh, my friend! Yes go Shangarh and get drenched with the colourful hues of nature which has created this wonderful place in Sainj Valley in the Kullu region. No, I am not asking that you visit Shangarh only because I visited there but because I experienced it and there is something you should also experience in Shangarh. There is something that I saw in Shangarh and I think you should also see it. There is something that I felt in Shangar...
Shangchul Mahadev Mandir – Story of Wooden Temple in Shangarh
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Shangchul Mahadev Mandir – Story of Wooden Temple in Shangarh

The little, sleepy village of Shangarh seemed pretty happy to me when I saw the people who greeted me with a smile. When I reached Shangarh, I realized I had come to quite a different place, away from the chaos and carbon which I usually see while living in Delhi. One good thing that I noticed in Shangarh was that the beauty of this place was pure and innocent. Two things attracted me most when I roamed around in the village. One was the groovy ground that resembled a golf course and the other was an impressive wooden temple that was easily visible from some distance. People of Shangarh pray to their local deity and thus Shangchul Mahadev Temple came into existence. Based at an altitude of around 6300 feet, this temple is an iconic place that you shouldn’t miss out when you visit Shanga...
Devta Ground Shangarh – Serenity in the Meadows of Sainj Valley
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Devta Ground Shangarh – Serenity in the Meadows of Sainj Valley

Shangarh is a remote village which is located in Sainj Valley. Nestling in the serenity of Indian Himalayas Eco Zone (Great Himalayan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site) in Sainj Valley, Shangarh is blessed with nature’s serenity and adorned with green meadows which can make anyone stay and stare for long. Surrounded by hills, deodar trees and the groovy landscape is located Devta Ground Shangarh which is the first, one will come across after reaching Shangarh. A solo traveller's paradise, Devta Ground or Devata Ground as the name suggests is the land of devata (deities). People in Himachal Pradesh believe in local deities and have the firm affiliation. In the very first look, Devta Ground of Shangarh looks like a golf course. The groovy landscape makes it look far more attra...
Where to Eat in Shangarh? Mountain View Café
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Where to Eat in Shangarh? Mountain View Café

When I reached Shangarh, I saw a small food joint and one more café that was shut. Since I had just arrived, I wasn’t aware of the places to eat in Shangarh. I went to the food joint to ask for homestays in Shangarh and he told me about one. I called the guy and asked for directions to his place. And reaching Snow Line HomeStay was such a struggle. However, walking over uneven paths and passing through the woods, surrounded by giant cedar trees and freshness of nature for which I have been craving staying in Delhi. I spotted one shop which had groceries and day to day items, a small departmental store. However, the homestay was located on a climb and I didn’t get to roam in the village which was settled on the ground. I had no idea what I would get to eat in Shangarh. Moreover, it was a...
Where to stay in Shangarh? Snow Line Homestay Shangarh
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Where to stay in Shangarh? Snow Line Homestay Shangarh

No, don’t think of fancy hotels, hostels. Don’t even imagine of Oyo or Airbnb. Shangarh is a place nestling in the aura of pureness and serenity of nature and is yet untouched by commercial tourism which is actually good. I hope it stays like this, a backpacker’s abode. So, where will you stay in Shangarh? Shangarh is mostly visited by solo travellers or backpackers. And for your service, the local people have built homestays. Yes, there are a couple of homestays in Shangarh where you can go and stay at a nominal charge. Though I didn’t book there but I just called the homestay and asked for the room and that’s how I got it. Considering this place isn’t that much popular and there is no commercial tourism, the homestays in Shangarh are likely to remain vacate and one can just go there a...
Trekking in Shangarh – Passing through Uneven Paths of Sainj Valley
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Trekking in Shangarh – Passing through Uneven Paths of Sainj Valley

From Aut to Sainj, I traversed through valleys, gorges, mountains and among the most scenic views of the nature Himachal Pradesh has been bestowed upon. Sainj Valley has nestled Shangarh in a way like a mother does to her child. The driver kept talking on the way while I was just lost in the views of the valley. I just responded with a smile, hmmm, yes, etc. Though we had a good conversation but I was just wanted to stay calm and get lost in the tranquil environment of Sainj Valley. I was all set to trekking in Shangarh. I had already made my mind in the cab itself that I would be trekking in Shangarh once I reach there. I love trekking. Though I haven’t trekked much but I do love it. I missed Kheerganga trek since I was travelling with friends and one of them refused to trek. And that ...