Surprises on the road in Himachal, India

Our fondness for backpacking has taken us on lots of road trips in past five years and maximum of them have been to some location in Himachal Pradesh. Himachal is like assorted bouquet of exotic flowers, you just can’t have enough and can’t get over it, the more you explore, the hungrier you become 🙂

So, in all the road trips we did, primarily Mcleodganj – Dainkund, New Delhi – Spiti, New Delhi – Shimla / Manali / Rohtang, there were few things absolutely common!!

  • The School Gang – You are going to witness pure happiness when you’ll run into little kids going to school in blue uniform. So cute they all look !! They have to walk really long distances on a daily basis.

Kids Dainkund

  • Be prepared to meet unexpected companions on the road – You are going to find the roads inundated with pashima goats, yaks, cows and sometimes monkeys too 🙂 (though at regular intervals).  A must watch short clip here from our Dainkund trip when our bike waded through the goats covered route!!

Goats in Spiti

  • The Natural Springs and StreamsHimachal Pradesh provides water to both the Indus and Ganges basins. The perennial rivers of the region are the Chenab, the Ravi, the Beas, the Sutlej and the Yamuna. The road trip in this region will get you to witness beautiful streams at unexpected places and do they look beautiful!!


So people ‘Travel more to find your surprise’ 🙂


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40 thoughts on “Surprises on the road in Himachal, India

  1. The last picture is way beautiful, how far is it from your hometown to these places. And how long it takes to reach.

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  2. Is that you on bike?

    That’s amazing

    And wonderful pics

    I am motivated to take such trips.

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    • Thank you so much Bhanu☺️☺️🤘🤘it’s Ashish on the bike, I was clicking the picture😊we usually do backpacking and prefer to travel on bike. It’s so thrilling. 🤘🤘


  3. Beautiful pics👌lovely place himachal.

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  4. Fabulous photography, looking at them I could imagine I’m there

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  5. I like the last photo best with the mountains in the background. The quote about seeing the world with new eyes is especially meaningful for me. In the area where I have been living for the past 40 years I still discover new things every day.

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    • Thank you Peter. Your positive feedback means a lot and pushes us further💛☺️☺️. It’s just amazing that you are so optimistic and live each day so fully. The mountains are the Dauladhar Range of Himalayas.

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  6. Beautiful photography, thanks for taking me along.

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  7. The quote from Proust is perfect but for me the goats and the schoolchildren have it! Wonderful post and as ever I get enormous joy from your pictures and your words 🙂

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  8. Amazing Pictures. Your son is sooo cute. Sending him loads of love and hugs. ❤ ❤

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  9. The last picture isvery wonderful, how far is it from the place where you grew up to these spots. What’s more, to what extent it takes to reach…

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  10. Thank you…. These are from varied locations within Himachal… On an average 500 kms away…

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  11. Lovely photos! I like the quote on the last photo. Perspective is like lense through which we see the sights before us. My husband would agree with you that he prefers to travel on a bike rather than a car, but traveling with me, car is the option. I once asked him to put a bar behind his bike, his friend called it sissy bar. He never got a chance doing it. On many of our travel, such as Alaska, Australia, he rented a bike to ride for half an hour or so.
    Thank you for your visit!

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  12. Oh! your pictures look like complete bliss. I can see I have lots to catch up with. But thanks for reminding me to value every experience.😀

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  13. hati03nisa

    Ty for very beautiful write-up

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  14. Love the photo of the ki and the good informationds

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  15. The pictures are beautiful I am tempted to visit…

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  16. Beautifully Written ! Fantastic clicks !

    We too visited Manali recently !

    And Here ‘s a short write up from my recently updated Travel Diary about Manali :

    My ‘With Family’ story of a near perfect Hill Station !!(Photograph based short story )

    Hope you find it interesting ! 🙂

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  17. Thank you so much Charu for the wonderful words..Glad that you liked the for “Web page Expired ” issue, here’s the refreshed link :

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