The Truth About “How Apples Grow”

Nature would have us believe that if you plant an apple seed in the ground, water it and give it time to grow, you would end up with a big, beautiful tree and the promise of many delicious apples. This is not so — at least not with apple trees. Planting the seeds found inside […]

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Making Siddu in Kullu & Upper Shimla Valley

SIDDU requires a few simple ingredients, a fair bit of time and patience – with a whopping great ‘Shil’ stone to grind the spices. Electric grinders just don’t cut it apparently. It is delicious piping hot, drenched in ghee. This is the type of cooking which is passed down through families and is made instinctively so […]

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Churdhar, an Offbeat Mountain Destination

Geography: It lies 30º 52′ north and 77º 32′ east at an elevation 3647m above msl. Climate: Pleasant climate during Summer, cold during winter. How to reach there: Peak can be apporached form Dadahu, headquarter of Renuka tehsil, via Sangrah, Bhawai, Gandhuri and Naura, the distance being about 48 Km. by a bridle path. Another […]

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HATKOTI TEMPLE

Location: Himachal Pradesh Altitude: 1,100m Places of Interest: The Temple Complex, The Garbhagriha, Sunpuri Hills Best Time To Visit: April to October & December to January. Some 105-km east of Shimla , in Jubbal Tehsil on the banks of the river Pabbar, lays the mysterious valley of stone temples Hatkoti. Close by stands a small […]

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