RAKKH Patrika

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  • Chamunda Devi Temple
    The Chamunda Nandikeshwar Dham, also known as the Chamunda Devi Temple, is one of the most prominent and well-known Hindu sacred places. It was constructed under Maharaja Umed Singh’s rule and is devoted to Goddess Kali.
  • Visit these unexplored places in Himachal Pradesh
    As popular tourist destinations increasingly become urbanised, more and more travellers are on the lookout for off-the-beaten-path destinations in Himachal Pradesh. Due to high demand, some of Himachal’s lesser-known locales are rapidly becoming major tourist attractions.
  • Top 8 Himachal souvenirs that you must purchase
    Travelling is all about having new experiences and bringing home souvenirs from other locations to keep as a memory of your trip there. Instead of simply being an item you purchase from a certain region of the world, souvenirs are a collection of memories and experiences you acquire when travelling to new locations.
  • 10 Interesting facts about Himachal Pradesh
    As its name suggests, the state of Himachal Pradesh is located in the shadow of the snow-covered Himalayas. The area stretches from low-lying places to enormous mountain ranges.
  • Hill Stations in Himachal Pradesh
    The Hill Stations in Himachal are the pinnacle of natural beauty. They are situated in the western Himalayas and have a rich topography of majestic snow-covered mountains
  • Bhagsunag Falls
    Bhagsu Fall is a visual feast surrounded by the stunning grandeur of Dharamshala. The serenity and peace that the setting bestows calm the mind
  • Places to visit near Bhagsu Falls
    The Bhagsu Waterfall is possibly Dharamshala’s most well-known tourist attraction. It attracts those who want to bask in the glory of nature and spend some peaceful minutes in peace and calm.
  • Dharamshala International Film Festival
    Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam, filmmakers and Dharamshala natives, founded the Dharamshala International Film Festival in 2012. It is celebrated yearly in McLeod Ganj, which is well known as the Dalai Lama’s exile house.
  • 10 must-visit Wildlife sanctuaries in Himachal Pradesh
    Himachal Pradesh is a stunningly beautiful and popular tourist destination. It is one of India’s most beautiful northern states, beautifully nestled in the Himalayas. It is unquestionably proud of its picturesque and magnificent mountain villages. Trekking, climbing, and skiing are just a few available activities.
  • Kangra Art Museum, Dharamshala
    The captivating Kangra Art Museum is located in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh’s charming capital. This museum, a must-see for art enthusiasts and history aficionados, has a fantastic collection that embodies numerous civilizations, particularly Tibetan culture, due to its close proximity to Tibet.
  • Dharamshala International Cricket Stadium
    Dharamshala is a municipal corporation city in the Kangra Valley’s upper reaches, surrounded by a deep coniferous forest dominated by tall Deodar cedar trees.
  • Establishment of Tibetan exile community
    The Tibetan settlement of Dharamshala originated in 1959 when the Dalai Lama was forced to flee Tibet. He was given refuge in McLeod Ganj by Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s then Prime Minister.
  • Monuments in Himachal Pradesh
    Himachal Pradesh, India’s snow-covered state in the north, is home to several well-known hill stations that attract tourists from all over the world
  • Kangra fort & Rock cut temple
    Kangra Fort, located on the slopes between the rushing Manjhi and Ban Ganga Rivers, is perhaps India’s oldest Fort.
  • Pong Dam Bird Sanctuary
    The Pong Dam Lake Wildlife Sanctuary in Himachal Pradesh, India, is a critical stopover for migratory species, including waterfowl and shorebirds.
  • Popular Tourist Attraction in Dharamshala
    The Rang Mahal is one of Himachal Pradesh’s most popular tourist attractions. Because of its history and architectural uniqueness, it attracts many travellers. The tranquil atmosphere here provides an escape for travellers.
  • Rang Mahal
    The Rang Mahal is one of Himachal Pradesh’s most popular tourist attractions. Because of its history and architectural uniqueness, it attracts many travellers. The tranquil atmosphere here provides an escape for travellers.
  • Aadi Himani Chamunda Temple and Trek
    Aadi Himani Chamunda is a Hindu temple in Kangra Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India, dedicated to Shri Chamunda Devi. It is located at Chandar Bhan, Jia. On the twisty, well-asphalted road to Kangra district, Dharamsala, another famous tourist destination in Himachal Pradesh, is a few hours drive from Rakkh resort in Himachal Pradesh.
  • Barot Valley
    Barot is a mesmerisingly lovely village set in the tranquil valleys of Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi District (67 kilometres distant). It is a relatively new tourist place to visit from our resort in Himachal Pradesh
  • Manimahesh Kailash Peak Chamba
    The Manimahesh Kailash Peak, also known as Chamba Kailash, sits 5,653 meters (18,547 feet) above the Manimahesh Lake and is Lord Shiva’s residence (Hindu deity).
  • Tashi Jong Monastery: A Day Trip from Rakkh Resort in Palampur
    A Buddhist monastery is located in Tashi Jong village, a small rural area between Paprola and Taragarh, situated about 15 km from Palampur, in Himachal Pradesh. The monastery is nestled between the mountains, a peaceful place for meditation. It is a monastery of the Drugpa Kagyu sect that follows Buddhism and is established by 8th Khamtrul Rinpoche, Dongyu Nyima. The community follows the Drukpa Kagyu tradition, and they practice ascetic yoga.
  • Tudkiya Bhath- A Himachali recipe
    Tudkiya Bhath is a slow-cooked rice dish from Himachal Pradesh, India’s northernmost state. Along with having one of the most beautiful landscapes in the country, the hill state is also home to some delectable food that will leave a lasting impression on your taste buds!
  • Andretta Pottery- A charming Pottery studio in Andretta
    Andretta Pottery Studio and Craft Society is a lovely site to visit. The Andretta Pottery and crafts society is India’s oldest Pottery studio. It is in the heart of Andretta, the artist village, located at a distance of 13kms from Palampur.
  • Kaddu Ka Khatta- A Himachali recipe
    In Himachali cuisine, Kaddu ka Khatta is a sweet and sour pumpkin curry cooked with tamarind, jaggery, and various spices. In Mandayali Dham, community midday (six to seven-course) meal is served as a side dish with hot steamed rice.
  • Thamsar Trek
    The Thamsar Pass is an entrance to the Bara Bhangal village tucked in the blissful Kangra valley in Himachal Pradesh, nestled in the lap of the mighty Dhauladhar and Pir-Panjal ranges of the Western Himalayas.
  • Norah Richards house in Andretta village
    Norah Richards was an actress and theatre practitioner born on 29th October 1876 in Ireland. She devoted 60 years of her life to enriching the area’s culture. She was later referred to as the Lady Gregory of Punjab.
  • Folk Tales of Himachal Pradesh​
    Situated in the Western Himalayas and bordered by the states of Jammu and Kashmir in the north, Haryana in the south, Punjab in the west, and Tibet in the east, the Literal meaning of Himachal Pradesh is a region of snowy mountains
  • Sobha Singh Art Gallery- Andretta
    The Sobha Singh Art Gallery is a very significant art center and an integral part of Punjab’s history. The majority of the paintings here are influenced by the Kangra School of art and have been executed in western classical oil painting techniques.
  • Aktori- Ancient Recipe of Himachal Pradesh
    At Rakkh, our resort in Himachal Pradesh, we source flours from the local Panchakki for regular use.
  • Taking NO plastic pledge with Rakkh
    Rakkh, our eco-friendly resort in Himachal Pradesh, is free of plastic bottles and single-use plastics.
Barog Railway Station

Explore Himachal: Barog Hill Station

Just imagine, you have decided to tour Himachal Pradesh, booked your transport and booked your room at a resort in Himachal, have also picked a few activities you would like to do and places you would like to explore. But you would not want to only visit the obvious places that tourists always go to, would you?

Well, let us help you explore the real Himachal Pradesh, here focusing on a quaint village around 60 kilometres from Chandigarh that is not just known for its views like every other town in the region but a lot more.

Chameli Niwas, Andretta

Andretta: Artist Colony of Himachal Pradesh

Andretta, the artist colony of Himachal: An absolute must-visit place in Himachal Pradesh for artists and art enthusiasts. Visit the mud house of Norah Richards, explore the pottery scene, and learn much about art of Himachal Pradesh.

Tea picking in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

Things to Do That Resorts in Himachal Pradesh Provide: Tea Gardens

The state of Himachal Pradesh situated in the Western Himalayas is home to beautiful snowy mountains, rivers, and sublime tea estates. One has to visit tea plantations to experience the true serene nature of Himachal Pradesh. Several resorts in Himachal Pradesh are based in these tea gardens and a few days strolling through these green fields can refresh any person.  

Baba Balak Nath Temple in Himachal Pradesh.

Exploring The Ancient Temples of Himachal

Baba Balak Nath Temple in Himachal Pradesh – An ancient Temple and caves located in the Dhaulagiri range of the Himachal and is situated in the village Chakmoh near Kasauli, this temple is an enchanting site for pilgrims. This temple is thronged by tourists during the Navratri when the devotees travel miles to worship the Babaji. 

A Himalayan Bulbul bird perching on a bamboo shoot in the Himalayas.

Top Bird Watching Sites in Himachal Pradesh

Surrounded by many high-altitude mountains and brimming with lakes and rivers, Himachal Pradesh enjoys a varied topography which makes the region rich in flora and fauna. The dense forest cover here is a mix of tropical to coniferous, providing a perfect home to myriad migratory and rare birds.

The entry gate to the Atal Tunnel, Himachal Pradesh, the largest tunnel in the world.

The Atal Tunnel of Himachal Pradesh – The World’s Largest Tunnel

Parasailing in Bir Billing is an extremely fun and adventurous activity for tourists and adventure junkies alike. Bir Billing is proudly known as the ‘Paragliding capital of India’. This small town in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh is considered to be the best location in the country to enjoy the sport of paragliding or parasailing.