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  • 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.
  • Vashisht Temple in Himachal Pradesh
    Rakkh resort in Himachal Pradesh offers some beautiful trekking options that take you to unexplored places and surprises with beautiful waterfalls.
  • Himachali Siddu
    Slow-cooking techniques in Himachal gives rich and intense flavours which we also tend to follow at Rakkh, our resort in Himachal Pradesh.
  • Chamunda Devi Temple in Himachal Pradesh
    Staying at Rakkh, our resort in Himachal Pradesh you can visit the temples around Chamba.
  • Pan Chakki- Sustainable Practice at Rakkh
    The fully functional Pan Chakki provides the flour requirement for the entire village including that of Rakkh, our resort in Himachal Pradesh
  • Chha Gosht | A traditonal Himachali dish
    At Rakkh, our resort in Himachal Pradesh, we use organic staples that are locally sourced and try to reduce the carbon footprint.
  • Lingri Ki Sabji | Exotic Food of Himachal Pradesh
    try the most authentic Lingri Ki Sabji made by our local staff at Rakkh resort in Himachal Pradesh and give your tastebuds a treat.
  • Palampur in Winter
    Rakkh, our resort in Himachal Pradesh has different kinds of treks curated for you and Snow Trek is one of them.
  • Kullu Trout
    at Rakkh, our resort in Himachal Pradesh, our in-house chefs will be happy to prepare trout for you in our Rasoi.
  • Babru – Himachali Tea Time Snack
    Babru is a traditional dish that is a deep-fried flatbread with urad dal stuffing. At our resort in Himachal Pradesh, is cooked in authentic style.
  • Sustainable Architecture at Rakkh
    Most of the team that works at our resort in Himachal Pradesh is from local villages reducing the carbon footprint of long commutes.
  • Skiing in Himachal Pradesh
    Bir Billing which is very close to Rakkh, our resort in Himachal Pradesh is one of the best spots for paragliding.
  • Chamba Fish Fry And Chukh
    Rakkh, our resort in Himachal Pradesh offers you authentic cuisines and traditional dishes of Himachal Pradesh prepared by our in-house chefs.
  • Manali Winter Carnival
    Out of many Himachali food stalls ,the best one is awarded. Rakkh, our resort in Himachal Pradesh also offers an authentic Himachali food experience.
  • The Himachal Special Pahadi Murgh
    At Rakkh, our resort in Himachal Pradesh, Pahadi chicken curry is prepared by local chefs for authentic taste.
  • Thekchen Choling Temple
    In the courtyard, the monks prepare sand mandalas that symbolize the universe. The temple is only 30 km from Rakkh, our resort in Dharamshala
  • Dharmashala – Winter Capital of Himachal Pradesh
    Amidst serene nature and peaceful monasteries Rakkh, our resort in Dharmshala welcomes you this winter to experience Himachali hospitality.
  • Best Places of Himachal Pradesh to Visit This Winter
    Himachal Pradesh fabled as the “Land of the Gods” which has truly captivated the lush green nature and panoramic views of valleys and mountains. It’s a visual treat to nature lovers and visiting this scenic beauty at the right season makes it a mesmerising trip.
  • A Comprehensive Travel Guide to Kibber Village in Spiti Valley
    Kibber village in Spiti is the valley’s most populous. It used to be considered ‘one of the highest in the world,’ albeit such nomenclature is varied and difficult to validate
  • Is Art and Handicrafts of Himachal pradesh among best Things to do in Himachal pradesh?
    Resort in Himachal Pradesh are very beautiful and their are a lot of Things to do in Himachal Pradesh
  • Kalka Shimla Railway|Heritage Sites of Himachal Pradesh
    Kalka Shimla Railway section was built through a collection of extremely rare artifacts and is a must-visit heritage site in Himachal Pradesh
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.