As you walk through the rest of the village, you’ll find that life in Rakkh
is a notch slower. The lack of TVs in any household may initially surprise you, but the people of the villages prefer to experience life through their own eyes, sans idiot box!
The next facet of village life you’ll encounter is something that has been a way of life for the people of these hills for generations. Paan chakkis
, water-mills that use the streams of Rakkh to run, are a common sight in Palampur, especially in smaller regions like Rakkh. The fast flowing water turns the mills, giving them enough strength to powder up wheat finely. Did you know that Rakkh resort in Palampur
also uses a paan chakki?
We are nearing the end of our trek. On our way, we will stop by a school that was a culmination of the efforts of the Rakkh management. This establishment is in fact the only school in the region, and all little ones from the villages come here to finish primary education! At the end of the trek, you can choose to indulge in a plate of steaming hot momos, or return to our resort in Palampur
and indulge in a nice soothing water bath for your feet as you reminisce of the multitude of lives that you just interacted with around our resort in Palampur.
May the villages of Himachal continue to be their quiet, charming self!