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A Trip To The Mountains Is Exactly What You Need

When work becomes your life:

Let’s face it, keeping up with a ridiculously fast-paced world today is tough, yet that’s what most people work towards and sadly, so do we. We’ve conditioned ourselves to toil long hours, sometimes even on weekends, just to earn a couple extra bucks. But let’s pause for a moment and think of all those times we’ve found ourselves stuck behind a desk, working more than a 9 to 5 job, filled with endless deadlines, but dreaming about a nice long, quiet holiday up in the mountains.


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I’m not sure about you guys, but boy have I been there and done that on multiple occasions! That’s when I realized, that I had to do something about it!

I wanted to change my ordinary life, to one that was filled with more adventure and thrill. So, what did I do? Well for starters, I promised ourselves to travel more, to wonder about places and streets that have no names, to meet people who live differently, to climb a mountain or even stand under an ice-cold waterfall.



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If any of this echoes to you, of you, are simply looking for a new place to travel then continue reading on. There is no better place than Himachal to begin your journey towards living in the moment. I’m sure you’ve probably heard a bit about Himachal Pradesh, but here are some quick facts about this gorgeous state located in Northern India.


Himachal Pradesh: A once in a lifetime experience of living way up in the snow-clad mountains

For starters, Himachal Pradesh is synonymous with beautiful valleys, lush meadows, absolutely breath-taking snow peaked mountains and numerous free-flowing rivers. After all, it lies in the Western part of the Himalayas!


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Some of the most famous tourist locations such as Shimla, Khajjiar, Dharamshala, Kullu, Manali are situated here and tourists from all parts of the country and world, come to experience a little of what the state has to offer. Because of its location, it is extremely rich in its biodiversity and several species including the snow leopard are found here.

So much to do, so little time

You will find a number of orchards along the way, growing a variety of fruits. Oh, and if you’ve been wondering where all those apples you’ve been eating are from, well guess no further because most of them come from here!


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You’ll notice how different the local communities, including tribes who settled down here decades ago, are, and perhaps you will even go back learning a thing or two from their humble and rustic lifestyles.


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And lastly, if you are an adventure enthusiast, then you probably would want to get down to booking your tickets this second! You have so many options to choose from; paragliding, river rafting, trekking, fishing, and even skiing! Also, did you know that Himachal Pradesh held the very first Paragliding World Cup in India in 2014 and that Shimla is home to the only natural ice skating rink in Asia?! How cool is that?!


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I can continue for hours, raving about this beautiful piece of paradise in India, but I’m going to hold myself back because I really want you to come here and experience it for yourself. So, for once let go of all your worries, all of your deadlines and everything else in your life, and book those tickets!

A lifetime of experiences awaits you!