Saturday, 31 October 2015

Whale Splash inside School, We Don't need places like SeaWorld


Hello to places like SeaWorld, it is time to #EmptyTheTanks and #Captivity in the name of Education, Research and Conservation.

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Trek to Langha Mata

How to Trek to Langha Mata

Langha Mata with temple site in the lap of Green hills looked over by Dhauladhar Mountains in Palampur side. This is an easy Day Hike trek, so we advice start early in the morning.

View of Langha Mata Temple and Shiva Temple

Trek But Please Do Not Throw Your Garbage on Trail and near Temple premises, carry an extra bag to put your garbage in.

To reach the starting point of trail to Langha Mata temple, you need to reach village Nanahar, which comes after Village Kandbari and Village Khas Bari.

You can board a Himachal Roadways Transport Corporation Bus (HRTC) leaves Palampur ISBT around 07:30 AM and goes through Old Palampur Bus Stand and bus stop near Punjab National Bank at 08:00 AM (keep a watchful eye if you decide to board from Old Bus Stand), this bus will drop you near Govt Sr Sec School and Primary Health Center of Nanahar and by the side water filtration system, the starting point of this trek.

The first HRTC bus leaves Palampur ISBT at 07:30 AM, consult the bus stand authorities a day in advance, though no need of advance booking for seat. Alternatively you can drive up to Nanahar, or can board any bus for Baijnath, Manali and ask for Dramman bus stop.
From Dramman bus stop either board a shared cab up to Kandbari or hire a taxi for Nanahar (a not so good option).

Once you reach Nanahar School, climb a steep concrete road going upward North. At the end of this concrete road turn left and then after 20 meter walk, turn right up side, here this trail has a shop on to the left...post this shop the concrete trail gets divided in to two parts.

You can take any of them… (a) the trail on to left will go through a house with temple of Lord Hanuman and a right turn through fields and will end in front of homes and a Water Well with a small temple on top… (b) if you take right hand concrete trail, which is a little bit of lengthy but straight and will end in front of the same water Well.
View from Nanahar point, here the Trail is divided in two direction
View from Nanahar

From the Water Well and after a little walk from the back side of the house and livestock point, one trail goes to left and other trail goes to right hand side...take turn to right hand up side trail and after a short walk, you will notice a waterhole on left...cross over and from there the single trail starts, climb up the pebbled trail and turn right up side…..and once you reach near the water tank do not deviate either left side or right side...just look out for the trail straight up side (North)….with two rest points on trail.
Trail Coming from Palampur side
On the last rest point...you will notice a punctured water pipe and another trail going down to left and one going to right...as said earlier once you are on main trail, Avoid any trail going left or right….keep walking upside and since here trail visibility is 100% clear, so no chance of getting lost.
Last of the Climb

View of Temple from Opposite side
With a bit of common sense you will make it to the temple of Langha Mata. There are no shops on trail or near temple, so carry your lunch, water and some fruits for refreshment.

You can come back to village Nanahar bus stop by least 03:00 PM or early and better reach bus stop of village Kandbari to retreat either Palampur or Dharamsala. The last bus from Kandbari leaves at 04:30 PM