The Wayfarer Diaries: The Majestic Pir Panjal Range

23-12-2018, 1650 hours, Kholighat, District Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India:

The journey till now has been very enjoyable. As we stopped for tea at Narkanda the sight of the gorgeous snow-clad Himalayas rising up towards the sky caught our attention immediately.

As we are planning to reach before it gets dark, we took the Nankhari road which bifurcates at Narkanda at a hair pin curve from the highway. The same road also branches out to other villages in the area such as Baggi, Thanedar, and Hatu temple. Just as we were about to reach Kholighat the view of the mountains got so intense that we had to stop.

We can see a large extent of the mountains than what we could see from Narkanda. Forming a divide between Beas and Satluj rivers on one side and Chenab on the other, this is the mighty Pir Panjal range with its highest peak Indrasan (6221 m) which I once got to see during my visit to Chandra Khani in March.

Nankhari village with the back drop of Pir Panjal Range; Photo: Abhinav Kaushal
The majestic view of the Pir Panjal range enroute to Nankhari; Photo: Abhinav Kaushal

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