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The star of David or the Hindu Shanmukha?

Used by cultures separated by time and distance, the hexagram is a curious symbol with an origin shrouded in mystery. In India both the Afghans and Mughals made use of the symbol in architecture but for what purpose?

For work, lunch, chess or that unfinished book.

Break a long journey over lunch at Nature Park Mohal, or drop in for work, a game of cards or the charm of reading in the midst of nature.

Wrap your self in eastern spirituality.

Developed in an record era centuries ago, the Kinnauri Shawl occupies a top slot in Himachali Shawls for both its refinement and spiritual nature.

Possibly the world’s most complex hybrid.

What creature has the trunk of an elephant, the jaws of a crocodile, the eyes of a monkey, the tusks of a wild boar, the scales, tendrils and gills of a fish, the tail of a peacock, the mane of a horse and the claws of a lion?

The first apple.

Himachal was not always the land of apples as it is today. In fact in ancient times not a single apple tree grew within her borders.

The early start.

Trekkers wake up early for the Bhawa Pass trek in Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, India in this photo by expedition leader Panki Sood.

Sunshine Himalayan Adventures.

An adventure outfit into mountaineering expeditions, ecotours, birding, snow leopard spotting and more in Himachal Pradesh, Uttranchal, Sikkim and Nepal.

Home of the mighty Pandavas.

The old fort or Purana Quila in New Delhi, India is thought by some to be the site on which once stood the fabled city of Indraprasta - mentioned in the Indian epic poem, the Mahabharata.

Splash of the Pelican.

A Great White Pelican splashes around in a lake inside the National Zoological Park, Delhi in this photo by Vikram Singh - a man who spends considerable time crusading for the birds and their habitat.

Woolen caps by Kullu Karishma.

Soft woolen caps made from Angora and Merino wool. Select from stock, request a custom made with choice in wool, fabric and design or order in bulk for business.