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Planning A Highway Journey by way of Himachal Pradesh with Banjara Experiences #NAINAxBanjaraExperiences

I used to be first acquainted with Banjara Experiences again in 2021 after I visited and stayed at Tethys Himalayan DEN at Chicham. Since then, I’ve chatted briefly with Rajesh and Mohit and thought of how we will collaborate and work collectively and FINALLY it’s taking place!

That is the define of the journey plan:

Drive from Gurgaon to Banjara Orchard Retreat, Thanedar
Drive from Thanedar to Banjara Valley Retreat, Sangla
Drive from Sangla to Kaza for an evening of acclimatization
Drive from Kaza to Tethys Himalayan DEN, Chicham
Drive from Chicham to Banjara Valley Retreat, Sangla for a one-night halt
Drive from Sangla to Banjara Village Retreat, Sojha
Drive from Sojha to Gurgaon

Banjara Experiences has a number of extra retreats, resorts and eating places. Which I’ll get to as a part of the general work plan. For now, the above 4 stops determine into our plan definitively. It’s totally doable that the highway journey would possibly get prolonged to incorporate the opposite stunning locales as properly.


We shall be driving my Dad’s Diesel Maruti Ertiga through the Shimla Route.

Plan to go away on a Sunday morning at 0500hrs in order that we will keep away from most metropolis visitors. even when we drive comfortably, with a few lengthy breaks, we should always be capable to attain Banjara Orchard Retreat, Thanedar, by or earlier than 1700hrs. The objective is to achieve earlier than Sunset.

As soon as we’re there at Thanedar, dinner and sleep. The subsequent couple of days shall be spent exploring apple orchards, presumably lake Tani-Jubbar and naturally the scrumptious meals that each one Banjara properties are identified for. The Sutlej River flows subsequent door, in order that’s going to be a spotlight too.

This, above, would be the longest drive of this journey.

From Thanedar to Banjara Valley Retreat, Sangla is about 5-6 hours of driving time. Assuming I’m going to need to {photograph} on the best way, journey time would possibly lengthen to 7-8 hours.

At 2,700 meters above sea stage at Sangla, there are extra orchards, the Baspa river flows subsequent door and perhaps a drive to a scenic spot shut by.

From Sangla, we then drive to Kaza, which is at 3,650 meters above sea stage, for an evening of acclimatization as a result of the following cease is Chicham, which is positioned at a top of 4,270 meters and it’s suggested to take it straightforward when climbing so excessive so shortly. Oxygen deprivation is sort of actual and I bear in mind my final time – I used to be out of breath when taking actually 5 steps on the highway in Kaza. The Sangla to Kaza drive needs to be doable in 7 hours if we make zero stops on the best way. However that’s no prone to occur.

After an evening at Kaza, we depart for Tethys Himalayan DEN at Chicham. This can take roughly an hour of driving time.

There shall be a LOT to do whereas at Tethys however I plan to soak within the views from their eating space, hang around with Faizu and perhaps go for a stroll to my “Emerald Pond”. And plenty of pictures in fact. I additionally hope to hold just a few unread books with me and do them justice whereas I’m there.

Then the return leg of our roadtrip begins. We drive from Chicham to Banjara Valley Retreat at Sangla for an evening halt. This shall be an roughly 8 hour lengthy drive.

Subsequent day, we depart for the Banjara Village Retreat at Sojha, which is roughly a 6 hour drive. At Sojha, we shall be in the midst of the Nice Himalayan Nationwide Park, so I’m wanting ahead to a number of forest sights and sounds.


All through this journey, I’m wanting ahead to photographing sunsets and sunrises (I’m fairly certain it would largely be sunsets although), birds, landscapes and plenty of flowers and crops and bushes. Other than the distinctive points of every property in fact. I’m carrying my total vary of lenses and cameras, one tripod and even the laptop computer goes with me this time. SO EXCITED.

After Sangla, it’s going to be a drive again dwelling to Gurgaon. This can be a 12 hour drive and I’m not too eager to do that in a single go. So, we’d get in an evening halt at Chandigarh to interrupt the journey. Haven’t finalized this half simply but.

In fact there shall be updates on my Instagram. Comply with alongside! (You can even check out Banjara Experiences on Instagram.)

I’m tremendous excited to be doing this in partnership with Banjara Experiences. It feels insanely nice to be appreciated sufficient for my work to be employed to do it. Cheers to so many extra gorgeous model experiences to return!



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