KASOL (KULLU): A foreigner tourist, out of excitement or under the influence of charas, goes for trekking on fascinating but dangerous mountains of Parvati valley in Kullu and loses his way back to the valley. Next day help is sought from Chhape Ram and his team, a renowned rescuer in the valley, and they recover

MANALI/ SHIMLA: Problems of mangled tourism industry of Kullu-Manali seems not to be finishing soon as the industry which is already suffering slump is irritating high end tourists with no flight connectivity. Heavy to normal monsoon, cloudbursts, Rohtang pass environment issue, agitations by local traders and taxi operators have already bled the tourism here. Now

SHIMLA/MANALI: Battered by unexpected slowdown in tourism industry, all the trades beginning from hotel industry to taxi or adventure industry of Himachal have dropped their service charges up to 50% to be able to breathe in the suffocating atmosphere of recession. Manoj Kumar, a hotel contractor from Garhwal, broke his lease with two hotels two

RAMPUR (SHIMLA): Undeterred by calamity of Uttarakhand that killed hundreds of devotees, thousands of lord Shiva devotees from across the country are set to prove that no calamity can shake their faith in god by joining the toughest yatra to 17,000 feet high Shrikhand Mahadev from July 15. Shrikhand MahadevLingam Given the increasing number of

MANALI: Indefinite bandh by taxi operators of Manali has left thousands of tourists confined to their hotels as all taxi drivers and taxi unions have decided to agitate against the government for its decision to stop movement of all vehicles older than for years on Manali-Rohtang road following orders from Himachal High Court. Him-Aanchal Taxi

MANALI: Early arrival of monsoon and news about stranding of tourists after landslides in various parts of north India is set to take toll on tourism industry of Himachal, with tourists concerned about the present condition in hill state. Tourists are contacting hoteliers and travel agents to know if it is safe to visit Himachal

SHIMLA/MANALI: Residents in Kinnaur, Lahaul-Spiti, Manali, upper Shimla and Dalhousie are forced to wear the woollens in mid June as both minimum and maximum temperature in Himachal have plunged by 5 to 10 degrees Celsius in five days following rain in mid and low hills and snowfall in high hills. Fresh snowfall on Rohtang pass

When money is the matter of prime concern, then who want to know the meaning of ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’. Making ‘Money Devo Bhava’ their favourite quote, most of the travel agents, hoteliers and taxi drivers in Shimla, Manali and other tourist places of HP are making fool out of the innocent tourists. “I booked through