Vashisht, Himachal Pradesh

India Travel Inspirations

Location : Vashisht, Himachal Pradesh.

Of all the things that we did in Vashisht during our one-week stay, what we enjoyed the most was its music scene. Almost every alternate day, a restaurant in the village would invite one and all to a jam session of live music and vocals. …. As the evening wore on, more musicians joined them: some accompanied them on the guitar, while others brought along a saxophone and drums. Slowly the whole atmosphere was filled with melodies from different kinds of instruments and vocalists of different nationalities – it was just too darn good!

Vashisht, about 4 Kms from Manali, is a hamlet along the eastern slopes of Beas river. It is popular with both domestic and foreign tourists, albeit for different reasons. Domestic tourists come here mainly for bathing in the hot springs, which are supposed to have medicinal powers. The foreign tourists come here for the cheap accommodation, fabulous music scene, and charas.


About the India Travel Inspirations Project

India Travel Inspirations is a set of inspiring pictures from our trips to India. As part of this project we will publish one such picture every Tuesday for a year starting from Jan 1st 2013.

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