We had a hard climb down the mountain to reach the village from where Chamba was around 4 Kilometers. The rest of the journey was through proper road. As we came to an end of the mountain climb, we reached the first village at the start of the road.
A lady of the village asked us if we had eaten snow? Then she asked if we had eaten snow with jaggery? This is supposed to be quite a delicacy in Himachal. I don’t know if the woman was pulling our leg but it may be true.
In a hilly area where logistics can be difficult, the road-side restaurants offer little choice like Maggi, tea, bread, butter and eggs. So a live chicken at 70 Rupees per kg looks like a very good bargain. I wonder how much they sell a dead one for?
The ghost house. A house near the road en route to Chamba.
As I said the dogs in Himachal are quite well built and strong. I guess they breathe fresh air, get to eat quite healthy and get much exercise walking up and down mountains to get food.
Walking on a normal road meant enough time to stop and stare and take photos of the trees, flowers and plants.
Waiting! – We saw her looking at the town of Chamba below. It was not a planned photo because I shot while she was not looking. This was one of the many shots I took hurriedly before she watched us walk past by. Walking past her and then clicking would not have the same effect. The waiting woman against the Chamba town below
The road to Chamba – the long winding road took us a long time to walk and although not difficult to walk, it was tiring walking continuously for so long.
Dirty and cute – We found these children on the road to Chamba. It seems they haven’t taken a bath for many days. At that time I was without a bath for 4th day.