The steamed bun that is Himachal Pradesh’s favourite Grace

siddu manali dish

Fermented superfoods like kombucha (fermented tea), kimchi (fermented vegetables), kefir (cultured dairy product), and probiotic yoghurt are very popular for their health benefits. A unique fermented steamed bun from Himachal Pradesh, ‘siddu’, could … Siddu is a popular dish in Himachal Pradesh, and it is often consumed during winters with pure ghee throughout the state to keep the body warm and provide energy. Usually, it’s served with fresh mint chutney or dal. Different variations of this trad… Usually, it’s served with fresh mint chutney or dal. Different variations of this…

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Pandoh Byepass to Leh

Pandoh bypass to leh

Union Minister of Road, Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari informed yesterday that the construction of Pandoh Bypass to Takoli section of NH-21 in Himachal Pradesh is 75 per cent complete and progressing at a rapid pace. Union Minister Gadkari took to Twitter and wrote, “The construction of Pandoh Bypass to Takoli section of NH-21 in Himachal Pradesh is 75 per cent complete and progressing at a rapid pace. It is a state of an art project which includes the construction of 9 modern tunnels and a 140 m long major…

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Kullu Manali Hotels to Display Warnings

MANALI: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has told Hotels, Restaurants, and bars in Mandi, Kullu, and Manali to put signboards displaying warning messages at their properties to spread awareness against drugs. Kullu and Mandi districts in Himachal Pradesh are mostly affected by drugs, especially Charas. These days increase in the synthetic drugs are big problem for Narcotic Agencies. NCB had selected Mandi district, which is also the gateway to Kullu-Manali, as its office in Himachal Pradesh. Now it has directed hotels, restaurants and bars to not just warn peoples but also spread…

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Lahaul valley cut off from different cities due to snow reported at Atal Tunnel

Snow at Lahaul sPiti

The Lahaul valley was cut off from the rest of the cities in Himachal Pradesh following a heavy snowfall today. It is snowing heavily since morning and the snow near the Atal Tunnel at Solang Valley was recorded above 90 cm till evening. Atal Tunnel and its surrounding areas like the Solang valley, Sissu and Koksar also received heavy snow. Traffic in the valley came to a halt. The region was under the grip of severe cold and the temperature was below zero degrees. The district administration issued an advisory…

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Manali Tourist footfall got down as Covid cases rises

Manali weather

The tourist footfall in Manali has dipped in the past couple of days due to the rise in coronavirus cases. About 2,000 to 3,000 vehicles from other states were registered daily in the green tax barrier at the entrance of Manali from December 20 to January 6. The number has come down to just 300 in two days after Covid restrictions were imposed on January 6. Various other states have also imposed restrictions, which also had an adverse impact on the arrival of tourists. The occupancy in hotels was about…

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