Back in Oct 2019, then in August 2021, and the third time on 1 January 2022. That’s how many times I have traveled to Shangarh. My love for this small hamlet in Sainj Valley will surely take this place for the fourth time and I am all eager for that moment. The year 2021 was almost gone and I had to take a solo trip anyhow. I didn’t think much and the only name in my mind for a solo trip for New Year 2022 was Shangarh. Because I had been there twice already. Because I know two or three people there who can help me with my accommodation and other concerns. Because Shangarh had become my go-to place. Without giving much thought, I made my mind to celebrate New Year 2022 in Shangarh. I knew where to stay. I knew where to eat and that’s what I needed to know. Rest is all about the journey and the stories I make on the way.
I needed isolation. I needed an escape from the city and Shangarh was the perfect destination for this. I wanted to spend my New Year 2022 in Shangarh because the village is peaceful and full of tranquil vibes. Moreover, Shangarh had started to experience snow however, I wasn’t that lucky to have it enjoyed. But that wasn’t a major concern. The only thing that I had in my mind was to revisit it and spend a day in peace with deodar trees and snowcapped mountains around.