Pulga is a tiny village in Himachal Pradesh. It is extremely quiet with fewer tourists. It is a truly rejuvenating experience for city folks who usually tend to miss their rightful ‘me time’ to head to Pulga.
1. No roads, only accessible on foot
There is no road to Pulga. No vehicle can reach there. It’s only accessible on foot and is a 3 km hike from Barsheini.
Pulga is situated at an altitude of 2210 metres ASL (7250 feet). A short 3 km hike from Barsheni, walking is the only option to reach the village.
3. Fairy forest
Fairy forest is nothing but the dense forest of Deodar trees. Its located right next to the village. It’s a beautiful trek across mountains and offers excellent views of near and distant snow-covered peaks.
4. Internet and cellular coverage
Pulga has an overall good connectivity for mobile networks. Major cellular network companies like BSNL, Airtel, Jio, Vodafone work fine.
5. Breathtaking views of Parvati Valley
Pulga gives some beautiful views of the Himalayas. It also has very good views of Parvati Valley from the top.
6. Waterfalls and wooden bridges
The village is blessed with natural beauty. It also has waterfalls and beautiful wooden bridges. They can be found in fairy forest and also on the way from Barsheni.
7. Wooden house stays
The houses in Pulga are very different. They are made from wood and are uniquely built. They are the traditional houses of people living there.
8. Apple farms
Pulga is blessed with some beautiful apple farms. During the apple harvest season from mid-June to August, apples can be found on almost every trees. One can literally just pluck them and villagers are also more than happy to give them.
9. Every kid in Pulga knows how to use a Hula hoop
Yes! That’s true. Every kid in in the village knows to use a Hula hoop. This is really pleasing to watch. The kids are friendly and welcoming.
10. Groceries are transported through a ropeway
This is the most unique experience to have. Since there are no roads, the groceries in the village are transported by the ropeway. Local authorities from the village came up with this idea in order to prevent people from hiking all the way down for their daily needs.
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