Photography by Angad Kingra.
At Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh. The so called ‘Switzerland of India’ is a rare combination of a lake, pasture and a forest all at one place.
It’s not exactly what you’d expect it to be. There are animal droppings everywhere, crappy hotels and shops are like scars on the landscape. The stream fed lake in the middle smells terrible and is full of garbage.
The worst part though, for me at least was peddlers trying to sell you everything from snacks to ‘Scotch Whiskey’! A man with a small instrument of some sort followed us around the whole place requesting to play a song for us because we were from Punjab and the Punjabis love music don’t they?