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Malana is an ancient village to the north-east of Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh Malana is an ancient village to the north-east of Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh

Malana is an ancient village to the north-east of Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh

It can be reached from Parbati Valley, Manikaran after a 10-hour trek over the Rashol Pass or via a 2 day trek from Chanderkhani Pass It can be reached from Parbati Valley, Manikaran after a 10-hour trek over the Rashol Pass or via a 2 day trek from Chanderkhani Pass

It can be reached from Parbati Valley, Manikaran after a 10-hour trek over the Rashol Pass or via a 2 day trek from Chanderkhani Pass

This remote village is mainly known for its  charas, and has over time drawn hashish  lovers from all over the world This remote village is mainly known for its  charas, and has over time drawn hashish  lovers from all over the world

This remote village is mainly known for its charas, and has over time drawn hashish lovers from all over the world

Its a village of taboos. Fixing nails on trees, burning wood is prohibited.Only dry twigs, branches are allowed to be carried outside forest Its a village of taboos. Fixing nails on trees, burning wood is prohibited.Only dry twigs, branches are allowed to be carried outside forest

Its a village of taboos. Fixing nails on trees, burning wood is prohibited.Only dry twigs, branches are allowed to be carried outside forest

Police intervention is not allowed, but if the accused wants to seek the help of police he has to pay a fine of Rs.1k to the village council Police intervention is not allowed, but if the accused wants to seek the help of police he has to pay a fine of Rs.1k to the village council

Police intervention is not allowed, but if the accused wants to seek the help of police he has to pay a fine of Rs.1k to the village council

There is only one Government primary school here manned by one teacher & it has 100 students There is only one Government primary school here manned by one teacher & it has 100 students

There is only one Government primary school here manned by one teacher & it has 100 students

Malana is one of the oldest standing democracies of the world, with the small village managing it's own affairs even today. Malana is one of the oldest standing democracies of the world, with the small village managing it's own affairs even today.

Malana is one of the oldest standing democracies of the world, with the small village managing it's own affairs even today.

They consider themselves to be descendants of Alexander the Great and their local court system even today reflects the ancient Greek system. They consider themselves to be descendants of Alexander the Great and their local court system even today reflects the ancient Greek system.

They consider themselves to be descendants of Alexander the Great and their local court system even today reflects the ancient Greek system.

Kanashi’ is the local language of Malana and does not sound like any of the dialects spoken in its neighboring villages Kanashi’ is the local language of Malana and does not sound like any of the dialects spoken in its neighboring villages

Kanashi’ is the local language of Malana and does not sound like any of the dialects spoken in its neighboring villages

It is said that  Beatles re-discovered their music in this mysterious village !!! It is said that  Beatles re-discovered their music in this mysterious village !!!

It is said that Beatles re-discovered their music in this mysterious village !!!

Malana is an ancient village to the north-east of Kullu Valley. This solitary village in the Malana Nala, a side valley of the Parvati Valley, is isolated from the rest of the world. At an altitude of 9,938 feet above sea level lies the village of Malana also known as the village of Taboos. Interestingly, Malana Fagli is celebrated in mid of February while Malana Shaun is celebrated on 15th August. In Malana Fagli, a group of people wearing nothing but cannabis leaves and demon-like masks dance around the houses spreading cow dung, which provides insulation from the cold as well. Another interesting aspect of the festival is the procession for Emperor Akbar.

Get all ready and visit the village. You'll love every bit of it. 
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