Next Pahari film FLYING TRUNK in Dodra Kawar by Siddharth Chauhan

We are extremely delighted to share with you that, Award Winning Shimla based Independent Filmmaker – Siddharth Chauhan has completed the shoot of his next pahari film “FLYING TRUNK” in Dodra
A yet another trailblazing accomplishment, it is the 1st fiction narrative to have been shot
in Dodra Kawar region of Himachal Pradesh. 

The film was funded by the Language, Art and Culture Department – Govt of Himachal Pradesh and was
shot in a span of 12 days from 20th to 29th July 2018 after a 2 months long pre-production phase.
Siddharth – who is best known for his critically acclaimed pahari film PASHI – which was the only
Indian Film to reach the Oscar Qualifying Rhode Island International Film Festival and have also won 6 International Awards so far – is thrilled to present his latest pahari film to his world audience now.

“After Pashi, everyone has been looking forward to my next film. I am very happy to have collaborated with
the Govt this time for making a film – which is deeply rooted in our pahari culture and i am super excited to
see how my audience will react to this film which has been shot in one of the most remote villages of
Himachal, undoubtedly the most beautiful too! This project would have been impossible without the
support of Department of Language Art & Culture, HP. ” 
– Siddharth Chauhan (Rohru)

STORY: Set in the backdrop of apple harvesting season, a young boy (Arush Sharma) discovers an old
wooden trunk in an abandoned house. He is told by his grandmother (Zunchi Devi) that it has magical
powers and can fly. His mother (Divya Saagar) becomes a witness to this adventurous journey until she
reveals the secret of the Trunk to her son.

Dodra Kawar Himachal

Language Spoken in the Film: Pahari

  1. Arush Thakur, Student of Class 1- St Edwards School [Picture attached below].
  2. Divya Saagar – an actor from Mumbai, originally from Shimla. 
  3. Zunchi Devi – a local from Village Kawar.
  4. Sheetal Mehta – a local from Village Kawar.

Assistant Directors: Mridul Surbhi, Ish Sharma & Ujjwala Kapoor
Sound Department: Ankit Rathore, Suraj & Shashwat Kaushal
Camera: Yashwant Kumar Sharma & Ashish Rana
Local Manager: (Kawar Village) Hemraj Chauhan, Vijender Mehta & Karan Chester
Story & Screenplay: Siddharth chauhan 
Dialogues: Disha Bhardwaj & Hemraj Chauhan

TRAILER RELEASE: 15 August, 2018

THE INFINITE SPACE Wins Special Jury Award at IFFS 2016

Our film “THE INFINITE SPACE” has won the   SPECIAL JURY AWARD at International Film Festival of Shimla, 2016 announced by Siddharth Chauhan

A first time filmmaker Piyush Kanga also won this award for his debutant film “DOST”, whereas the Best Film Award went to “Ram Bharose” by Aryan Harnot & Manwar Rana.


  • Nawang Khechog, a Tibetan Grammy Award Nominee, has given the Music of the Film along with Aasheesh Mehta (who is a local music producer).
  • Written, Directed and Produced by a localite with complete local cast and crew.
  • Real Life Monks have acted in the film & the film is in “Ladakhi Language”
  • All Visual Effects were done in Shimla by Yashwant Kumar Sharma, (Framebox Animation Institute, Sanjauli)
  • Film Premiered at University of Manchester, UK in 2015.

Written, Directed & Produced by: Siddharth Chauhan (a localite, originally from Rohru)
Shot at: 

  • Dorjidak Mahayana Buddhist Monastery, Panthaghati, Shimla
  • Jonang  Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, Sanjauli, Shimla

With Support from: Central School for Tibetans, Shimla


  • Karma Jangchup [Central School for Tibetans, Class 7 student]
  • Tsering Samdup[Central School for Tibetans, Class 7 student]
  • Nawang Jinpa [Dorjidak Mahayana Buddhist Monastery, Panthaghati, Shimla]
  • Nyima Tsering [Jonang Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, Sanjauli, Shimla]

Visual Effects by: Yashwant Kumar Sharma [Framebox Animation Institute, Sanjauli, Shimla]

Assistant Director: Vibha Sharma [MCA, HPU]

A little buddhist monk, Nawang, dares to believe in a secret which was revealed years ago in an old buddhist scripture. He discover a secret to Infinity and later reveals it to his friend, Karma, who too discovers then, that one can do anything through the power of faith & belief.

Indian Premiere:
The film had its Indian Premiere at the International Documentary & Short Film Festival of Kerala, 2015 where it was widely appreciated for its originality of content and form.

International Premiere:

The film had it’s International Premiere at The University of Manchester, UK in 2015 where it received amazing reviews for it’s ambiguous narrative avoiding obvious melodrama, powerful use of music and excellent cinematic storytelling!

2 Films from Shimla Win Top Awards at Pink City Film Festival, Jaipur

The local youth of Shimla has once again proved their talent by winning 2 Top Prizes at Pink City Film Festival in Jaipur 2016.

Best Indian Film Award:Boys Dont Wear Nailpolish!” by Siddharth Chauhan

Actors: Kamayani Bisht & Manan thakur (Locals)
Story: A mother’s battle against gender stereotyping to protect her child’s individuality but how far will she go to defeat the established order of things?

Viewers Choice Award: “Ram Bharose” by Aryan Harnot & Manwar Rana (Locals)

Actors: Kedar Thakur & Mukesh Lakhta
Story: A social satire which revolves around a small town shopkeeper ram bharose who is fed up of people spitting, urinating and littering in front of his shop everyday.

Shimla is slowly and steadily making it’s mark on the canvas of Parallel Indian Cinema.

Both films from Shimla and by a local crew and cast.

Siddharth Chauhan, s/o B.S. Chauhan, from Rohru, based in shimla, has been making films since past 4 years and is known for his innovative style and bold storytelling. Slowly and steadily, now, many people are getting inspired to experiment with films in Shimla. All his films have been based in Shimla and have taken the local culture, talent and scenic beauty to countries like Sarajevo, England, USA, Belarus, Italy, Durham, Indonesia, Paris and New Zealand making him the 1st Independent Filmmaker from Himachal Pradesh to have consistently taken his locally produced films outside India!

Aryan Harnot whos real name is Girish, was born in Sunni region of shimla, is an Actor and has appeared in many mainstream TV serials like Betab India, Phulwa, Chotti Dulhan, Parwarish, Fear Files, Tun Dena Sath Mera, Crime Patrol, Haunted Nights etc. His father Shri S R Harnot is a very renowned writer from Himachal Pradesh. “Ram Bharose” was his first creation as a writer and director.

Coincidentally both Siddharth and Aryan have studied from Dayanand Public School, Shimla.

Delicious Aloo Chat Shop in Sujanpur Tihra

Aloo Chat (chole), tikki Shop in Sujanpur Tihra is one of most famous shop and whenever we get chance to visit Sujanpur Tihra never forget to eat Aloo chat chole . Since our childhood we never forget this shop. It looks very small shop. If you visit any time during the day you can see huge queue. Schools or colleges students always in the queue in the shop and eats Aloo chola, tikki Chaat which are very testy. We don’t know how exactly they prepare all the items which is Aloo Chole, Aloo Tikki, Smosa, Dhai Bhala etc.

aloo tikki chaat shop

All the people who are belong to Sujanpur Tihra like Alampur, Thural, Jangal Beri and many others near wise. If they visit Sujanpur they love to eat Aloo chole in this shop. We stays in Delhi and whenever we visit our home town we eat Aloo Chole special shop.  During this holi festival again got a chance.

We hope if you read this article and if you get a chance to visit Sujanpur Tihra dont forget to visit Sonu Chat Bhandar is one of the best shop for Aloo chat

What to Buy in Shimla While Travelling

People visit Shimla to enjoy their holidays, Vacations, Honeymoon tour , winter seasons, summer seasons. If you visit Shimla whatever resason you dont forget to your family, friends or loveones. What to buy in Shimla for them?.  There are many Shopping places in Shimla where people enjoy to buy huge variety of things in Mall road,  Lakkar Bazaar, The lower bazaar  etc. Where you can get artificial, handicrafts like Himachali caps, pullan, the woolen shawls, wooden crafts etc.

You can buy lot of items like bags, jewelries, rugs, caps, woolen items. sweaters and socks, which are very traditional of Himachal.

Folowing are major attractions in Shimla

  • The Shimla State Museum
  • Naldehra
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Kufri
  • The Scandal Point, Ridge
  • Narkanda
  • Mall Road
  • Jakhoo temple
  • Chail
  • Lakkar Bazaar







Holi Festival at Sujanpur Tihra 2016

As all of you know very well every year the national level famous Holi festival celebrates in Sujanpur Tihra in District Hamirpur. This year also Holi fair is going on Sujanpur ground “Chogaan”. The event began in a wonderful way in the presence of the Chief Minster Shri Virbhadra Singh inaugurated the festival. This year decorated elephants, horses and camels etc. Top personalities were also present on this occasion.


Sujanpur holi

Our team member also visited the Holi festival in Sujanpur Tihra and saw huge crowd was there in the ground was full of crowd. Different type of the counters, Nights programs was ultimate. if You see the road was full and all the vehicles were parking in Sujanpur Ground in proper way. All the generation of People very excited in see the Holi fair in Sujanpur. They ware coming from Hamirpur, Kangra, Mandi and many other near by areas. All kinds of the products, cloths, electronic products were available in the fair. Small and Big size of Jhulas seen there and people were very excited.


Holi sunjapur thira






Himachal Bhandu Shbha Celebrated Culture Programme in Delhi

Himachal Bhandhu Shaba celebrated culture programme in Delhi. Lot of Himachali people came and enjoy the programme.  All age of the people participated culture programme. Childrens performed Himachali songs, dance and fun etc.  All the Himachali songs which were listen in  our childhood example: ES BO GRANYE DIYA LAMBRA, Kangre Diya Uchiya ridya and many others. It was really great event.

himachl bhandu program


One of the most amazing part of the programme was “Lucky Winner”  Himachal Bhandu Shabha also conducted  lucky draw system. Top ten luckey winner got their awards. First Lucky winner got refrigerator, 2nd lucky winner got Microwave Ovens and  third lucky winner got Mixer Grinder.

Also people enjoyed Himachal Dham like  chabal (Bhaat), channe ke daal, palda, mah ke daal, khata etc.

The prizes distributed at the end of the event.


Don’t miss out on Chowari Jot Trek Chamba!

Recognized as one of the optimum and assiduous prehistoric destination in the northern India, the expanse of Chamba is outlined and blessed as an old-day town occupied with the fervor of magnificence and beauty. Located in the embellished district of Chamba, The region is predestined at an elevation of 3,268 feet above the sea level. This amazing town is impressively known as one of the paramount travel destination Chowari  Jot Trek Chamba and roller-skating enthusiasts and fans. The land of Chamba is indeed speckled with heaps of greenery vegetation and splendid pastures of sweet-smelling and colored flowers. The terrain of Chamba is also enhanced with a large number of historical myths and traces. Being harmonized as the alluring town in the lower mountain arrays of Himalayas, the Chamba expanse is seen as the most charming hill stations amid with scenic settings of lush green valleys and terrains encircled with the crux of dense evergreen forests, mystical views of wildlife and a vast number of bird sanctuaries beset with powerful numbers of extinct and scarce birds.

The town has a great number of temples and palaces and also hosts two widespread Jatras (fairs), the “Suhi Mata Mela” and the “Minjar Mela”, which stretch for about numerous days and encompass music and dancing. Chamba is also well-eminent for its arts and crafts, predominantly its Pahari paintings, which devised in the Hill Kingdoms of North India amid the 17th and 19th century and its handcrafts and textiles. A trip to Chamba is purely incomplete if you are not planning to embark on a trek to Chowari Jot in Chamba.


The day trek from Chowari Jot to Chamba is a reasonably a bit tough and unique route, just below 19 kilometres long. This path follows a ridge along a sequence of saddles and crests from Chowari Jot. This route finishes with a long, two vertical kilometer decline over scree and rock cut strides that might cause some rickety knees towards the end of the trek. However, it is certainly very gorgeous with a panoramic vision of the mountain ranges. Weather here is lovely during the day till from March to November, very icy at night.

How to reach

Buses ply frequently to Chowari Jot and Chamba. From Chamba bus stand, the last HRTC (Himachal Roadways Transport Corporation) bus leaves for Chowari Jot at 1600 hours. Taxis can be also borrowed from Chamba.

Feel ecstatic the beauty of Triund Hill, Mcleodganj

Undeniably, everyone breathing on this earth has a deep thirst for taking out some peaceful and tranquil time, away from all the monotony and usual hustle-bustle of life. For quenching this thirst, a trip to pristine place like Mecleodganj is worth planning. Enfolded by the colossal Dhauladhar ranges, Mcleodganj is an eternal place where one can accomplish cosmic ecstasy. This divine acreage is reputed for its Buddhist monasteries, Tibetan establishments, glamorous backdrops, silvery waterfalls, and remarkable scenic views. Though there is a plethora of must-visit and exquisite attractions in Mecleodganj the beauty of Triund Hill, Bhagsu Falls, Dal Lake, Tibet Museum, Nechung Monastery, however, no place or attraction can beat or surpass the magnificence and grandeur of Triund Hill Mecleodganj.

The beauty of Triund Hill Mcleodganj, Dharamshala

Often referred to as “the jewel of Dharamshala”, this blissful retreat is distant from the maddetriundhill himachalning troop of people of Mcleodganj, gifting you an impeccable milieu to relax your soul and unwind your mind. Triund Hill is situated in the Dauladhar Range of Himalayas in Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh at an altitude of 9,800 feet (2975 meters). This immaculate spot is a famous camp site and picnic spot.

Triund is a hill, a small piece of art that the town offers you at the cost of quite a laborious yet exhilarating expedition. It is enormously famous for trekking and entices loads of tourist every year from India and all over the globe. Tourists and trekkers have been coming to Triund Hill for being close to nature. To inhale fresh air, relish the views of mountains, deep horizon and pursue harmony are some of the chief reasons attributable for such a high eminence of Triund Hill in the eyes and senses of voyagers.

Triund Trek, Hill Mcleodganj

Triund has a clear-cut byway which goes through a stunning assorted forest of oak, deodar and rhododendron. Trek is equitably easy for the first five kilometers but the last one kilometer may necessitate a little drudgery. The last one kilometer is prevalently known as the “22 curves” as it has 22 tiring curves before you eventually reach Triund. Along the way, there are several small chai shops where one can get energized during the hike. The tramp is worth it as the panorama when you reach Triund is breathtaking and exciting .Triund is come-at-able for most part of the year excluding for when the byway is amputated by dense snowfall in the months of January and February.

Solang Valley Manali Paradise of Himachal

Solang Valley a mesmerizing paradise located in the lap of Manali

With snow-crowned mountains, Beas River, exciting outdoor activities, flower gardens, comfy accommodations and lip-smacking meals, Manali is a place for vacationers to be pleased about. In today’s frenzied business rosters, holiday trips are becoming infrequent and special. So, it is vital to find the right destination to relish your holiday tour to its completest.

Manali sited at a height of 1,950 m in the Beas River valley is one of the remarkable tourist terminuses with plush green milieu during summer and snow-topped mountains in the winter. Manali crafts a charismatic setting for holidaymakers and tourists. It never fails to amaze its visitors with its panoramic view of the adjoining snow-capped hills and fun-filled winter activities. If you are planning a Manali expedition, amid all the tourist spots, Solang valley in Manali is definitely a site you can’t afford to miss.

Solang Valley Elaborated

Solang valley offers admirable views of glaciers and snow-topped mountain peaks to the vacationers. It has adequate ski slopes. It offers really romantic setting for honeymoon pairs. PrSolang Valley manali snowevalently, it is also identified as “Snow Point”. Positioned at a distance of 16 kms away from Manali, this striking natural valley is rested at a height of 8500 kms from the sea level and is sited on the western side of the Beas River. It is the superlative place for all those folks who are searching for a voyage beset with adventure and zeal. Also recognized as Solang Nullah, the valley is hub of some of the most exciting activities such as Paragliding, skating and zorbing. There are distinct escorts for each of these sports who help the amateurs embarking on the sport activity for the first time so that everything can be accomplished smoothly.

Apart from zorbing, paragliding is the next most widespread sport that makes the place relatively famed. Here, tourists under the stern control of skillful drivers frequently practice the sport. This is one of the most budding sports in India. Here, the parachute goes as high as 4000 feet above the ground level. There are special provisions available for kids, couples and senior citizens. Other interests of the Solang Valley embrace apple orchards, lakes and a wide variety of greenery. It is the preferred destination of many film directors. Till date, many Bollywood movies have been made here. For snow-lovers, the most favorable time to visit Solang Valley Manali Himachal is between the months of December to February.