Malana is a 350 hut Himalayan village on the scenic slopes of Parvati Valley in Himachal Pradesh. Although, on the map due to its illegal plantations of cannabis, producing the most revered strain of Hashish in the world, there is much more to Malana than the leaf.
Bloodline of Alexander the Great
Why you can’t light a match in Malana forest
The untouchables of Malana
It is forbidden to touch the locals or their religious sites. Visitors were little welcome in serene and quiet Malana, until recent times, where tourist money became their source of livelihood. In an effort to retain their purity of blood however, certain boundaries are imposed on the contact between outsiders (even other Hindus) and the locals.
Outsiders and their attitude to untouchability