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Little Greece of India
Little Greece of India

Rasika Chopra
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India has a little Greece which is another name for Malana situated in Kullu valley. A strange fact is that the people of this place believe that they are the descendants of Alexander-the-Great.

Posted On : 10/15/2014 3:40:21 AM

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Sonika Gupta
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The people of this place also speak their own language which is understood only by themselves. Their dialect is called Kanashi.

Posted On : 10/15/2014 4:03:50 AM

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Vicky Verma
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That`s interesting. But is there actually any association between these people and Alexander-the-Great?

Posted On : 10/15/2014 4:26:34 AM

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Drishti Patel
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Another unique thing is that the place is quite isolated from modern civilization and have a distinct social culture.

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Rasika Chopra
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Vicky, there is still no evidence about such association and till date it is considered just a myth. However researches are going on.

Posted On : 10/16/2014 3:49:56 AM

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Shruti Kakkar
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Malana is also called as one of the first democracies of the world.

Posted On : 10/17/2014 4:39:26 AM

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Ratilal Shah
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Will someone give the exact location of this city and how to reach there. What is the population of this place and are there any good hotels?

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Rasika Chopra
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Locals also believe that a sage named Jamlu Rishi inhabited this place. And Ratilal it is located in Himachal Pradesh.

Posted On : 2/23/2015 3:00:35 AM

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ASHOK BOSU ROYCHOUDHURY
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Yes, there are many myths about this village. The one about descendants of Alexander`s soldiers arising from the Two House administration system practiced in the village since ancient times which resemble the Greek system of governance. There is also a belief that the Malanese are descendants of Rishi Jamadagni, an ancient sage of India who settled in that village. But in recent times, Malana has gained popularity for the plant from which very superior quality of hashis is produced worldwide known as Malana Cream. Several years ago, I had gone to Manikaran and then trekked further up the Parvati valley. That was the time of the Hippies and soon after crossing Manikaran I saw several foreigners all young people in rented village houses enjoying chillum. I had heard about Manikaran being a centre for these stuffs but later learnt about Malana`s reputation also.

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Shruti Kakkar
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Yes Ashok, Malana is a notable place in the state. Although it is an isolated place from the rest of the world, but it gained prominence for its rich history and culture. Several documentaries have been made on this ancient village.

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Tuhin Sarkar
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Malana is famous for its Malana Cream. In India it costs Rs 5000 to 15000 per 10 grams.

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