I was traveling in Nepal when I got a message from my friend Nishesh. ‘Hey, would you love to volunteering at Zostel?’
I had not booked the return ticket and I had no plans. Having tried their hostels across India at various locations, Zostel is one of my favourites in India. So I was in at the mention of Zostel itself, and my application was accepted for Zostel Bir, in Himachal.
I landed in Himachal for the first time on a freezing morning at Baijnath, a village in the pristine Kangra district.