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The Darker Side of Malana Seeps Deeper Than Just 'You Know What!'

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Malana has more to it than what meets the eye. A remote primitive little village in the Himalayas, it was isolated from the outside civilization for thousands of years. It is one of the strangest villages in India, never invaded or ruled by an external administration. 

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1. Though the locals are friendly they always keep a safe distance

Though the locals are friendly they always keep a safe distance
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The locals are friendly and helpful but you need to keep in mind, no tourists are allowed to touch them nor their possessionsA.S. shares on HolidayIQ: "The place is very refreshing and hospitable villagers. We played cricket match with local boys."

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2. They consider themselves descendants of Alexander

They consider themselves descendants of Alexander
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The locals consider themselves descendants of Alexander, a pure race and shun being maligned by any outsidersShailaja Pasupuleti tells HolidayIQ: "You will have to walk a good 1 hour to reach the village, where the Greek soldiers under Alexander could not go back due to exhaustion."

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3. Villagers have no problem posing for photos but no videos are allowed

Villagers have no problem posing for photos but no videos are allowed
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Do not try to take any videos there. You might have to pay 2,500 rupees fine. In fact for breaking any rule there, the penalty is 2500 rupeesA.S. tells HolidayIQ: "This is a lovely little village in middle of dense mountain forest the approach is not that great but after reaching it is worth every penny."

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4. Their language, Kanashi, is considered sacred

Their language, Kanashi, is considered sacred
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Kanashi is considered too pure and pious and outsiders from other villages and tourists are not allowed to use the same. Tanuj Sengar shares on HolidayIQ: "Felt like I was not in India. Perfect place with friends. Beautiful trek by crossing waterfall."

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5. Police intervention is strictly not allowed

Police intervention is strictly not allowed
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Police intervention is not favored at all, but if the accused wants to seek the help of police he has to pay a fine of Rs. 1000 to the village councilNishitha K.N. tells HolidayIQ: "Malana village is a well-known tourist spot in Manali. "

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6. Conflicts there are resolved on the basis of death of lambs

Conflicts there are resolved on the basis of death of lambs
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They poison a lamb of each of the two parties by making a deep incision. The party that loses their lamb first is said to lose the conflict. Shailaja Pasupuleti tells HolidayIQ: "If you wish to visit this place, make it a point to go with crowd like a bus full of tourists."

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