Malana is one of the villages in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh that is very popular with tourists who want to smoke some weed or hash. Malana Cream is the backbone of the local economy and it attracts national and international tourists, especially Israeli youth after their mandatory army service.
There are a whole bunch of rules you have to follow if you to go Malana. You have to stay on the main path, you can’t touch the temples or take their photos without permission, you can’t walk into sacred spots, and no touching villagers or their belongings. So, a knowledgeable guide is a must in Malana.
The area is also believed to have the world’s old democracy.