As the Devil On Wheels™ blog buried its feet deep into the roots of travel blogging especially in the niche of traveling to Himalayas and emerged as a great source of information to the people traveling to Himalayas, I started receiving numerous requests where people wanted to contribute to this knowledge sharing platform about Himalayan Travel. Most of them wanted to contribute to the information portal and make it a one stop central place where all the required as well as effective information related to traveling to Himalayas can be explored.
As the requests grew in numbers, I started building/developing a new platform behind the scenes seeing the need for it which will be hosted inside the Devil On Wheels™ website as I felt DoW Blog is my baby and I would like to keep it with me only. About 1.5 years ago, as I completed the development of the community platform, I shared the design with Aashish Rajgaria and Sandeep Kohli with the motivation and vision behind the launch of yet another travel community over the Internet that will change the way we travel to Himalayas in time to come and promote Responsible Travel in Himalayas from the core. Both of them agreed to join in hands in this noble initiative for the lovers of Himalayas and people of Himalayas, took up the role of moderators to share all the knowledge they had about traveling to Himalayas and also share the load of ever increasing queries on DoW Travel Platform.
On June 1st 2013, we launched the DoW Himalayan Travel Community and Forums which we call DoW Community. Over the past 18 months, we have seen almost 2500 members registered with the our community, 16800+ user posts and over 1650+ topics covering many aspects on traveling to Himalayas. Not just we received an expanded user base for Devil On Wheels™ website who started contributing their experiences and soon became a family of passionate lovers of Himalayas but we also launched few “one of a kind initiatives” including DoW Travel Calendar that helps people find travel partners on their Himalayan journeys and DoW Causes which aims at spreading smiles in Himalayas.
DoW – Himalayan Travel Community & Forums is a Non-Profit & Non-Commercial of DoW Travel Platform, completely dedicated to Himalayas where like minded lovers of Himalayas from various parts of the world can collaborate to share their Himalayan travel knowledge and experiences with each other.
The Vision of our DoW Community is to help the people from Himalayas grow in their own sense and space by promoting more causes, culture, dreams, people, homes and lives from Himalayas!! To make it simple, to do something or the other that benefits lives of Himalayan people and Himalayas!! Feel free to take out few minutes of your time and read about DoW Causes supported by us at the link: DoW Causes – Spreading Smiles in Himalayas. And, it is only this purposeful vision and mission of our community that makes us stand apart from rest of the travel communities running over over Internet and is the USP of Devil On Wheels™. You can read our vision & mission in detail at the link: Launch, Focus and Vision | DoW – Himalayan Travel Community
Some of our noble initiatives from the DoW Community members were also got published under various news media publications including Deccan Herald on DoW Causes, Zee News DNA for Clean Kasol Drive and Hindustan Times & some others names also quoted us for great efforts put in for Kashmir Flood Relief. You can read these articles under the Announcements forum of DoW Community. These were few initiatives that helped us expand the spirit of Responsible Travel in Himalayas with DoW Causes whose stories can be found under the link: Stories of DoW Causes in Himalayas
Still not a DoW Community Member?? Then don’t wait and JOIN US to Spread Smiles in Himalayas !! You can become a member of DoW Community by registering yourself at the link: Register Here and be a part of our mission on spreading smiles in Himalayas.
As many of the DoW Blog readers were still not aware of the DoW Community and how it is different from DoW Blog, I thought of sharing an article with all of you so that if you are looking forward to join the initiative of DoW Community, you know where to register yourself to become the member of our fraternity