The adventures have begun. I have lived a few lives. The stories keep piling up. I do not recall them; all at a time. Some days are tough. This is what I have chosen for myself. Traded money for time. I spend my days as I wish. The desires are limited. There is no rushing […]
Bunbuni trek – the best alternative to Kheerganga!
Kheerganga is one of the most popular treks among beginners in Himachal Pradesh. The hike is filled with hundreds of enthusiasts, mostly those who have no idea what they have gotten into while the campsite turns into a picnic spot once the sun goes down. For people who really want to enjoy the beauty of […]
Life in Varanasi- Ghats & People!
Home to Lord Shiva, Varanasi (also known as Banaras or Kashi) is one of the most ancient cities in the world. To put down into words my experience in this city, will be difficult. You’ve got to be here to feel it. To believe it. The rush and the madness. I had mixed feelings during […]
2 months in Sikkim! What did I do?
Sikkim possesses raw beauty. It doesn’t scream for attention. The state is on hilly terrain. In its season, rivers and waterfalls flow through the state. Water which is pristine, gushing directly from the snow-capped mountains, which are in themselves, a sight to behold. I had planned at least 2 months in the state. And 63 […]
Offbeat places to explore in Sikkim – 9 hidden gems!
During my 63 day stay in Sikkim, I tried to visit every corner of this beautiful state. Considering the Indian geography, lifestyle and culture, the whole state is an offbeat travel destination. I am going to list my favourite places; keeping aside the popular ones. They are beautiful too. This list is for those who […]
Goechala- Trekking to the base of Kanchenjunga!
Camping below towering snow-covered peaks, one of the highest, the world boasts of. Walking on one of the most beautiful trails, enveloped in autumn colours. Getting a grand view of the mighty peaks at dawn. As exciting as it sounds, it is even better in actuality. These are the stuff dreams are made of. The […]
All the travel movies ever made!
Most of us love to travel. Some love to dream about it. For some, the idea of it sounds more fascinating than the act itself. Most of us love movies too. A medium to transport us for a couple of hours into another dimension. A break from our routine life. But they can have a […]
Trekking Sandakhpu- The best of Kanchenjunga!
The highest peak in West Bengal is also it’s most beautiful. I still wonder in disbelief when I think about Kanchenjunga; the third highest mountain peak in the world, visible from my terrace in Siliguri on a clear autumn sky. Just a few hundred kilometres of straight distance. And yet how many of us care. […]
Samanden- Gorgeous hamlet in Bengal straight out of a dream!
While supper was being served at the freezing dining room in Phalut, a fellow trekker started glorifying Gorkhey. ‘It is one of the most beautiful villages you will come across’, he remarked, lifting our expectations. We were to be staying there the next day. The tale of Samanden’s discovery Excited as we were, we bid […]
Documentaries on travel and adventure that can change your life
..If only you let it. Breaking stereotypes isn’t easy. Most of us need a kick or a little push to convince ourselves and break barriers that we always thought were shatterproof. And the first step to achieve the extraordinary always starts with the mind. A change in perspective. The documentaries mentioned below are my absolute […]