Ranikhet – Of greener grass and apples!

Ranikhet

During my conversation with the cab driver on my way back from Ranikhet, I asked him curiously, ‘Isn’t the place and the hills around greener than usual?’  ‘Yesterday, an old gentleman travelling with me had the same query,’  he replied, agreeing at the same time.   Now, I’ve been to the mountains in all seasons. Have relished […]

Magic in Pithoragarh !

Pithoragarh

What do you remember most about a place? Is it the alluring landscapes of a secluded hill or the architectural marvel of a historic city? Unexpected encounters on the road or friends from a town you may never see again? Or do you only recall the much-publicized tourist points of interest and cafes and their […]

Exploring Rishikesh: Beyond river rafting!

Rishikesh

Considered to be the yoga capital of the world and one of the holiest places to the Hindus; Rishikesh has been the abode to spiritual gurus and teachers transmitting ancient knowledge of spirituality, meditation, yoga and Indian mythology. Located at the foothills of Himalayas, the town derives it’s significance and lifeline from the mighty Ganges that originates […]

To Bhrigu Lake – A 3 day trek near Manali !

Trek to Bhrigu lake - The Raw Traveller

Another one of my solo treks. And with every trek, I am only realizing how much I love my company, the need to spend more time with myself, undertake more challenging treks, get fitter, inspire, experience the new and fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds’ worth of distance run. A trip to Manali is incomplete […]