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 !
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!
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 […]
Rohtang Pass – A picturesque road trip !
While Manali was sleeping, I woke up to the burble of the gushing river and though, lazy as I am, some comforts have to be sacrificed to experience the wonders of this beautiful world. ABOUT THE PASS At a height of 13,058 feet, Rohtang Pass connects the Kully valley to the Lahaul and Spiti valleys […]
Beatles Ashram – Where the rock band stayed, meditated and composed!
Be it selling hippie culture in the name of Marley, cafes with posters of Morrison or baked food as German when there is no possible connection with Deutsch, Indians possess the unique ability to even sell water to fish. So be it with Chaurasi Kutia, except the fact that the Beatles did stay here. MAHARISHI […]
Camping at Khaliya Top – The longest night of our lives !
After what we thought was a decent sleep of around 5-6 hours, we woke up to the rustle of wind against our tent. It was dark and still snowing. ‘Should be another couple of hours to dawn’, I thought. At -15 degrees, we were now uneasy and fidgeting, desperately waiting for the first signs of […]
To Bhrigu Lake – A 3 day trek near Manali !
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 […]
Kareri Lake Trek- Pristine and less explored !
Hill stations nowadays are no more than crowded towns at high altitudes. Treks to Triund and Kheerganga are getting too popular and as a result are in the process of getting ruined by litter, noise and ignorance of ‘educated’ people from the cities (yes, that is us). Still pristine and lesser known is this 13 […]
Bir, Billing, Paragliding and more !
A little adventure for the body and mind blended with some peace for the soul makes a perfect recipe for a great trip. That is why exactly you need to be here. To sense the rush of flying in the skies and to still the mind. BIR Two things particularly stand out in Bir – […]
Bathu ki Ladi – ‘Temples under water’ !
If you only travel to places everyone else does, you will only have experiences similar to everyone else. After 2 hours on the powerful Himalayan wheels, under the scorching heat of the fiery sun in the hills, a year-long or rather about 300-day long wait and anticipation but sans expectation turned out to be a […]