Beautiful Ruins: Lesser known temples of Cambodia

“Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.” – Asian Proverb The magnificent ancient temples of Cambodia leaves you in wonder and amazement of rich Khmer Empire. Cambodia is more than visiting Angkor Wat or watching the sunrise. The complex contains more than 1000 temples and we managed to cover…

Colorful,Vibrant and Chaos:Varanasi

“Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together.”- Mark Twain Anandavana. Benaras. Kashi. Varanasi. One city.Many names. Varanasi is one of the oldest living cities in the world which attracts people of all kinds. Being the spiritual capital of the…

Didupe & Eramai Falls

Monsoons. The time when rivers get new lease to life and flow to their fullest. The time when forests seem to dance under the thundering storms. The time when treks are about sweet earthy smell,tiny droplets on to leaves, ever-changing hues of the mountain and wind in the air. It is also the time when…

The Road

We travel through many roads, More than often leaving most behind. We wonder sometimes, If we took the best road we could. We often think, If we could erase them and start over. Some roads we travel, Leave us sad and weary. But we try to put them behind. Trying very hard not to look…

In photos: Mythical Kinnaur

“It is always the same with mountains. Once you have lived with them for any length of time, you belong to them. There is no escape.” – Ruskin Bond Kinnaur is lesser explored belt of Himachal and has numerous unfamiliar scenic destinations. My first encounter with picturesque landscapes of Kinnaur was during Rupin Pass Trek where…

Liberosis

Stop. Slow down. Calm down. What’s the hurry? Chasing goals can wait for a while. You’re just twenty-eight, And you still have a lot of life ahead. No need to rush. So climb all the mountains you want to climb, Gaze at the sun and feel the sunshine. Spend the money you want to spend,…

Act my age?

I laugh. I laugh out loud. Sometimes at myself. Sometimes with friends. Many times without any reason. I don’t know what they mean, When they say “act my age”? What the hell is “act your age”? I have never seen anyone die of laughter. But I know many who are dying because they are not…

profite de la vie

When you don’t travel Or sit under an open sky staring at sunsets. When you don’t read Or get lost in places between pages. When you don’t listen to the little birds singing outside your window Or appreciate countless little pleasures of nature. When you don’t laugh with friends Or stop being silly. When you…

Scotland of India: Uddappana Motte trek

2016 kick started with a trek and as the year progressed, it became more of travel and less of mountains. Also after being forced to rest for months, I was elevated when I found myself at Coorg not only back on my feet but ready to trek. It was even more wonderful as I was…

Glory of the past:Badami Caves

Mad.Annoyed.Irritated. Precisely was my mood when I boarded the bus after long painful wait of 5 hrs.It was not any different when I woke up later in the morning and looked outside to see the dusty dry countryside which seemed to reflect my mood. My dim mood changed as the small bustling town of Badami made its…

The Spirited Temples of Mahakuta

This place was not a part of the itinerary until last-minute nor I had any fixed plans of visiting since all I knew about the place was its name. But on reaching Badami I saw road signs of this and decided to visit as it is on the way to Pattadkal. Huge prop roots welcome…