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…

Some tips.Some lessons:BHUTAN

To Visit/Not to Visit I was annoyed as irritating inconveniences (read about them below) kept recurring from the start of this trip.By the time we started to Paro from the border town I had my miserable mode ON. But an hour into the drive unbelievable forests started to appear and every not so good feeling I felt up until…

THIMPHU:Let that shit go!

After our trek to the eye pleasing  Tiger’s Nest our next stop was to Bhutan’s capital Thimpu as inner permits are issued here to travel anywhere within the country apart from Paro and Thimpu. The initial plan was to skip Thimpu altogether but a localite insisted that we paid a visit to the majestic Buddha point.The 52…

A camel affair: JAISALMER

A popular adage among the Rajasthani locals is – Registaan nahi dekha toh kuch nahi dekha (If you haven’t seen the desert, you haven’t seen anything). Just kidding! A must to do on my Rajasthan tour was to visit the desert. The enchanting Jaisalmer comes under Great Indian Desert – Thar Desert and the local travel companies offer a variety of…

Palace of winds: Jaipur

From losing the boarding pass to incessant flight delays,we arrived in Jaipur with growling tummies.The Pink City is not just famous for enthralling history but also for satisfying your taste buds. After indulging in the local delicacies, we set out to visit Hawa Mahal which is one the celebrated architectural spaces within the city. One can see people flocking to click…