Srilanka’s picturesque train ride: Kandy to Ella

I love travelling in trains.I love the rhythm of the wheels. You get to eat the local delicious snacks,meet other travelers and locals.I have stood near the door, sometimes with  friends,sometimes alone,sometimes lost in the landscapes and sometimes gazing at the engulfing darkness.Each time it’s different high. Also,trains are not only affordable in Sri Lanka but also…

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…

The awestruck Bhutanath Temple

The sole reason behind my yearning to visit Badami was to see this temple.I had seen countless photos of this beautiful temple for over a year now and I knew I had to be there someday. I had the first glance of it from the rock-cut caves of Badami and was awestruck at first glance….

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…

Mystical Paro Taktsang:Bhutan

Almost every photo is of this beautiful place when one enters Bhutan on Google by image. We never had a defined itinerary but a must visit place was Tiger’s Nest. As a result our first destination on arrival was to trek to this alluring monastery. Tiger’s Nest is gaining global popularity for not only being one…

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…

City of scenic views: Udaipur

Palaces.Forts.Repeat After what seemed like a never-ending tour of endless forts and palaces on a 9 day trip across Rajasthan,I arrived in Udaipur expecting the expected – MORE PALACES! And it lived up to the expectations. A tour to city palace starting with the  royal gate, Sheesh Mahal (Palace of glass and mirrors),  Moti Mahal (Palace of…

Easy&Pleasing:Maribetta Trek

First trek of the year! Hola 2016 🙂 I wanted to tick off at least one trek before I left to Rajasthan and when opportunity came knocking, I uttered – I’M IN!!! We started as early as 5:00 am to Kanakpura and were greeted by beautiful sunrise on the way. We arrived at the place and I did…

Weekend at Malenadu: Kodachadri Trek

My penchant for mountains have continued for quite a while now and it’s amusing that I have not explored much around Karnataka which hosts some of the beautiful views. So when I heard about Kodachadri trek I knew I had to go. A night of disrupted sleep left me half angry and irritated but one glance of the…

A romp in the snow: Rupin Pass Trek

“A journey is best measured in friends rather than in miles.” Travelling has always been a joy.But it’s merrier and becomes one of the cherished moments when you do it with your friends.The first time I saw Himalayas it left me spellbound.I wanted to see more and made a secret promise that I would visit…