A White Rumsu Village

Travelogue from a experience of a winter trip in Kullu Valley, Himachal Pradesh. Trekking to Jana Village in the snow and staying at Rumsu Village in a homestay. Witnessing snowfall in Rumsu.

Darjeeling – Surprisingly Amazing!

Darjeeling in the monsoon, foggy, rainy and misty. Walks from Darjeeling to Jorebungalow and Ghoom. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. Monasteries in Darjeeling. Churches in Darjeeling. Homestay in Darjeeling. Slow travel experience.

Life in Kasar Devi

Experience of living in Kasar Devi, when we are renting a cottage here in the jungle and the descriptions of work and experiences of nature.

Four Days in Sitlakhet, Kumaon

Spending 4 days exploring offbeat Sitlakhet at Nayalap in Kumaon. Walks and treks Syahi Devi Temple. Ranikhet Cantt. and heritage walk in Ranikhet. Kumaoni Food.

The Goodness of Strangers in Kerala

We may say we travel to see wide and varied landscapes and get enchanted by different cultures; but what we humans really seek are human connections. When we sit to recollect memories from past travels, we invariably remember unexpected stories of kindness from other humans we meet on the road. When Kerala Tourism got in…

A Travel Guide to Sambhar Lake in Rajasthan

I received an early morning call from Nitish (instagram-nitishwaila) when he randomly remarked that he and his friends were headed to Sambhar Lake and I was welcome to join them. It was 31 January and Nitish & Co. were keen on clicking images of the supermoon lunar eclipse from the zero light pollution of Sambhar…

Winter in Ladakh : Revisiting Turtuk from Leh

Yesterday was a crazy day of hitchhiking that included visiting Saspol, Alchi, Likir, Basgo and finally reaching Leh to stay for the night. On the next leg of our journey we want to first head to Turtuk from Leh. Since this is winter time in Ladakh we don’t want to make too many fixed plans…

A Rendezvous with Bharmour, in Winter

We wake up at HPTDC’s Hotel Iravati in Chamba and decide to leave for Bharmour by an early morning bus. It is winter, we have celebrated Christmas the previous evening sipping wine over a bonfire in Chamba. The weather is already cold and promises to be much chillier in Bharmour. The distance from Chamba to…

The Pristine Village of Sharchi in Tirthan Valley

After spending a peaceful couple of days in a remote paradise close to Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in Sainj Valley and attending the Deori village festival, I along with a friend wanted to explore a Sharchi village (Pronounced Sharchi, although the post office denotes it as Sarchi) which had eluded me 2 times on…