Failures on the Road : Running in circles, in Kumaon

It was a difficult time. I was battling my inner demons with regards to travel in the state of Uttarakhand. After a narrow escape with disaster in Garhwal¬†that happened in the month of February/March 2015, I did not have the heart to be on the road for a month or two. And when I finally…

Failures on the Road – Stupidity in Changthang, Ladakh

It’s time to get real. Travel is not a bed of roses (well, not for me anyway); I am not looking for comfort on the road, but for experiences – which may differ in variety and can range from staying with a nomadic tribe to trekking on rough paths to see a spectacular view. In…

The Delights of Kangra – A Travel Guide

Kangra had very pleasant weather, considering it was the fag¬†end of December and it actually felt quite nice after coming back from the extreme cold of Kugti. We had acclimatised and gradually got used to the cold in Chamba & Bharmour before walking the final distance to reach frozen Kugti village. The bus meandered along…