How I walked solo to the Everest Base Camp

“We had seen a whole mountain range, little by little, the lesser to the greater until, incredibly higher in the sky than imagination had ventured to dream, the top of Everest itself appeared.” -George Mallory ” Someday is actually a synonym for never ” I write this seated on the third flight of the dayContinue reading “How I walked solo to the Everest Base Camp”

Tirthan Valley – A destination less traveled

“It’s always further than it looks. It’s always taller than it looks. And it’s always harder than it looks.” Nestled in the Kullu Region of Himachal Pradesh,Tirthan Valley has managed to remain the destination less travelled. At an altitude of 1600 m and by the side of the Tirthan river, this valley will just winContinue reading “Tirthan Valley – A destination less traveled”

Village Sarchi in Tirthan Valley- Picture of the month April

“ Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent school masters, and teach us more than we can ever learn from books”- John Lubbock There is a magical image of a place that keeps coming to me in my dreams. That image of a small village inContinue reading “Village Sarchi in Tirthan Valley- Picture of the month April”

Travel Story-The Monk

There is something about those faces which tells you a story. I sat for a cup of tea besides a sadhu and I knew he wanted a cup of tea too so I ordered 2 . The shopkeeper was asking for 16 bucks but he insisted on paying 10 which he always did. I alwaysContinue reading “Travel Story-The Monk”

Trekking to Kurangani Hills

Why Kurangani ? : There are a lot of one day treks in South India but mostly all these treks are in a National Park area where camping is not allowed. Kurangani is one of those treks where you are allowed to camp that too inside tea gardens with a mesmerizing view of Sunrise. IContinue reading “Trekking to Kurangani Hills”

Life lessons from 12 years of traveling

1)Collect moment not things: I sit in the shade of a tree with red flowers at one of the bends on the road which quite strategically gives me the clear view of occasional vehicles from either side.I am happy for the fact that not only do i see a mountain with a tinge of whiteContinue reading “Life lessons from 12 years of traveling”

10 must do things at Varanasi

Benares is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together. – Mark Twain   A brief history of Varanasi: Varanasi has an amazing history which could date back to 1200 BC. There are indications that the city could be living since 3000Continue reading “10 must do things at Varanasi”

Picture of the month- Februaray

Malviya Bridge, inaugurated in 1887 (originally called The Dufferin Bridge), is a double decker bridge over the Ganges at Varanasi. It carries rail track on lower deck and road on the upper deck. It is one of the major bridges on the Ganges and carries the Grand Trunk Road across the river.It has 7 spansContinue reading “Picture of the month- Februaray”

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