Imagine waking up to the melodious chirping of birds, amidst hills and greenery. To witness the chunky clouds float above a lake casting photographic reflections in it. To relax and reconnect with yourself; to experience peace and tranquility, as you take a step towards wellness with Ayurveda. Well, I’m just back with all this (and … More A Rejuvenating Weekend At Shathayu Retreat, Bangalore
While on a trip to visit family in Pune, happened to come across Cartist – a creative automobile art festival and roadshow. So, these car and art lovers are on a road journey across India showcasing the work of talented artists. The festival provides a platform, encourages and promotes the artists, art students and creative individuals. … More A Late Post From Cartist – A Creative Art Festival For Car And Art Lovers
The nonchalant rains made the drive on the private roads through the tea estates of Wayanad slightly bumpy and rough. Had it not been the wee hours of the day, the lush tea estates would have proved to be a pleasant distraction. We were in Wayanad to see ‘Splash’ – a Monsoon Carnival organized by … More Experiencing the Kerala Monsoons at Wayanad
The best part about traversing the unpopular trails has its share of unbiased fun and the power to enjoy at your own discretion. The Nagalapuram forest trek is one such fairly uncommon, 1-day trek in the Eastern Ghats. Even at a moderate pace and stops to refill bottles or clicking photos, one can complete the ascent … More Trek to the Enchanted Nagalapuram Forests
This article was originally published on B-Change A book, a movie or simply for the sweet sake of wandering, whatever may have inspired you to plan your first trek – go for it! It’s never too late to start anything that has been on your mind for long. However, to do something you’ve never done … More Beginner’s Adventure Guide to Trekking in the Himalayas
“Phoolon ki Ghati” the board read, meaning “Valley of Flowers”. A mountain stood tall behind it with its peak buried in the wispy clouds. The mist moved about slowly with an aim to embrace everything in its path. … More Trekking in the Incredible Valley of Flowers
Splash! A leap of faith taken! The surface closing overhead, you are sinking in slowly. Buoyancy is working its science but the weights on you help you descend into the colorless waters. You hear the sound of your breath and your heartbeat regulates with the rhythm of the quiet waters. Tranquility takes over and everything … More Scuba Diving In India
Sitting in a sparsely crowded bus station at 5 a.m. and sipping hot tea, I looked around. A few curious faces stared back at me. I was waiting for the daybreak. A sudden plan & I had packed my backpack, journeyed overnight and landed in a new place at the wee hours. And so here I … More Roaming in the Western Ghats
I woke up to the announcement over the intercom saying, “ladies and gentlemen we will be landing shortly…” I sat up groggily rubbing my eyes. “…please make sure your seats backs and tray tables are in upright position…” I straightened up and followed the pilot’s instructions. I checked time in my wristwatch and yawned lazily … More Havelock Island: The blue paradise
I was excited for my first international beach vacation with girl pals. The highlight of the trip was scuba diving in the Andaman Sea – my first dive. Finally, the day arrived and we gathered at the dive center. The fear of water and the fear of unknown got better of me and as we … More Blue adrenaline rush!
Traveling is exciting and packing bags is like a countdown – excitement building up every minute. As a kid I have seen Papa pack bags with perfection and I am glad I’ve inherited some of his skills. I have always been praised for my ‘only-one-light-backpack’ travel style even for longer trips and it just keeps … More How to pack light and travel smart?
Lake of moon: Chandratal/Chandertall The cold mountain winds were blowing and making it difficult for me to walk anymore on the rough trek path towards the lake of moon – Chandratal, situated at an altitude of 14100 ft (4300 meters, approx.). Halfway through, Tenzin – our local friend and guide had slowed down his pace … More Stories from the Mountains