❤︎ हिमालय – The Himalayas ❤︎ 

She leaves a tiny part of her heart everywhere she travels. And memories from the places fill up the void in her heart and soul

Quoted

For the love of mountains, roads, travel and more….

The Stunning Lakes of Kashmir

Kashmir Great Lakes trek is one of my favorite treks – for one too many reasons. The beauty of Kashmir needs no introduction, but these gorgeous lakes high up in…

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Lesser golden emperor moth in sohra meghalaya

Lesser Golden Emperor Moth in Sohra

Lesser Golden Emperor – what a royal name! I thought. I was in a small village somewhere in Sohra, also known as Cherrapunji – an extraordinarily gorgeous town full of tall waterfalls, sprawling hills, and verdant valleys.

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Big-little Stories

There’s something beautiful about dainty things, like the delicate and lovely wildflowers. Freedom, peace, beauty and a riot of colours.

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Hongs of Phang Nga Bay, Thailand

The passages/gaps or cave-like structures around the towering limestone walls in the Phang Nga bay are called ‘hongs’ (meaning ‘rooms’ in Thai) and are best explored on kayaks and glass-bottom boats.

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Mountain Roads

Mountain roads, like bookmarks between the pages of a beautiful book that travel is…

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Rishikesh Vibes

Rishikesh in Uttarakhand indeed is a vibrant city, with an incredible blend of culture, spirituality, adventure, beauty. Nestled on the banks of mighty Ganga and surrounded by Himalayan mountains…

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Things I Miss

A little list of ‘things that I miss’, not in any order, and definitely none less than the others. Read along the little stories about them.

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Walking on the Edge of Meru Glacier

Traversing the Meru Glacier in itself is extremely challenging and adventurous feat that needs skill, and time. We had simply set out to scale as close as safely possible to the Meru Glacier this day.

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Flying Jewels of Garbhanga Forest

Nestled at the Assam-Meghalaya border and enriched by the adjoining forests and hills of Meghalaya, the Garbhanga reserve forest is home to plenty of butterflies, birds and animals.

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Mount Shivling

The Handsome Mount Shivling

After an almost incessant snowfall the previous night, we woke up to a beautiful clear day. And there it was, the stunning mount Shivling standing tall in its full glory!

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Pondicherry: Old Port and Pier

“Only fishermen are allowed on the Pier”, one of two lady Constables who were patrolling the area told me. I had asked them if I could walk on the pier.…

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Sunrise on Pamban Island

There was just a hint of light in the dark skies at the early hours of dawn. But places such as these are always buzzing with people, that time too,…

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Harshil to Mukhba: A Leisure Hike

Though at first I thought of walking from Harshil to Mukhba village – the winter abode of Ganga ji from the shrine at Gangotri, I didn’t. The tiny village of…

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Himalayan Wilderness

Gaumukh – the snout of the Gangotri Glacier, and the source of river Ganga or the Ganges, deep inside the Gangotri National Park in Uttarakhand. It once resembled the snout…

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Hello Autumn

The clouds tired of raining, drift leisurely across the mountains, into the sky

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Autumn Colours

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”― Albert Camus Such pretty season autumn is, too bad that we don’t experience it as much here in India except…

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treasures of the seas at puducherry

Pondicherry, and the Treasures of the Seas

But just before Pondicherry, there’s a sleepy little, fishermen village. Just a few kilometres before a famous touristy place, yet, secluded in its own way and keeping some beautiful secrets

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Nachiketa Tal: Hiking To The Hidden Lake

At the crack of dawn, I boarded a bus headed towards Lambgaon and got down at Chaurangikhal. The place is a pitstop for buses heading further into the mountains towards the far off Himalayan villages. It is also known for the Chauranginath temple.

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Harshil: The Charming Himalayan Valley

I love walking. And so on most travels I prefer to walk and explore the place leisurely. I’m missing traveling and walking around only because I don’t know (at this…

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Coffee With A View At Mandalpatti, Coorg

It was a relaxed trip to Madikeri, Coorg, to unwind and just be. So I’m going to just add some pictures to give the feel. But if you still want to know any additional info., like where to stay, how to visit Mandalpatti, etc., drop me a mail. A visit to Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, however, is recommended if you have time and interest.

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Memories From Pahalgam: A Beautiful Town In Kashmir

Kashmir is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places that I’ve travelled to. There’s so much I’ve missed and yet there’s so much I’ve experienced on each travel. Each time that I’ve been to Kashmir, I was always in for a new experience and abundant beauty to feast on.

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Emerald hills of Western Ghats

Monsoon Trek To Kalsubai – The Highest Peak In Maharashtra

Come monsoon and the Sahyadris of Maharashtra get a stunning makeover. Emerald hills, roaring waterfalls, sprawling valleys enveloped in mist – its all just too irresistible! Here’s an account of one such gorgeous monsoon trek that I went on – Kalsubai – the highest peak in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra

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The Spring Vibes

The parched landscapes turn picturesque, skies are clear without any traces of the wintry gloom, grass blades sparkle and a countless flowers bloom unfolding Spring in India. This temperate season is a transition between the extreme temperatures of winter and summer. This sublime climate Spring breathes new life into the world by painting the earth with lovely colors.

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Dreamy landscape: Goechala Trek

Goecha La: Rendezvous With Mount Kanchenjunga

Goechala trek in Sikkim is one of the most exciting treks in the Indian Himalayas. Walk in the wilderness of the Khanchendzonga National Park and witness a spectacular sunrise over the Mount Kanchenjunga.

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Gandikota: Of Rocks, River And ‘Gorge’ous Views

We walked through the narrow alleys of the Gandikota village, dotted with houses, with goats tied to posts, chickens running around, men and women busy in conversations. I looked around the massive red sandstone walls of the impressive Gandikota Fort dating back to several centuries ago that must have guarded the town.

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Kishansar and Vishansar Lakes

Kashmir Great Lakes Trek: The Spectacular Beauty

The sun was shining so bright right on my face and I felt completely drained as the heat sucked all the energy from my body. My bag felt so heavy and I, who always travels light, kicked myself for stuffing all those extra kgs into my compact backpack. Thoughts of not being able to make it

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A Rejuvenating Weekend At Shathayu Retreat, Bangalore

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

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Cartist Art Festival

A Late Post From Cartist – A Creative Art Festival For Car And Art Lovers

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. You can read more about them on their website.

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Blooms And Blossoms: Lalbagh, Bangalore Flower Show 2017

It was a good day for a walk in the city. The day was clear and not too hot, and since I wasn’t doing anything significant (apart from lazing around on a Sunday afternoon) I decided to stroll off to the Flower Show happening in Bangalore. Every year, on the occasion of Independence Day, Lalbagh hosts a flower show. This year the garden city is celebrating the 206th flower show and it’s dedicated to the great Rashtra Kavi (national poet) Kuppali Vekatappa Puttapa who is fondly called as Kuvempu.

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Experiencing the Kerala Monsoons at Wayanad

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

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Inside Nagalapuram forest

Trek to the Enchanted Nagalapuram Forests

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

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