Posts from India

Wildlife volunteering programs offer a great way for someone to experience the rich biodiversity of India. Firsthand, on the ground and out of the relative safety and comfort of a tourist vehicle. They provide you with a wonderful insight into the various wildlife conservation and research...
The Rupin pass trek i did in June 2012 was one of the most terrifying and exhilarating experiences of my life. I did the trek solo despite everyone's objections. My aim was not to cross the pass but to see myself pitted against my fears & self doubts and in that process learn a bit more about...
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A 4 day off from mundane office life and a drop of goodness at the time of a break up.
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My general policy with people is to trust until that trust is broken. But as i was sitting in the van, i started wondering what his game could be. "nobody's that nice", i thought. Especially since he was tout for a hotel and has nothing to gain by giving me this free ride. With my suspicions...
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Based on my experience while cycling the Manali - Leh route (in Oct 2010) i've compiled a list of Food and Accommodation stops on the route. I hope this information would be useful to other cyclists who are planning to do this trip. I have also tried to include the approximate dates till which...
If you love the mountains and love the freedom & the pure wind-in-your-face exhilaration of biking then Ladakh provides the perfect opportunity for you to combine the two and go motor biking in Ladakh. There is no better way to experience this wonderful place, free from the constraints of...
Ladakh is a cycling paradise. There is no question about it. The quiet roads, the friendly locals, the serene landscape and high altitude all combine together to provide you a safe, fun, at times challenging and at all times visually stimulating experience that few other locations in India and...
Thanjavur, the ancient city of Tamil Nadu and the erstwhile capital of the Chola Empire is home to numerous 'Great Living Chola Temples', the greatest of which is the Brihadeeswarar temple or more commonly known as the Big Temple ('Periya Kovil' in Tamil). The 1000 year old temple is well known...
A journey along the Manali - Leh highway is bound to be one of the most exciting, adventurous and visually stunning journeys anywhere in the world. The route traverses through some of the highest mountain passes in the world, crossing the Pir Panjal, Great Himalaya and the Zanskar ranges. The...
Ladakh's landscape is not just about its majestic mountains and brilliant blue skies, it also reflects the (majorly) Buddhist heritage of the land. The landscape is dotted with numerous Chortens, Mani walls, fluttering flags and majestic monasteries overlooking entire villages and towns. ...
The Yuksom - GoeCha La trek in Western Sikkim takes you right under the shadow of the mighty Kanchendzonga, the 3'rd highest mountain in the world. This 7-8 day trek, is one of the more remote and stunning treks in India, taking one through forests of Rhododendron and valleys covered with lichen...
The Rupin pass trek is without doubt one of the most exciting treks available in the Indian Himalayas. It has so many twists and turns in its plot that it will leave most experienced of trekkers wanting more.
A collection of photos showcasing the beautiful light at Hanle, Ladakh.
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A comprehensive travel guide for getting there, places to stay and things to do at Pangong lake in winters.
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A photo journal of my first winter trip to the Tsomoriri lake in Ladakh.
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