Sonmarg: The Meadow Of Gold

The alpine valley of Sonmarg located in Jammu and Kashmir, is quite a popular destination in Kashmir and yet it has managed to stay attractive and charming. ‘Sonmarg’ loosely translates to ‘meadow of gold’ and it is rightly so given its enchanting beauty with flowery meadows, snow-clad peaks, glaciers and numerous pristine, alpine  lakes.

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Some Places Are Like Poems

“गहरी नीली शाम, सर्द बर्फीली हवा,
बारिश की कुछ हलकी बूँदें
कांगडी़ की ज़रा-सी आंच
दूर बादलों से झांकते ऊँचे-ऊँचे पहाड़
कच्चे-पक्के ख्वाब-सा, ज्यादा-ज्यादा सच-सा, एक जहाँ हसीं-सा …”

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Friday Travel Pic: Baisaran Valley

Sukoon

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Sharing Some Tea-stories On International Tea Day

Tea, Chai, Cha – Happy International Tea Day!

Chai – a special beverage that (almost) every Indian is fond of. Black tea, white tea, red tea, green tea, chamomile, jasmine, matcha, are just some of the varieties of teas popular around the world.

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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 the mountains were true stunners!

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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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Somewhere Out There…

Of all the things you hear,

Of all the things you see,

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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 for the Himalayan regions up north. I remember traveling to those places (Ah! the good old pre-covid days when we could travel to our heart’s content!) around the fall season and watching the leaves change their colours. And swaying and dancing in the breeze, bright and beautiful, and falling on the ground as if falling in love with the earth.

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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. The people I’ve met, have always been so kind and friendly and listening to them has always given me new, fresh perspectives, much different from what is perceived otherwise .

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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 to the camp, right on the first day of the trek felt very discouraging. I also doubted myself of whether I will be able to complete the trek at all. Packing right and packing light is so damn important!

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