Friday Travel Pic: Emerald Hills of Sahyadri

Washed by the rains

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Travelogue – 24 Hours in Amritsar

More often than not, we plan a perfect itinerary for our travels, spending enough time to detail out the routes, places to visit, accommodation, ticket bookings, etc. All this is to ensure a hassle free travel, surely. But sometimes fate is up to a mischief; we overlook a trivial detail and are up for something we didn’t plan.

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Friday Travel Pic: Mountain Winds

It is said that the mountain winds carry the prayers far and wide, blessing everything they touch.

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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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Mornings in the Mountains

This is how mornings in the Himalayan mountains look like. This is how the views outside your tent look like when you step out of it, after spending a night of nonstop snowfall, in the middle of nowhere (quite literally) oblivious to the gorgeous peaks and glaciers all around you.

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Dhanushkodi – The Ghost Town of India

I was very young when my parents along with some family friends had planned a visit to South India. Until then I had only seen that part of the country on maps. And of course, I had no idea then that I would eventually move for studies & work (& live – it’s been a decade now) in one of the cities down south.

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Love Affair with the Mountains

Have you ever felt weak in the knees? Or had butterflies flutter in your tummy? I have! Yes, I’m talking about falling in love, even before you realize it. And no, I’m not talking about your regular love story, this one is a little different than most. It’s an affair of the heart that began unbeknownst to me and consumed me forever – a story of a deeper, emotional connection with the Himalayan mountains that changed something in me forever.

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A Visit to the Robber’s Cave in Uttarakhand

Though I had traveled to Dehradun many times, I never explored the city much (except for food). Dehradun was almost always just a transit when I was headed for treks in the Himalayas of Uttarakhand.

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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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Just a thought

~Musings~

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