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.Continue reading “Sonmarg: The Meadow Of Gold”
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.Continue reading “Mornings in the Mountains”
Every time that I was in the mountains, I have learned so much & felt utterly blessed. I’ve experienced the abundance and it’s overwhelming.Continue reading “An Ode to the Mountains”
I purposely walked a slow walk, so I could be alone – at least for some time.
I wanted to live that moment quietly and absorb it fully.
Aware of every single breath I drew, I focused on my steps, walking at my own, unhurried pace.Continue reading “Winter Wonderland: Kedarkantha Peak”
Walking in the mountains has always felt so therapeutic. The only thoughts that run in my mind are things like where to walk, where to step (need to watch my steps, as I’m prone to accidents), and other such things which compel me to be present, to be there in the moment. There’s absolutely no place then for any of the big worries in my mind.Continue reading “Trekking in the Gangotri National Park”
No matter how many times I visit the mountains, no matter how many times I see them, walk amongst them. I fall in love with them, all over again, every single time!Continue reading “Clouds over Himalayan Mountains at Mana in Uttarakhand”
The path slippery at some stretches, with snow, tiny rocks and loose gravel, ascended gradually. I walked steadily on the steep path that lead to the tranquil Shri Hemkund Sahib Ji.Continue reading “Blue Poppy: The Queen of Himalayan Wildflowers”
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.Continue reading “Sharing Some Tea-stories On International Tea Day”
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!Continue reading “Stunning Lakes of Kashmir”
The cold mountain winds blew
the dusty mountains staredContinue reading “Spiti Valley: A World Within A World”