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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An Ode to 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.

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Winter Wonderland: Kedarkantha Peak

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.

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Trekking in the Gangotri National Park

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.

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Clouds over Himalayan Mountains at Mana in Uttarakhand

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!

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Blue Poppy: The Queen of Himalayan Wildflowers

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.

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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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Spiti Valley: A World Within A World

The cold mountain winds blew

the dusty mountains stared

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