“Phoolon ki Ghati” the board read, meaning “Valley of Flowers”. A mountain stood tall behind it with its peak buried in the wispy clouds. The mist moved about slowly with an aim to embrace everything in its path. … More Trekking in the Incredible Valley of Flowers
Sitting in a sparsely crowded bus station at 5 a.m. and sipping hot tea, I looked around. A few curious faces stared back at me. I was waiting for the daybreak. A sudden plan & I had packed my backpack, journeyed overnight and landed in a new place at the wee hours. And so here I … More Roaming in the Western Ghats
I woke up to the announcement over the intercom saying, “ladies and gentlemen we will be landing shortly…” I sat up groggily rubbing my eyes. “…please make sure your seats backs and tray tables are in upright position…” I straightened up and followed the pilot’s instructions. I checked time in my wristwatch and yawned lazily … More Havelock Island: The blue paradise
I was excited for my first international beach vacation with girl pals. The highlight of the trip was scuba diving in the Andaman Sea – my first dive. Finally, the day arrived and we gathered at the dive center. The fear of water and the fear of unknown got better of me and as we … More Blue adrenaline rush!
Traveling is exciting and packing bags is like a countdown – excitement building up every minute. As a kid I have seen Papa pack bags with perfection and I am glad I’ve inherited some of his skills. I have always been praised for my ‘only-one-light-backpack’ travel style even for longer trips and it just keeps … More How to pack light and travel smart?
Lake of moon: Chandratal/Chandertall The cold mountain winds were blowing and making it difficult for me to walk anymore on the rough trek path towards the lake of moon – Chandratal, situated at an altitude of 14100 ft (4300 meters, approx.). Halfway through, Tenzin – our local friend and guide had slowed down his pace … More Stories from the Mountains