Travel Diary

❤︎ हिमालय – The Himalayas ❤︎ 

She leaves a tiny part of her heart everywhere she travels. And memories from the places fill up the void in her heart and soul

Quoted

For the love of mountains, roads, travel and more….

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…

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…

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…

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.

Some Places Are Like Poems

“गहरी नीली शाम, सर्द बर्फीली हवा,बारिश की कुछ हलकी बूँदेंकांगडी़ की ज़रा-सी आंचदूर बादलों से झांकते ऊँचे-ऊँचे पहाड़कच्चे-पक्के ख्वाब-सा, ज्यादा-ज्यादा सच-सा, एक जहाँ हसीं-सा …”

Prabalgad Fort in Western Ghats of Maharashtra

Prabalgad trek, on the other hand, is at a (comparatively) easy-to-moderate level with few challenging stretches. It’s a decent enough one-day trek from Mumbai and Panvel.

Mahabalipuram – Beyond The Sand and Beach

The sun was shining bright in the clear sky. The breeze was getting warm with the mercury rising constantly. The port was busy with the incessant arrivals and departures of…

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…

I know her as Bombay

She has beauty and charisma. She is vibrant and has an undying spirit. Every breath – a rhythm, she is bustling with energy and a fire in her belly. They…

Mountain Bliss

A mere look at this picture from a visit to the beloved Himalayan mountains many moons ago, fills my soul with unexplainable peace & innumerable joyful memories, even today.

People and Places, East Sikkim

An incessant talker Amma, stops by my room, every morning – next to which is her garden. Even at over 80years, she is very active and I see her working…

Driving into the Clouds

This tranquil road in North Sikkim leads to Gurudongmar Lake – one of the highest lakes in the world. Sikkim is very special to me for one too many reasons.

Nature in Timelapse

I want to be somewhere, where the clouds float by as I lay staring at the sky, grass blades swaying gently in the cool breeze. Where time goes by, slowly,…

Friday Travel Pic – Northeast India

I have tonnes of lovely travel pics that I want to share with you. Sometimes I don’t have a story to share with the pic, some times I don’t want…

Rustic Bagori Village of Uttarakhand

“Would you like to buy some handmade woolen items?” She called out, as I strolled the tiny Buddhist village of Bagori near Harshil. Most houses around me were beautiful, old,…

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…

Top Three Himalayan Campsites

Though I love everything about trekking in the Himalayas (esp.), I also look forward to the campsite where I’m going to spend time, resting, walking around, eating, star gazing, sometimes…

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…

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…

Walking in the Mountains

I love the places that make you realise how tiny you and your problems are ~Anonymous

Lesser golden emperor moth in sohra meghalaya

Lesser Golden Emperor Moth in Sohra

Lesser Golden Emperor – what a royal name! I thought. I was in a small village somewhere in Sohra, also known as Cherrapunji – an extraordinarily gorgeous town full of tall waterfalls, sprawling hills, and verdant valleys.

Big-little Stories

There’s something beautiful about dainty things, like the delicate and lovely wildflowers. Freedom, peace, beauty and a riot of colours.

Gurudongmar Lake, North Sikkim

Waking up at 3am to start for Gurudongmar lake, traveling on the bad roads and braving the cold is totally worth the effort.

Hongs of Phang Nga Bay, Thailand

The passages/gaps or cave-like structures around the towering limestone walls in the Phang Nga bay are called ‘hongs’ (meaning ‘rooms’ in Thai) and are best explored on kayaks and glass-bottom boats.

Mountain Roads

Mountain roads, like bookmarks between the pages of a beautiful book that travel is…

Rishikesh Vibes

Rishikesh in Uttarakhand indeed is a vibrant city, with an incredible blend of culture, spirituality, adventure, beauty. Nestled on the banks of mighty Ganga and surrounded by Himalayan mountains…

Pause A Bit

A little poem on why should we travel

Things I Miss

A little list of ‘things that I miss’, not in any order, and definitely none less than the others. Read along the little stories about them.

Walking on the Edge of Meru Glacier

Traversing the Meru Glacier in itself is extremely challenging and adventurous feat that needs skill, and time. We had simply set out to scale as close as safely possible to the Meru Glacier this day.

Flying Jewels of Garbhanga Forest

Nestled at the Assam-Meghalaya border and enriched by the adjoining forests and hills of Meghalaya, the Garbhanga reserve forest is home to plenty of butterflies, birds and animals.

Mount Shivling

The Handsome Mount Shivling

After an almost incessant snowfall the previous night, we woke up to a beautiful clear day. And there it was, the stunning mount Shivling standing tall in its full glory!

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