Manali: The Plastic Heaven

A few days back, I was in a famous hill station in India, Manali. It has got a cool climate, fabulous hills and trees, apart from other attractions like temples and monasteries. It draws a large number of people from all over India for the holiday season. With it comes the malaise of plastic and … Read more

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Monks Monks Everywhere: In the Middle of the Main Market, Leh, india

This picture of monks in Leh was taken on our last day at the place. My husband had to buy something from the local market called Moti Market. I was too tried. I just sat on the steps opposite this monastery with other Tibetan people. This was quite close to the main market in Leh. … Read more

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Pang, Ladakh

Pang Ladakh brings back such strong memories. When we went on the Ladakh trip I had little idea what the road journey would be like. We started at 3.00 am, an obscene hour to be awake at, if you ask me, from Manali. Pang was the lunch spot. I was so tired and zonked in … Read more

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Sunset at Ladakh

My Ladakh trip has been special for many reasons. Just before going to Ladakh, I had started this blog. I was not finding a job of my liking and that too changed once I came back from this trip. So personally Ladakh is a place that leads to so many fond memories. I visited the … Read more

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GMVN Rajaji National Park, Haridwar, India

I usually do not associate government accommodations and cleanliness together but GMVN Rajaji National Park was a clean place. Our huts were right inside the forest and it was a serene atmosphere unless the tourists themselves started blaring music. There was a group of tourists who did just that but thankfully they stayed only for … Read more

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Ganga Canal at Rajaji National Park, Haridwar, India

Rajaji National Park is situated quite close to the city of holy city of Haridwar in India. The photograph is of Ganga Canal at dusk which flows through the park. It is a short walk away from the only accommodation available inside the park. The accommodation is run by a government body and though it is very basic it … Read more

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How We Graduated to Full Time Trekking

My husband has a penchant for walking on any Indian mountain trail that diverts from the main road. I am usually given two options- either to walk with him or wait for him in the hotel room. So I often end up going on off the beaten track! And it is no surprise that we … Read more

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My Five Pet Travel Peeves

For me travel is a form of escape, from my daily routine and from my job. If I am trekking then I do not carry a mirror, it is an escape from my own image in the mirror. Here are the five pet travel peeves I have when I travel in India. 5. People who … Read more

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Markha Valley Trek, Ladakh, India

I will be doing the Markha Valley trek in Ladakh (India) this June. I was searching google to see what others have to say about it. From the number of travel tour operaters offering the Markha Valley trek and Leh Ladakh Tour Packages it seems half the world would be doing it. I hope it … Read more

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