23 Tips for First Time Trekkers

Everest-Base-Camp-Nepal

I first went on a trek in 2002 and how green I was! I trekked with Seshadri (my husband) to Sar Pass in Himachal Pradesh. He had been on a few treks in college itself. The stories he used to tell were enough to put anyone off trekking for ever! Once they were lost in … Read more

Share Button

Naksel Boutique Hotel and Spa, Paro, Bhutan

I have stayed in some really beautiful hotels this year. I should also add that the expensive and swank ones happened because of the sponsored trips. One such hotel was Naksel Boutique Hotel and Spa in Paro, Bhutan. Paro is a tranquil place to begin with and Naksel is even further away from the small … Read more

Share Button

Terma Linca Resort, Thimphu

I have stayed at many beautiful hotels this year and I have hardly written about any of them! It is time to set it right and I start with the beautiful Terma Linca Resort, Thimphu. What blew me completely away was its location! It is right next to the Thimphu River. The small concrete path … Read more

Share Button

10 Images from Thimphu, Bhutan

Thimphu is the biggest town in Bhutan. It seems to be in a hurry to become a city but like all the places in Bhutan that I visited it is so beautiful and charming. It didn’t feel like a big city at all. 10. Takin, the National Animal of Bhutan Takins are weird to look … Read more

Share Button

Visa on Arrival for Indians in Bhutan

Visa on arrival for Indians in Bhutan is a simple process. My experience of getting was quite smooth. As only Druk Air, the national carrier of Bhutan, flies into the country, it is quite unlike other airports in the world. There are no jet planes landing one after the other, leading to huge queues at … Read more

Share Button

Dress Code for Women in Bhutan- In Pictures

As Bhutan is our neighbor I was not too worried about the dress code for women before I went! Looking at the temperatures in July I knew I would need to wrap up. So I packed accordingly. Now that it has been some time since my visit I try to construct the dress code for … Read more

Share Button

Tranquility has an Address- Paro, Bhutan

There is something about Paro that makes me calm. Maybe it is the size, it didn’t feel big. Maybe it is the number of houses which didn’t seem excessive. Maybe it is the mountains, maybe the small and charming market. But as soon as we started getting out of the airport I said to no … Read more

Share Button

Beautiful Punakha, Bhutan

Punakha used to be the capital of Bhutan till 1955, after which it was moved to Thimphu. I have fallen head over heels for Butan. I visited Paro, Thimphu and Punakha (with Makemytrip on invitation) and while I would not like to make comparisons but Punakha is surely a lovely place, not to be missed. … Read more

Share Button

The Trek to the Tiger’s Nest, Paro, Bhutan

Even before landing I was excited about the trek to the Tiger’s Nest in Paro, Bhutan. As I was visiting in monsoon I asked my friends on Facebook beforehand if I should be carrying trekking shoes or normal sneakers would do? An overwhelming majority who had done the trek told me to carry my trekking … Read more

Share Button

A Bad Bhutan Hangover

While I had just one hour before leaving office and later catching the flight to Bangkok, I got an email. It was an invitation to visit Bhutan with Makemytrip. I hardly had anytime to think how would I manage things at work. But it was one of those occasions when I decided to say yes … Read more

Share Button