A Fierce Sunday Snow Fight

I cannot remember when I started a trip feeling this tired. If I was traveling alone, I would have canceled this trip to Fagu in Himachal Pradesh. But when Chhavi asked me how could she bring in tomorrow quickly, I knew I was going, ill health be damned. And here I am sitting and typing … Read more

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The Ultimate Finnish Sauna Experience

Even before leaving for the #lumiainlapland we were told to carry our swim suites for the sauna experience. I have been to saunas in the past but within Indian spas. The Finnish take the sauna experience to an altogether different level. First of all we have to take into account the weather. When I landed … Read more

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When My Bones Turned to Jelly!

I am not a big fan of driving anything that has petrol in it. Snow mobile was no exception. I was given an opportunity to experience the snow mobile at Levi, Lapland that is in Finland. The event was known as #lumiainlapland Anyway, I forgot my driving license in the room. So, I decided I … Read more

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The Hatu, Narkanda

When I arrived at Narkanda there was snow everywhere. I was so tired at the end of the journey that I was happy I didn’t had to walk through snow to reach the hotel. The taxi dropped me right at the doorstep of the Hatu which is a Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Development Corporation (HPTDC) … Read more

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Annapurna Circuit Trek, Nepal- Day 7 The Snowfall at Letdar

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On day seven my trek started deviating from the proposed itinerary. I was supposed to walk to the high camp (4800 meters) on day 7 and on day 8 we would have crossed the Thorang-La pass if things went according to plan. But they didn’t. I got up early in the morning and went to … Read more

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Sky at The Khyber, Gulmarg

For today’s sky watch I present the skies from Gulmarg. I was staying at The Khyber there. And this was the view from my balcony one evening. I would love to go back one day. The Khyber, Gulmarg This post is part of Sky Watch Friday, do check them out.

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Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering, Gulmarg

I first visited the Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering building (Gulmarg) at night and I could not make out its features at all. Also the concentration was on not falling down while walking on the snow. Then I caught a glimpse of the Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering at Gulmarg from a moving … Read more

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What Does the Picture Say to You?

I thought of trying something new today. I am going to post a picture below and you have to tell me what does the picture say to you? Snow at Gulmarg After all why should I do the story telling everyday? Some days I like to listen to stories.

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Walking on Snow? Don’t Ask!

I have to admit I am not very fond of walking on snow. My first experience of walking on snow was at my first trek, the┬áSar Pass Trek. And I was wearing a sneaker. If you have tried to walk on snow wearing a sneaker you know what the experience is like. If you have … Read more

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The Temple at Gulmarg

There is a temple at Gulmarg next to the golf course. And the local people will point out that temple and say that is the temple where ‘Jai Jai Shiv Shankar’ song was shot. When I went back to the hotel I searched for the song and agreed that it indeed is the same location … Read more

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