Charger: Bandhavgarh’s Beloved Tiger

Like Marathas and Mughals, like British and French, the tigers have their own Dynasty. Bandhavgarh National Park had its own Emperor, Charger. The tiger was named so as he was famous for charging towards unsuspecting tourist vehicles and elephants.┬áHe fought a battle with the then ruling tiger, Banka, to claim his territory.┬áVicious and with aContinue reading “Charger: Bandhavgarh’s Beloved Tiger”

Riding up the Manakamana Cable Car

The Manakamana Temple is the sacred place of the Hindu Goddess Bhagwati, an incarnation of Parvati in Nepal. The word ‘mana’ means heart and ‘kamana’ means wish. The Temple is around 1302 mts above sea level and can be reached only by a cable car which overlooks the entire valley. It is one of theContinue reading “Riding up the Manakamana Cable Car”

Face to Face – Mt. Everest

I am 24, slim built, with low HB level. Climbing Mt. Everest is a farfetched dream. Hell, seeing it up close is also like building castles in the air! I travelled to Nepal on a family trip and there is where I learnt that one can go see Mt. Everest (Sagarmatha, as it is knownContinue reading “Face to Face – Mt. Everest”

Not so Dancing Stars!

I could move myself to music but was never much of a dancer. I have been wanting to take Salsa lessons but never came through. On my recent short visit to Goa, the resort where we stayed had organized a special Salsa Dance class. My husband (reluctantly) and I went to take classes. Even thoughContinue reading “Not so Dancing Stars!”

Leh Diaries – In and Around

I had mentioned in my earlier post about the low temperature in Leh. It was around 4 degree Celsius. The oxygen levels are so low that you are advised to stay indoors for at least a day to get acclimatized to the weather. On our first evening, our driver took us to a couple ofContinue reading “Leh Diaries – In and Around”

Leh Diaries – The Journey & Stay

We took an early morning flight from Delhi to Leh. The journey was of roughly 2 hrs. As a custom, I dozed off soon after the take off. Luckily for me, I was unable to sleep for long. I woke up to the most breath-taking views of the Himalayan mountains from an altitude of 30,000Continue reading “Leh Diaries – The Journey & Stay”

Leh Diaries – The Beginning

The day of our departure saw a lot of crazy things happening. First, I reached office late. Then, there was huge pile of things I had to complete before leaving. Then, I had to drop my dog off to his creche. After all that, I just had 30 mins to eat lunch and finish theContinue reading “Leh Diaries – The Beginning”