Things to do in Manali

After an epic trip to Himachal Pradesh last year, it was vacation time again. As usual, choosing a destination was confusing. Beach or mountain? The mountains won, and we headed to Manali for a quick three-day break. Taking a flight from Pune to Delhi and then an overnight bus to Manali, we finally made itContinue reading “Things to do in Manali”

Places to see near Kasol, Himachal Pradesh

‘The mountains are calling’ is what I used to tell myself every time I came across photos of my friends vacationing up north, be it the mighty Himalayas, Ladakh or the stunning north-east. After years of unsuccessful planning and travel announcements, I finally made it to Himachal Pradesh with a few friends getting together andContinue reading “Places to see near Kasol, Himachal Pradesh”

Why camping in Tosh should be on your bucket-list

Tosh, a pristine village near Kasol in Himachal Pradesh, is the last village in that belt. An hours’ bus journey from the town of Kasol and a small 4 KM trek through the village and mountains will bring you to the camping site. The sight of the snow clad mountains right  your tents will beContinue reading “Why camping in Tosh should be on your bucket-list”

A First Timer’s Guide to Jaipur

Jaipur is known for its magnificent forts and palaces. With just three days in hand due to a tight work schedule, it was time for a quick history lesson. Jaipur is called the Pink city as the buildings in the old part of the town are all painted in pink. The old world charm isContinue reading “A First Timer’s Guide to Jaipur”

Bijapur, Karnataka: A Photo Essay

Bijapur through the camera

Chittorgarh: A Photo Essay

The abundance of history in Rajasthan is overwhelming. There are stories of bravery and sacrifice in every part of the state. A two hour drive from Udaipur is one such place – Chittorgarh, a World Heritage Site. Only read about in history text books and wiki pages, the massiveness of the Fort leaves you in awe.Continue reading “Chittorgarh: A Photo Essay”

A visit to Jallianwala Bagh and Golden Temple, Amritsar

As out train pulled into the station, there was chaos everywhere. No matter where and at what time you are in India, the railway station is always full of life. It was past 10 pm when we reached Amritsar, our destination for the next few days. Tired by our delayed flight and caught at theContinue reading “A visit to Jallianwala Bagh and Golden Temple, Amritsar”