Hike from Killar to Hudan: Paradise on the Edge

A Short hike to Hudan Bhatori in Pangi valley. It is hard to imagine a place this sensory yet this desolated in this day and age when other [...]

Beyond Batahad: Rise of the Machines in the Valley of Gods

A short walk in the GHNP ecozone to one of the interior villages beyond Batahad (Bathad), in the Tirthan Valley. [...]

Understanding Tirthan… and Doing Nothing

Where exactly is Tirthan? This was a question I asked many years ago when I first heard of the name. Some people gave me a rough idea and th [...]

Dayara Bugyal: Chronicle of a Storm Foretold

Many trivial issues threatened the trek but in the end Dayara Bugyal turned out to be a simple day-trek. Reaching the starting point was a b [...]

Shungchul Mahadev of Shangarh: Celestial Meadows, Resurrected Citadel

The lush green alpine meadows of Shangarh village in Sainj Valley of the Great Himalayan Park ecozone is a sight to behold along with the Sh [...]

Kasar Devi: The Exterminating Angel

Kasar Devi near Almora is a great place if you are not planning to do anything anyway. [...]

Gushaini to Rolla: Trek to the Beginning

It is basically an 8 KM long trek from Gushaini to the official entry point of GHNP near Rolla. It is probably the only place where even rea [...]

Sri Surya: Hills of Oblivion

The hills of Sri Surya in Goalpara district of Assam is its most important archaeological site that has Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain remains of [...]

Satpura National Park: Crouching Tiger, Blazing Kusum

From Tigers to Leopards, and from Sloth Bears to Indian Skimmers, Satpura National Park has a lot to offer but remains offbeat and uncrowded [...]

Sidhpur Part II: The place beyond the pines

A trek to Thathri village from Sidhpur and also a visit to the Norbulingka Institute, a centre for Tibetan arts. [...]

Sidhpur Part 1: Delirious Spring

The unexpected joy and beauty of delightful spring colours of the vast pastures near Sidhpur, an affluent suburb of Dharamsala. [...]

Hues of Ramganga: Beating Around the Bushes in Corbett

I was taken aback by the colours of Ramganga as I walked around Merchula, the northern corner of Jim Corbett National Park. [...]

Crossing the Kunzum: Some Freezing Postcards

The chortens (stupas), Tibetan prayer flags, and Mani stones rule the top of 4600 metre hgh Kunzum Pass. There is also a shrine called Kunzu [...]
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