Category Archives: Travelogues

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. [...]

First Time Travelers! Here’s Your Own Personal Travel Guide For Singapore!

First Time Travelers! Here’s Your Own Personal Travel Guide For Singapore! [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Sivadol of Sivasagar: Nostalgia of a Doomed Dome

The original Kolosi (Kalasha) or vase-like structure at the top of the Sivadol in Sivasagar or Sibsagar was made of pure gold. It was too me [...]

Charaideo Maidams: Hobbiton on the Hilltop

Charaideu maidams are a series of hemispherical mounds that are graves of Ahom Kingsm at a dstance of 30 KMs from SIvasagar town. [...]

Jhalrapatan: Of Temple Bells and Swaying Idols

The present Jhalrapatan town is no more than 200 years old but there used to be an older city here. The oldest relics here date back to 6th [...]
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