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 [...]

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 [...]

Kangra beyond Dharamshala and McLeodganj: A DIY Travel Guide

Kangra District in Himachal Pradesh has a lot to see beyond McLeodganj and Dharamshala. From Bir-Billing to Indrahara and from Masroor to Ba [...]

Asola Bhatti Lakes: Nameless Delights of the Lawless Backyard

Asola Bhatti Sanctuary in the Delhi-Faridabad Border hides several pristine nameless lakes that can be reached after an easy hike. [...]

Gagron Fort: Citadel on the Black Indus

Gagron Fort is listed as one of the “Hill Forts of Rajasthan”, a cluster of heritage sites by UNESCO but unlike the rest in the list, it [...]

Streets of Bundi: Azure Reverie

Bundi is a living, breathing, art gallery. The walls are filled with joyous and colourful figures. However, unlike the big metropolises, the [...]
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