Destinations in India

7 Attractions around Delhi you shouldn’t miss !!

With its majestic demeanor and enamoring fashion, Delhi never leaves you bored. We have no doubts about insides of Delhi buzzing with charm and opulence. But the periphery is no short of surprises either, and is a roller coaster ride, fully packed with adventure and surprises. From towering snowclad peaks to the golden mounds of […]

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A Glorious Day in Kasol

“Hurry up !! Get down fast !! The bus doesn’t stop for long in Bhuntar” !!! And it really didn’t. The bus zoomed away.. leaving me behind..At a corner of the serpentine bend..With the towering peaks of the Parvati Valley stamping their bemoaning presence on the other side of the gushing Beas. The backpack properly […]

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A Walk across the Ruins of Nalanda

And there I stood..right at the main gate. On the path leading into the realms of the bygone era..The eyes firmly fixed on the whirlpool of red bricks..The mind hoping to unravel the mysteries attached with the spot, once a a sacred site of an uninterrupted transmission of knowledge over a period of 800  years […]

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5 reasons why Hampta Pass is the quintessential moderate Himalayan trek

  “We are sorry to announce that all our Kashmir Great Lakes batches have been cancelled due to the ongoing security issues in the valley”!!!! The mail from Indiahikes was a cruel blow to the dreams that I had been delicately weaving for the past three months, about my pending rendezvous with the surreal Kashmir […]

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My Love Affair with Landour…

Its 9 am here in Landour and the daily life has begun in its full mayhem. A squirrel is shooting across the road and has disappeared into the bushes. The soothing rays of the sun are finding an arduous task to somehow find a way to penetrate underneath a blanket of towering deodars. The mist […]

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7 cities of Delhi : Reminiscence of the bygone era

  When I think of Delhi I get submerged in its glorious past. I think about the monarchs who were swayed away with its illusionist magnetism..I think about the numerous battles that have been fought for its seizure..I think of the beautiful Muslim architecture sprinkled all across the city that are still reminiscent of its […]

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Roopkund Diaries – Journey to the Mystic Lake

  The renowned French novelist, Marcel Proust once said, “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”   There are few experiences that open up not just your eyes and heart, but also your lungs and mind. The trek to the mysterious skeletal lake ‘Roopkund’ definitely did […]

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Roopkund Diaries : Day 7 – Pathar Nachauni to Lohajung via Wan

DAY 7 : PATHAR NACHAUNI TO LOHAJUNG VIA BEDNI BUGYAL AND WAN TREK : 18 KMS ALTITUDE : 12,818 FT TO 7,662 FT   And so..there we were..Getting into our trekking shoes for one last time. The final day of the trek lay ahead of us, and the feeling was a mixed bag of excitement […]

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Roopkund Diaries : Day 6 – Bhagwabasa to Roopkund and back to Pathar Nachauni

DAY 6 – BHAGWABASA TO ROOPKUND AND BACK TO PATHAR NACHAUNI TREK – 10 KMS ALTITUDE – 14,117 FT TO 15,756 FT ( 16,200 FT IF GOING FURTHER TO JUNARGALI )   And there I 3:30 am before the dawn broke..a sharp whistle by our trek leader. A step outside my tent, and I […]

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Roopkund Diaries : Day 5 – Pathar Nachauni to Bhagwabasa via Kalu Vinayak

DAY 5 – PATHAR NACHAUNI TO BHAGWABASA VIA KALU VINAYAK TREK – 4 KMS ALTITUDE – 12,818 FT TO 14,117 FT   Sitting on a rock near my tent, I was watching one of the most beautiful sunrises..the rays kissing the dew laden the much needed warmth, not only to the aching body, but […]

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