Roopkund Diaries : Day 3 – Didna to Ali Bugyal

Day 3 : DIDNA to ALI BUGYAL TREK : 10.5 km ALTITUDE : 8045 ft to 11320 ft   Bidding adieu to our gracious hosts, we set out for probably the most scenic route of the entire trek. We started the trail covering the village, and then on to a […]


Roopkund Diaries : Day 2 – Lohajung to Didna

Day 2 : LOHAJUNG TO DIDNA Trek : 6.5 km Altitude : 7662 ft to 8045 ft   We were scheduled to commence the trek at 6.30 am. Standing on the terrace of my homestay, I was able to have a glimpse of the towering Nanda Ghunti peak on my […]

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Roopkund Diaries : Day 1 – Kathgodam to Lohajung 2

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 […]

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My Top 7 Scotland Experiences 4

  Scotland was sheer magic… Apart from the famed scenic vistas and the Baronial architecture, what really grabbed my attention was the sense of mystery that had wrapped the entire landscape. Be it those piercing silhouettes of the bagpipes or the haunting sights of its misty highlands, the country kept […]


Coconut Lagoon Resort – A Symphony in the Backwaters 2

“Your boat is ready Sir”!!! The fairytale started with the onset of these words. The boat in the conversation was the one which was supposed to take me into the premise of Kumarakom’s legendary Coconut Lagoon resort. With the great Vembanad Lake on one side and the backwater canals on […]


6 great monasteries of Sikkim & Darjeeling you shouldn’t miss!!! 2

I have always considered the great religion of Buddhism as a source of knowledge and self realization. The Buddhist monasteries have a certain sense of allure and mystery, that not only captivate your imagination, but also create a surrounding that harmonizes your thought process to its core.. During my visit […]