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 4

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 […]


Khajuraho – Temples of Erotica or much more? 2

“They truly are the Temples of Love”, commented a guy standing at the main entrance. The naughty grin evident on his face clearly defined the thought process that he held the famed temples with.. It was with the hope of busting this very myth that I set my foot into […]


Pelling : Attractions and beyond…. 1

Pelling, according to me, can be described as the ‘Soul of Sikkim’. The sleepy little town, surrounded by thick alpine vegetation, and numerous waterfalls, possesses  a certain charm that gives it its own unique identity. The mighty Kanchenjunga, in close vicinity, keeps a constant vigil on the town, as if […]


4 reasons why I fell in love with the Maldives 2

I had always dreamt of getting lost in a tropical paradise. With nothing but the waves as a companion. With nobody but the seagulls to talk to. What a life would it be to live like Robinson Crusoe, at least for a few days… The isles of Maldives not only […]


Experiencing Divinity at Kandy’s ‘Temple of the Tooth’ 2

It was drizzling as I sat at the corner of the beautiful Kandy Lake. The setting was picture perfect. Overcast sky, a gentle breeze caressing the water of the pristine lake, flowers in full bloom. The sight of the ‘Temple of the Tooth relic’, located at the north end of […]