10 Day road trip to Spiti Valley

Spiti Valley is known for its vast barren lands. Here, the clouds dance over the rugged brown landscape. Farmers let their cattle graze in the little patches of greenery. Fluttering prayer flags are found along the impressive monasteries. Stupas are nestled between the mountain valleys. Cold winds and warm smiles, both can be found in this northeastern…

The Wonders of Bhutan

There is nowhere on planet quite like the unique buddhist kingdom tucked in Himalayas, Bhutan. A land of monasteries, fortresses and dramatic topography, a Himalayan kingdom with a reputation for mystery and magic. The only nation where ultimate stress is on Gross National Happiness over Gross National Product.  To me Bhutan happened rather pecularily. It was an impromptu decision…

Hidden Gem of Himachal Pradesh

It is 6AM in the morning and I woke up to the sound of rain drops pitter pattering on the slate roof of the house. I’m still in the bed and trying to register all the sounds in my brain that I hear – bird songs, swishing of leaves and an occasional bleat from the…

Thailand’s Untainted Wonder!

That Thailand is a popular tourist destination is a statement none can deny. A visit to this exotic country means drawing up an itinerary that includes visiting the exquisite Thai beaches, ambling along its chock-a-bloc shopping lanes, gorging on delightful Thai dishes and indulging in the nation’s thrilling life. It is time to add another…

Rhinos of Chitwan

Chitwan National Park had been on top of my travel wish list for a long time, and for a good reason. With a vast expanse of nature and bountiful wildlife, Chitwan National Park is a gem of a place located at the foot of the Himalayas. The reserve protects over 900 sq km of tropical…

Pangot – Birder’s Paradise

About 13 kms away from the popular hill station, Nanital lies an alluring hamlet tucked amidst the Kumaon Hills, Pangot. A charming small village at a height of 6,300 feet offering striking views of the valley.  A birding paradise, Pangot is a residence to a colourful and diverse array of birds. There are so many…