Discovering Tabo Monastery - The Ajanta and Ellora of Himachal Pradesh

Discovering Tabo Monastery: The Ajanta and Ellora of Himachal Pradesh

In search of new stories and my soul, I went far this time. 800 kms, in the trans-himalayas, somewhere in the cold desert of the Spiti Valley. Spiti Valley is a cold desert in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It was June of 2016 and the temperature during the day was around 15° C. Night used to cold with average temperature around 1° C. After relaxing and acclimatizing for 2 days, I started exploring the remote areas of this wonderful place. Spiti is the home to some of the kindest, friendliest people in India. Spiti is also the home to a number of significant monasteries of the country, and hence is also known as the ‘Valley of Monasteries’. Before going back to Kaza, I was staying in the Tabo village and so I started with the thousand year old and the largest, Tabo Monastery. Continue reading “Discovering Tabo Monastery: The Ajanta and Ellora of Himachal Pradesh”

Triund Trek LetUsGoTo - Mcleodganj Letusgoto

Mcleodganj – A weekend trip from Delhi to relight ourself

I always tell people that Mcleodganj has lot to offer everyone. Few weeks back, I got a chance to show my favourite hill station to my friends. Kaushal, Isha and Deeksha (KID) wanted to spend their weekend away from the hustle bustle of NCR and I suggested them Mcleodganj. A conference call and few stories from my previous trip to Mcleodganj was enough to convince. Continue reading “Mcleodganj – A weekend trip from Delhi to relight ourself”

Top 10 places to visit in Mcleodganj

Top 10 places to visit in Mcleodganj

Of all the places I have visited, Mcleodganj is the closest to my heart. The panoramic view of Dhauladhars, Tibetan monks wearing saffron and maroon robes, prayer flags and the deep green valleys, leaves me tingling with excitement. I literally get goosebumps whenever I rewind my Mcleodganj memories. Mcleodganj pumps in positivity and rekindles life into me. From a tourist’s eye, its one of the best places in Himachal to visit. Kangra, Dharamshala, Dharamkot, Naddi, Triund and Bhagsu, all lie in same vicinity. Starting with Mcleodganj, here are the top 10 places to visit in Mcleodganj Continue reading “Top 10 places to visit in Mcleodganj”

Discovering Nelong Valley: The Ladakh of Uttarakhand

Discovering Nelong Valley: The Ladakh of Uttarakhand

The word Nelong traditionally means the ‘place of blue stones’. At an elevation of 11,009 feet above sea level in the Gangotri National Park, located 45 km before the Indo-Tibetan border, Nelong Valley is one of the most beautiful valleys and one of the best kept secret of Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand. The climate and landscape of this cold desert is same as Ladakh and Lahaul-Spiti. Continue reading “Discovering Nelong Valley: The Ladakh of Uttarakhand”

darjeeling Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary cycling park

Darjeeling gets India’s first forest park dedicated to cycling!

In the wilderness of forest, one finds the true peace. And if you are a mountain biker, Darjeeling’s Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary cycling park, should be your new address. This year the Wildlife Sanctuary opened the country’s first-ever cycle trail, which is a 20-km stretch weaving through thick pine forests and its panoramic views. Continue reading “Darjeeling gets India’s first forest park dedicated to cycling!”