Travel is a drug

Don’t travel. Travel is a drug!

I started travelling to escape from all the fuss of this 9-5 metro life. Unknowing that this travel bug will make me homeless one day. My new year’s resolution of 12 places in 12 months made me a travel addict. And travel addiction is much similar to doing drugs. Like drugs, you get high with each ascending steps. But unlike drugs, you don’t need money to travel. All you need is Kinetic Energy. Quite literally. Just keep moving forward. Continue reading “Don’t travel. Travel is a drug!”

weekend getaway to jim corbett

A weekend getaway to Jim Corbett to get away from the daily dullness

Staring forcibly at the computer screens for 5 consecutive days of a week and earning a living, this does not sound like doing justice to our well deserved lives! And this was the making of our weekend getaway to Jim Corbett. Continue reading “A weekend getaway to Jim Corbett to get away from the daily dullness”

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”

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”