High on the Himalayas: Trek to Pin Parvati Pass

The Pin-Parvati Pass (16,782 ft above sea level) Trek, a 100-km long trail through lush green forests to wide cold rugged mountains, gives enough challenges to make one question their strength. The Parvati River accompanied us, turning into Pin River beyond the Mountain Pass. The trek doesn’t have any villages but makeshift homes of Shepards.  …

Basar Confluence: 10 Reasons Why You Must Attend

Basar Confluence a.k.a. BasCon is a confluence of conservation โ€” environment, art, tradition and culture. Located in the heart of Arunachal Pradesh, Basar is a safely kept secret of massive jungles, pristine waterfalls and the traditions of Galo Tribe. I was honoured to witness all of it last year and Basar Confluence aka BasCon 4.0…

Spituk Gustor Festival – A Photo Story

Spituk Gustor Festival of Leh is a two-day affair of colour, art and culture. It is a winter festival which brings warmth to your heart with soothing prayer-music and harmonious dance. I was lucky to witness this festival here in Jan 2018, during my month-long solo trip to Leh-Ladakh. I know I am sharing the…

5 Things You Will Always Find In My Travel Bag

I was never really certain what things are a part of my ‘let’s pack and hit the road’ list. After being asked about my top travel essentials, I compiled a few lists I had made in past and tallied them. I could pick 5 things that are always in my bag, things without which my…

Basar : Arunachal Pradesh’s Best Kept Secret

I have transversed from one corner to the other of Arunachal Pradesh for more than 45 days. Amongst all the places I have visited, Basar has my heart. If Arunachal Pradesh is called a Paradise, Basar is its Best Kept Secret. Where is Basar in Arunachal Pradesh? Basar is the headquarters of newly formed Leparada District,…

Longwa, The village of Head Hunters : In Pictures

I dared (nothing daring though) a Solo trip to the village of Head Hunters. Yes, I made it to Longwa alone and had no single encounter where I would have felt unsafe in any manner on the entire route. Located only 50 km from the town of Mon, Longwa is fairly accessible by sharing taxis…

Ziro Festival of Music 2018

What is Ziro Valley Home to the Apatani Tribe, Ziro Valley is a quaint town located in Arunachal Pradesh and is easily accessible from Guwahati. Here, the people, villages, traditions, farming techniques, beliefs, and possibly everything is so unique that it will take ages for one to understand and get comfortable with. The traditional houses…

Sethan Village, Himachal Pradesh – A Hidden Paradise

Manali is a paradise for every tourist and a little above Manali, there is a hamlet called Sethan which can prove to be a gem for every traveler. Last year I went to Bhrigu Lake via a Gaddi’s trail and it was then that I got to know about Sethan Village. Away from all the…

5 Travel Movies To Inspire Wanderlust

I don’t really need moviesย to inspire wanderlust in me. But, there are times when a good flick is required to lift my mood. Because for me, to watch a 120-minute something drama is to enter into a world created by someone else. Though the list of my favourite movies is endlessย but the top 5, in…

Best of my Mountain Notes Series #MountainNotes

Of all the posts I share on my Instagram account, Mountain Notes are saved the most with above 10k reach on every single note. So, I decided to do this exclusive ‘Best of my Mountain Notes Series’. Here are some of my favorite Mountain Notes that will not only motivate you but will make you…