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 — 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…

Do It Yourself: Dzukou Valley Trek

Disclaimer: Purpose of this blog is to help you plan or craft your trips and treks in a budget-friendly way by yourself. We go through numerous blog posts to get that one itinerary which suits our budget and number of days. If you are here for such an itinerary, don’t scroll further. My motive is…

Varanasi: Things To Do In 24 Hours

Of all the people I have met who have been to Varanasi, there’s one common thing that I have heard – ‘It’s Special’. That’s the best I could describe it as well. Varanasi is strange, chaotic yet peaceful. There’s the madness of a thousand people and ten thousand vehicles (it does feel like ten thousand)…

Spiti Valley : 10 Things To Know Before Your First Trip

Spiti Valley is a cold desert located in the upper reaches of Himalayas. Known for its other-worldly beauty, the place holds a special charm to it that can’t be replaced. Most of the villages in the valley are located above 12,000 feet and the cultural practices are also unique and worth experiencing. Here are a…

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,…

Travel Guide to Rewa, Madhya Pradesh

This was my very first trip to Rewa in Madhya Pradesh and as soon as I set my foot in the town of old lifestyle with modern infrastructure, I knew my days were going to be about exploring the untouched beauty of this city. I had left Manali on low spirits as Oreo had not…