Jammu Mahotsav- A Display of the Rich Dogri Culture

If you’re not new here, you know about my recent obsession with the beauty that Jammu is. Not Jammu and Kashmir, but just Jammu. And if you’re new here, then you probably cannot believe what your eyes are reading. Of all the places, JAMMU? Wait, hold up. Isn’t Jammu the City of Temples, and best known for…

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Offbeat Jammu- More Than Just the City of Temples

As I was waiting for my metro to arrive in Delhi, a kind gentleman saw me with me lugging my bags and asked me, ”kaha ja rahi ho beti?” (Where are you headed to, child?) I responded with a smile, “Jammu”. “To visit Vaishno Devi?”, he asked and I just shook my head no, still…

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From Dharamshala to Kareri Lake, and Everything in Between!

| OCTOBER 2018 | The perfect Himachali village doesn’t exist, but I came across a place that is very (very) close to being perfect. Perfect for trekkers, perfect for those looking to find some peace, or perfect for digital nomads looking for a change of scenery. With electricity, running water, easy(ish) transport options, and a…

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Chanderi: a hidden gem in Madhya Pradesh

A quick search on the Internet about offbeat places and less trodden paths will lead you to hundreds and thousands of results on this unknown gem of the Himalayas or that secret beach down south. But have you ever wondered what’s in the between these Himalayas and these beaches? A country as big and as…

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serendipity: Gettey Village, Spiti Valley

| AUGUST 2018 | …Since we had found ourselves in that direction, we decided to keep going ahead towards Key Monastery and visit Chandratal while coming back towards Manali… After spending a great day in Key Monastery, I headed towards Kaza to look for vehicles going towards Chandratal. But the local trade festival of Spiti,…

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Club Ten Pine Lodge, Mukteshwar- a luxurious stay in the lap of Himalayas

While looking for opportunities to escape from the heat and the hustle bustle of Delhi, I landed upon Mukteshwar as the perfect place for a short weekend getaway, and the people at Club Ten Pine Lodge were kind enough to organize an epic road trip for me, and 9 other bloggers. Packed in two SUVs,…

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serendipity: Batal to Key Monastery, Spiti Valley

| AUGUST 2018 | …we were set to leave for Chandratal but the Universe had some other plans for me. Key Monastery, a beautiful Buddhist temple situated up on a hill, is as old as the 11th century. The box like structures that sit on top of each other is part of the 14th century…

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going around in 24 hours: Delhi-Jaipur-Delhi

So many people over the course of the last few months have told me how they wish they could travel, but can’t because they “don’t have enough time”. And all I can ever think of is, if you really wanted to do it, you would’ve done it by now anyway. Everybody’s got some restrictions or…

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serendipity: Delhi to Batal, Spiti Valley

| AUGUST 2018 | Like any other young traveller, I had a few must do’s in my list, and without much surprise, my list also included the vast, intimidating Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh with its naked treeless mountains and rubble for roads. And so, after seven months and nine destinations of travelling frequently, I…

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The Best Destination for a First Time Solo Traveller

Perhaps one of the most asked questions in my Instagram DMs, as soon as people come to know I am a traveller, and have travelled solo quite a few times, they want me to recommend a place for first time solo travellers. And as much as I love to answer this and list out my…

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