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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Rasol: a peaceful Parvati Valley getaway

| JUNE 2018 | It’s been a few years since another beautiful Indian place in the hills has bitten the dust of mainstream tourism and seen a troubling influx of crowds especially in the summer months of May, June and July. This place is none other than Kasol, joining the list right after Shimla, Manali,…

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Parashar Lake: short weekend getaway

| APRIL 2018 | Travelling has taught me a lot many things. But the biggest lesson I’ve learnt ever since I started travelling seriously, is that the proper joys of any place will only come to you when you ditch luxury and stretch yourself out of your comfort zone. For me, this has proven to…

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McLeod Ganj: my first solo trip

| MARCH 2018 | To the person reading this, I left home a tearful mama, and made acquaintance with a French filmmaker in a bus headed to Dharamshala. It’s been 30 years since Pierre started visiting India annually. After dropping out of a psychology degree, he became a devout disciple of Krishna Murti, the great…

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in&around: Chamoli, Uttarakhand

| DECEMBER 2017 | Those who like to live by the quote, “the journey is better than the destination”, have probably never travelled to the higher parts of Uttarakhand. But little do these people know, they are missing out on a great deal of untouched beauty that the Himalayan mountains and valleys have to offer….

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