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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How I spent 4 days in Haa, Bhutan Doing Absolutely Nothing

I spent the majority of my time in Bhutan travelling to the most common places any tourist would want to go to. Staying mostly in the western part of the country, I travelled through Thimphu, Punakha and Paro staying in homestays, eating local food, and exploring parts of these valleys that have been seen by…

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Paro, Bhutan | The Ultimate Guide to the Land of Thunder Dragon

Paro was the last destination on our tourist circuit after Thimphu and Punakha, before we head out to the remote Haa Valley that sees almost zero tourism. While there are countless monasteries in Paro including the very famous Tiger’s Nest, we decided to not go hopping from this dzong or that lhakhang to the other,…

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Thimphu, Bhutan | The Ultimate Guide to the Land of Thunder Dragon

| DECEMBER 2018 | For most Indians, Bhutan seems like the go to “international” travel destination because of its friendly no visa policy for Indians, Bangladeshis and Maldivians. And rightfully so, considering going to Bhutan is as easy as waking up one day and deciding to walk across the border! With the beautifully detailed architecture…

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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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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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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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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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Serolsar Lake & Jibhi: the perfect combination for a first time trekker

| JUNE 2018 | The most beautiful places are always hidden away in the corners of this planet which aren’t easy to reach. And one of them is Jibhi. A small village in the Banjar or Tirthan Valley of Himachal Pradesh, this is one of those magical places which are yet to come to mainstream…

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