Solo in Sissu: Of Hikes and Contemplations

I woke up to the sun spilling into my room through the glass window. The first thing I saw after opening my eyes that morning was a valley bathed in sun, flanked by snowcapped mountains and a seemingly tiny waterfall flowing into a gorge and further into the Chandra River. And I immediately fell home….

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Jeolikote, Uttarakhand: Offbeat Nainital

I have always passed through tiny villages sitting in bumpy buses headed to my destination, and I always wonder: what is life like in these hamlets where no one goes, what hidden gems does Mother Nature hide here that not many have explored? And this is a never-ending feeling. Regardless of where I am headed,…

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Do Gokarna the Right Way, Travel with Trippr!

At this point, I’ve just come to terms with the fact that sometimes life interrupts your plans and you have to make time for what’s more important. Last year I took a one-month hiatus from travelling to care for my newly adopted dog before I left for Spiti Valley in August. This year, I took…

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

We checked out of our hotel, found a great spot to feast on some beef momos, strolled through the streets one last time, and finally boarded our 2 pm bus to Punakha. After a solid dose of luxurious Bhutanese city life, and all things fancy, it was time for us to get back to our…

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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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Getting A Tourist Permit in Bhutan: Everything You Need to Know

The Land of Dragons, the beautiful Kingdom of Bhutan, is a much loved international travel destinations for us Indians because of the absolute ease with which we can wake up one morning and decide to walk right across the border! As I type this, I come to an end of my 6th day in this…

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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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