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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A Solo Traveler’s Guide to Leh, Ladakh

For the longest time, I had tried to ward off the idea of going to Leh and Ladakh. Having heard of the heavy inflow of tourists that the area receives year after year, and the negative impact this footfall has on the region’s fragile ecology, I had tried my best to not become one of…

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13 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Travel to Spiti Valley

Yes, you read that right! While there are a number of tour operators selling the mystical land of Spiti Valley all over the world wide web, and while there are countless blog posts (including mine) that list out the charms of this high altitude barren land of Himachal Pradesh, I’m here to tell you differently….

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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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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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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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