When I lied down on the red carpet at the corridor, and glanced at the shining bright Golden Temple past midnight, with rain showers adding a cool sense to my soul and body alike, a three-fork lightning appeared right above the shrine. A flash of a moment. Like enlightenment. And I slept under the magic … More The Lightning and The Golden Temple of Amritsar
The air of Manali was refreshing, but the hotel guys kept on disturbing for availing their rooms which I respectfully declined. It was only 7 am in the morning. My back was stiffed by the thousands of kilometers of travel in the last twelve days. But the overnight journey from Chandigarh to Manali on a … More A mindless guide to accidentally getting Leh’d
Chopta, a small silent village in the mountains of Uttarakhand, had only a few shops and hotels. This place is the base camp for the trek to the Tungnath, the highest Shiva temple in the world and one among the paanch kedars, and further up to Chandrasila. By 12 noon, on reaching the place, we booked one room … More Chopta-Tunganath : The trek to the highest Shiva temple in the world
Yes! It is killing me softly, and the mere thought having to stay at a place for too long is driving me nuts. Because the world is so vast to occupy in one life, despite the illusions the modern media gives us, that the world has shrunken into a tiny ball that one could play … More How staying at a place for too long is killing me slowly..
Some say one could meditate at his/her home, and there is no need to go to the mountains for the same purpose. But what I felt was, Rishikesh had a meditative ambiance embedded in it, and it shares its precious quality with whoever comes here. … More If Peace is your goal, then Rishikesh is your destination.
What’s the feeling when you pass through a sign board that tells you are entering the last village of your country, and beyond a few kilometres it’s completely an other nation or nations, divided by the imaginary lines of human-invented boundaries? From Badrinath we went straight to MANA, only three kilometres from the holy place … More A Visit to the Last Indian Village
Last year,I quitted my job and backpacked to Northern India, the Himalayas, which I cherish as one of the best things I EVER DID IN MY LIFE. The idea of quitting the job and travelling has become a cliche by now, so much that even presenting it as a cliche is becoming a too common thing. Still … More Follow the cliche: 17 reasons to quit your job and backpack through India
People! Why is it that most of us confine the idea of travel to sightseeing alone, when the possibilities are a lot more than that. Like meeting new people on the way. There is this wonderful travel documentary called ‘A Map for Saturday’ by Brook Silva-Braga, in which the protagonist, Brook himself, quits his job … More Meeting someone On the Road