Travel Stories

Backpacking in Bhutan

Bhutan is nestled in the Himalayas between India and Tibet. With a reputed tour operator and a little money, you can travel through the picturesque terrains of this small kingdom in a cozy 4X4, with a guide filling you with trivia that you can later recall when explaining photographs to friends. You’ll see snow capped […]

Gokarna (Karnataka)

Gokarna is a temple town in North Karnataka. There are several small secluded beaches in and around Gokarna, which makes it a nice getaway from the city. Visitors come to Gokarna for both pilgrimage, and recreation. If Goa is too far or expensive, then Gokarna is the next best option to experience the sun, sand, […]

Exploring Culture in Gujarat

[symple_highlight color=”blue”]In late 2008 I visited Gujarat with a sketchy plan of touring the State along with my friend Uday. He was then studying there at the National Institute of Design (NID). Having completed his course, he was working on the post-production of his diploma film. I had flight tickets to Ahmedabad from Chennai where […]

Hiking to Har-Ki-Dun (Uttarakhand)

  Trek Itinerary 20th April – Dehradun – Purola 21st April – Purola – Taluka 22nd April – Taluka – Osla 23rd April – Osla – Har-Ki-Dun 24th April – Har-Ki-Dun – Osla 25th April – Osla – Mori 26th April – Mori – Purola – Mussoorie 27th April – Mussoorie – Dehradun – Delhi […]

Silent Valley National Park (Kerala)

  When I was around 18, I read James Redfield’s ‘Celestine Prophecy’ and was quite blown away by the concept of synchronicity. A lot of things in my life have happened due to meaningful coincidences and the Silent Valley trip is one of them. During the first or second week of joining my new workplace […]

Trekking to Valley of Flowers (Uttarakhand)

Valley of Flowers is a mystical region in the Himalayas, that has been quoted in various texts old and new. I remember reading about it in Swami Rama’s book, “Living With the Himalayan Masters” a long time ago, before I did any kind of photography. The interwebs tell me that this place even gets a […]

A Tour of Remote Spiti Valley

I visited Spiti Valley in late July 2014. Going solely by photos on social media, Spiti isn’t as popular as neighboring Ladakh. I was surprised to learn when reading up before that trip that Spiti is in Himachal Pradesh. I always imagined this Himalayan state to be nestled in lush green forest, with fair skinned […]

A Weekend Trip to Hampi, Karnataka

Hampi is touted as a popular tourist destination by the government of Karnataka. Being a world heritage center, Hampi is well know not just locally, but also internationally. My third visit to Hampi was in 2014, having been there in 2010 and 2007 previously. Few things had changed, while many sights and scenes still looked […]

Tracing History in The Rocks of Badami

The idea of visiting Badami crossed my mind many times. However, I had never traveled past Hampi until the August of 2015. A few friends and I hatched a plan to visit Badami for which we picked the weekend of the August 07th and made it happen. We decided to drive from Bangalore, which is all of […]

Jungle Safari in Satpura Tiger Reserve and Stay at Forsyth Lodge

Satpura Tiger Reserve is one of the best places in India to experience a jungle safari. This article narrates my experience of staying at Forsyth Lodge and seeing the wild animals of the national park.

Winter Trek to Deoriatal and Tunganath (Uttaranchal)

  “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” – Jack Kerouac And that is exactly what I did! I climbed a mountain. I had always wanted to go to the Himalayas but every trip that I had planned had […]

A Quiet Farm Retreat in the Himalayas - The Goat Village

By the December of 2016, I was a minor veteran of Himalayan treks. Having been on six, I had my share of living the tent life. For my next Himalayan trip, I wanted to experience the mountains in a more relaxed way.  I wanted to wake up early and wait patiently for the sun to […]