Nainital … The jewel of Uttarakhand!

Nainital is conveniently the most prized possession of Uttarakhand. Located in the Kumaon foothills of the outer Himalayas, at about 6000 FT from sea level, it is one of the most famous hill stations in India. Nainital is a valley with an eye-shaped lake & “Naina” is the highest of all the mountains surrounding the… Continue reading Nainital … The jewel of Uttarakhand!

Manikaran. The Sacred Town.

Renowned for its pilgrimage centers, the sacred town of hot water spring “Manikaran” is perched on the right bank of the roaring river ‘Parvati’, at an altitude of ~1700 m, in Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh. It is considered holy for Hindus and Sikhs with several temples and the very famous Gurudwara , ‘Manikaran Sahib’. It… Continue reading Manikaran. The Sacred Town.

Bir-Billing … Lost in the right direction!! :)

Just back from a trek, all tanned! & the tan keeps reminding me of the magnificence of the mountains that I witnessed, because I was ‘in the mountains’, literally, for the 3 days. Short trip, yes! But absolutely marvelous! Bir is a small valley in the Kangra district, Himanchal Pradesh. It takes some 6-7 hours… Continue reading Bir-Billing … Lost in the right direction!! 🙂

Goa ! A wanderer’s delight !

Goa, India. Goa is exotic & it is definitely not one of the places to stay in 5-star resorts. It is recommended to be as close to the beaches, local culture, local sea food, local pubs, and local markets as possible. It’s all about blending with the place to get the most out of it!… Continue reading Goa ! A wanderer’s delight !

McLeod Ganj … Mini-Tibet of India

McLeod Ganj, most famously known as the ‘seat of Dalai Lama’ or also ‘mini-Tibet’, is peacefully located in the shadow of the mighty Dhauladhars. India is pretty full-on most of the times and the small condensed town of McLeod Ganj is one of the perfect destinations where backpackers from all parts of the world come… Continue reading McLeod Ganj … Mini-Tibet of India