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Sandakphu – Singalila Trek

As an intrepid traveller, the chance of spontaneous travel is often a welcome delight, and the Sandakphu – Singalila trek had long been on my to-do list. When Asha Bhat called, half adventurous, half cautious, with plans for Sandakphu – … Continue reading

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On the coffee trail: Coorg

After so many travels in north India, I was very eager to explore the southern belt. As a coffee lover, Coorg held great fascination and I charted my trip from Bangalore into the Orange County, as the colonists called it. … Continue reading

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Sikkim adventures

Goecha La to Dzongri trek Day 1 – Yuksom to Tshoka (17 kms) Winding its way through Sikkim, a motorable road stops short at Yuksom, the former state capital, its advent challenged by the rugged mountains carpeted with lush forests. … Continue reading

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Kutch: of heritage, handicrafts and hunger pangs

BHUJ Our journey starts here in the wonderful, historic city of Bhuj. As the capital of Kutch, Bhuj is the most convenient place to access the Rann of Kutch and all the nearby locations worth visiting. This is not to … Continue reading

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Nandadevi base camp trek

   Spontaneous plans and unknown company are the essential ingredients of a serendipitous adventure. The Nandadevi base camp located in the Kumaon Himalayas between Rishiganga Valley on the west and the Goriganga Valley on the east, was a route I … Continue reading

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Chadar Trek Adventures

  The ‘Chadar’ Trek  Ever dream of walking on water? The Zanskar River offers prospects for a lot of off-beat activities, mainly white water rafting in the summer. Nevertheless, in winter, an entire blanket of ice covers the river, in turn … Continue reading

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Panchachuli Trek adventures

THE PANCHACHULI EXPERIENCE  Located in a remote corner of the Himalayas in India, close to the border with Tibet, stand five prominent snow peaks in a row rising more than 20,000 feet into the deep blue sky. Their profiles are perfectly triangular … Continue reading

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Roopkund adventures

Documentaries it seems are made to create an impact on its audience, and I have viewed a fair few of them. But seldom has any galvanised me into action like the one on Roopkund aired on National Geographic, which sought … Continue reading

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North-east adventures

Little did I know, when agreeing to a rather spontaneous plan, just how adventurous a bike trip to the Seven sisters was going to be. The Seven sisters, as we learned ages ago in school geography, represent the 7 states … Continue reading

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Vijoynagar adventures

Social Perspective     • Christianity- a widespread faith     • Economic activities – Hunting, fishing, forestry.     • Subsistence agriculture supplemented by hunting, Crops – Mustard (Sarson),Chillies     • Stilted thatched huts, rattan walls, within bamboo fenced compounds   … Continue reading

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