Remembering Joshimath

Houses were stacked on both sides of the main road, above and below, and most of them could be reached only by stairs that were cut into the slopes between buildings. People had to climb up or down the stairs to reach the main street, depending on what side of the main road they lived on. Some houses were so precariously close to the edges and I wondered if they felt vertigo. Some of the houses were too far upon the hill that on a dark night, its dim light could very well be mistaken for a star. I would dread myself if I had to walk such a distance and climb those heights every morning and evening.  Human grit and determination always made me wonder. 

Mawlynnong – The warmest village so far!

The road ahead was as dark as anything I had ever seen. It sort of disappeared into nothingness beyond the point where the bike’s headlight could reach. I had not seen a vehicle or house or even a streetlight for over 20 minutes. The decision to continue riding to Mawlynnong on this road from Pongtong, at this late hour, dawned on me!

Carnival in Casanova Capital!

Probably when that great soul said, an idealist would turn into a romantic to the faithfulness to what he saw before him at Venice, he himself was sulking into the spell that this wonderful city had cast upon him. Venice, for all the romanticism it has been famous for, is not a bit exaggerated is … Continue reading Carnival in Casanova Capital!

The truth about travelers!

One day, when we are old with silver hair, freckles, creases, and laugh wrinkles from many years of wandering drenched under sunlight. Our children's children will lay out with us under the stars by a campfire on a moonlit beach elsewhere. We will tell them stories of wild adventures, of lived dreams, of enchanting places, of conquered fears, and a full life lived. Our journeys will inspire their own!

Backpacker’s guide to London – 3D/2N plus sightseeing under £75!

Spend two nights and three days at Central London on a cozy bed waking up to sumptuous English breakfasts, awe at the Buckingham Palace, British Museum, Westminster Abbey & more, Take a boat ride on river Thames under the London Bridge itself, Indulge in world exhibits at British Museum, Learn to decode the London Underground … Continue reading Backpacker’s guide to London – 3D/2N plus sightseeing under £75!