Driving from Delhi to Leh, Ladakh

This post has been updated and you may read the new one by clicking here. There are many ways to reach Leh from Delhi, but...

Review: Wayfarer Mountain Resort, Munsiyari, Uttrakhand

As far as first impressions go, the Wayfarer Resort in Munsiyari in the Himalayan state of Uttrakhand (Uttranchal) flatters – but it does end...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 51: The hidden temples of Kiramchi near...

If I ‘discovered’ the ancient temples at Kiramchi, it was only because I was told they exist. Not that anyone – including the Archaeological...

Tiger Safari in Ranthambhore National Park in Rajasthan: How to go...

Off to Ranthambhore National Park for some tiger spotting? Get ready for the world’s strangest system to book a safari. On the face of it,...

Paliwal Brahmins of Kuldhara near Jaisalmer vanished into the night

This is one of the most bizarre stories of human migration one can hear. Drive 18 km west of Jaisalmer and you will come upon...

Hotel Review: Banjara Camps and Retreat, Sangla, Himachal Pradesh

I stayed at Banjara Camps’ Sangla property two years ago and visited the same recently. Did anything change during this period? Yes, they have...

Itinerary: 10 days in Ladakh by road

Are you headed to Ladakh this summer? And have about ten days with you? Here is a suggested itinerary for you assuming you are...

Pushkar Camel Fair: When acrobats could get sterilised

Events like the Pushkar Camel Fair are also a time to display special skills – with some bravado thrown in. Take the acrobats and...

Losing yourself in Shoja in Himachal Pradesh

Few places would lay out the red carpet as Shoja would, as you drive on a 38 kilometer long path lined with apple orchards...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 39-40: Back to the wilds in Kaziranga...

After the turmoil of Arunachal’s mountains, it was back to the wilds – this time at the Kaziranga National Park, one of the best...