Jispa: A destination on the banks of the Bhaga River

Jispa is usually promoted by travel operators as a necessary halt on the way to Ladakh when coming from Manali. Not only are the...

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...

Drugs Tourism in Himalayas: Are visas being restricted to Israelis?

Is the Indian Government getting more stingy about the duration of visas it issues to backpackers who supposedly come to stay in the...

Trek from Mcleodganj to Triund: A Log

The following is a kind of a log when you trek to Triund. This the experience of someone like me, who drives all over...

Triund: Beyond the Seventh Heaven in the Himalayas

Triund happens suddenly. One moment you are puffing up a steep, rocky path with only a mountain wall to your left and a forested...

Hotel Review: Kunga Guest House in Mcleodganj

If you are looking to stay in a warm, friendly family run place, the Kunga Guest House located in the Himalayan town of Mcleodganj...

Hotel: Banjara Retreat at Sojha, Kulu Valley

When you have organizations like Banjara Camps and Retreats to give you a choice of options to stay at, you can forget everything else...

Tabo, the village of cavemen and Lamas

Once upon a time, there was a small Himalayan village located 3,050 metres above sea level. In the Lahaul-Spiti valley, mostly a cold desert...