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 Review: BirdHouse in Dehradun

The Easter weekend (March 21-24) of 2008 saw me staying at a small family owned property in Dehradun, the capital of the Himalayan state...

Flower Market in Delhi at dawn

If you are up even before dawn in Delhi, you may want to go for a run along the city’s many green belts. Or...

Lakshmi, the leopard cub, in good hands

I had written about a rescued female leopard cub, Lakshmi, in the forests of Ranthambhore in Rajasthan in India here as well as posted...

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...

Lakshmi, the rescued leopard cub in Ranthambhore

This is the story, so far, of a female leopard cub rescued by the forest department in Ranthambhore in Rajasthan in India. For starters, why...

Qutab Minar, Islam’s first outpost in the region

Islam established its first formal foothold in India when a mosque was constructed in what is known as the the Qutab Minar complex, a...

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...