Mahakumbh at Haridwar: Important dates and travel advisory

I am off to the Haridwar Mahakumbh Mela starting January 14. Will be there till January 17. Hope to post some interesting stories and...

Going to Gangotri but stuck in Harsil

"We'll be landing in Pune in a few moments. The outside temperature is 37 degrees centigrade". Surely, the pilot was making a mistake. 37 degrees...

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...

8 Hours on a Machaan…

A thrilling experience on the Sambhar Road watchtower in Corbett National Park

Photo of the Day: Setting Sun Behind Saunf Tree in Abbott...

This image of the setting sun behind a Saunf Tree (no higher than 6 feet) was taken in Abbott Mount in the Indian Himalayan...

Review: Abbott Mount Cottage, Uttarakhand

If the idea of a surprise visitor in the form of a giant spider under the quilt covers does not bother you, plan a...

Photo of the Day: Maha Kumbh Mela (Fair) in Haridwar, Uttarkhand

This set of photos were taken at the Maha Kumbh Mela (fair) at Haridwar, a once-in-12-year event. The 2010 edition started on January 14...

A Walk in the Himalayan Foothills

In the Himalayan foothills, darkness comes early. It is still only 3:00 in the afternoon and the sun is shining brightly but the mountains...

Photo of the Day: Sunset Storm in Munsiyari in Uttarakhand

This image was taken in Munsiyari, located in the Indian Himalayan state of Uttarakhand (formerly Uttaranchal). Click on the image for a larger view....

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...