Plan your trip to Old Manali – Travel Guide

“If you are faced with a mountain, you have several options. You can climb it and cross to the other side. You can go around it. You can dig under it. You can fly over it. You can blow it up. You can ignore it and pretend it’s not there. You can turn around and go back the way you came. Or you can stay on the mountain and make it your home.” Vera Nazarian  Surrounded by the Himalayas, Old Manali is perhaps

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Photographs from Trident, Jaipur

Usually, I write about the hotels we stay in, when I write about our trips. Last year, when we traveled to Chennai and the Andamans, maybe out of exhilaration of visiting the Islands , I totally skipped writing about our stay in Chennai. We stayed at Trident over there and it was the best hotel experience ever. To me, hospitality is the first thing that pops in my head whenever I describe my experience at the hotel. The condition of the hotel, the room, the bed, the food…all come next to the kind of treatment received at the hotel. This time, …

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Jaipur (An impromptu trip to the pink city)

We are just back from Jaipur. It was a sudden plan and we are glad we did it. We had an awesome drive both to and fro, and the stay was nothing short of spectacular. Despite the summer heat growling at this part of India, we chose Jaipur. We did not have several days in hand for the trip, so we chose Jaipur. It is nearby and NH8 makes a good drive. Plus, there were several hotels to choose from. Being a three days trip, it was neither exhausting nor boring. Every day was well spent and somehow we managed …

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Delhi to Nagau and back – 1

When mornings start early And the white sheet of fog disappears The woolens slowly start settling in the storage beds Silently, the summers have arrived And when the mountains call your name You don’t stop till you get your dose of the mountain air. (My thoughts as I start writing about our journey) This time the destination was Nagau, which is a village pretty close to Chakrata, Uttarakhand.

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Some wonderful people

Several times, all the journeys that we undertake, all the photographs that make us smile, all the stories that light up our little world, comes down to people. There are a few people you meet during these journeys, that leave an impression and years later, when you see their photograph, the memories become so vivid that you can actually relive the moment. This post is about some people I met in 2015, that left an impression on me.

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