When planning my next solo trip in India, the only thing I knew was that I desperately needed me-time and that I didn't want to do touristy things. So basically I just needed a home away from home but for the life of me I could not figure out where to go or how long … Continue reading Auroville
A new beginning…or is it?
It's been around 4 months since my last post. I haven't been slacking on updating my blog, it's just that I have been taking a break from traveling and frankly I just didn't feel like writing. I am here to fill in the gaps before writing about my next travels. When I started backpacking in … Continue reading A new beginning…or is it?
There are loads of attractions in the Ladakh region. Besides the town of Leh and the nearby sights there is Pangong Tso (Tso means lake), Tso Moriri, Nubra valley, Kargil and countless treks. Each of these would require at least an overnight stay. Pangong Lake My first excursion outside Leh was to Pangong lake. This … Continue reading Ladakh
I don't know how long ive been thinking of coming to Leh. Perhaps for a couple of years now. But it is quite far from my home town Pune and also from London where i've lived for the last 7 years and it always seemed inaccessible at the time. Also, it's proximity to Kargil reminded … Continue reading Leh
The passengers in the shared cab I took to go from Leh to Kargil were very interesting, all were muslims but with extremely different personalities. When they asked me my name (which is as Muslim as it can get) one of the passengers got super excited resulting in me getting a earful of Quran scriptures quoted … Continue reading Kargil
Valley of Flowers National Park
I had initially planned to spend a month in Rishikesh just chilling, doing yoga and taking a break from travels but after 3 weeks of doing just that I was beginning to get restless (and lazy). I needed to do something that would wake my body up, so to speak. Sab, who I met in my … Continue reading Valley of Flowers National Park
Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, Rishikesh is a holy town in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is one of the holiest places (or so I've read) for the Hindus and is the starting point for the "Chota Char Dham" pilgrimage circuit. My main reason for coming to Rishikesh was that I desperately … Continue reading Rishikesh
For the last couple of years or so I'd been thinking/dreaming of traveling around India. But in all those "dreams" I was always accompanied by a male companion because traveling alone in India, I thought, was "very unsafe and not worth the risk". Then I quit my well paid job and my comfortable life in … Continue reading Delhi
So after chilling for 2 more days in Chiang Mai I set off for Sukhothai which is the first national capital of Thailand (followed by Ayutthaya, Thonburi then finally Bangkok). My only reason for visiting this former capital was the Historical Park, declared a World Heritage Site, which has some well preserved ruins of the … Continue reading Sukhothai
I've not heard a lot of positive things about Chiang Rai. Most of the people I've spoken to were like "meh, It's just another city. You'll get bored after a day". But I wanted to see for myself and I am glad I did. The city is nothing extraordinary but not worth dissing either. There … Continue reading Chiang Rai