Apples, Fall colours and Precious Peaks- Himachal!

We were confused about where to go for the long break during Diwali. Several destinations popped up and we kept vetoing each one, until my husband – the Humsafar 🙂 finally zeroed in on visiting Chitkul, the last village of India before the Indo China border . The route we had decided was Gurgaon –…

Something about Nepal… read on to find out !!!

After almost 2 years we decided to plan a vacation to a place outside India. However we wanted this trip to be one that didn’t involve visa, paper work etc… after a lot of deliberation we arrived at Nepal. Contrary to popular belief , we researched and figured out that Nepal had a lot of…

Chasing the hills, the winds and the chills kind of a video..

As the sun beats down in all its glory, I ran out of ways to keep myself cool. I chanced upon a video I had shared during the ‘ Dill ki Sardi ‘ earlier this year where I was apparently ‘ chasing sunshine’. Now that my prayers have been answered , it only makes sense…

The best view comes after the hardest climb – Nag Tibba Trek!

Trekking is a tacit teacher of – how to lead a minimalist life ( you carry your own clothes as you trek and hence you will pack in only the absolute essentials ) a test of physical and mental endurance how to appreciate the life we lead ( electricity, water, network…) We had been planning…

A ‘Pandemic’ Weekend getaway

The last time I wrote a blog post, I was working from home, now,I am STILL working from home! When we realize that we have a longish weekend ,we do not miss an opportunity to travel. Our equally travel parched friends suggested that we go for a quick weekend trip to the one time Mughal…

Travel resumes after a pregnant pause ( quite literally.. )

The birthplace of Ruskin Bond, holiday home of Khushwant Singh .. I knew I had to write a blog well enough that corroborated the literary legacy of this place- Kasauli! There is something about the hills… Is it the cobbled roadways?Is it the fact that you can savour on yummy food at anytime during the…

Animals, Travel and us!

A casual chat about my love for animals with a colleague/ friend on instagram this afternoon made me think and reflect. I realized that animals were an integral part of almost all our trips. We either went to national parks to visit them , we bonded with the pets on the properties we stayed in…

My list of Essentials , each time I travel!

As a family we are rational travelers – we check the weather forecast and pack accordingly, thus showcasing our blind trust on the Meteorological Department! However, in the past our trust has been challenged! We realized that something is ‘essential’ only when we missed packing it! Having learnt from my past mistakes( read :blunders) ,…

Turkish Delight

LONG POST ALERT ! Bright city lights , roads bustling with people, a slight nip in the air and moderate traffic jams – Istanbul seemed like just any other city at first, but little did we know what this city had in store for us. After a quick stop at our hotel ,we set off…