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A Letter to the Mountain Gods- Please Call it a Truce!

Dear Mountain Gods, You know how I worship your domain. Every little holiday I can scrape through, I try to run to your highest adobe, the Himalayas. Do you remember the days when I used to be your favorite child, when you would let me see so much be...
by Travel Tales from India on Feb 6, 2015

Six Hours in McLeod Ganj- Eat, Shop, Walk!

McLeod Ganj was not on my agenda, it just happened without any plans at the end of the trip to Kareri Village. I was talking my bus back from McLeod Ganj. We started early from Kareri and reached McLeod Ganj around lunch time, which is the best time...
by Travel Tales from India on Feb 4, 2015

Kareri Village in Pictures

There have been occasions when while posting a picture I have thought, “well I probably made it look better than it actually was!” On the other hand for each of the Kareri Village pictures I can safely say that the picture is actually inf...
by Travel Tales from India on Feb 3, 2015

Homestay at Kareri Village, Himachal Pradesh

Sitting by the fire in the kitchen I tell my hosts, I can’t remember when it was last I didn’t eat anything out of a packet for so many days in a row! Kareri is a sleepy little village in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. I was incredibly lucky t...
by Travel Tales from India on Feb 1, 2015

The Real Nomads!

It all happened because of the small girl. She was at the hand pump, washing her face. We were visiting the museum at Sirpur. And that is when I met the real nomads! There were a lot of people camping in its grounds. I started kidding around with the...
by Travel Tales from India on Jan 22, 2015

Sirpur National Dance and Music Festival 2015

I attended the recently concluded Sirpur National Dance and Music Festival 2015 in Chhattisgarh. Now that I am back, if I could have it my way, I would like to attend the next year’s festival too. You can read about it all in this post or you m...
by Travel Tales from India on Jan 21, 2015

Videshi Aaye Hain! The Foreigners are Here!

While we were walking around the ancient excavations of Sirpur in Chhatttishgarh, I wandered a little on my own. I heard a bunch of women whispering to each-other, “Videshi aaye hain” (the foreigners are here). I was quite intrigued, because barr...
by Travel Tales from India on Jan 19, 2015

Sky Watch Friday- Skies from Batal, Spiti

Another year is here with new possibilities. I have two major chunk of leaves, one in the last week of January and another in the last week of March. I am already planning for the January vacation though I have not been able to finalize it. It was fo...
by Travel Tales from India on Jan 2, 2015

May We All Travel More in 2015

Wish you all a very happy, travel filled 2015. May we all travel more. That is what I have been wishing for, year after year! And if I can get more of the same as 2014 travel wise, I promise I am not going to complain! Other than the constant desire...
by Travel Tales from India on Dec 31, 2014

If You Had to Pick Only One Picture III

It is almost time to let go of 2014. It has been a good year for me. So to sum up my travels for this year I continue with ‘if you have to pick up only one picture’ series. Only I am posting 10 pictures this time as I do need to warp up t...
by Travel Tales from India on Dec 31, 2014

The Last Trip of 2014- Sariska, Rajasthan

We did a quick trip to Sariska Rajasthan over the extended weekend. This was the first time in 2014 that all three of us traveled together! I took Chhavi out and Seshadri took Chhavi out, I went out and Seshadri went out but somehow the dates never c...
by Travel Tales from India on Dec 30, 2014

Simple Photography Tips III

So, I am back with more simple photography tips which are camera independent. They will work with any camera you use. If you wish to look at previous tips, here are part I and part II of the series. Keeping the Horizon Straight I was not even aware...
by Travel Tales from India on Dec 22, 2014

Naksel Boutique Hotel and Spa, Paro, Bhutan

I have stayed in some really beautiful hotels this year. I should also add that the expensive and swank ones happened because of the sponsored trips. One such hotel was Naksel Boutique Hotel and Spa in Paro, Bhutan. Paro is a tranquil place to begin...
by Travel Tales from India on Dec 20, 2014

Skywatch Friday- Sunset Dinner in Thailand

When I first heard of it, I was perplexed. Sunset for me is really early in the evening. Nine at night is more like real evening to me. I usually eat food around nine. When I visited Krabi, the sunset was at 6.30 pm. It is tea time for me. On working...
by Travel Tales from India on Dec 19, 2014

A Flower Filled Gulmarg

I intended to show the Gulmarg flowers as soon as I got back from the trip, which was in September 2014. But then at that time Jammu and Kashmir were badly affected by floods. It made no sense to write about rain drenched flowers when the state was f...
by Travel Tales from India on Dec 17, 2014

Simple Photography Tips II

I am not sure how many camera independent tips for better photography I am really aware of but it is fun raking my brains. So here is the second post in the series. No matter what camera you use, you can try these simple photography tips. Leading Lin...
by Travel Tales from India on Dec 16, 2014

Sky Watch Friday- Beautiful Srinagar

For this Friday’s sky watch I had to once again rummage through my old folders. I went to Srinagar twice this year, one in June and once in September. And I was almost caught in the floods in September. But I share the June pictures for today&#...
by Travel Tales from India on Dec 12, 2014

If you had to pick only one picture …

December is here and unlike the other years, I am in a full on reminiscences  mode. So I asked myself- which picture would I pick if I had to pick only one picture from each of my trips! Now there was a problem with this concept. If I picked even ju...
by Travel Tales from India on Dec 8, 2014

Sky Watch Friday- Island Hopping in Krabi, Thailand

I love being outdoors and if it is in the mountains or by the sea all the more better. So, when I went island hopping in Krabi, Thailand it was a lot of fun for me! I got such a lot of sunburn on this trip! Krabi is in south of Thailand by the Andama...
by Travel Tales from India on Dec 5, 2014

December Travel Musings

I was feeling very grumpy the other day. I don’t know what triggered it. I usually don’t sulk. And yet I sat looking at bright sunshine and sulking badly. After a while my thoughts went to the travels this year and with a start I realized...
by Travel Tales from India on Dec 4, 2014


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