I woke up at around 7 AM and packed myself with 3-4 layers of clothing, keeping gloves and cap handy. We wanted to have something light in the morning but the fragrance coming from the nearest dhaba, run by this charming lady, ruined our plans. She served paranthas not just with butter but with a … Continue reading Auli, Mini Switzerland
I figured out an escape from the humdrum of everyday life after being a victim of abundant work in an office and the infamous smog that engulfed Delhi. When I started looking for some unexplored and uncrowded winter destination for Christmas weekend, the wind whispered "Auli'' and I responded immediately with a big 'Yes'! The Chamoli district in … Continue reading Christmas vacation to Auli
Ooty is known as the tea farming destination. Thus, an amazing opportunity for us to visit the place where tea is actually processed, packed and sold to all. We woke up early and proceeded to visit tea factory in Ooty before making our way to Coonoor. The city view from the factory was picturesque and Eagles Dare … Continue reading Coonoor and Mysore
The drive from Mysore to Ooty has made me fall in love with it. What makes it a perfect circuit for a road trip is the varying nature of landscapes - a flat highway that leads directly into a dense forest and then a steep hairpin bends with enchanting views all around and lastly, roads … Continue reading Ooty
I wish I could go back in time to the days when schools had mandatory summer vacations. The time has changed and so have we. But my craving for summer vacations is still the same. As summer approaches, the craving for planning next vacation officially begins to kick in! And for this summer, I had … Continue reading My Summer Vacation to Ooty and Coonoor
The first thing any traveler does after getting the New Year's calendar is chalking out the long weekends and managing sick leaves strategically. So did I. The destination for my first getaway was nothing less than a heaven on earth. Btw, you guessed it right- Srinagar it was. I had started preparing an itinerary and … Continue reading Shimla- The queen of Hills
This post before the Dayara Bugyal post is just to give you all a quick catch up on the planning that needs to be done before a trek. It will take you through a brief about Dayara, the advisory, the itinerary and the surprises awaiting you on a trek. What's the plan? My friends keep … Continue reading Before and after a trek!
We were literally skeptical of planning a day trip to Matheran. At the back of my mind ran questions like... Is it doable? Which mode is the best? Can we do the sight-seeing if we return on the same day? Amidst this chaos, we booked the Zoom car for a day tour to Matheran, the smallest hill … Continue reading Matheran
Day 2 in Nainital kicked off with a song Ink by Coldplay (my alarm tone since 2015)."I don't wanna miss it" I said this to myself and rushed to the balcony to witness the sunrise on the hills. To my surprise, the day turned out to be foggy, overcast and chilly. The clouds gathered like an army … Continue reading Nainital – Day 2
In the month of September, when people were digging for uncommon and exotic destinations (like Kerala, Goa or Rajasthan), we decided to go "the usual way" this time because of three simple reasons - I was well acquainted with the place. It hardly needs any planning and can be covered over a weekend. It is … Continue reading Nainital, the girls only trip !
While wandering the streets of Mcloedganj, we enquired about all possible routes to Triund from locales. After having dinner and a hot chocolate brownie, we headed back to our hotel as Mcloedganj goes dead silent by 10:30 PM. After reaching our hotel, the usual rounds of UNO started and we kept playing for around 2 hours and … Continue reading Triund, a trekking paradise
Day 2 of Paraglider's Trip started off quite early like 6 in the morning. I woke up and made others get up too. Although Abhimanyu and Onkesh were quite reluctant about the thought. "Let's play something quick and devilish!", I said this to myself and created enough noise in their room to subside their intentions. … Continue reading Bir to Mcleodganj
Finally, the Friday night(30th October 2015) had arrived to take us away from the daily hassles and busy life of Delhi. we(Tushar, Onkesh, Pralabh and me) managed to get free from our offices by 8 PM and boarded the metro at around 8:30 PM to reach Old Delhi railway station. When everyone was chattering, I was imagining … Continue reading Lansdowne