A Book of Simple Living – Review

Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks into the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God – George Washington Carver There are very few writers who have a way with words. Personally, I admire Bill Bryson, V. S. Naipaul,…

Shimla or Mussoorie: What’s On Your List?

No doubt, being from Uttarakhand and having been traveled to the place quite often, I have a soft corner for Mussoorie and will always have. Both Shimla and Mussoorie are frequently visited by the young and old crowd. All of us have different preferences, although Mussoorie and Shimla aren’t too different from each other. It’s…

Travel Uttrakhand On A Shoestring Budget

“Traveling- it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller”- Ibn Battuta”   I love to travel, but I don’t have a rich father. I’m sure it sounds familiar to you too. Well, you don’t need a rich father to satisfy your hunger to travel, unless, of course, you want to travel Raja Saheb…

6 Places To Grab A Bite In Mussoorie & Landour

Kalsang, Mussoorie Kalsang is a Tibetan-run restaurant offering a wide range of yummylicious dumplings. It’s just a few steps away from Cambridge Book Depot. Do not forget to try their Shanghai rice!       Anil’s Cafe, Char Dukan, Landour If you have a car, you can drive uphill to Char Dukan in Landour. It’s…

8 Treks in Uttarakhand for Experts and Beginners Alike

Trekking, hiking, tramping, you can call it anything but once you’ve reached the mountain-top, it doesn’t matter what you call it because the magic that blows in the winds of Himalayas can only be felt; You can never truly describe that feeling in words. “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out…

Some Of The Most Beautiful Words Ever Said About Mountains

Mountains have always been there, and I have always been in love with them. I can’t even remember how long has it been since this love started; I guess forever. I have picked some of the best mountains quotes for all mountain devotees.   “Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve,…

Why You Should Choose India As Your Next Destination?

We can’t deny backpackers’ love affair with India. India’s incredibly wonderful architecture, nature, and culture appeal to all kinds of travelers. In every direction, nature welcomes you in its own style; To the North, the country has the majestic Himalayas that will spell its magic all over you; To the West, desert & dunes; To the…

First Shower of Rain – A Poem

  Warmth grows from the dense cold mist Call of nightjars disguise the isolation Majesty of the sun obscured by overcast dawn Radiance of the bonfire dwindles and dies Rampant raindrops fall freely on my forehead Papilio emerge from the rain as the first rain falls Droplets on the butterfly’s wings reflect turquoise hue A…

Rain Falls to Bestow a New Spirit – A Poem

They say rain brings sorrow and pain They say it comes to make you wail I oppose, I’ve seen those drops falling down on my window glass Every drop that plunges on the casement brings shaft of light in my eyes Every dewdrop that falls down on my face invigorates my heart I’ve seen that…

4 Reasons to nestle in the lap of Himalayas

With a cup of hot chocolate in my hand, sitting in front of my window I can talk about the Himalayas and its places incessantly. They have been cardinal parts of my life and have touched my heart and soul in a dramatic way. I have been traveling to the Himalayan mountains ever since I…

Untraveled Wilderness – A Poem

I wonder what’s on that untraveled path It looks detached from the human race That mud-spattered trail has no footsteps I wonder if it was ever taken by anyone A shepherd and his sheep; a muleskinner perhaps The shrubbery on this way are yearning for human touch I stand at a distance to see where…

The Lost Island – A Poem

  A hundred thousand crystal-like sun rays shine on the waves Golden beams of sunlight gently pierce as the waters misbehave Arresting deep navy blue water takes me sailing far far away Gust of wind sways my boat and pushes it closer to an obscured cay The water of this reservoir so clear and tree…