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Binsar – Where You Succumb To The Mountains

Binsar – Where You Succumb To The Mountains

Someone told me Binsar was overrated and I could skip it. Well, I’m too obstinate to listen to anyone if I have made up my mind about a place. So, I did visit Binsar (Almora district, Uttarakhand), and loved it. I mean, how could you […]

Where The Kumaoni Village Life Embraces You

Where The Kumaoni Village Life Embraces You

My cabby was a bit skeptical about the homestay that I was supposed to stay in Deora village. He was concerned about my safety. He even ensured that there was really a homestay and the right person had come to pick me up by asking […]

The Pleasures of Slow Travel At Bob’s Place, Nathuakhan

The Pleasures of Slow Travel At Bob’s Place, Nathuakhan

Let me begin by saying that Bob’s Place is created for slow travel. It’s a quiet mountain resort in a small village called Nathuakhan (Kumaon, Uttarakhand), where you can live for a few days, the good old times. The mountain views from your room, the […]

8 Reasons To Visit Dudhwa National Park

8 Reasons To Visit Dudhwa National Park

I’m always upbeat about nature-driven escapes. So, when an opportunity to visit Dudhwa National Park came my way, I was game for it. Although the trip was projected as the ‘Bird Festival’ by the Uttar Pradesh Forest and Wildlife Department, Dudhwa turned out to be […]

My Peek Into Padavedu

My Peek Into Padavedu

Padavedu is one of the sustainable villages of India. My fascination for rural charms takes me to different villages in India. That being said, I love cities, too. To put it aptly, I’d say cities are my home and villages are ‘picnic’ for me. I […]

Pali – A Peaceful Jewel Of Rajasthan

Pali – A Peaceful Jewel Of Rajasthan

The first thing that I reminisce about Pali is the quality of peace it has. Of course, it’s rustic, colourful and interesting just like the rest of Rajasthan, but there’s definitely a scent of serenity in the air. Although there’s a lot to do and […]

9 Food & Brews To Try From A ‘Monpa’ Kitchen

9 Food & Brews To Try From A ‘Monpa’ Kitchen

It was my hostess Lei Choren’s kitchen, at Kalden Home Stay, that introduced some of the authentic Monpa dishes to me. At first, my hosts were a little wary of serving me their regular food, as they thought I might not like it. The aroma […]

The ‘Apatani’ World Of Ziro (Part Two)

The ‘Apatani’ World Of Ziro (Part Two)

Tallo (a chap from ‘Hong’ village) introduced the Apatani world to me. He also taught me a few Apatani pleasantries like ayo siido lo (how are you), aya pa ato (welcome) and paya aro pacho (thank you). He admitted (amusingly) to me that though he was […]