A Stretch of Paradise from Tirthan Valley to Jalori Pass

My heart is aching for the mountains. Yet again. But, since I am staying put in the city for a couple of weeks to come, I will do the next best thing that is; writing about the mountains. The answer to wanderlust sometimes is re-living memories to fool the heart that places you long for … [Read more…]

Valley of Flowers with GIO Adventures

I was pretty exhausted after the 15km trek from Govindghat to Ghangria, with a fever adding to the misery. A sudden dip of temperature at Ghangria didn’t help either. Staff from GIO Advenures kept a check on me, and provided tea at regular intervals, to keep me warm. I retired to bed early, after a round of medicines … [Read more…]

Valley of Flowers and Hemkund with GIO – Govindghat to Ghangria

Last post pretty much summed up my journey from Delhi to Govindghat. In those initial 24 hours, I had many opportunities to contemplate about the rest of the journey. But, nothing could have prepared me for what really lay ahead. I knew it was beautiful, I knew it was a #WorldHeritageSite, I knew it was pristine, … [Read more…]

Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib With GIO – The Beginning

Seasoned traveler Ibn Batuta once said that travel leaves you speechless at first and then turns you into a storyteller. In that one sentence, I can sum up my great adventure to the Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib with GIO Adventures. What the eyes saw, the mind deciphered and the heart experienced left me … [Read more…]

Sursingdhar Series – The First Edition

There must be something about the mountains of India that struck a chord with Ruskin Bond so he could not leave them behind and return to England with the rest of his clan. There must be something utterly fascinating about the valleys which kept calling him back when he tried to make a living in … [Read more…]