Rishikesh in monsoon

How to do Rishikesh right?

There are a few destinations in India that have quite a niche audience. Rishikesh is one of such examples. Known as yoga capital of the world, this city can leave some mixed impressions if you don’t set your expectations right. A few years back I got utterly surprised, why is it so popular among travelers? … Read more

Best time to visit India

Best time to visit India – guide to seasons

India changed my perception of the seasons of the year. As a person who spent most of her life in the countries with four seasons, it was hard to adapt to the Indian climate and seasons initially. For instance, when I was offering my Indian friends to plan a trip in autumn, they were double-checking … Read more

Hunder reflection

How to plan a trip to Nubra Valley from Leh?

Nubra Valley still remains one of the most underexplored areas of Ladakh. Though tourism developed recently there with the shifting of the line of control beyond Turtuk village, tourists are yet to explore the beauty of Nubra. Unfortunately, Nubra Valley is often just a stopover for people visiting Khardung La (one of the highest motorable … Read more

solo female travel

How to prepare for a solo trip?

If someone told me 10 years back that I will be casually traveling alone in general compartments of Indian trains around the country, I would think that person got seriously high. That time solo travel was a totally different reality for me due to both lack of personal confidence and society norms. I’m a shy … Read more

Tilicho path

Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho lake by yourself – the guide I wish I read before trekking in Nepal

Nepal is a special destination for me. It is the first country where I’ve seen the mountain peaks for real a few years back and that view stays in my head till date. My first trip was stuffed with different cultural activities, sightseeing, and natural places, however, I didn’t go for trekking in Nepal. I … Read more