Beyond Bali

I landed at the Ngurah Rai International Airport and the Balinese Temple Architecture was just the welcoming sight I needed to embark on my journey in Indonesia. The modern contemporary interiors juxtapose the traditional Balinese exteriors while the paintings depicting the daily lives of Balinese men and tales from a few centuries ago justify the…

8 Days In Thailand

Koh Samui Koh Samui is a melting pot for trotters from around the world, attracting travellers of all kinds for a bunch of things to do. Whether you are a solo-traveller staying for a month, a group of friends travelling for crazy parties, a couple on a romantic getaway or holidaymakers indulging in luxury, Koh…

Maya Bay Sleep Aboard, Thailand

Watch the Sun setting down the horizon, spend the night in the wilderness of woods, spot planktons illuminating in the sea and sleep under the starlit sky. One of the most exotic and adventurous experiences in Thailand, this is Maya Bay Sleep Aboard in a nutshell. I am talking about the magical beach of Leonardo di…

My First Monsoon in God’s Own Country

This was my first summer away from the hills, my sanctum sanctorum, from the scorching heat of Gujarat. I had made two trips to both Garhwal and Kumaon in the previous month, but May and June in Ahmedabad are nothing short of torturous. So I just wanted to go someplace cooler and greener. A blogger…

Dilda White & The Water Mountain

I was furloughed in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand when a friend shared details of a retreat in Kumaon. The idea of another escape to the hills is as alluring during a vacation as it is while struggling with dusty, man-made city life. I said yes without thinking. I briefly knew that the three days…

Why my Danish Birthday was the Happiest!

I used to often wonder what makes the happiest countries in the world… so happy! It can not only be accredited to GDP, social security or lack of corruption. It has to be more personal than the socio-economic terms we use for an explanation, it has to be an experience. Whether you have travelled in…

Top 10 Things to do in Yoga Capital of the World

You just read the header and are wondering where on earth this yoga capital is. If you haven’t googled it already, it is a town named Rishikesh in a northern state of India called Uttarakhand. Lower Himalayan range ‘Shivalik’ laps this quaint state, popular amongst domestic as well as international tourists alike. As if the…

The Ayana Resort- Rimba Jimbaran Bali

One of the most charming places to stay in Rimba Jimbaran, Bali, Ayana sprawls across 90 hectares of land area. Yes, it does have the ocean view. No, it’s not included in the resort area I just mentioned. 😛 The dazzling driveway between the entrance and the resort reception itself gives you a sneak-peak into…

What’s your Spiritual Story?

I have been brought up in the foothills of Himalayas, in a town called Rishikesh in Uttarakhand. The holiest river in the world, ‘the Ganges’, twists and turns around it like a perennial bridge to serenity. Having been close to nature instills a sense of thoughtfulness. Witnessing people from across the world travel to find…

Badrinath

  I have been visiting this place since childhood yet every time I gaze at those hills, it feels like a new beginning all together! Badrinath is a hilly and holy town in the state of Uttarakhand, India. At an altitude of 10,170 feet, Badrinath is on the banks of river Alaknanda between the Nar…