Coming from a Hindu family, I grew up listening to stories of the mighty Shiva, the God from Mt. Kailas in the Himalayan mountains, who was the destroyer of all suffering. He was a God who, when outraged, would open up his ‘third eye’ and cause devastation to the entire Universe. This was enough to capture my imagination. It was not hard to see him in the mountains and be lured to the ‘fairytale’ and the mysticism behind it. … More Chasing Shiva: The connection with Peripheral God & Himalayas
Ask any caffeine dependent traveler about the best Himalayan Cafe and Woeser Bakery name comes up. Travelers looking for unique desserts and delicious coffee in Mcleodganj should look no further. Woeser Cafe has a steady flow of fan following in the Bakery and Cafe business in the little Lhasa town. All credits go to Sangmo Tendill. … More Have a beautiful, walnutty, chocolatey day!
Sharing perspectives on Sunderdhunga Trek. Maikatoli B.C and Baluni Top, two of the most alluring higher camping sites are only visible when you trek to reach them from Kathaliya campsite. … More The two crown jewels of Sunderdhunga Trek
Today is 144th Birth Anniversary of Nicholas Roerich. A brilliant Russian painter, writer, archaeologist, theosophist, a philosopher who gave the world some of the best forms of canvas paintings themed on the Himalayas. … More Remembering Nicholas Roerich and his steller Himalayan Artwork
Ama Dablam is a technical mountain but, with the use of fixed ropes, it is within the realm of mere mortals. But you still need to have a few things covered to have any realistic chance for summit glory. … More 10 things to consider before climbing Ama Dablam
Good books on the Himalayas are hard to find. Books pertaining to the Himalayan inquisition are either not in circulation or come with a hefty price tag. Luckily The Himalayan Club Library in Mumbai comes to the rescue. … More How to find best books on the Himalayas to read
This winter season, Uttarakhand Forest Officials set out to protect the state wildlife by bringing in camping regulations. The latest being withdrawal of permission to camp inside Kedarnath Musk Deer Sanctuary. Is this going to help or just a knee jerk reaction? We investigate. … More Why restriction in camping at Deoriatal-Chandrashila trek a good call by Forest Department