Trekking and Exploring

Feb 012015
 
A Drive With SOUL: Rediscovering Passions

Drive With SOUL: A herd of Wild Beasts Tamed By Passionate Owners We were tribesmen first, bonding over bonfire on  starlit nights under open skies, dancing to the orchestra of wild brooks and collective laughter emerging from the deep bowels of Souls celebrating the bounties of mother earth.  Then we evolved and things got complicated, nations, religions, caste, community and language all played a role to divide while we thought we are evolving as a species. No more. The baser instincts to belong to a tribe are back and we long to belong to a tribe that disenfranchises us from [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 202014
 
Adventure to get some life: Outlife

  Outlife brings Adventure Travel In India India has not been your conventional adventure travel market, I remember trying all kind of adventure water sports etc in 2000 in Thailand.  Most beaches in India in those days had no option of water sports. Mountaineering etc was restricted to very expensive equipment and was largely done by foreign visitors in Himalayas. But things started changing about 7-8 years ago and with coming up of Adventure Clubs in India, we learned about the options available in India too. With the awareness of adventure travel in India in almost all parts of [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 272013
 
Top 10 Outdoor Adventure Travel Clubs In India: Biking, Trekking, Running, Mountaineering

Top 10 Outdoor Adventure  Travel Clubs In India for Biking, Trekking, Running, Cycling, Rock Climbing & Mountaineering  When I started trekking I always struggled for partners. Most of my friends wanted to travel but their idea of travel was to go to a touristy place, get drunk and play cards and may buy some souvenirs.  It was so difficult to find like-minded people who a lot of time I ended up backpacking on my own without anybody with me.  Today thanks to the power of internet connecting with like minded people are such a breeze.   But still, a lot [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 262013
 
Using Tiger Camera Traps for Tiger Census

How Many Tigers Are There in India ?  If you ask this question to 2316 people you will get 2316 different answers. The NGOs will try to give the smallest possible number and the forest officials will try to give the largest possible number as both have their own reasons directly related to funding, promotion, media miles etc. But the reasons are not difficult to find as to why we do not have the exact number. See a tiger in a jungle has no interest to be counted. Given a choice it will not come to face the cameras [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 132013
 
Hidden Canyon Of Hyderabad

Should we keeep the Hidden Canyon of Hyderabad a secret? A few days ago while on a photographic jaunt with some of my photographic friends we stopped at an isolated spot to plan where to go next. While we were talking as to where to go next to go to the next  birding hot spot in Hyderabad like Gandipet or go and click one of the monuments like Taramati Baradari. While we were debating on the same, one of us started exploring the area and this is what he found We were all very exited on this discovery just [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jul 212013
 
The Perfect Road Trip

My Perfect Road Trip with Time Machine Let me go back in time for some time, by pressing some knobs and levers on the time machine. Great! The knobs and levers worked fine and here I am back in the days when we were a few years in our career and joined evening classes to do an MBA. Although secretly each one of us was hoping that we will have some girls in the class, not realizing that the sex ration in evening classes in those days was worse than day time Haryana. Slowly the 5 of us started [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 102013
 
Bamboo Chicken Araku Valley Near Vizag

Bamboo Chicken -A delicacy from Tribal Araku Valley near Vizag We travel to see new places and sometimes there will be things as you do not expect. It might be getting a good friend, an unheard local story, a touchy folk tune or a traditional cuisine of the locality. This post is about the famous tribal cuisine Bamboo Chicken from Araku valley of Andhra Pradesh. We were coming back after scaling Jindhagada Peak (1,690 m), the highest peak of Eastern Ghats, and were heading back to Araku town. On the way, there is this beautiful place Chaaparai, 15 km [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 082013
 
Top 5 Reasons to Visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands

  Top 5 Reasons Why You Must Visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands   Andamans is fast catching up with the famous tourist destinations of the country. Even though we generally associate Goa with beaches in India, it is actually Andaman and Nicobar Islands that truly give you the wonderful experience of beaches and vast oceans. Andamans lies in the south-east part of India. It is a group of islands that includes 572 islands out of which only 36 are inhabited. The rest of the 536 islands are uninhabited and are reserved forests. I have lived in the islands since [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 052013
 
Trekking In Himalayas- Bollywood Style

Bollywood Style-Trekking in Himalayas-Jara Hatke Review of Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani So we watched Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani. Before you ask let me clarify this is not a movie review of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. The movie is actually pretty good and we enjoyed watching it, once I asked both my right and left brain to take a hike in the Himalayas marching left right left right. You see that is where my problem begins. I have absolutely no issue with parts of movie being absolutely filmy. I don’t care if Deepika Padukone wears a mini skirt from her class [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 222013
 
Dilli Ki Galiyan- Missing The Streets Of Delhi

A Day Wandering The Streets Of Delhi I have lived out of Dilli for many years now. Delhi as it is called by those not familiar with the real name of the city that survived the lust of empires and emperors only to outlive them both. Dilli has lived in me for generations; every time I miss Delhi I will  remember the famous lines from Zauq the famous poet from Delhi, (yes sir, Delhi has given many famous Shayars or poets to this country than probably all other cities combined. Zauq and Ghalib are just two of the more [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]