Oct 142015
 
Trekking to Maheshwari Kund Munsyari Kumaon

 An Easy trek in Kumaon to Maheshwari Kund Munsyari I no longer am much of a long distance hiker anymore, but I also try not to miss short hikes like I did in Spiti to Dhankar Lake.  While Uttarakhand has many famed treks for you to go for like Valley of Flowers, Roopkund, Pindari Glacier etc., what I did was a simple climb to a sacred lake called Maheshwari Kund or Meesar Kund in the local dialect. The important thing to note here is that our ancestors knew the importance of water bodies like lakes and rivers hence they [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 052015
 
Road Trip To Kumaon

Himalayan Photo Odyssey: desi Goes On a Road Trip To Kumaon Himalayas Let us go on a road trip to Kumaon. But first let us ponder a bit – What is better than a road trip? Well to start a road trip with strangers and end with friends. So that in nutshell friends summarizes my road trip to Kumaon for a week. It started with a simple message on twitter.  If I would like to join on Road Trip to Kumaon? Now Kumaon is not your typical touristy area, the beauty of Kumaon lies in the fact that even [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 222015
 
desi Traveler Goes To Kunzum Pass

A Day At Kunzum Pass: My experience & pictures from Kunzum La So desi Traveler went to Kunzum, or rather I should say I passed from Kunzum Pass on my way to and back from Spiti. You need to pass two main passes on the way to Spiti, via Manali one is Rohtang La and second is Kunzum La. Technically, height wise Kunzum is bigger and higher and better to photograph. But Rohtang is more notorious as it is closer to Manali and our tourists are happy to visit it after hours of struggling in traffic and then play in [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 202015
 
International Yoga Day  - June 21st

Some pictures of people practicing Yoga – Celebrating the International Yoga Day June 21st is International Yoga day and India has reasons to cheer up for the same. As Yoga originated in India and with help of various evangelist today is most popular form of exercise practiced by millions of people worldwide.  From Bareily to Brazil from Nanded to New York from Ram Nagar to Russia you will find people practicing yoga every day. For yoga is considered to be the only form of exercise that nurtures your mind body and soul. While the sutras that govern various asanas or [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 132015
 
Dhankar Lake Trek in Spiti

Trekking to Dhankar Lake from Dhankar Monastery in Spiti I am not much of a trekker, at least not anymore ever since I worked really hard ( or hardly ?) to acquire that extra tire around my waist.  So most of the treks I go now are short quick treks where after a few hours I can sit and watch clouds make patterns in the sky while I plot my next best seller novel ( yes there are a few stories deep inside me, and don’t ask me what stage of writing I am ).  One such trek I [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 082013
 
Trek  To Valley Of Flowers & Hemkund Sahib

A Trek to Valley of flowers and Hemkund Sahib In this post fellow photographer and blogger Sumana Dey  takes  us on a trek to photograph the divine Valley of flowers, National Park in Himalayas, Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India. In the process she also visits the holy Hemkund Sahib lake and Gurudwara close to the Valley of Flowers.  The post has some really beautiful pictures that she clicked while trekking to and in the Valley of Flowers. Wow! God! .Thats what you will say on seeing Valley Of Flowers. Yup this is about God or more precisely His land, ‘Devbhoomi’. Uttarakhand is known as [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]