Jan 012019
 
Free Download January 2019 desi Traveler Wallpaper Calendar

Download Free Copy of January 2019 Wallpaper Calendar from Kumaon   Happy New Year Travelers 🙂  Many thanks for participating in the annual desi Traveler Calendar Contest. The winners were announced sometime back on my Instagram account and all the calendars were shipped in last week of December. Most of the winners have received their calendars as I saw their posts on Instagram & Facebook.  Those of you have not won the calendar here is your monthly soft copy of the desi Traveler Wallpaper Calendar all yours to download, like & share with your friends & family.     [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 272018
 
Kausani Travel Guide- Movies To Mahatma Gandhi To The Home Of A Kavi

 7 Things To Do In Kausani In Uttarakhand India   So what is common between Anil Kapur? Mahatma Gandhi & Poet Sumitra Nandan Pant?  Well, they all have a connection to Kausani a small sleepy hill town in Uttarakhand. Though I am not sure if Kausani is a small town or a large village, with a population of less than 3 thousand, Kausani has fewer people than the housing society I live in. And that is where lies the time-warped charm of Kausani that offers you unobstructed views of snow-clad peaks, leisurely treks in the forest that are fragrant with [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 292018
 
7 Reasons To Book & Stay At Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd Tourist Rest Houses

Why I Enjoyed Staying At Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam Tourist Rest Houses   This blog post is about my experience of staying at Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd Hotels during our Bloggers Bus journey with Uttarakhand Tourism During my travels, I have stayed in all kind of hotels, guest houses, luxury resorts, and even campsite, but I rarely write about the hotels I stay as mostly my focus is on the destination & experience. I have actually said no to many a hotel FAM trips as it just meant staying in the hotel and writing about it. While I am [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jul 302018
 
Bloggers Bus Kumaon Uttarakhand On Instagram

My Favorite Images From The Bloggers Bus  Trip To Uttarakhand So I got third time lucky with the Bloggers Bus trip to Kumaon region in Uttarakhand organized by Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board.  If you are familiar with the geography of India then you will know that Uttarakhand is a north Indian mountain state that is known as the source of some of the most important glacial rivers of India like Ganga & Yamuna. Uttarakhand is also home to several 20,000 ft + peaks like Nanda Devi, Kamet, Trisul, Rishi Pahar etc.  Though I have been to Uttarakhand earlier many [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 062017
 
Buransh Flowers Bring A Crimson Himalayan Spring in Uttarakhand

For The Love Of Mother Nature Let A Billion Buransh Bloom First the prolog by desi Traveler: For me, it was ” OMG ” moment at first sight. On a trek, during my college days, we were introduced to Rhododendron or Buransh flowers in full glory.  As they say, Himalayas were never the same for me. While most of us love the pristine white peaks smiling at us, I like to add a dash of wild Himalayan colors to the canvas to complete the picture, and nothing, let me repeat NOTHING adds colors to a Himalayan Spring that a [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 312016
 
June 2016 Calendar- Download Desktop Wallpaper

A Sunset in Kumaun:  Download June 2016  Calendar Download Hello, June! desi is feeling hot, hot as in HOT just at your thoughts, and would like to escape with you to the mountains. For June 2016 Calendar wallpaper we have a sunset from a little town in Kumaun. I was not there to click sunset, it was a bonus.  I was in this little temple town of Baijnath on the banks of Gomti in Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand. After visiting the Baijnath temple complex I was just lurking around as the others in the group got busy with clicking [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 192016
 
To Find Yourself – Go be a Wanderer

In Search of A True Wanderer Why did you want to climb Mount Everest?” “Because it’s there”, said George Mallory this has been called “the most famous three words in mountaineering” Then we have the famous lines “Not all those who wander are lost” -J. R. R. Tolkien, used, again and again by every traveler, tourists, and  true wanderer.  There are many ways folks like to describe their traveling style, from the traveler to tourist, to slow traveler, solo traveler but there is something magical in the word “ Wanderer “ that gives a timeless magnetic, almost poetic resonance to [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

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…]

Jun 052013
 
Trekking In Himalayas- Bollywood Style

Bollywood Style Trekking in Himalayas-Jara Hatke Review of Movie Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani So we watched Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani. Before you ask let me clarify this is not a movie review of the movie 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 the movie being absolutely filmy. I don’t care if Deepika Padukone wears a [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]