Aug 172018
 
desi Traveler Digest July 2018

Around The World With desi Traveler Digest July 2018 Edition As is now the unhealthy tradition, the July edition of desi Traveler digest is also late and I am now even out of excuses. So without much excuses, ladies and gentlemen may  I present the July 2018 desi Traveler edition crowdsourced from Instagram with help of fellow desis who have been kind enough to use participate in the same. The very first image has come from another side of the world from California & shared by Divya Nambiar or Dee as she is better known in the world of travelers. [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 012018
 
August 2018 Calendar Wallpaper - A Horse Near Chandratal Spiti

Download August 2018 Calendar Wallpaper – A Horse In Spiti Himachal Pradesh Actually, the title of this post about the August 2018 Calendar is wrong. I mean I was not even clicking the horse in this picture. My total focus was on these snowclad peaks that you can see from all around Chandratal in Spiti. So here is the story of this picture. I was very tired and had clicked Chandratal all afternoon when the intermittent rains will let. Yes I know you must be saying Rain in Spiti, is it not suppose to be a cold desert. Well, you [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 022018
 
This Spiti Hyperlapse Video Will Definitely Inspire Every Traveler

Hyperlapse Video Of Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh Note from desi Traveler: This is a special contribution by avid traveler couple Debarup and Tina, who traveled in Spiti and Kinnaur and made this unique Hyperlapse video painstakingly over many days. Over to Debarup where he shares his experience of traveling in Spiti Valley and how they made this Hyperlapse Video in Spiti.   Whenever I close my eyes, I can see snow-capped mountains around me. I always want to visit high passes, valleys, and experience every curve of it. This was a reason why I always wanted a life [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 162017
 
August 2017 desi Travel Digest

Presenting the August 2017 desi Travel Digest From Instagram I think an apology is long overdue to all the regular readers of desi Traveler blog as well as the fabulous photographers who have shared their images for the desi Travel Digest regularly. I only have my sloth to be blamed. But as they say better late than never. So dear reader and participating photographers may I present to you the August 2017 desi Travel digest with due apologies for the delay. Let me begin with the first image that comes from Guwahati and has been shared by passionate photographer [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 212017
 
My First Travel Podcast With The Musafir Stories

One of the joys of sharing your travel stories is that you get to relive the experience once again. As I close my eyes and type on the keyboard ( Yes I can type with my eyes closed thanks to muscle memory 🙂 ). I am transformed back to the rugged mountains of Spiti, that I last visited more than 2 years ago and need to visit again but due to various reasons I have not been able to visit them.  And with this I want to share the famous quote by Ibn Battuta that Moroccan wanderer, I have [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 312016
 
September 2016 Calendar Desktop Wallpaper - Dhankar Lake Spiti

Download September 2016 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper Dear wonderful readers, for the month of September 2016 calendar let me present you the emerald waters of Dhankar Lake in Spiti. Earlier in the year, I have shared an image of Chandratal Lake in Spiti, that now has camping facilities and you can take a vehicle almost up to a kilometer to the lake. The good thing about the smaller but equally alluring Dhankar Lake is that hardly anybody treks to it though it is only about 2 hours climb  from Dhankar Monastery in Spiti.  The path is not very walk friendly [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…]

May 012016
 
May 2016 Calendar Download Desktop Wallpaper – Prayer Flags Kunzum Pass

  May 2016 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper Let us welcome the month of May, one of the hottest in North India with some cool breeze from Kunzum Pass, fluttering the prayer flags surrounding the gompas there. If you have ever been to any place with Buddhist Monasteries you must have noticed the colorful Buddhist flags, that flutter in the piercing cold mountain air. When I first saw them in Sikkim during  a college trip, I was so captivated with the colorful flags that I got one for me. But as a solitary flag does not put much of a show, [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 292016
 
March 2016 Calendar: Download Desktop Wallpaper

  March 2016 Calendar Desktop Wallpaper Ah, the month of March will soon be marching in our lives announcing the end of spring and the wait for monsoons begin with the onset of early summers this year. Normally here in Delhi we keep our woolens till about a week before Holi, but this year we are in our  half sleeves already. So to ask the weather gods to let cooler weather  stay for a few weeks more, I am dedicating the  for the March 2016 desktop wallpaper Calendar to winters. So  ladies and gentlemen I give you the 85 feet idol [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…]