Category: Travel

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Firefly

Fireflies: Lighting Up the Jungles of India

“The stars form a blanket akin to eternity…it wraps up in an embrace locked with blinding light!” Imagining the thought above makes you wonder at the beauty of light amidst a dark endless expanse....

Tree Walk, Trivandrum

Back to Nature: The Tree Walk of Trivandrum

The lush green cover, the cool morning breeze, and the immersive sight of beautiful huge trees scattered all over is what once defined the greenest city of India – Trivandrum. Sadly, with the advent of...

barren landscapes around Sarchu, Himalayas

Exploring Sarchu’s Himalayan Flora – with Tete

An account from Lovnish Thakur’s initial days with Pragya, an NGO that operates in the Himalayan region. Exploring Sarchu, a wilderness in the Himalayas under the watchful eyes of Tete was a thorough learning experience...

Chamba rumal depicting scenes from the Ramayana

Discovering the Chamba Rumal – A Himachali Treasure

During Lovnish’s numerous visits to Chamba, he began to understand the cultural richness of this unique land, something which is elegantly depicted in each of its exquisite and artistically embroidered Chamba Rumal. Himachal Pradesh is...

Kinnauri old couple - Kinnaur

Experiencing Kinnaur on a Bus Ride

Kinnaur is a magical land indeed. The affinity and the bonding that people share among themselves and visitors is unimaginable in any other region of India. Lovnish experienced this first hand during a short bus ride...

A traditional dance during the Losar festivities, Kinnaur

Colors and Divinity: The Festivals of Kinnaur

The festivities for Sazo had begun by the time Lovnish Thakur, a development entrepreneur in the Himachal, had settled in his gracious host Ajay’s home in Chaura, a nondescript village in tribal Kinnaur. The...

Karsog Valley from town

Getting Lost in Laidback Karsog

Sometimes we are hard to convince while on other times an impulse pushes us into the throes of another adventure. Karsog valley for most is an example of the latter. Hardly mentioned in travel...