Book Lovers Alert: You might not want to leave this place ever!

Amidst the chaos of Delhi’s hippie street, Paharganj, if you walk along the road towards the market, you’ll notice a small shop packed with books. This store, owned by two brothers- Mr. Ashwini and Mr. Deepak, has been there for over forty years now. Originally, ” The Jai Kishen Bookstore” after the owners’ father, it’s…Continue reading Book Lovers Alert: You might not want to leave this place ever!

My “not-so-usual” Friend in Rishikesh who Taught me the importance of Simplicity

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” ~ Henry David Thoreau (Walden) Someone once told me that smiling and greeting people you encounter is a beautiful way to bond with a place. I have been trying to…Continue reading My “not-so-usual” Friend in Rishikesh who Taught me the importance of Simplicity

Neelkanth Mahadev Trek: Trail To The Place Where Lord Shiva Consumed the Poison

“A true pilgrimage requires letting go of the very things most people try to hold onto. In seeking after what the soul desires, we become pilgrims with no home but the path the soul would have us follow.” ~ Michael Meade Treks have always fascinated me. I am not good at trekking and am slow.…Continue reading Neelkanth Mahadev Trek: Trail To The Place Where Lord Shiva Consumed the Poison

Reasons Why You’ll Find a German Bakery in Every Backpacking Destination of India!

The first time I came across a German Bakery was in Kasol. The cakes there tasted heavenly. Then, I came across another one in Manali! I thought they were a thing of the hills. However, when I saw a German Bakery in Rishikesh, Udaipur and Pushkar as well, I was intrigued. I had to know…Continue reading Reasons Why You’ll Find a German Bakery in Every Backpacking Destination of India!

An Offbeat Guide To The Parvati Valley- Lesser Known Cafes and Homestays

In the small Indian hamlets that are popular with backpackers, the type of accommodation and food options (mostly Cafes) are different from the rest of the cities. Parvati valley in India is one of the most popular backpacking destinations in India. That was place with which I began solo backpacking. It was unlike any other…Continue reading An Offbeat Guide To The Parvati Valley- Lesser Known Cafes and Homestays

Volunteering In Rishikesh- My Debut In The World Of Alternative Travelling!

This post is about my first volunteering experience in India. I have written in a story-like format to make it interesting (a little writing experiment). However, I do understand that some of you are too frustrated and anxious right now (just like I was when I was looking to make quick money online for the…Continue reading Volunteering In Rishikesh- My Debut In The World Of Alternative Travelling!