I had reached a phase in life where things happening around me made no sense. The path that I was walking on, had been laid by the society; I was merely following the common consciousness. Days were passing but I did not feel alive. I was losing myself. That is when, I left everything and reached […]Read More Chalo Chalo KALGA! The Place where I ended up staying for Four Months!
“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” ~Haruki Murakami 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. […]Read More You Have to Stop by This Bookstore The Next Time You Visit Paharganj in Delhi!
“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. […]Read More Neelkanth Mahadev Trek: Trail To The Place Where Lord Shiva Consumed the Poison
“Ceilings the lamp flicker cheered Barter for stars instead. Temple thy dreams with the trees, Nature thy god alone ; Worship the sun and the breeze, Altars where non atone.” ~John Myers O’Hara’s (Atavism) I had been in Kasol for 15 days then and was yet to accomplish the most basic feat- […]Read More Kutla- The Secret Hamlet In Himachal That Is Straight Out Of A Fairytale!
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 […]Read More Reasons Why You’ll Find a German Bakery in Every Backpacking Destination of India!
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 […]Read More The Cafes and Homestays in the Parvati Valley that are still Shanti-Shanti
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 […]Read More How I Managed To Stay in Rishikesh for a Month When I had no Money to Travel
“Now shall I walk or shall I ride? ‘Ride,’ Pleasure said; ‘Walk,’ Joy replied.” ~ W.H. Davies It started because I had no other option and now, walking and exploring the place has become a ritual for spending the first day at any place. This practice has only pros and no cons. I can’t stress enough […]Read More You Won’t Believe What I Experienced by Turning into a “Flaneur”!
Udaipur is one of the most picturesque places in India. Surrounded by lakes with the Aravalis in the backdrop, when the remnants of what was once this Capital’s boundary light up, the view is surreal! The sky changes hues and the birds flock back to their nests. The temples begin their evening prayers and the […]Read More I Travelled To The Royal City of Udaipur With Just 2k Rupees in my Pocket!
So, you want to travel by a sleeper coach alone? And that too in an overnight train route! Have you lost your mind? ~said everybody who heard my plan…………… PRE-JOURNEY THOUGHTS: The night before my train to Udaipur, the travel jitters were back to haunt my mind with all the negative possibilities. This time they had […]Read More I Took a Solo Train Ride and Here’s What Happened!