It is the end of April. Although intermittent rains bring some respite from the summer heat in Bangalore, the heart longs for the solitude and bliss of the hills. Especially the Nilgiris, for I haven’t been there in 4 years. Thus, when the chance of spending a weekend in the lower reaches of the Nilgiris presents […]
The Kaveri (or Cauvery) has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately. For peasants and the gentry, it is a source of life and livelihood, for pilgrims it is as sacred as the Ganges and for politicians, it is a pivot that might decide the fate of the next election. For tourists […]
The Kadamane estate in Sakleshpur is a hidden gem. Tales from the British planters will keep you enchanted if the rains don’t.
The simple joys of an early morning breakfast in namma Bengaluru
Some memories are better captured in our minds than in our cameras. What are yours ?
What little secret did Idukki hide in it’s hills ? Read on to find out..
On the Pangong Tso .. Though the country is so barren, the lake has its beauties in the varied tints of surrounding hills and mountains, and the rich deep blue of its waters, becoming quite of an emerald green colour as they shallow near the shore.* Once in a while during your travels, you come […]
Famous western explorer Marco Pallis, while on an exploratory tour of the region way back in 1936, had this to say about the peasants of Ladakh, although it can be taken as a description of the Ladakhis in general too. The inhabitants of these villages must surely be some of the happiest on the face […]
Sights and experiences of the Chang Thang, one of the most hostile yet endearing regions that make up Ladakh.
A photologue of the sights en route the Chang Thang plateau.