Uttarakhand Diary – Part 2: Valley of Flowers

Uttarakhand Diary – Part 1 is here. August 9, 2016 Around 325 kilometers away from Haridwar is the Mana village, the last village at the India-Tibet border. It is very near to Badrinath. We planned to travel there first. We would then travel 30 kilometers back to Govindghat from where the Valley of flowers trek starts. The…

Uttarakhand Diary – Part 1: Haridwar

August 7, 2016 This time I landed up in Uttarakhand. This trip was not random, but a carefully planned one, since I got my family with me this time. The family constituted of my mother, my sister and my grandmother. We toured in Mathura and Vrindavan the previous couple of days, but that is a…

A short trip to Shimla and Manali

Prologue What happens when you suddenly get a vacation of two weeks? For me, it calls for a trip. Now, a trip is never as enjoyable as it is when you get your friends with you. I started calling up my best of buddies and only two of them obliged in such a short notice of one…