Category Archives: trip

In Lansdowne, the crickets drown out John Denver

In Lansdowne, the crickets drown out John Denver. We sit outside in the gathering dusk, our ears attuned to the insects in the trees. Swaty is quiet. She slouches in a plastic chair with her feet up on the parapet … Continue reading

Posted in Bollywood, cottages, garhwal, hill, http://schemas.google.com/blogger/2008/kind#post, kaludanda, Khajuraho, Lansdowne, tourism, trip, uttarakhand | Leave a comment

Notes from a Kashmir trip: Part 3 – The Tulian trek

The Lidder is ice-cold. I dip my toe in the water, but instinctively retract it. I marvel at my colleague Sankalp and two Kashmiri friends who shed their clothes for a quick dunk in this burbling river at a campsite … Continue reading

Posted in baisaran, fencing, gulmarg, india, kashmir, lidder, pahalgam, ponies, sonamarg, travel, trek, trip, tulian | Leave a comment

Photo blog: Kasauli – a weekend getaway

Mapping the view at Sunset Point, Kasauli This British-era cantonment town in Himachal Pradesh is a cozy weekend retreat for tourists escaping the heat of the plains. The mist rolls in at odd hours, sometimes accompanied by squalls and – … Continue reading

Posted in christ church, himachal pradesh, kasauli, sunset point, travel, travelogue, trip, weekend | Leave a comment

Of tiger-less Sariska, butt vibrations and Neha’s husband

A weekend trip to Sariska and Bhangarh near Alwar, Rajasthan didn’t really go as planned. The Sariska Tiger Camp was comfortable but I couldn’t sleep at night, thanks to a diligent colleague who shook me awake whenever I started snoring. … Continue reading

Posted in alwar, kesroli, rajasthan, sariska, travel, trip | 1 Comment

Snippets from Ahmedabad

Yup, we took a break and travelled down to Ahmedabad to visit my mom’s side of the family. My last visit was around six years ago. The city is dirty, dirtier than Delhi and yet – isn’t there always something … Continue reading

Posted in Ahmedabad, family, nostalgia, trip | Leave a comment

Snippets from Ahmedabad

Yup, we took a break and travelled down to Ahmedabad to visit my mom’s side of the family. My last visit was around six years ago. The city is dirty, dirtier than Delhi and yet – isn’t there always something … Continue reading

Posted in Ahmedabad, family, nostalgia, trip | Leave a comment