Shimla

Over the period of last decade we have been visiting the capital of Himachal and perhaps the most visited place for us. The place has so many things to offer and also has great connectivity. Here are some postcards from the region taken during the last decade.

Sattal

Sat Tal or Sattal is located at the heart of Lake District of Kumaon, Uttarakhand. The area around Nainital and Sattal in particular is a bird watcher paradise. This time was our second visit to the area. We have been to Sattal and Pangot in the past. Read our last …

Ranthambhore Greens

We long had a plan to explore the Ranthamhore National Park when it is lush green. So we landed on a safari on the first day of the 2016-2017 season. And what a start it was with awesome sightings on the first outing. The Park is green all around and …

Ranthambhore

Ranthambhore is the destination for the experience of wild tigers with higher probability. After two separate visits with more than 8 safari, we finally met him up close. There is no guarantee of a close encounter but chances are high that a distant glance may be waiting for you. Comparison …

Pushkar

A treat for photographers, the annual cattle fair at Pushkar in Rajasthan is a must visit. Located at 6 hours drive from Delhi, this holy town is a sleepy place unless you visit in the month of November. We visited on a photography tour in 2015 and here are the …

Pangot Sattal

Pangot and Sat Tal is the best birding destination in the Uttarakhand. This offbeat destination so close to Nainital, yet so far. The place boast great avian life, great accommodation and undoubtedly great views of Himalayas. From Pangot ride around and explore the jungles and click the pictures of the …

Najafgarh Jheel

Najafgarh Jheel or Najafgarh Drain (its sad its called a drain) or Najafgarh Lake located in south west corner of Delhi is a great place to see flamingoes in large numbers. Apart from flamingoes other water birds are common in this area. Najafgarh Jheel can be reached easily via a …

Mukteshwar

At 2280 m above sea level, Mukteshwar is a laid back small village in Uttarakhand. The view from the top is brilliant and makes this a nice weekend destination. Mukteshwar gets its name from an 350-year-old temple of Lord Shiva, known as Mukteshwar Dham, situated atop the highest point in …

Mcleodganj

In the winters of 2011, a sudden plan to visit the holy land of Mcleodganj. The picturesque town below the Dhauladhar is a great destination. Day 1 Saturday 22.1.11: Decided to go to Mcleodganj at 12 noon. Leave Delhi at 3 PM and reach Chandigarh at 8.30 PM. Find hotel …

Lansdowne

Another great weekend offbeat destination from Delhi to Uttarakhand is Lansdowne. This again a cantonement town boasts great views and snow in winter while its all lush green in summer. The drive to the hills of Lansdowne is easy and so being so close to Haridwar, makes it an ideal …

Ladakh

Ladakh is pretty much in the to do list for every one. As like any other traveller, we also wanted to visit the land of high passes since long. But after lot of contemplation, in 2014 we decided to visit this (we travelled with our 3 yr old son). Lot …

Kullu Manali

A tourist paradise, Kullu Valley is a Superstar. The sheer beauty and natural scenes makes this an awesome destination. Be it winter snow or summer green valley, a trip will leave you spellbound. Enjoy the postcards from the region.

Kinnaur

Back from an awesome trip to Chitkul, Sangla and Kalpa in the last week of June. Since this is not a travelogue, i am posting this in photography section. But for info i have given a short details of the trip too. Traveller: Me, my wife and 1 year old …

Jim Corbett

A two day wildlife photography trip to the Dhikala Zone and Bijrani Zone of Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand yielded great result. The trip this time being in the middle of hot summer days when temperature in plains is touching 40 degrees, was perfect from sightings point of view. …

Himachal Tribal Circuit

After lot of planning and meetings, we completed the Tribal Circuit of Himachal on a Skoda Fabia, Suzuki Dezire and a Pulsar 200 in the summer months of 2015. Here is a trip report/photo blog/experience from the trip. Day 1 June 27, 2015 ( Delhi – Shimla – Narkanda ) …

Gulmarg

Way back in winters of 2010, we landed in the white powder of Gulmarg on a skiing trip. The place was devoid of the busy tourists from the plains in the winter and was totally laid back. The hotels were almost empty expect few foreign souls visiting the best powder …

Dhanaulti

While Chakrata lies north of Mussoorie, Dhanolti lies 20 kms south of Mussoorie towards Chamba and is higher than both Mussorie and Chakrata. In winters the roads may be closed. This is a offbeat destination and great for biking. Visit the temples around and walk the winding roads for peace. …