Month: November 2019

Bhindawas Bird Sanctuary: An Ideal Day Trip From Delhi

Looking for a day trip from Delhi to someplace peaceful? Visit Bhindawas Bird Sanctuary. Last weekend happened to be my second weekend at home, with no travelling at all. I was bored and desperately seeking a quick escape from Delhi. The only thing was, I had only a day to spare (I was leaving for Northeast India soon) and didn’t want to go anywhere beyond 150km from Delhi. So I called a few friends and asked for recommendations, and a few names that everyone repeatedly suggested were Neemrana, Agra, and Jaipur. I knew that Neemrana is a good place for those who are staying in Neemrana Hotel, but for day-trippers, it has nothing to offer. To make it even worse, Neemrana charges some 1500 Rupees as an entry fee. Other places like Agra and Jaipur were over 200km away and a long drive was the demotivation. Later, as the research got a little intense and I started studying Google Maps in detail, I came across this big blue patch that appeared as a pretty decent …

Mashobra: A Peaceful Alternative To Shimla

Looking for a peaceful alternative to Shimla? Head to the quaint village of Mashobra, located only 15km from Shimla. So last week took me to the Shimla region again (my second trip in the previous 2 months). I was commencing a self-planned, solo camping trip across a few places in Himachal with my newly invested 20 thousand Rupee tree-hanging/flying tent. Also See: A quick youtube video of my Flying Tent But as I reached Shimla, the weather turned unfavorable. It was the second week of November, and winter, at 2000m above sea level in the Himalayas had already begun. Where winter, with good camping gear – including a -15 degree Celsius sleeping bag, as I had it – is not a problem, if it’s raining and you’re on a motorcycle, it, perhaps, is A BIG PROBLEM. And that’s exactly was the scenario. As I reached Shimla, it started pouring. And in no time, I was wet and cold, and feeling hopeless. Where I knew that I cannot camp on my own that night, I, at …

My Top Favorite Tourist Places In Himachal Pradesh

Looking for a recommendation for top tourist places in Himachal Pradesh? Here’s my list… Those who follow my journeys closely, particularly on Instagram, may know that I love Himachal Pradesh. I have spent more time in Himachal than all other places in India put together. And no, my love for Himachal doesn’t have to do anything with the fact that I was born there. I have lived almost all my life in New Delhi and have hardly visited Himachal until I actually quit my corporate career behind and become a travel blogger. To further justify my innocence, let me tell you that during my initial year of travel blogging, I didn’t visit Himachal even once but all the other places. I spent almost 3 months in the Northeast, three months in the south of India, and the rest of the time, exploring the Southeast Asian countries. I even took my mother for a 15-day pilgrimage trip to Uttarakhand (the neighboring state to Himachal) but not a single day was spent in Himachal. So yea, the …