Long weekend getaway to Corbett National Park in Ramnagar, Uttarkhand with Corbett Wild Iris Resort

“The book of nature has no beginning, as it has no end. Open this book where you will, and at any period of your life, and if you have the desire to acquire knowledge you will find it of intense interest, and no matter how long or how intently you study the pages, your interest […]

Holi Festival in India | Celebrating Baithaki Holi in Kumaon, Uttarakhand

Holi is one of the most well-known Indian festivals the world over, characterised by playfulness, colours and bonding over poetry, songs & dancing. People from all over the world visit India to celebrate Holi, specifically the version played in North Indian region of Uttar Pradesh. There are many forms in which Holi is celebrated all […]

Chandi Devi Temple in Haridwar | Temples in Haridwar, Uttarakhand

Chandi Devi temple in Haridwar, Uttarakhand is a revered Hindu pilgrimage site in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India.  Haridwar is an ancient town and a prime pilgrimage destination for Hindus and has many temples, of which Mansa Devi is one of the primary piths (or pilgrimages). Therefore, it sees busy footfalls all-round the year.  Haridwar also happens […]

Long Weekend Getaways from Delhi-NCR in August | Must Visit Destinations from Delhi

August is here and there are one two three fabulous long weekends of Rakshabandhan, Janmashtami, Independence Day and  Ganesh Chaturthi to relax, rejuvenate from our busy work lives.  It’s also a great opportunity to travel and the long weekends this month August are of 3 and 5 days each, Rakshabandhan is on a Monday (7th […]

Flowers in Khirsu, Uttarakhand India

Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower ~ Hans Christian Anderson~ Whenever I am in the mountains, the stunning beauty of flowers amaze enthrall me and I end up taking many many pictures as memories to gaze later in my stressful city life. On my last summer getaway […]

Khirsu in Pauri Garhwal Uttarakhand, India | Summer getaway to the Himalayas

Khirsu in Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand is a small village located at an altitude of 1700 meters from sea level.  Conveniently located around 40 km from Srinagar town (in Uttarakhand) and 20 km from Pauri town, Khirsu is easily accessible yet away from the rush of the pilgrim route of Badrinath/Kedarnath in Garhwal. We visited Khirsu […]

Haridwar: 5 must do things when in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India

Haridwar , literally meaning  ‘ abode of Lord Vishnu’ is one of the holiest cities in India and millions of people visit it every year. Located at the foothills of the Himalayas in the state of Uttarakhand, it is one of the most revered pilgrimages for Hindus the world over.  We tell you 5 must […]

Delhi to Haridwar Road Trip | Driving Holidays across India

While taking stock of the various road trips I have taken and written about till now, I realized that I haven’t shared the ONE ROAD TRIP I DO MOST every year – Delhi to Haridwar (in Uttarakhand). In fact it would be incorrect to call it a road trip in my context, it’s more of a home to homecoming […]

Delhi to Rishikesh Road Trip by Bike ~ A Solo Rider’s Chronicles

After chronicling two solo bike road trips (read here and here) , The Solo Rider now travels from Delhi to Rishikesh in Uttarakhand (India) on a solo Bike Trip on his trusted Royal Enfield . As before, there are no pre-booked hotels, only a tentative route researched and some tips from various online & offline sources. Read […]

Ardh Kumbh 2016 at Haridwar, Uttarakhand (India) ~ Experiences and Introspections

Kumbh Mela and Ardh Kumbh Mela are one of the biggest mass festivals of Hindu Faith. Held in 4 locations in India, the most oldest and sacred is considered to be held at Haridwar. While the kumbh mela is held every 12 years, the ardh kumbh mela is held every 6th year in between. The […]


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