Zojila wohi Sikandar- The Leh Srinagar highway

Another Karmic event that lends to the origin of this trip. We were attempting the Leh- Manali route. After crossing the Khardung La and visiting the Nubra valley the plan was to get back to Manali but as providence had planned, one in our group started showing signs of acute Altitude sickness. Sticking to the itinerary of Manali was keeping … Read More

Shut Up ‘n Ride – Hill stations of South India

The Western Ghats,or the Sahyadri (the benevolent mountains) runs approximately 1600 km through the states of Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka,Tamil Nadu and Kerala ending at Kanyakumari, the southern tip of India. One of the world’s ten “Hottest biodiversity hotspots” it is home to over 5000 species of flowering plants, 139 mammal species, 508 bird species and 179 amphibian species. This trip … Read More

West Coast Express- Mumbai to Kanyakumari

The lure of the Western coast with its never ending beaches, gastronomic orgies and the overall visual possibilities on two wheels. With the monsoons over, all of India has come alive and nowhere is it more evident than the Western coast of India. With pristine white beach sands on one side and the almost contiguous Western ghats on the other, … Read More

Hampi – Temples and Bouldering

About 200 miles away, still in the south, on a brown plateau of rock and gigantic boulders, are ruins of a capital city of what was once the great Hindu kingdom of Vijayanagara. Vijaya- Victory, nagar- city- was established in the 14th century; it was conquered, and totally destroyed, by an alliance of Moslem principalities in 1565. The city was … Read More

Kaziranga & The Hornbill Festival at Nagaland

The North East region of India is in density one of the most diverse regions anywhere in the world. With 7 distinct states covering more than 100 unique tribes in a wild& harsh environment, means unique traditions that have survived centuries due to the Geographic isolation. Only recently incorporated into the tourist circuit, it still remains a place of untouched … Read More

Chasing the Phantom Stalker- Spotting Snow Leopards in Leh

Called Shan in Ladakhi, Irbis in Mongolian, Tai-Lung in Kung Fu Panda or Unica Unica by scientists, the Snow leopard is considered by many to be the most enigmatic of the big cat families. With a habitat range limited to some  of the most hostile environments in the world, little is known about this remarkable animal which makes the prospect of spotting … Read More