The pretty village of Zemithang sits right between a wall of mountains. On the way to Zemithang, I rested my forehead on the window pane and enjoyed views like this. Untouched & unspoilt!
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There are three basic shades of nature; green, brown and white. Out of these, white is my favorite. I'm based in South India, so green is accessible there easily, but white is elusive. I couldn't help but keep smiling on my way to Bumla pass.
Of course, for travelers like me, it's just a trip. But for Indian army, it's home. I can't imagine how they live here, protecting the Indo-China border and experiencing snow storm every other day.
Yesterday, I found a ride to Bumla pass and saw mind blowing landscapes. The likes of which had eluded me for a long time.
The solo trip to Arunachal couldn't be better!
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Good morning from Tawang! Can you spot the bright yellow colored monastery?
I intend to go to Bumla pass today. But, I need to find a shared ride as hiring a personal car is costing around 5k!
Let's see if I get a seat in some car heading to Bumla pass.
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If someone told me I'd see snowfall in the month of May, I would have laughed it off. But I did, at Sela pass!
Just for a brief period, but I saw the snowflakes going where the wind took them!
I'm in Tawang now, can see India's largest monastery right in front of me. I'll hike there and beyond tomorrow.
As of now, I'm cosy in a cafe, with my hands wrapped around a hot cup of tea.
P.S: In Sela, la means pass. So, actually it's just Se La and Sela pass is redundant. #Angrezibc
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The locals thought it was a crazy idea. The army folks asked my number so they can call if I get lost in the forest and send a search party.
This secret cave temple is located within an army restricted area. I needed army's permission to hike till here.
"No civilian, who isn't a local, has gone there during my posting here" the army lad said as he took my id.
But, what is travel without an element of discovery, venturing into the unknown and finding something which isn't mentioned anywhere on internet. Something which isn't a part of some "package".
After 2 hours of exploring the forest, I finally found the cave temple. Hands down the most peaceful place I have been to. And the joy of finding it? Priceless!
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The gorge view at Gandikota is unique. Let's not compare it with the Grand Canyon? Take some pride in our own destinations?
Read this to know about a beautiful attraction in Andhra Pradesh and some info which might help you in planning the trip.
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This pic defines Gandikotta. The gorge, rocky terrains and an enchanting Sunrise. Witnessing the Sun appear just above the gorge made that Sunday morning blissful!
I have been experimenting with the lens, trying to learn. When a sun streak is captured, I find it very satisfying. What kind of captures satisfy you?
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I wanted to portray something through this pic. I have tried to use the heart drawn for Afsar and Sumaya to show a different type of love. Who are they you ask? They are those love birds who thought drawing a heart on a heritage monument would solidify their love.
Anyways, can you guess what I'm trying to portray in this pic?
This pic was taken at Gandikota. Most of the people were admiring the canyon while we were trying to find a good vantage point to see the Sunset.
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Nal Sarovar is a bird sanctuary in Gujarat. Located at a distance of 60 KMs from Ahmedabad, Nal Sarovar makes an ideal destination for bird lovers looking for a day trip. I remember visiting Nal Sarovar 15 years back. It still is one of my most memorable childhood memories.
The 4th post of this ongoing series defines Nal Sarovar at it's best. Hundreds of chirping birds, tall grass peeking out of the marsh, boats parked in pockets of water, happy birdwatchers and a boatman, carrying a 20 feet long bamboo stick to navigate the waters.
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This is the 3rd post in the ongoing series. Nal sarovar was not only about spotting birds and reveling in their chirps, but also admiring a gorgeous sunrise, mist covered horizon and absolute serenity.
I made sure to reach Nal Sarovar before sunrise to witness a glowing horizon from a boat, parked mid-lake. Also, people start pouring in after 8 AM. So, better start early! For views like this, I don't mind being a morning person!
Reflections at Nal Sarovar.
Many times, I plan to reach a place before sunrise, but rarely make it. I was glad I was able to reach Nal Sarovar before sunrise and witness the reflections becoming grander as the Sun covers the sky with an orange tint. This pic was taken at the starting point of the boat ride in Nal Sarovar, just before the Sun started dominating the horizon.
In the next few posts, I'll take you through my recent visit to Nal Sarovar, a bird sanctuary in Gujarat.
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How I have managed to travel frequently till date. It's all about priorities!
Experiences in Port Dickenson, Malaysia, that you might like!
Are you planning to see some snow this winter?
Continuing the Europe series by Karishma Marwah. Here's her experience of exploring the streets of Barcelona. Do give it a read!
Road tripping to Spiti was tough. The experience was so overwhelming, I have not been able to start writing about it.
Finally, this long weekend is earmarked for Spiti blogs! Stay tuned.
Who else loves Goa? Are you going to Goa for New Years?
Thekkady in Kerala impressed me a lot while staying at Carmelia Haven! The surrounding Spice Plantations and a slight nip in the air created an adorable setup. A company of stars dotted on the dark sky made the experience perfect!
A lot of adventures also accompanied the blissful stay. Read the blog post to find out :)
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Throwback to the visit to Dwarka and Somnath in Gujarat #Travel
Have you visited Uttar Pradesh yet? Check out these destinations in UP to step back in History!
Read Karishma's experience of exploring the romantic city of Paris! You can share a blog post with me also. After 5 years, when the memories fade away, the blog post will still be there!
Just back from a lovely homestay in Wayanad, Dare Nature 5000. An awesome experience indeed! #Wayanadonwheels
This weekend's plan is Wayanad bike trip and the weather couldn't be better!
With views like this, who would want to return to cities?
An awesome experience of exploring the hippie side of Hampi. Check out my latest blog post
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Lovely landscapes of Kerala beckoned me as I revved the new Tata Nexon.
Visit my blog post to read my experience!
Hit them before monsoon ends!
I have been to almost every hill station around Bangalore. Coorg, Wayanad, Chikmangalur and more. But, all these are at least 5 hours away from Bangalore. Without a long weekend, it becomes difficult to travel this far and not get exhausted from driving.
Bamboo Rustles near Krishnagiri appears as savior here. Just a 100 KMs away from Bangalore, this rustic home stay would be your perfect weekend getaway.
The two main attractions around this home stay is a hilltop, which offers you a 360 degree panoramic view. You can see Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra from top. Another attraction is a lake nearby where you can kayak and swim leisurely. A great option! Reach out to me for a good deal. Cheers!
An interesting short video about the living roots in Meghalaya!
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Towards the end of June, I went to Hampi with my friends. Stayed at the hippie side of Hampi town, Anegundi. Super chilled out weekend!
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