How to Spend a Long Weekend in Mussoorie
17 May 2019

How to Spend a Long Weekend in Mussoorie

  The British rulers of colonial India loved to ‘summer’ in Mussoorie. Evidence of their occupation is still visible in the architecture they left behind, and in the names of the streets, buildings and even mountains. Subsequent generations of middle-class Indians have continued the tradition of escaping to Mussoorie. Given

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Winter Trekking in the Indian Himalayas
21 Feb 2017

Winter Trekking in the Indian Himalayas

Winter in the Indian Himalayas can be a challenge even to adventure seekers. Snow blankets the valleys, trails and meadows are packed with the dried leaves, and the weather can be extremely harsh. Yet, trekkers from all over head to the mountains in a quest to conquer the weather and

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Motorcycle Diaries, Himalayan Edition
03 Feb 2017

Motorcycle Diaries, Himalayan Edition

It was a long weekend in October, one of the best times of the year to explore the majestic mountains of Uttarakhand. My dream of going on a motorbike trip amidst the hills was long overdue. So, I planned a drive to one of the beautiful hill station regions of

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The Best Treks in the Himalayas of Uttarakhand, India
22 Jan 2017

The Best Treks in the Himalayas of Uttarakhand, India

The Indian state of Uttarakhand–west of Nepal and north-east of Delhi–provides many opportunities for adventure-seeking travelers to climb its mountain peaks and explore its nature. It is also possible to trek in the Himalayas there year-round, including in winter and during the monsoon. Here are some of the best treks

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