Artfully Mesmerizing Surajkund Mela

Prologue Rabindranath Tagore had once quoted “We live in a world when we love it.” Perhaps my perception towards his views would have remained incomplete, if I would not have spent those valuable four hours at the 31st International Crafts Mela 2017, at Surajkund, Haryana. 31st International Craft Mela Surajkund Surajkund International Craffts Mela Ever … More Artfully Mesmerizing Surajkund Mela

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Morning in Camp Pangong

Prologue The aura of the overnight camping at Pangong had a long lasting impression on all of us. Although we had comfortable sleeping bags and heavy blankets at our disposal, but with the lights being put off for the night, severe cold wave surrounded the camp completely. Pangong Tso…Amazing Morningscape… Hassan ji later informed us … More Morning in Camp Pangong

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Breathtaking Shyok Safari

Prologue The early morning was bathed with bright sunlight flooding the Nubra Valley. Every tree, bush, fresh blooms and the orchards of Hunder had adored their blissful colours shedding their overnight dullness. The surrounding rugged dark grey mountains look formidable in the brute elegance. A Fish Eye Shot of the Shyok Basin The immortal verses … More Breathtaking Shyok Safari

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Raiding the Khardung La

Prologue John Keats had once commented “a thing of beauty is a joy forever.” The beauty of the brown mountains, lofty snowy peaks, blue lakes (“Tso”) and the breathtaking passes (“La”) had created an eternal aura of Mother Nature at her very best in Ladakh. Destination Khardung La Khardung La is one among the mighty mountain … More Raiding the Khardung La

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Spiritually Delightful Dharamshala II

Bhagsunag Temple Bhagsunag Temple is located on the upper ridges of Mcleodganj. It took us hardly fifteen minutes from the monastery parking space to reach our destination. We were surprised to see the parking space allotted for tourists to be already full. Bhagsunag Temple entrance, Mcleodganj The place was buzzing with tourists, guides, vendors, and … More Spiritually Delightful Dharamshala II

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Polyandry, Alienation, Religion and Land: Many Shades of Kinnaur

Prologue It was the wedding night of Ram Kumar Negi and Jyothi. Ram’s green Kinnauri topi was hanging beside the closed wooden dwarang (door) of their humble two storied hut in the village of Rakchham in Kinnaur. Their beautiful wooden hut was today neatly decorated with Bijli lamps. It was also the wedding day of Ram’s … More Polyandry, Alienation, Religion and Land: Many Shades of Kinnaur

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Chitkul the last Inhabited Himachali village near Indo-Tibet Border

Prologue We had been excited like anything from the moment we had read about the Kinnaur village Chitkul last winter. As our trip to Kinnaur shaped out during this year’s summer vacation, we could hardly hide our elation and excitement about this amazing place. Our journey from Kalpa to Chitkul We had already booked a … More Chitkul the last Inhabited Himachali village near Indo-Tibet Border

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Kalsang Friends’ Corner..appetizing and outstanding

Prologue Dinning in a place of tourist interest is always interesting. I have not expressed myself much in my earlier blogs anything about dinning. But the last trip to Dehradun was something amazing, which I thought I should bring to my readers at mytravelnama.com. The experience at Kalsang Friends’ Corner was truly amazing. And I … More Kalsang Friends’ Corner..appetizing and outstanding

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Incredible Vrindavan

Prologue …..The brave teenager with dark complexion was beating a furious multi headed gigantic venomous serpent to its doom. His parents and neighbours were crying for help and God’s mercy on the banks of the Yamuna. The water and the air around the river were bitterly poisoned by the venom spitted by the evil serpent … More Incredible Vrindavan

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Dalhousie Delights

Prologue The dark woods wooed me too long, The drooping shadows of the pines – Haunted me, ignited visions of peace, I wanted to throw away, The heartless cacophony around me! I cherished to lay my restless soul                   On the meadows so green- Quench my thirst with the wild brooks around me, The mountains … More Dalhousie Delights

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