Posts tagged "backpacking"
an artist's travelogue from the north east

an artist’s travelogue from the north east

Jim Holyoak is a Montréal-based artist and writer. His discipline is comprised of drawing-installations and book-works, exploring the bridges and boundaries between perception and fantasy, humans and other animals, deep time and the present, the biological and the monstrous. Holyoak’s drawings and ink-paintings range in size from postcards and zines to dense paper-environments, tailored to...
bouldering in india : The Hampi Adventure

bouldering in india : The Hampi Adventure

Neha Kulkarni shared her Hampi triplog with us. She blogs at wondersandwanders - Read, Get Out! Climb Higher!! I had never been to the south of Maharashtra in my entire life. Travel always took me north and further north. Untill some time ago
Andaman : Island hopping and Under Sea Adventures

Andaman : Island hopping and Under Sea Adventures

I went for a much required Scuba diving holiday after 3 years to the Andaman Islands again. A lot has changed since 2010 when the only Indian airline which flew there was the national carrier and one flight by Kingfisher. Go Air got me to Port Blair in 5 hours flat from Mumbai. With Makemytrip,...
salmon fishing in karnataka -cauvery fishing camp

salmon fishing in karnataka -cauvery fishing camp

Cauvery river, in Karnataka is situated at about 100 kms from Bangalore and is your best bet for some weekend game fishing. Mahseer, also known as the Indian Salmon, is the main game although there are several other types of fish The most responsible part of the Cauvery Fishing camp is the “Catch & Release”...
dibru saikhowa national park - assam

dibru saikhowa national park – assam

Dibru-Saikhowa National Park is one of the Bio-Diversity hotspots in Assam. It mainly comprise of grassland, while a part of the park is wetland.
yuksom, west sikkim : homestay & around

yuksom, west sikkim : homestay & around

Yuksom, a beautiful little hamlet in west Sikkim, is where I concluded my 14-day Sikkim experience; when in fact as per my rough plans, we (my cousin and I) had two more destinations on the list before it was time to go back.
bhimbetka caves - 500k year old civilization

bhimbetka caves – 500k year old civilization

Shaded in a thicket of teak and sal, amidst rock-strewn cliffs, the Bhimbetka caves in Madhya Pradesh find enlistment as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. There are enchanting rock paintings here that date back to the Paleolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic periods adorning these caves
holy surfing swamis - surf spots on indian coasts

holy surfing swamis – surf spots on indian coasts

Karnataka is home to a surfing school run by Swamis who .. well.. SURF! Situated in the coastal village of Mulki, South of Mangalore, the Ashram Surf Retreat offers you a comfortable stay and surf lessons
indimotard - all inclusive motorbiking adventures - wanna get leh'd?

indimotard – all inclusive motorbiking adventures – wanna get leh’d?

Motorcyling holidays are becoming very popular and every tripper worth his/her soul needs to travel to the mecca of motorcycle adventure – Ladakh. There is no better way to do ladakh, period! While many use the cheaper alternative of showing up in Manali and renting beat up Royal Enfields to Leh, they are at a...
Vashisht, Himachal - escaping the indian summer

Vashisht, Himachal – escaping the indian summer

Kullu-Manali always said as one word by the Indian tourists is one of the favorite destination in Himachal Pradesh. Manali being more popular with the non-indian travellers is at most times overcrowded with a mix of both. About 3km north of Manali  on the slopes east of the Beas, Vashisht is the best and brightest...
mcleod ganj - himalayan glimpses

mcleod ganj – himalayan glimpses

You either are on the “mountains” holiday like most travellers would call it or you probably have taken a stroll here after visitng the Dalai Lama at Dharamsala down the hill. Either ways, Mcleod ganj is a good stop for the india tripper. Brief History Named after David McLeod, McLeodganj and Dharamshala became renowned places...
Premium Motorcycle Adventure - Ladakh

Premium Motorcycle Adventure – Ladakh

With terrifying mountain passes, ancient Buddhist monasteries and high-altitude deserts, the Manali-Leh highway to Ladakh is – or at least should be – the holy grail for any biker worth his engine oil. Winding Himalayan tarmac, punishing dirt roads, river crossings and thin air demand the best out of both biker and machine on this...