INDRA JATRA FESTIVAL: WHEN KUMARI, THE LIVING GODDESS OF NEPAL VISITS STREETS OF KATHMANDU ON CHARIOT!

INDRA JATRA FESTIVAL: WHEN KUMARI, THE LIVING GODDESS OF NEPAL VISITS STREETS OF KATHMANDU ON CHARIOT! This blog is a part of 2 blog series of my account of Kumari Jatra aka Yanyā Punhi or Indra Jatra. Kumari is the living Goddess revered by Newari Hindus and Buddhists of Nepal. The festival takes place in …

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Testing Wildcraft’s Rain Gears in Agumbe, the wettest place of South India!

Testing Wildcraft’s Rain Gears in Agumbe, the wettest place of South India! When I visited Agumbe in September 2016, I was ill prepared. It is also known as the Cherrapunji of South India because it is the wettest place in South India. I was mostly wet as I hopped from one destination to other. This …

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The Poonhill Trek Day 4 –Tadapani to Ghandruk and Kimche: Annapurna trail in Naturally Nepal.

This blog is the account of the fourth and final day at the Poonhill Trek in Nepal, famous internationally for the astounding views of the Annapurna range viz. Dhaulagiri and the awe inspiring fishtail pinnacle of Machhapuchhre. It is a 4 part series. Link to other blogs from the series are in the footnote. 7:55 …

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The Poonhill Trek Day 3 – Ghorepani to Tadapani: Annapurna trail in Naturally Nepal!

This blog is the account of the third day at the Poonhill Trek in Nepal, famous internationally for the astounding views of the Annapurna range viz. Dhaulagiri and the awe inspiring fishtail pinnacle of Machhapuchhre. It is a 4 part series. Link to other blogs from the series are in the footnote. Day 3rd of …

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The Poonhill Trek Day 2- Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani: Annapurna trail in Naturally Nepal

The second day of the Poonhill Trek was the most difficult.  We were supposed to climb 3767 stairs, mostly uphill. I have trekked much harder than this during the Everest Base Camp trek in 2015. However, I was not prepared for 3767 steps. After completing successful Everest Base Camp trek, I had not done a …

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The Poonhill Trek Day 1- Nayapul to Tikhedhunga : Annapurna trail in Naturally Nepal

This blog is the account of the first day at the Poonhill Trek in Nepal, famous internationally for the astounding views of the Annapurna range viz. Dhaulagiri and the awe inspiring fishtail pinnacle of Machhapuchhre. It was a relatively easy day made difficult by the harsh sun. We passed through green pastures, gurgling water streams …

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Weekend Trip from Delhi – Tracing Begum Samru’s footprints in Sardhana near Meerut.

This story is about Begum Samru of Sardhana near Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. Read on to know small town Sardhana’s connection with Europe! As our van stopped at Raja Shikanji near Modinagar for breakfast, I had a sense of déjà vu recalled, that a few years ago I was sitting at the same place having dinner …

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