Kailash: The beginning…

“You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place, like you’ll not only miss the people you love but you’ll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you’ll never be this way ever again.” ― Azar Nafisi The quote above summarises my feeling about my travels….

Kailash: The Why…

This post is part of a travel recollection from Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2018 via Lipulekh. For a list of posts in their sequence please refer to the following link: Kailash Mansarovar Yatra : The beginning… It was a warm afternoon in Delhi. I was sitting at the lab of Delhi Heart and Lung Institute, a super speciality hospital…

Kailash: The How and some more helpful(?) information

This post is part of a travel recollection from Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2018 via Lipulekh. For a list of posts in their sequence please refer to the following link: Kailash Mansarovar Yatra : The beginning… …Continued from previous post Since the trip is a long one and will be filled with descriptions from my own memories, it feels like…

Kailash: The first three days of Delhi, health-checks and all that jazz…

This post is part of a travel recollection from Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2018 via Lipulekh. For a list of posts in their sequence please refer to the following link: Kailash Mansarovar Yatra : The beginning… …Continued from previous post There was a message asking about the status of my packing for the trip. The second one since morning. It…

Kailash: First leg: Some musical moments and pahadi khatirdaari

This post is part of a travel recollection from Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2018 via Lipulekh. For a list of posts in their sequence please refer to the following link: Kailash Mansarovar Yatra : The beginning… …Continued from previous post We started at around 5:30 AM from Delhi for the epic trip that it was, the…

Kailash : On the sideline, the Golu Devta Temple

This post is part of a travel recollection from Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2018 via Lipulekh. For a list of posts in their sequence please refer to the following link: Kailash Mansarovar Yatra : The beginning… Continued from the previous post… I wanted to visit this temple for quite a while. And it has got NOTHING to do with…

Kailash: The days of Gunji

This post is part of a travel recollection from Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2018 via Lipulekh. For a list of posts in their sequence please refer to the following link: Kailash Mansarovar Yatra : The beginning… This post is continued from the previous post… I am sorry to sound dramatic, but Gunji is like the doorway to the fabled…

Ichhey Gaon (Echay), the place you wished for…

Enter the Himalayas, where nature awaits with her bounty… My love for the Himalayas goes beyond the grand view of snow capped peaks. I love them while the place becomes dreamy with mist and fog, or showers, during autumn when the trees turn all shades of red and brown making everything look more colourful. Even…

My small-time Himalayan Sojourn : A suitable ending…

At times, the good things are packaged badly, so much so that the bad packaging hides the good things within completely. 🙂 This happened to me off late, regarding the trip to Kedarnath and Badrinath. You could read the details here in Part1 , Part 2 , Part 3  and last but cirtainly not the least Part…

My Small time Himalayan Sojourn : Joshimath, Badrinath and back..

We started for Badrinath after our unsuccessful attempt to reach Kedarnath Temple from Sitapur. We were a bit disheartened due to our previous experience, but nevertheless, looked forward to the rest of the trip. Both Kedarnath and Badrinath being high altitude shrines, remain closed during the winter months. At those times, two places become temporary…