Uttarakhand

Café Chaandi Maati, Mukteshwar

Café Chaandi Maati, Mukteshwar

There are places we come across quite unexpectedly, as if, we were fated to visit them. Café Chaandi Maati, located along the road to Mukteshwar (Kumaon, Uttarakhand) was one place, we came across quite unexpectedly. AS and I had gone to Bhatelia to pick up beer since Mukteshwar doesn’t have […]

March 17, 2017
Exploring Garhwal for the first time

Exploring Garhwal for the first time

Over the weekend, I went to Garhwal hills for the first time. Even though I have been to Kumaon (the other region of Uttarakhand) numerous time, I hadn’t explored Garhwal, until now. Mainly because I felt Garhwal wasn’t as beautiful and was overly commercialized thanks to Char Dham Yatra. However, […]

March 1, 2017
When disappointment is sweet…

When disappointment is sweet…

I don’t think there is anyone who likes to be disappointed, I surely don’t. Yet, there are times when disappointments turn into a sweet surprise, sort of like for the man who got lemons and made lemonade out of them (presumably he had rest of the ingredients.) When we started […]

February 3, 2017
Night at KMVN Mukteshwar

Night at KMVN Mukteshwar

Sometimes the best thing about a place is not the temple or the supposed natural wonder you had read about online. Rather a place you initially went to, with the intention of spending a night. However, the place itself becomes not only a place to spend your night, rather a […]

February 2, 2017
Back from Mukteshwar

Back from Mukteshwar

I came back from Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand, early in the morning. From what was my 9th trip of this year, and 5th trip this year to Kumaon. Needless to say, I am deeply in love with the beauty of Kumaon. And even though Kumaon wasn’t as lush and green as she […]

November 8, 2016
Search for the Unknown and realization of a dream…

Search for the Unknown and realization of a dream…

Most beautiful thing about dreams is, turning them into a reality. In many ways, Search for the Unknown is just that. A dream, and a never ending quest to turn into a reality. To find where and whom I belong to, and then, just belong. Journey to the Unknown is […]

August 6, 2016
Panchchuli Sunset and Moonrise Time-Lapse

Panchchuli Sunset and Moonrise Time-Lapse

I had wanted to visit Munsiyari for a long time; however it wasn’t until March this year that I eventually managed to visit it. While I posted a travelogue of my trip to Munsiyari, I held back a few things. Namely the time-lapse and the video interview I shot in […]

July 23, 2016
In Search of Unknown, Chaukori travelogue

In Search of Unknown, Chaukori travelogue

I just finished writing travelogue of my recent trip to Chaukori, Uttarakhand, in search of the Unknown. Even though this trip was meant to be to think, contemplate and reconnect, I managed to do plenty of photography as well and had a great time. So in a way this travelogue […]

July 22, 2016

Search for Unknown begins again…

Last year I had done a few journeys In Search of Unknown. These were intensely philosophical and emotional journeys for me, as I contemplated my deepest and at times, darkest emotions and thoughts, while traveling in the midst of beautiful Kumaon. I eventually stopped, as I feared I was going […]

July 16, 2016
Temples of Kumaon

Temples of Kumaon

I don’t know if it was the story of a Kuldevi Temple located deep in the forest or the numerous small temples I saw during my recent trips to Kumaon or a combination of both or something else. However sitting alone in my room in Leh last month, I knew […]

November 17, 2015