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Category Archives: Day Treks

Parsis in the Matheran Memory

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Matheran Musings

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Matheran MusingsThe long shadows of the evening and morning is not the only time when trees of Matheran provide shade to the seeking souls. The abundance of trees, their tall stature and ever-branching canopy casts spell binding shades even in noon and afternoon. The absence of vehicular traffic means no hindrance of any kind to the eye and ear and no holding of hands for kids. That sets Matheran as […]

Sacred Groves of Meghalaya

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Mysty Meghlaya

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Mysty Meghlaya“Mumma! Can we take this Basket to our home and plant it there? It will not take much space and we will play ‘basket leaf’ there.” “No dear. It is a sacred forest. You are not allowed to take anything outside; not even a dried twig, not a single dried leaf,nothing at all that belongs to this forest. But you can play for some more time.”

A Walk around Umiam Lake and Nehru Park, Shillong

It had been a long time since we last visited a state in the North–East India. So this summer when we planned to travel to the Khasi Hills of Meghalaya, I was excited. Our train, Poorvottar Sampark Kranti Express, was scheduled to leave New Delhi Railway Station at midnight and it later got rescheduled to 2:30 am. It was annoying as the train was late from the start and also I am not an owl to remain awake so late […]

Nature-walk at Naukuchiatal

Kumaonis say, “A single view of all nine corners of Naukuchiataal bestows Nirvana”. So when a long weekend was round the corner, we thought of trying our luck. Naukuchiatal is one of the many lakes scattered near Nainital. Tourists mostly give these a fleeting visit as a day trip from Nainital. But these are better than crowded Nainital and many of these have KMVN properties around besides up scale hotels and resorts. We had booked KMVN property situated right at […]