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Kareri Lake with Kids: Day Three

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series High Altitude trek with kids

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series High Altitude trek with kidsDay Three. Lyoti Campsite to Kareri Lake Today was our last leg of the trek to kareri lake which was approx four km from here. A good breakfast boosted the energy levels, tents were folded and we started onto an ascent which was moderate in gradient compared to yesterday’s relentless climb. This part of trek was mostly along the course of river, on boulders or along […]

Seven things to do in Tal Chapar Sanctuary

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Chapar Diary

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Chapar Diary‘Wild life’ travel is an expensive business. Add the mountain of difficulty in getting accommodation inside the sanctuaries, further add the randomness of the routes allotted to you in the Jungle, and you think twice before embarking on such trips. But the thrill, unpredictability, green cocoon, sounds and smell, and visuals offered are unparalleled so we always end up coughing up the money beyond our reach.

डबल-डेकर रुट ब्रिज, चेरापूंजी, Root bridges of Meghalaya.

कांपते पैरों को सहारा देने के लिए बाँस की लकड़ी को और कसकर पकड़ा। एक एक सीढी पर दस-दस सांस फुंकी जा रही थी. और अभी तो पंद्रह सौ सीढियाँ बाकी थी. आगे को चल रहे हमारे गाइड बेथ से छोटे बेटे को, जो तब पांच वर्ष का ही था, खेल में उलझाने को कहा. लेकिन खेल के साथ ही चढ़ाई भी जारी रखनी थी. अगर कोई पोखर, ताल-तलैया होते तो वो निर्बाध रूप से कंकड़ फेंकते हुए चल लेता […]

Kareri Lake with Kids: Day Two

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series High Altitude trek with kids

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series High Altitude trek with kids Kareri Village to Lyoti Campsite It was our second day in the four day long trek to Kareri Lake. First day had been a very good day but ended on my being not able to go any further due to lower back pain. Morning brought the sunlight into the room and Arvind called us for tea. I tried to lift myself with apprehension but Lo […]

वर्षा ऋतु में राजस्थान, Rajasthan in Monsoon

राजस्थान का नाम लेते ही जो पहला शब्द ख्याल में आता है वो है रेगिस्तान। रेत के धोरे। रेत के समंदर पर सरपट बहता ऊँटो के जहाज़ का लश्कर। रेत के धोरों पर ऊँट पर सवार ढोला और उसकी मारवण । सूखा। सूखे में भिगोता लांगा और मांगणियार का असीमित गीत-संगीत क्योंकि भीगने भिगाने वाली बूंदों का संगीत तो सीमित है। फिर क्यों कर कोई जाए राजस्थान मानसून में ? किन्तु राजस्थान का सिर्फ एक ही क्षेत्र मरुस्थल है, अन्य […]

Heroes of Trikkaipetta

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Wayanad trip

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Wayanad tripBeginning with the honeymoon trip, continuing with popular destinations such as Nainital, Khajuraho, Munnar and likes, travel acquired another meaning of “going to live and experience life differently” in addition to its earlier meaning of “going to see something”. This change has been a major deciding factor to finalize travel plans since long. Of course I do not have a complete freedom, as kids have their own likes and […]