Narnia – Sangla Valley in Himachal Pradesh


Narnia in Sangla Valley In September, Sangla Valley was in its full bloom (here); bathing in lush greens, ochre and blue. The Valley now is bejeweled in crystal white, trees have frozen, giving the valley a Narnia like impression and tempting you to never leave.  Hot chocolates, soft pillows, fuzzy shawls, balmy sun, cozy spots […]

Lahaul & Spiti


Lahaul & Spiti It was September. Alex Turner ‘s haunting falsetto “That the nights were mainly made for saying. Things that you can’t say tomorrow day” was playing in a loop. We were almost at the end of our journey, circling through the snaky desert landscape, heading towards our last pit stop in the unforgiving, sublime […]

Chandrataal – Moon Lake


Chandrataal – Altitude – 4290 meters.  Chandrataal derives its name from “Chandra” because of its moon-like shape. It is a high altitude lake located in the Lahaul-Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. How to reach Chandrataal – Either from Kaza-Kunzum Pass route or from Rohtang-Battal route. I would strongly advise to take the Kaza-Kunzum way as you […]

Ayurveda for Skin

Organic skin care Having spent a good part of my life growing up in the hills, I never had to invest in products for skin care. Most of my skin fixes came from the kitchen and the produce of the land. Hours of running under the sun were fixed by haldi (turmeric), gram flour and curd paste. […]

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