Solo Destination: Darjeeling, Bengal

If you notice the map of Darjeeling, it is essentially one road that dominates it. While walking through the town, I realised that the map is a farce! The numerous lanes and steep steps that connect one another is a mayhem. Consistently losing my way through them on my first day here, I was always…

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Itinerary: Sandakphu Trek, Bengal

Planning out my Sandakphu trek was not difficult though I was confused with the many route options. This terrain can be done in a number of ways and across days. I wanted to do mine solo (sans a guide) and over six days. However, I completed the trek in five days, with a guide and…

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Memories from the Mountains

It was -8 degrees Celsius night before and the proof of it was staring at me from the window, where I saw water frozen through disconnected pipelines. I wanted to play spoilsport and somehow make up for the sleepless night, just when I heard Amar call out, ‘Ready?’ We headed out to the viewpoint at…

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Train journey- Madgaon to Kolkata

The Indian railways can throw some of the toughest options at its passengers. I recall my train journeys as horrid and uncomfortable–as a child, I was crushed up against a suitcase on the upper berth; as a teenager an asocial reader amongst inquisitive co-passengers and as a solo student traveller who was always on the…

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