Solo Destination: Beral, Himachal Pradesh

Beral is a small village in Himachal Pradesh’s Rohru district. A friend of mine pointed me in the direction and I packed my bags to leave in no time. A 4-hour drive from Shimla and I arrived at Kharapathar junction. Here I got introduced to Ashish, my host, and together we drove a distance of…

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Photo Story: Village Walk in Sarrahirri, Madhya Pradesh

Earlier this year, in the month of June, Ankita and I decided to go for a quick walk to the neighbourhood village. Sarrahirri is a kilometre away from Pench Tree Lodge in Madhya Pradesh. The mornings were rather warm in Pench. So we decided that the earlier we left, the better it was. With open fields on…

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Photo Story: Sukhtara Haat, Madhya Pradesh

On a warm afternoon, we drove out in a jeep from Pench Tree Lodge towards a nearby village. Sukhtara is a small village in Madhya Pradesh, approximately 17 kilometres from the property. It is the spot for a weekly village market or haat. Residents from neighbouring villages/hamlets come and sell products here.  These range from food…

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Photo Story: The Camera-Friendly Locals of Rancha, Madhya Pradesh

Somewhere in the heart of India, I realised that even the most introverted child loves the camera. It works as an ice-breaker and as a charming conversationalist. While staying at Kings Lodge in Bandhavgarh, we made a quick visit to Rancha. Barely a kilometre away from the rustic property, we entered the quiet and dusty village with not…

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