July 29, 2015 The Gypsy Diary
The mountains never fail to spring surprises! Once in a while, when negotiating hairpin bends, or trekking through velvet-green forests, you will come across little hamlets which most often than not are never mentioned in all those tourist handouts and trust us, you'll be nothing but glad that they aren't....
July 28, 2015 The Gypsy Diary
Leh-Ladakh beckons bikers from all over the world. Partly 'tis the beauty of the mountains and partly the charm of scaling the world’s highest motorable highway that attracts bikers to vroom into the tough terrain. It is easily one of the most difficult routes and challenges your body, your mind and...
July 17, 2015 The Gypsy Diary
Himachal Pradesh with its varied geography comprising the foothills of the Shivaliks and high altitude mountains of the Greater Himalayas is home to a rich diversity of flora and fauna. The dense forests that range from mixed tropical to coniferous are home to a wide variety of birds. Apart from...
July 17, 2015 The Gypsy Diary
There was a time when picnics were a winter staple and an annual vacation with the family by the sea or in the hills was an absolute necessity. But today life is a busy busy affair, and leisure is a word that is looked down upon. Business trips and jaunts...
July 17, 2015 The Gypsy Diary
Trekking in the monsoon! Most will express concern as soon as you announce you plans to take on the mighty Himalayas in this season. But little do they how the meadows and the forests don their brightest colours in the rain, how the landscape erupts in a multitude of hues...
July 8, 2015 The Gypsy Diary
Starting off as an small town at the head of an ancient trading route that lead to Ladakh and onwards across the Karakoram Ranges to the Tarim Basim, Manali today is the hotbed of adventure tourism in Himachal Pradesh. From trekking to rafting to skiing and paragliding- Manali has it...
July 5, 2015 The Gypsy Diary
The monsoons are a welcome relief after the searing heat of summer. As the dark clouds come rolling in, everyone breathes a sigh of relief. Almost all the country, except the rain-shadow areas of Ladakh and the Thar desert in the West receive torrential rainfall. The greenery comes alive and...