Exploring Tamil Nadu: Dhanushkodi

The road grows dark and eerie pretty quick. The wind howls through the AC Ducts, and if this was a lighter car, I imagine the wind could sway it pretty bad as well. We stop at one of the shacks for some fresh fish. Since civilisation isn’t really allowed here, there is no electricity and…

Travel Photography Gear

I’m a really fast packer. I can be packed and set to go at any point in less than ten minutes. And I pack super light too. A 4-day trip in a backpack. Except. Except when I’m taking my photography gear. Then, I need to debate, decide, pack, change it again and then throw up…

Spiti Valley – Part 4

Part 1 & Part 2 here. And Part 3. Have you traveled on a narrow road? How big was it? Big enough that a car and bike could pass at the same time? Have you done that at 12,000 feet, with a sheer drop on the other side? And a rock face that can smash…

Spiti Valley – Part 1

There are pilgrimages of various types… There are the religious ones, which take you to all the holy places. There are the ‘gap year’ ones where you do a much explored trip. For our generation, if you are from India and love the outdoor, it is the Leh-Ladakh region. Naturally, tourism extracts its price by…

Spiti Valley – Part 2

Read Part 1 here. Day 1: Continued 3 hours after we were supposed to, we reach the dhaba, starving, tired and a little cranky already. The others, who were to have reached after us, are already done with dessert and hanging around. Good humour was soon restored by thick┬áparathas loaded with butter and curd, I…