Author: Hand of colors

South East Asia

Hoi An: The city of lanterns Ever since I landed in Da Nang, Vietnam’s port city, Hoi An was a...
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Stok Palace: An exquisite miniature of Ladakh

India

It was mid-afternoon when we arrived in Leh. The temperatures soared to 30 degrees, a very unlikely for Ladakh. But the temperature was...
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Dawki: A river paradise

North East India • 2 Comments

I was a little undecided between going to Dawki or making a long trip to Tura. And my Airbnb host in Shillong had almost decided to...
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Inside the sacred forests of Mawphlang

North East India • 2 Comments

In every turn in Meghalaya nature has a story to tell. Amongst the brooding mountains and the fiery...
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The monoliths and old tales of sacrifices from Nartiang

North East India

A magical waterfall straight out of Kipling’s pages – that’s how my friend Brad described Krangshuri falls. His words were enough to...
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Magical sunrise and a feast at Denzong Regency

Hotel Review

The worst part of Sikkim is the tiring journey from Bagdogra airport to Gangtok. And while all along our way one is accompanied by the...
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The pristine Pelling

North East India, Sikkim

Trust me, in Sikkim, you desire nothing more than clear views of the Kanchenjunga range. From the...
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The magical ride to Yumthang valley

North East India, Sikkim

I could not visit the Yumthang valley when I came to Sikkim six years back. That thought lingered somewhere, and that wish to be here in a...
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Sikkim secrets: Learning to slow down in Kewzing

North East India, Sikkim • One Comment

I took a detour off the main road and followed a narrow, slippery trail that cuts through a forest of chestnut, birch, and other deciduous...
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On the trail to Chalal from Kasol

Parvati Vallley, The Himalayan life

As I reached Kasol I realized that it’s no more a dreamy small town where mornings start with...
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