DO YOU KNOW WHAT COOKS BEST IN THE KITCHEN OF SEVEN SISTERS?

During my initial trips to The Seven Sister’s, I used to always wonder about the various tribes and their secrets. Mind you there are lots of tribes, lots of secrets to uncover. But interestingly there is this one not-so-well-kept-secret, their food. I feel the main reason is even though they are ferocious warriors they are…

HAVE YOU VISITED THE HORNBILL FESTIVAL?

It is difficult not to have heard of Hornbill festival, but it is quite possible that you have no clue about it.  For many of us, Hornbill is a cool festival that happens somewhere in the North East since we have been hearing about it from random people and foreigners who travel to India. Well,…

ZIRO FESTIVAL OF MUSIC

In Arunachal Pradesh lies a dreamy valley – Ziro, which is easily the most beautiful valley in the country, with undulating rice fields and impossibly blue skies. You can sense the forest hugging the valley as the gigantic eastern Himalayan range watches the beauty.  There is no doubt it is a perfect place for one…

HAVE YOU HEARD OF MAJULI?

Majuli the name itself lures you to serenity. I am not sure how many of you have heard of Majuli forget about travelling to that place. It seems like a well-kept secret by the experienced travellers. Majuli is the largest inhabited freshwater island in the world and it also has the distinction of being the…

KALIMPONG

One of my trips to up north of India took me to a place called Kalimpong. About 55 kilometres from Darjeeling,  at an altitude of 1250 meters. The drive to Kalimpong from Darjeeling was breathtaking with endless landscapes full of tea gardens, which made me wonder how many people drink tea around the world. Also…

12 TIPS TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN YOU GO FOR A TREK

1.  Pace Try to walk at the same speed. Let your body get into a rhythm and flow. Do not try to rush in, walk at your pace 2. Pack Adjustments Regularly make small adjustments to your backpack’s hip belt, shoulder and stabilizer straps. Alternate the weight of the load between your shoulders and hips….

CAN TREKKING MAKE YOU SPIRITUAL

In my experience trekking has two aspects to it, one is physical and the other is spiritual. There are lots of physical benefits like lower risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. You will definitely have improved fitness levels and flexibility. But as you trek more and more you will realize…