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  • Kashmir: as seen from the road

    By Sanchita Chatterjee |

    04 April 2016 |

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    For my travel companion and me, a trip to Kashmir in June 2015 was about photography. The plan was to go around and take pictures of scenes that capture our eyes and minds. Kashmir’s beautiful landscape is an attraction enough for any enthusiastic photographer. In spite of having been a troubled...

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  • A Walk in the Himalayas: Sandakphu and Phalut

    By Sanchita Chatterjee |

    04 April 2016 |

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    “Let me show you your rooms”, said our trek leader¹. I walked around the trekkers hut that evening in Jaubari with an inexplicably sinking feeling. The hut was nice and I was quite ready for the physical challenge of tackling a seven-day medium to difficult trek. It may have been tiredness from...

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  • Himalayan Autumn Colours

    By Sanchita Chatterjee |

    04 April 2016 |

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    Between 8 and 14 November 2015, I trekked to Sandakphu and Phalut - west of Darjeeling, next to Nepal border. The claim to fame of these two places is they are respectively, the highest and the second highest mountains, in West Bengal and one can spot four of the world's five highest peaks from...

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  • Small Humour

    By Sanchita Chatterjee |

    04 April 2016 |

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    (This is about a small part of the Kashmir Trip.)

    Everyday humour can be comforting, helping us to deal with tricky situations in a better way. Sometimes all it takes is a small joke to lighten up a scene. Often it comes in an unexpected moment, from an unfamiliar source. I had one such moment in...

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  • A Day's Trip to Kullu

    By Sanchita Chatterjee |

    16 May 2015 |

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    I was staying in Tirthan Valley, near Gushaini for sometime and I decided to go on a day’s trip to Kullu town. My primary reason for the trip was to visit a fair held on a ground that hosts Dussehra fair ever year known as Dhalpur Maidan. Kullu is famous for its Dussehra fair - held around October...

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  • A Himachali Village Fair

    By Sanchita Chatterjee |

    12 May 2015 |

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    Life in many villages in India revolves around fairs, which are organised annually around some religious festivals. Usually these fairs are held in open grounds adjacent to temples to honour deities of these temples. I have had opportunities to visit such fairs in recent months. One was a small fair...

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  • Jalori Pass - Hike to Sirolsar Lake

    By Sanchita Chatterjee |

    12 May 2015 |

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    At a height of about 11000 feet, Jalori Pass is a popular destination. The pass connects Shimla with Kullu valley. One can go to a few hikes from Jalori Pass. A fort on a hilltop at a distance of three kilometers, for instance. Sirolsar Lake is at a five kilometers hiking distance.

    Jalori pass,...

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  • Darjeeling and Mirik: A Drive By

    By Sanchita Chatterjee |

    05 March 2015 |

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    What can you do in Darjeeling in a few hours? I spent the time lazing in the Chowrasta Mall and taking a walk on the Mall Road. Chowrasta Mall is a flat land in the hilly town where several roads meet, usually described as the heart of the hill town. The Mall Road starts from the Mall and goes...

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  • Over to Uttarakhand Peaks

    By Sudipto Das |

    17 July 2014 |

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    Uttarakhand has some of the highest and most beautiful peaks of the Himalayas in India and we were really lucky to catch perhaps some of the best views of these peaks. Before writing this post I searched the Internet for the pictures of the peaks that we've seen and captured in our camera. I was...

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  • There's no doubt that we were really very lucky to catch some of the best glimpses of some of the most magnificent peaks of the Himalayas. In fact we understood how lucky we're only after returning from Uttarakhand while going through the snaps that we had taken. After a two day stay at Garjia in...

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