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Hikkim, Himachal Pradesh, India

                                 Hikkim a small settlement nestled deep inside eastern Himachal Pradesh in Spiti Valley, situated at the height of over four thousand four hundred meters above sea level this has to be one of my posted pips. 261 more words


Indian Weather

India has six major climates, ranging from the arid deserts in the west, alpine tundra and glaciers in the north, and humid tropical regions in the southwest and the island territories. 357 more words


Tabo from the Caves

And finally, what a view of #Tabo village from the Caves!

Mountain Walking

Cultural Nights 2015

Let’s hop back into this blog by playing catch-up.  There have been quite a few events, lectures and conferences that I have attended since I posted here last year. 841 more words


Back to the Himalayas

With less than a week to go, it really feels like time to get back to thinking about the plants we’ll see in India. One thing we’d hoped to do last year, but didn’t really have time for, was to look at how the way in which plants are pollinated varies with factors such as altitude (see… 316 more words

Spiti Valley- The Himalayan Aurora

Spiti,the ethereal contrasts of land,snow and water is a barren yet cold mountain valley in the eastern himachal pradesh at an elevation of 3,800mtrs.Beautifully carved out this artistic valley is something candid out of your dreams and sketches.From its peaks to the  lakes, from the monasteries to the quaint culture,it gives the deep aesthetic passion to all. 256 more words


A Monsoon Roadtrip: Mussoorie & Beyond

What do you do when your life is as monotonous as the shade of the white paint on your walls, and then you see a holiday that could extend your weekend without having to go to your boss’s chamber and without you having to entertain him with the usual antics? 2,389 more words