EyeTonic: Flowers of Sikkim

EyeTonic: Flowers of Sikkim

Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light–Theodore Roethke

Below is a photo-essay of radiant  flowers which made my day in Gangtok. And I’m sure they will make your day too. 🙂

Just sit back and enjoy.

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Gangtok Budget Trip:Tips and Tricks

Gangtok Budget Trip:Tips and Tricks

One minute we can be in a small club, the next minute we can be in a coliseum, and the next minute we can be in a small auditorium. It varies, depending on the promoter, the budget, and the travelling distance.”-Ben…Continue Reading

Hidimba Devi Temple: The Temple of a Demon Goddess

Hidimba Devi Temple: The Temple of a Demon Goddess

The Story:

Most of the temples in India are dedicated to Gods and Goddess’ of Hinduism but the Hidimba Devi Temple in Manali is different. Born into Rakshas(demon) family, Hidimba Devi rose to the ranks of a Goddess through Tapasya( a combination…Continue Reading

CHANDRAKHANI PASS TREK: DAY 8 & 9

CHANDRAKHANI PASS TREK: DAY 8 & 9

Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity…” (John Muir)

DAY 8: Nagroni to Nayu Tapru

This was going to be longest phase of our trek at 14…Continue Reading

CHANDRAKHANI PASS TREK: DAY 6 & 7

CHANDRAKHANI PASS TREK: DAY 6 & 7

“Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.” (Anatoli Boukreev)

DAY 6: Behali to Waching

The journey from Behali to Waching was not too long so we started a little late. After…Continue Reading

CHANDRAKHANI PASS TREK: Day 5

CHANDRAKHANI PASS TREK: Day 5

“…we’re not even really hiking, more like meandering in cinematic light.”

― Kristen Henderson

Day 5: Yosgo to Behali

Next morning, after going through the daily routine, we were ready to leave. We were called on by the camp instructor to give some necessary instructions.…Continue Reading

Jirang: The Adobe of Lord Buddha

Jirang: The Adobe of Lord Buddha

“You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself” — Buddha

Buddhism which started as an off shoot of Hinduism in India, has spread across the world to become the 4th largest religion in the world. There are many…Continue Reading

Araku Valley: The Queen of Eastern Ghats.

Araku Valley: The Queen of Eastern Ghats.

I live by a hill. I began walking it and then I began jogging it and then I began sprinting it. -Tea Leoni

Vishakhapatnam is a great city sprawling with life and culture. This extended weekend me and my friends planned a…Continue Reading