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Trek to the Everest Base Camp – Celebrating my 2nd anniversary at 5360 m!

April 27, 2011 – 2nd wedding anniversary: A cold and chilly morning it was. The continuous snowing last night had spread a white carpet all over. The tender rays of the sun kissed the mountains in the milieu. Various shades of saffron, vermilion and yellow blended perfectly with the black, brown and white of the […]

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Rajasthan on my wheels – An incredible ride to the royal state!

Fine sands of white, clear saline waters of deep blue, varying abundance… nah! Not again. With extensive riding in the west coast over the last couple of years I was definitely not in mood for yet another trip to the seas! ‘I want to go to Rajasthan’ said Anu – my wife who by now […]

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Tringalwadi – Kavnai – Mordhan : The majestic trio at Igatpuri!

It was a bright and sunny afternoon. We were walking up the second fort of the day. Fatigue was catching up on many of us. But something kept us going. With effort we reached the top and the scenes that surrounded us here left us flabbergasted! In front of us stood the vast expanse of […]

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Dhavalya Ghat – The road less traveled

6:30 pm and it was dark already. It had been around 6 hours since we had begun to descend, but we were no were close to the destination. We kept walking stumbling upon the rocks and finding our way through the thicket in the diffused beams of our nano torches. A stream surged gently along […]

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Khandas-Bhimashankar : A unique Valentine celebration with my beloved ‘nature’!

Valentine’s Day, 2010: A sunny afternoon it was. We were tracing our path to Bhimashankar through shady woods of the sanctuary and we had kind of lost our way. On the slopes was a patch of loose soil and pebbles which made it slippery and a little difficult to walk. I knew this wasn’t the […]

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Kanniyakumari to Pune – riding the beach way!

Fine sands of white… clear saline waters of deep blue… varying abundance of coconut greens… the coastline of western India is blessed with all of this and more! Ever since I have been mesmerized by the journey during the classic coastal biking expedition from Mumbai to Goa last year; I savored a dream of being […]

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Prachitgad – The king of the forts in Chandoli Sanctury

Oct 11, 2008, 7 am : Tired and helpless. We, a group of 6 trekkers who had ventured out in the wild woods of Chandoli sanctuary, were not able to find our way to  Kundi – our final destination. We had walked over 70 km in the last 3 days in the absolute wilderness of […]

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Mumbai to Goa – The classic coastal biking Expidition

The silver sands, the deep blue sea and the verdant suru corridors… the beaches in Maharshtra have always enticed me. Beaches have been an excellent option for weekend getaways and I always wondered if I could cover them all in one go. I have been planning for this coastal biking expedition from Alibaug to Goa […]

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Valley of Flowers – To paradise n back…!

Janmashtami, year 2007: Our eyes woke up to see the lovely morning in the lap of Himalayas. Clouds kissed the lofty mountain tops. There had been a slight drizzle. It was a little chilly. We had a holy dip in the hot spring and then entered a shrine. The temple closet housed a small cute […]

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