Category: Uttarakhand

Soul Searching in Rishikesh

Let me make a confession right away. The first time I visited Rishikesh was just like any other tourist. Having put up in Roorkee, Rishikesh was a perfect weekend getaway. All I did was check the top things to do in Rishikesh on various travel websites, then roamed around for …

A Walk in the Malsi Deer Park | Dehradun Zoo

Some things don’t change. Say, a day out with your friend or a walk in the zoo. What if both of these are combined, that’s a memory to cherish forever, don’t you think? That weekend was epic, at the Malsi Deer Park, now Dehradun Zoo, doing one of my favorite things …

The name’s Bond, Ruskin Bond!

On books and friends, I spend my money; For stones and bricks, I haven’t any. – Ruskin Bond It was the eve of New Years and I knew it was going to be just another day. After all, we weren’t stationed in a metropolitan city and did not have any …

An Evening in Haridwar

I was unprepared the first time I visited Haridwar. Having put up in Roorkee, the place was a perfect weekend getaway. That was it. I didn’t even get my facts right and quarreled with the husband like a child, over the fact that the Hari in Haridwar suggested that the …

Lakshman Jhula, Rishikesh

Lakshman Jhula is the most popular landmark in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. It is a 450-ft long suspended bridge and connects Tehri and Pauri district. Rishikesh is located in the foothills of the Himalayas and is about 45 km from Dehradun, the state capital. When we visited Rishikesh on a beautiful winter morning in …

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