Why Stay in a Bed And Breakfast in India

If I am on a holiday and traveling on a budget, I always prefer a bed and breakfast (B&B) stay. I love these unique places one can unearth, which are budget friendly, and yet gives one the feeling of being well looked after? Who says the best of hospitality can come from 5-star hotels? A…

Ladakh, The Land of High Passes

Ladakh, in the northernmost part of India, a part of Jammu and Kashmir, and yet an Autonomous Region, has been a long-time favourite travel destination of mine. I have visited the place twice, in two different seasons, both the times away from the so-called tourist season, and enjoyed the awesome beauty of the place to…

Ma, Yes, You Can Say I Told You So

Yesterday morning, when my 12-year old flew alone for the first time, I remembered your words, ‘Mayer mon’ (roughly translated from Bengali, the attitude of the moms). You used to describe all your panics, fears and tensions with these two words, when I used to get exasperated with you being overly cautious with me. You…

Visits from Delhi, Ladakh: Day 2, Local Sightseeing around Leh

“You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself.”- Buddhist saying. Day two in Ladakh is great for local sightseeing. Conserving your energy for the more rigorous terrains often works good for you. We had our travel inside Ladakh planned with an extremely enterprising young travel entrepreneur, Tundup Nurboo, who is also…