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The Travelling Slacker backpacks solo, explores and documents untold stories and unrepresented terrains in the hinterlands of India.
2022-06-28 16:46
Every year the number of millionaires in the world increases by 8-10%. There are more millionaires and billionaires due to the increase in the value of securities, cryptocurrencies, real est… Read More
Eran Varaha Temple: A Porcine Nostalgia
2022-05-28 03:26
Arvind Yadav dropped me just at the turning, pointed towards a distant pillar, and asked me to follow the same. I kept walking along the narrow path, crossing fertile fields of soybean and p… Read More
2022-05-24 17:21
Nice is the largest city on the French Riviera and an absolutely beautiful European destination for your next vacation. This is a place that has inspired many artists, attracted many celebri… Read More
2022-05-22 18:38
Hiring a bike is one of the easiest and most exciting ways to explore Ladakh. Although I can’t call myself a biker, even I have done so, by joining a few people I met at the backpacker… Read More
2022-04-19 17:46
Have you been feeling like your life could use a makeover? Maybe you’ve just gotten a new job, and you want to live closer to the office. Maybe you’re single and looking to ge… Read More
10 Best Things To Do In Thailand
2022-04-14 07:39
Thailand is one of the most popular travel destinations in the entire world. This South Asian land has long been on the bucket lists of millions around the world. This fame is not unfounded… Read More
5 Best Amusement Parks In Dubai
2022-03-30 06:32
Photo by Christoph Schulz on UnsplashDubai is known for its skyscrapers and the beaches. Those skyscrapers and beaches are a tourist attraction. The city of Dubai is already developed, but i… Read More
Best Rhododendron Treks In India
2022-03-12 17:45
Recently there was a news report that Rhododendron cures “that” virus that has been haunting us for two years. This was probably another clickbait item and the news died down soo… Read More
Khangsar Khar: Citadel Beyond The Bhaga
2022-02-07 05:20
Khangsar is a quick detour from Keylong although not everyone goes there. Even I hadn’t visited it during all my previous Lahaul visits but last year I finally managed to visit it.&nbs&hell…Read More
Namphake Buddhist Monastery & Village
2022-01-18 18:20
After visiting Tipam with Gypsychiring, the next logical destination was the Namphake Village. It was nearby and we quickly rode through the countryside to reach it. However, before getting… Read More
Hillu-Twan: The Edge Of Saichu Valley
2021-12-10 19:01
Years ago, when I started to plan for Pangi Valley, I came across the names, Hillu Twan, a set of remote twin villages beyond Saichu Valley. I came across some interesting anecdotes about it… Read More
2021-12-05 10:19
Do you adore winter honeymoon? Undoubtedly, there must be something miraculous about freezing weather! Hence, none other than Europe becomes more captivating in winter, which is beyond your… Read More
2021-09-02 13:56
Canberra is at times criticized for its lack of entertainment options, but come Melbourne Cup Day there are plenty of quality venues putting on a show. Below, we have taken a look at some of… Read More
2021-08-18 17:28
Top 5 Taxi Services in Chandigarh Constructed after partition, Chandigarh was one of the first planned cities of India. Located near the foothills of the Shivalik ranges in North-west India… Read More
2021-07-09 06:34
So, I have been working on this book since the first lockdown. Probably I’d never have done so under normal circumstances it but the pandemic gave me a lot of free time while damaging… Read More
2021-06-28 19:05
This is a guest post by Swapnil Sanghavi of Backpacking Nomad about Si Lha Gompa in Lahaul. It complements the posts about various other Gompas that I have visited myself in and around Keylo… Read More
Bokar Gompa Near Keylong, Lahaul
2021-06-28 18:22
This is a guest post by Swapnil Sanghavi of Backpacking Nomad about Bokar Gompa in Lahaul. It complements the posts about various other Gompas that I have visited myself in and around Keylon… Read More
Preparing For Your First Himalayan Trek
2021-06-22 16:28
Are you gearing up for your first ever Himalayan trek?  Then you must be having a lot of doubts. People like me, who are used to it, don’t waste too much time in preparations but… Read More
Tipam Hills: Short Hike, Loaded History
2021-06-06 08:19
I won’t be surprised if  Tipam Deosali Hills (mostly referred to as Tipam Hills) doesn’t ring a bell. My own idea about it was vague until recently. However, it is one of th… Read More
The Paper-Makers Of Mukto Village, Tawang
2021-03-04 09:05
If you have never heard of the paper-makers of Mukto Village near Tawang, don’t feel sad as you are not the only one. Most people haven’t and even I had no clue till I actually g… Read More
Must-See Places In Iran
2021-03-02 16:52
Iran – a land of majestic beauty, culture, and hospitality. Famous for its mesmerizing architecture and warm hospitality of its locals, Iran is also regarded as one of the friendliest… Read More
Edgy Honeymoon Ideas In North East India
2021-02-22 16:59
If you could consider yourself a true millennial, I’m sure you wouldn’t like to have the clichéd, safe, and boring sunset-watching honeymoon trips. So, here are a few idea… Read More
Sangti Valley Travel Guide & Travelogue
2021-01-16 19:30
Sangti Valley has become somewhat famous of late, at least among those who are planning to visit Arunachal Pradesh. Still, somehow it has always lacked proper documentation. I found most ava… Read More
2021-01-11 12:22
Ferries going to Majuli This Majuli Travel Guide is designed for free-spirited travellers, and budget backpackers although everyone can use the information presented here. I have been to Ma… Read More
2020-12-22 11:32
The picturesque valley, wrapped in a veil of vibrant flowers, a deep blue sky with cottony white clouds, and serene, tranquil lakes… this is paradise to most of the travel-loving hear… Read More
2020-12-21 05:10
Bumpy Road to LongwaThere is a strange ruggedness to the entire Mon district including Longwa. This is not to say that the area doesn’t have its charm, but it is completely different f… Read More
Shergaon: The Sherdukpen Heartland
2020-12-03 19:05
Shergaon is not even 4 hours from Tezpur through a smooth highway so it is fairly easy to reach. The people here have had close contact with Assam for centuries, and it offers great views of… Read More
Best Places To Visit If You Win A Lottery
2020-11-28 05:10
What if I win a lottery?  Well, that is an interesting question and I am sure you have thought about it at least once in your life. We all have dreams and sometimes they are a bit more… Read More
2020-11-26 05:45
How To Follow The Indian Premier League For cricket fans, traveling can sometimes mean you have to miss an Indian Premier League (IPL) game. But this doesn’t have to be the case. As lo… Read More
Anini-Mayudia-Circuit: Via Roing & Hunli
2020-11-18 15:27
I just made a quick trip to Roing and Mayudia. It had to be cut short due to various reasons. I visited Mayudia but could not go all the way to Anini and there is hardly enough to write a co… Read More
Bundi: Azure Edifices, Animated Frescoes
2020-08-19 16:46
I left the bus and started walking towards the Taragarh Fort. However, soon I was distracted by a very colorful tea shop. I ordered one spicy kulhad and started talking to Krishnaji who is… Read More
Pangi Valley: All You Need To Know
2020-07-24 07:06
Although I have made many posts on various parts of Pangi Valley, I think I never made a proper guide. It is partly because I thought it is the kind of experience that needed to be “ea… Read More
Samaguri Satra: Mask-Making Hub Of Majuli
2020-07-11 11:24
I visited Majuli, one of the world’s largest river islands, way back in February but somehow never wrote about it on the blog although I wrote one elsewhere. I am still toying with the… Read More
2020-06-15 06:42
Travel is great. However, true travelers and modern-day nomads know that there are plenty of moments that aren’t so fun when going from place to place. Visiting new locations is exciti… Read More
Kinnaur: A Complete Travel Guide
2020-05-29 06:58
“The forests of Bussahir (Rampur Bushahr) and Kunowar (Kinnaur) are leased to the British Government for 50 years, from 1887, for Rs. 10000.” – The Road from Shimla to Ship… Read More
Desert Country – Exploring Nevada
2020-05-24 06:50
The American state of Nevada is one of the most fascinating places in the entire country. Nicknamed The Silver State for the great silver strikes that made its fortune in the 1850s, Nevada w… Read More
9 Years In 10 Stages
2020-05-21 19:18
So, I just noticed that I first officially announced this blog sometime in May, 2011. The first post was about the Valley of Flowers (VoF), based on a visit I made in 2010. So, it has been 1… Read More
Dzukou Valley Trek, Nagaland
2020-05-07 20:34
Dzukou Valley in Nagaland is probably the most famous trek in entire Northeast India nowadays and there is a good reason for it. It was not that famous till at least 2015 and mostly locals u… Read More
Nainsukh: Art Imitating Art
2020-04-23 08:42
I first heard of the film Nainsukh back in 2010, when it was about to be released. Yes, it’s been a while and that was even before I started this blog. At that time I was more into ind… Read More
The Himalayan Travel Quiz
2020-04-14 14:14
So, as I had announced on social media a few days ago, I am conducting this Himalayan Travel Quiz. I know that the lockdown has been harsh for everyone. It has ruined the spring already and… Read More
Bomdila: The Day Of The Oracle
2020-04-07 14:08
“You will do well if you focus on your own backyard… you should also consider changing your name…” There was more to the conversation but this is the main takeaway… Read More
Barsoor Archaeological Trail- Bastar
2020-03-29 14:18
Aboriginal communities, eclectic culture, waterfalls, and hikes… All had been checked off our bucket list in Bastar already but there was another thing that was in the plan that was i… Read More
Chamba: Serenading Iravati
2020-03-28 21:23
It was already dark, but Chamba was nowhere in sight. The bus had been dragging itself painstakingly through the treacherous and serpentine roads for more than four hours and considering the… Read More
Sri Surya Pahar: Hills Of Oblivion
2020-03-17 15:49
According to some local stories it had 99999 shivalingas in its original form. This myth is somewhat similar to that of Unakoti in Tripura which is believed to have 9999999 statues. While U… Read More
Shnongpdeng: Emerald Escapades
2020-03-15 06:44
Shnongpdeng? Isn’t that “in” Dawki? Asked a friend when I mentioned it first. Well, a lot of people get confused but to keep it simple, Shnongpdeng is basically a small vi… Read More
Bagori Range: A Quick Morning Jeep Safari
2020-03-12 06:15
I’m have always found Kaziranga a bit too mainstream and the more accessible parts are near the highway, which denies the visitors that sense of real wilderness. But we were there any… Read More
2020-03-01 14:23
I remember a small portion of Chalukyas in one of my school books. This was a bit of an additional section on Indian history that was skipped even by the teacher and nobody was bothered abou… Read More
Chehni Kothi: The Two Towers
2020-02-17 17:44
When I first heard of Chehni Kothi (also spelled Cheni Kothi or Chaini Kothi by some), it sounded like some old colonial bungalow. However, gradually I figured out that it is even older. In… Read More

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