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Gourmet affair at the Garden Valley Resort, Uttarakhand | Travel Review |

In March 2020, I was vacationing in the hills of Uttarakhand and happened to visit the Garden Valley Resort for a meal. This is my unbiased review of the food, service and the place. The meal was paid for by us and in no way is this a sponsored post. I was vacationing in Cloud… Read More Gourmet affair at the Garden Valley Resort, Uttarakhand | Travel Review |

Earth, Tree love

Pink grace of the Wild Himalayan Cherry Tree |#ThursdayTreeLove |

Thursday tree love is a forthrightly feature with Parul and it allows me to showcase the trees I meet on my walks and rambles. I try and find out legends and anecdotes about the trees and present them in these posts.… Read More Pink grace of the Wild Himalayan Cherry Tree |#ThursdayTreeLove |

Fiction, New Post

Fiction writing: The together couple in the times of winter frost

In the times of Corona Virus, I have taken to get back to creative writing and this is the first installment. These stories are prompted from the photographs I had taken on my recent vacation in Uttarakhand. I would love to hear what you thought about this.… Read More Fiction writing: The together couple in the times of winter frost

Fiction

Fiction Writing: The Gossip in the Fig tree

I am attempting to write a short story a day on some of the photographs taken during my recent vacation in Uttarakhand. Its a great way to get my creative writing mojo back and best use of time in the times of Corona Virus. Some of the stories gather “inspiration” from people I have met on this holiday, their lifestyle or simply some anecdote related around them. All characters, location and incidents are a figment of my hyper active imagination.… Read More Fiction Writing: The Gossip in the Fig tree

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Travel: A walk in the clouds at Parvada Bungalows

Read about a charming boutique property in the solitude of the Himalayan ranges of Mukteshwar, owned and run by a Delhi based Hospitality professionals which will literally take your breath away.… Read More Travel: A walk in the clouds at Parvada Bungalows

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#TravelTales – A House of Chocolate in Mukteshwar

On a day trip to Mukteshwar, I discovered a chocolate house that boasted of some gorgeous flavours – all hand made. Intrigued I set out to taste a few of them and was completely hooked by it. … Read More #TravelTales – A House of Chocolate in Mukteshwar

Lepidoptera, New Post

Lepidoptera: The Common Punch Butterfly

lepidoptera (Moths & Butterflies) is the new section on my blog from this month to chronicle my love and sighting of these gorgeous creatures. I am hoping for some favorable reviews on this section.… Read More Lepidoptera: The Common Punch Butterfly

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#TravelTales – Seduced by the Rhododendron in Uttarakhand

The gorgeous Rhododendron or the Buransh trees flower in March- April in Uttarakhand and are a spectacle to behold. Come read my post and be charmed by these beautiful flowers.… Read More #TravelTales – Seduced by the Rhododendron in Uttarakhand

Gratitude List, Travel

#Gratitude- Travel Tales: Feasting on a Hill vacation in Uttarakhand Part – 3

The last part of the feasting in Uttarakhand is here folks- promise no more torture after this 😉 The insta feed will make you drool!! I kid you not about the masterclass in the hills where I learnt to make sourdough starter and breads.… Read More #Gratitude- Travel Tales: Feasting on a Hill vacation in Uttarakhand Part – 3

Food Bytes

Buttery oats with spiced apples [ Breakfast Recipe]

A yummy oats and apples breakfast recipe that my hostess treated me to recently in Uttarakhand and I just had to beg her to allow me to share it on my blog. Hope you guys enjoy it as much as I have.… Read More Buttery oats with spiced apples [ Breakfast Recipe]

Photorama, Travel

Insta- Corbett – Gram

A sudden work trip had me taking off to Corbett for a couple of days. As usual with all my journeys, I decided to make the most of it. When I was introduced to the resident naturalist of the resort I was lodging in, I mmediately begged him to take me for a birdwatch walk in… Read More Insta- Corbett – Gram

Travel

Of Snow peaks, hydrangeas and a mutt!

Sonu didi’s cottage in Khabrar, near Nainital has been beckoning me since ages for a trip but somehow it never materialised in so many years. So when the opportunity presented itself during this Diwali dinner, we made up our minds to come down as soon as we are able to. November is not an ideal… Read More Of Snow peaks, hydrangeas and a mutt!