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Indrahara Pass trek – McLeodganj to Bharmaur

OVER THE HILLS The trek from McLeodganj to Bharmaur takes about a week and is not for the faint-hearted. But the rewards are spectacular, and arachnophobes should do just fine. Eight of us set out for Bharmaur – Wendy, Neil, Dave, Claire, Ramesh, Jaggi, Pappu and me – a motley crew assembled in McLeodganj over … Continue reading

Australia’s Great Ocean Walk

WALKING ON WATER The Great Ocean Road twists through 250 kilometres of restless grandeur on Australia’s southern seaboard. In a country that is outrageously blessed with spectacular coastline, this route is among the most awe-inspiring of the lot, stacked with towering crags, honeycombed cliffs, tiny bays and foaming blowholes. There are dense forests teeming with … Continue reading

Wandering the Spiti Valley

HEAVEN IS A PEA FIELD After waiting two hours for the bus to fill up with passengers and a few animals, we left Manali at 7am, and an hour later we were stuck in a huge traffic jam caused by landslides on the Rohtang Pass. Finally the Spiti Valley appeared in the distance, and we … Continue reading