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Nature Bathing – Listening to Birds and Bowing to River

"In every walk in with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir Remember those days from your childhood when you would run in the park, play in sand or play hide and seek to running & catching some one?  With the increasing influence of gadgets, it is sad to see children… Continue reading Nature Bathing – Listening to Birds and Bowing to River

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Hike to Kathachi Temple – Amidst Mystic Peaks- Himachal Pradesh – Mandi – Trip log

Kathachi is a small village in the Mandi tehsil, Mandi District of Himachal Pradesh. This village is close to IIT Mandi Campus. During our brief stay in IIT Mandi we explored several hike routes which will lead to Kathachi temple. It’s called as Baba Barnatri Shri Mandir by localities. This temple is so strategically placed,… Continue reading Hike to Kathachi Temple – Amidst Mystic Peaks- Himachal Pradesh – Mandi – Trip log

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Alluring Khanahr Peak – Himachal Pradesh – Mandi – Trip log

This big beautiful mountain was so alluring to us from the balcony of our home in IIT Mandi. This is called Khanahr Peak. Small Himalayan village of Khanahr was perched closer to other side of the peak. On a lazy Sunday morning, we decided to climb that.   View of Khanahr peak and Dhauladhar Range… Continue reading Alluring Khanahr Peak – Himachal Pradesh – Mandi – Trip log

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Hike to Devi temple in the midst of pine forest

From the time we reached IIT Mandi campus, I was eager to explore these surrounding mountains. We decided to explore the surrounding area around this Devi temple which is located in the midst of Pine forest. View from local bridge My kiddo hiking up This temple is located bit away from village and is only… Continue reading Hike to Devi temple in the midst of pine forest

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Bike Trip -Manali to Leh Ladakh

Have you been planning for a bike trip from Manali to Leh? Looking for a itinerary? Then you have landed in right place. Banbajara Team have put together an wonderful itinary for you. Have a look -Total Distance: 2300 klick (approximate value) -Best time to Visit: June to Gregorian calendar month -Route Map: Your city-… Continue reading Bike Trip -Manali to Leh Ladakh

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Few Blissful Hours near Quaint Kabini Dam

On a lazy Sunday morning, after our breakfast, we suddenly decided to go for half a day outing. Mysore is home for several variety of beauties, it was easy for us to choose. “Serenity of Water will always bring tranquillity to my chaotic mind” With this we choose to spend some time near Kabini dam/reservoir.… Continue reading Few Blissful Hours near Quaint Kabini Dam

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On the Banks of Serene Kapila/Kabini

After exploring the banks of Cauvery, Me and husband were eager to spend some much needed family time in the banks of Kapila/Kabini. We had no particular destination for the day as our idea was to spend a day in the banks of Kapila/Kabini. Nearest banks was near Nanjangudu. Nanjangudu is close to 20 Kms… Continue reading On the Banks of Serene Kapila/Kabini

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Majestic BR Hills – A day Trip from Mysore

B R Hills or Biligiriranga Hills is one of the many beautiful hill ranges. When my cousins visited my home in Mysore and were planning for BR Hills. It had been a long time I visited BR hills, so I decided to join them for this day trip. Its a perfect getaway to spend a day out… Continue reading Majestic BR Hills – A day Trip from Mysore

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Mysuru/Mysore – Aramane Nagari – Balamuri Yedamuri falls

As the popular local saying says, you can take a girl out of Mysore, not Mysore out of girl. Me being born and brought up in this city, it’s more a home than a tourist/travellers place. Several people told me on various occasions to write about the places in and around Mysore. So here I’m… Continue reading Mysuru/Mysore – Aramane Nagari – Balamuri Yedamuri falls

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River crossing & Back to NIMAS Campus -Part 6

I left the Meerathang campsite with heavy heart. By the time I started my trek back, I was used to weight and walking. I enjoyed the scenic view around me more. We directly reached back Mago on the same day we started from Meerathang. Post that we reached New Melling next day.  We had Rock climbing test next day. You… Continue reading River crossing & Back to NIMAS Campus -Part 6

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Meerathang to Ice wall trek, practice and back to New Melling – Part 5 

I suggest reading other parts before reading this.  The most exciting and strenuous part of our course start now. Early morning snow covered view of Gorichen was so energizing. Trek from Meerathang campsite to ice wall is exhausting, yet I was excited for snow wall climbing practice. Backpack was not heavy as we only carried equipment's. I… Continue reading Meerathang to Ice wall trek, practice and back to New Melling – Part 5 

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Trek to Mago –Jithang – Meerathang — Part 4

I suggest reading first three parts before reading this. By now you would have got used to carrying weight a bit. But it's not over. Now endurance plays a role. If you feel your bag weighs heavy, New Melling is your last option to dump all extra luggage. Be prepared, it's one of the longest… Continue reading Trek to Mago –Jithang – Meerathang — Part 4

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Campus to New Melling trek and details on rock climbing practices – NIMAS – PART 3

Suggest reading part1 and 2 of it before reading this part. This part will shed more light on rock-climbing practice, trek and stay in New Melling. Read Part 1 here :Basic Mountaineering Course – NIMAS Part 2: BMC- NIMAS – 1st week in NIMAS Campus I'm stressing on the point here, PACK SENSIBALLY.  Don’t pack with… Continue reading Campus to New Melling trek and details on rock climbing practices – NIMAS – PART 3

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BMC- NIMAS – 1st week in NIMAS Campus

I suggest reading Part1 of this, before reading more about this. Read Part 1 Here - https://meander23.com/2020/09/08/basic-mountaineering-course-nimas/ I was excited and scared about this course at the same time. I had my own doubts on completing the course. I prepared myself for 10 months, yet, I knew my preparations weren't enough. I had mentally made… Continue reading BMC- NIMAS – 1st week in NIMAS Campus

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Basic Mountaineering Course – NIMAS

Are you a Trekker/hiker? Planning to upscale that to Mountaineering? Planning for a Basic Mountaineering Course (BMC) in India? This post is about my experience in NIMAS. I finished my course in Aug – Sept 2018. As several people asked me to write down the details, I'm jotting down my experience here.  Topics Covered  Institutes… Continue reading Basic Mountaineering Course – NIMAS

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Beach Vs Mountain

This old age debate has been going on several social circles for a long time. The might of mountains or depths of water? The peace and quiet of mountains or the sound of waves crashing? Serene and tranquil mountain retreat or A lovely laid-back beach vacation? The choices may differ for every traveler. This topic… Continue reading Beach Vs Mountain

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A day in BMC – Basic Mountaineering Course – NIMAS- Arunachal

Hiking through the remote terrains - My Hike to Mago  – Arunachal   I visited few districts of Arunachal for the first time in 2016 and fell in love with the forests, mountains and water to the core. The trek I did in Arunachal for the first time became the most memorable part of my life. … Continue reading A day in BMC – Basic Mountaineering Course – NIMAS- Arunachal

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Road Trip to Bihar – Guest Post by Neela Ghate — Part 2

Did you all enjoy the way Neela took us to Bhopal, Varanasi and Patna. Are you ready for more? Link for Part 1: Road Trip to Bihar – Guest Post by Neela Ghante — Part 1 Part 5 Patna is a very crowded and dusty city, with 3 beautifully decorated railway stations. The Ganga ghat in… Continue reading Road Trip to Bihar – Guest Post by Neela Ghate — Part 2

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Road Trip to Bihar – Guest Post by Neela Ghate — Part 1

Traditional vacations the way we know and treasure them are on pause. Neela here decided to take us on a virtual vacation on her recent road trip to Bihar.                                                Get ready and… Continue reading Road Trip to Bihar – Guest Post by Neela Ghate — Part 1

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Kabini Jungle Lodges & Resorts – Wilderness Love – Paradise for Birds and Animal Lovers

Kabini jungle lodges and resorts is ~4.5 hours’ drive from Bangalore. It’s around 200 kms from Bangalore. Kabini is located in Karapura village on the back waters of the Kabini Dam. The sprawling premises are very aesthetically set with a plethora of interesting wildlife & photographs that delights the eyes. Besides the many species of… Continue reading Kabini Jungle Lodges & Resorts – Wilderness Love – Paradise for Birds and Animal Lovers