Stok Kangri – Part 3 – The Stok Kangri summit, and back to Leh

This is the 3rd, and final part, of the three part Stok Kangri series. You can find the Part 1 and Part 2 here. 26-27th July After an early dinner, we went to the tent to sleep…but obviously couldn’t due to anxiety and the fear of missing out on some preparatory and need-to-carry stuff. When … Continue reading Stok Kangri – Part 3 – The Stok Kangri summit, and back to Leh

Stok Kangri – Part 1 – pre-trekking days

This is the first part of the blog that covers our Stok Kangri summit in July 2018. 20th July 2018 Having woken up from our disturbed sleep – the flight took-off from Mumbai at 4 am! - we raised the window shades of the airline seats we were in (which, we had, smartly enough, all … Continue reading Stok Kangri – Part 1 – pre-trekking days

Ratri Bazaar – the night market – we need one in every city!

The Ratri Bazaar in Baroda is a great draw, for locals and tourists alike. A safe place to have a quick bite, or an elaborate dinner, with family and friends, late in the night! The food park is open round the night and the offerings are delicious. And while you are here don't miss on … Continue reading Ratri Bazaar – the night market – we need one in every city!

Konkan kada – a spectacular viewpoint atop Harishchandragadh fort

Konkan Kada - looking down is so vertiginous that folks lie down flat on the ground to get a peek!Harishchandragadh fort is on the bucket list of all trekkers who trek in Sahyadris, and for no mean reason. It's among the highest, toughest and most enjoyable of treks in Maharashtra. The views from Taramati peak … Continue reading Konkan kada – a spectacular viewpoint atop Harishchandragadh fort

Ubaliyu – a curious delicacy that springs up across the Mumbai – Ahmedabad highway near Vapi every winter

Potatoes, sweet potatoes, beans, spinach, purple yam, and lots of spices 🙂 It all goes into an earthen pot, the mouth sealed, and half buried upside down into a heap of burning cow-dung cakes! What you get after an hour or so is boiled, spiced vegetables, to be eaten as-is with a copious serving of … Continue reading Ubaliyu – a curious delicacy that springs up across the Mumbai – Ahmedabad highway near Vapi every winter

Anybody for a gola tonight?

What is popularly known as gola (crushed ice candy dipped in a variety of syrups) is a popular dessert in Gujarat, especially the Saurashtra region. It comes in various levels of sophistication, from the humble ice lolly around a candy stick with just one flavor, to elaborate ones with malai, mawa and dry fruits, served … Continue reading Anybody for a gola tonight?