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Historical Tales – Wai & Panchgani

The goal that I had set for myself was to see as many places as possible within India and that these would not be the normal tourist destinations. Though I had several smaller trips jotted down in my list WAI was definitely not one of them Wai was seen to be perfectly  doable with Panchgani

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Thoughts on Bison River Resort Dandeli

Western Ghats, The Sahyadari; call it as you desire but one of the most iconic and historical mountain range of Indian Subcontinent, diverse in its biological flora and fauna running along the west coast f India, it is a mind boggling feat of nature and for nature lovers it offers a passage back in time

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My Review of the Vanguard Quovio 66 Camera Backpack

When photography is a passion or a profession, the medium that is used to keep all the super expensive gear safely during travel, on shoots or on treks bears an equal if not higher consideration as is the exercise on what gear is to be selected for the shoot. As one progresses on this pursuit,

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A word about Socks & their relation to Hiking

Just like boots, socks are an important part of the outdoor kit. If the correct grade and type of socks are worn, one does not even have to think about them but if an incorrect socks has been worn, the day’s trek will turn very unpleasant and heavy on the head. A good pair of

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How to prepare your RIDE for the next trip into the mountains

Intro.     Road trips into the mountains and particularly into the Himalayan regions are meant to be pleasant fulfilling memorable yet challenging in order to get that satisfaction that comes from accomplishing something worthwhile. However right preparation is essential to ensure that the road trip does not turn in to something of a major disaster with

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WIMBERLY WH 200 (Ver II) Gimbal Head for tripods – Review

Photography is a passion as well as a profession for many. Whatever bracket you place it in, photography imparts a sense of fulfillment and connect with the world around us in a very intimate sort of way. Now photography is done using a wide plethora of gears and amongst this the tripod plays an important

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Ready Reckoner whilst preparing for a road trip

Intro.     Road trips are meant to be pleasant fulfilling memorable yet challenging in order to get that satisfaction that comes from accomplishing something worthwhile. However right preparation is essential to ensure that the road trip does not turn in to something of a major disaster with unpleasant experiences and besides safety related issues. When I

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St Augustine’s tower, Old Goa : The lonely vigil

Goa, famous the world over for its golden beaches and laid back attitude attracts hordes of visitors each year both from within as well as outside India. The smallest state in India, it has a lot of things to offer other than beaches to those who visit. Renowned for its history and unique heritage, the

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LOWA TIBET GTX REVIEW

Our feet are incredibly complex. The foot balances support absorbs shock and helps maintain cooling; in return the demands on footwear are equally complex. Hence the design of the footwear has to begin with the foot itself. I have been a late starter in pursuing my passion for trekking in mountainous terrain and my initial

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What’s in my backpack !!!!

What should I pack for the upcoming trek? It is going to be a multi-day trek , so how do I find the right combination between essential , desirable , weight carrying capacity and the correct frame of mind to enjoy the scenic vistas with the backpack on my back. I had all these queries

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