Scenic drive to Gangotri

We woke up to the rushing sound of Bhagirathi and the same overcast sky. A new day but the same weather. Looked like it would continue to rain. Though our destination for today, Gangotri, was only about 100 KMs away, there was a catch. Locals told us a portion of the highway (to Gangotri) was…

To Uttarkashi (from Delhi)

Ever since I was back from Kashmir, I was longing for a drive up the hills. July being the month of rains, was definitely not recommended for a road trip to the hills. The dangers of landslide, shooting stones, flash floods are all too real. But then, you gotta do what you gotta do 😃….

A road-trip to Uttarakhand in Monsoon

Uttarakhand and monsoons don’t go together all that well. More so since the tragic floods of 2013. Nobody seems to be willing to risk it by travelling during the monsoons. With some hope on the accuracy of the Meteorological department’s monsoon forecast and against the popular sentiment, we ventured there nonetheless. Day 1: To Uttarkashi…