Delights of nature

Last year, we planned a trip to Lava, Lolegaon, Rishyap and the surrounding areas, which have gained much popularity in the last few years as tourist spots. Our first destination was Lava. It is situated…




Darjeeling’s new Himalayan cycle trail

As cycling grows in popularity among Indians, Darjeeling has opened the country’s first hill station bike path, with views of the world’s highest mountains. I am eating peanut butter straight from the jar with my…


A Hill Dawn

Kalimpong, so far no more than Darjeeling’s little sister, is in the spotlight. The government has not only declared it a district, but has also drawn up a master plan to revive tourism and infrastructure…




Through the hills and valleys

During a tour of East India in November and December last year, we were accompanied by a group of about 60 enthusiastic tourists, mostly senior citizens. Although most of the places we visited were unique…