Himalayas

A home in the Himalayas for Buddhist nuns

Flanked by the upper Himalayan ranges, Ladakh is a remote region along India’s northern tip. The area is largely Buddhist and its monasteries attract thousands of tourists each year. But a little-known fact about Ladakh…


Meet The Kung Fu Nuns Of The Himalayas

Atop a quiet mountain in the Himalayas, a revolution is taking place. In an incredible demonstration of energy and strength, a group of young nuns from the Drupka lineage of Himalayan Buddhism have adopted the…


Birds of the eastern Himalaya

The forests and hills of Arunachal Pradesh support a wide variety of birds, but altitudinal and climatic variations can make birdwatching and bird photography tough. IF you want the best, rough it out. That seems…



Aftermath of the Great Collision

Converging crusts of Eurasia and India rose, because of their densities, forming big mountains Have you ever wondered how and why the Himalayan range is found to exist where it is? It is an interesting…


Facing Himalayan problems

Snow-clad mighty mountains and rough terrains dominate our perspective of the Himalayas. What about its glaciers and the fact that they provide headwaters for major river systems in Asia? As the Arctic and the Antarctic…



This is why you need a long holiday

The ancient Romans believed in generous holidays. They took sightseeing tours for two to five years at a time. In more recent centuries, Europeans of means and faint constitutions spent multiple months languishing at spas. Even…


Himalayan Beauty in Sikkim

When to Go Most travelers will want to avoid the torrents of monsoon season (June to mid-September) in favor of shoulder season: hundreds of orchids bloom in March and April, and from late September through…