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location iconPune, Maharashtra, India
An avid explorer and a passionate writer… I dream about the hills all the time, love capturing candid moments on my camera and believe in exploring rather than just traveling like a 'tourist'… I took to writing about my travels pretty late in life, though I have been traveling since I was a kid; thanks to my parents. As a kid growing up in a fast paced city like Bombay, traveling was like meditation and was responsible in carving my personality, my very core over a period of time. I owe my general curiosity and passion for traveling to those childhood memories that were made possible due to the multiple vacations my parents took us on (my brother and I) Though we had limited resources and enjoyed life as much as we could, my parents gave us something priceless that would stay with us for life…the love of traveling, the eagerness to explore new cultures, new landscapes, different food and meeting new people…it was much more than what basic education could give us. I have travelled to most parts of Himachal Pradesh including the Spiti valley from Tabo to Kunzum La, a few places in Kinnaur like Nako, Recong Peo, Kalpa, Pooh and of course the popular places like Shimla, Manali, Dalhousie, Dharamshala, McLeodganj, also parts of Punjab and the coastal region of Maharashtra and Goa…however my heart always pulls me back to the mesmerizing Himalayas!!! On this platform, I hope to interact with like minded people who are passionate about traveling, share stories, build a network for travel writing and also be able to give back to the community by participating in events to help create awareness about environmental issues and improving lives of the locals in Spiti valley region…