11 DAYS IN TIBET ~ STAY LIKE A LAMA AT SHAMBHALA PALACE

Once you cross the wafer thin doorway just covered with a Tibetan embroidered fabric you see a beautiful sky courtyard to the right. The mythical Shambhala Kingdom and its 25 kings…

11 DAYS IN TIBET ~ 432 STEPS TO POTALA PALACE

The Potala Palace in Tibet was of special interest to me as its name is derived from a legend associated with a country next door. India…

MAGIC OF CAPPADOCIA IN A BALLOON RIDE

While the weather charts the course of the hot air balloons, one does drift over Goreme. A really old town located in the midst of the unusual & intriguing fairy chimneys…

11 DAYS IN TIBET ~ SETTLING DOWN IN LHASA

The landing at Lhasa was absolutely gorgeous. The endless green gave us a glimpse of nature’s bounty that was to follow on the road trip. Well there was more to that as we discovered. As there’s blue, red…

11 DAYS IN TIBET ~ CRAFTING THE ITINERARY

If one wanted to re-live even a paragraph from its rich cultural narrative, Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) is what is available today to a traveler, that too in parts…

INNER JOURNEY ~ ROAD TO TIBET

Why did I start with Tibet? A journey done in 2014 but born in my head in 2004, that’s why. It took me 10 long years to fructify it. Because some lands have to invite you…