India, India 2017

Keoladeo National Park, Rajasthan

Keoladeo National Park is a birder's paradise. The closest city is Bharatpur, three hours away from Delhi by train, which makes it a perfect weekend gateway.  The park includes wetlands, grasslands and woodlands. It is home to more than 230 species of birds, an many more that arrive in winter. A visit to this places… Continue reading Keoladeo National Park, Rajasthan

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India, India 2017

Kangra Valley, Himachal Pradesh

Delhi is the first place I've lived in where a mountain is not immediately visible, which I find somewhat sad. Volcanoes and mountains dominate the landscape of most of Mexico. In a clear morning, you can see Iztaccihuatl and Popocatepetl from many points in Mexico City. As a child, I would spend many weekends at… Continue reading Kangra Valley, Himachal Pradesh

India, India 2017

Pangong Lake, Ladakh

Pangong Tso is a lake in the Himalayas, situated at 4,250 meters above sea level in the border between India and China. It is a saline lake that nevertheless freezes in winter, so you can imagine how cold it gets there. It changes color from deep blue to turquoise, depending on the depth and the… Continue reading Pangong Lake, Ladakh

India, India 2017

Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

On the last week of April, I traveled with a friend to Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand. This park is particularly famous because it hosts the largest population of tigers in India. It is also home to other animals, like elephants and deer, and more than 500 species of birds. Located 250 km from… Continue reading Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

India, India 2017

Jodhpur countryside, Rajasthan

After a whole day of sightseeing in the city, on Sunday a took a tour around Jodhpur countryside. The guide was supposed to take me to the Bishnoi villages in the area. Bishnoi people are said to love nature and be committed to wildlife conservation. However, in the end, the tour consisted of a visit… Continue reading Jodhpur countryside, Rajasthan

India, India 2017

Chandigarh, Haryana and Punjab

Chandigarh, the capital city of the states of Haryana and Punjab, is an Indian city unlike any other. It was planned during the first years of India's independence with the support of Primer Minister Nehru. The first layout was done by the architects Albert Mayer and  Matthew Nowicki, but it was the Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier… Continue reading Chandigarh, Haryana and Punjab

India, India 2016

Backwaters, Kerala

The Kerala backwaters are a network of lagoons, rivers and channels running along the Malabar Coast. It is a heaven for nature lovers! We took a day tour which was enough for us according to our schedule. However, those wishing to spend more time in this piece of paradise have the option to stay overnight in… Continue reading Backwaters, Kerala