India

The Best of Uttarakhand and India’s Char Dham

Some of the holiest sites in Hinduism can be found high up in the Garhwali Himalayas in Uttarakhand, where temples mark the spiritual sources of four sacred rivers: the Yamuna, the Ganges, the Mandakini and the Alaknanda.  Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath make up one of the most important yatra circuits in India, known as… Continue reading The Best of Uttarakhand and India’s Char Dham

India

Discovering Sikkim: Namchi to Yuksom

Back in Gangtok after the thrilling landscapes of North Sikkim, we made plans to explore the rest of the state. Namchi (1675m) Namchi is the capital of the southern district, much quieter than Gangtok with none of the traffic or commotion that plagues the state capital. Sherpas and other people of Nepalese ancestry make up… Continue reading Discovering Sikkim: Namchi to Yuksom