All posts tagged: Trekking

Dal Lake

Fallen Leaves in the Valley of Beauty and Guns

Whether it is between the rulers, nations or politicians, the fight for Kashmir is a cruel way to hurt nature. When it reaches its peak, the nature gives back something more disastrous like the floods of 2015. Yes Kashmir is the place of heavenly beauty for centuries. But it is also a place for cold blooded wars, political instability and what not. How Carelessly imperial power vivisected ancient civilizations. Palestine and Kashmir are imperial Britain’s festering, blood-drenced gifts to the modern world. Both are fault lines in the ragng International conflicts of today – Arundhati Roy The first look of Kashmir is of course, its snow covered peaks and valleys even in the spring season, the time which we chose to visit. By February, the harsh winter was over and summer was on its way. The area around Srinagar, the capital of Kashmir was cold, but without any snow. Like most of the South Indians, the visit to Kashmir was indeed a dream come true even though it was a brief one. First Glimpse of Kashmir It was …

meenmutty kallar

To Meenmutty, the beauty in Kallar

The parts of Western Ghats in the most remote areas of the Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram) district is always known to be amazingly beautiful. Meenmutty is undoubtedly one among them. The beauty and the easiness to attain perfect refreshment make it a regular getaway place. We chose to go to Meenmutty to get refreshed and to welcome the weekend.  If we go there, we have the luxury of extending the trip to Ponmudi hill station located only 15 KM from Meenmutty. Additionally the road condition is also fair. So all in all, the ride is be worth going. The stones on the trekking path to Meenmutty waterfalls  At a distance of only 45 KM from Trivandrum, Meenmutty will not take much time. Any vehicle can be used for Meenmutty with Bike or Car being the best among all. We started off in a car in the Trivandrum Nedumangad Ponmudi route. You will find any type of restaurants in the route and we chose a budget Aryaas restaurant ( which is the most common vegetarian restaurant name you …

Trekking tips

Trekking, some useful tips.

The power of trekking is that you will stretch your mind and body together. A trekking trip can always give you memories that last for a lifetime.   In every walk with the nature, one receives more than he seeks – John Muir Here are some tips that can come in handy during Trekking….. Get your body ready. Making your body ready for a stretch is very important for trekking. For a week before the trip, do some stretching exercises or  at least go for a small walk every day. Preparing our body to feel the heat is equally important. Closed Shoes with good Grip. This is very important while you go for trekking. A closed shoe should be used even if the terrain is little damp. It is always better to use shoes with good grips. Know your Limits… During the trip, once you feel your energy level getting low, take a break. It is always good to have short breaks in between rather than a long walk which can lead to an extra long …