Thursday Hops #12

My husband got a 15-day break at office and he immediately rushed to his first love…the hills in his hometown. Although we came back from there only about a month back (and after spending five months of lockdown there), he was already missing Kumaon hills terribly. Kumaon is now fully open for travel, so althoughContinue reading “Thursday Hops #12”

Traveling to UP in Unlock 3.0

I’d been in Bhimtal, Uttarakhand for the entire Covid-19 lock-down period and then some. There were several reasons for staying there beyond the lockdown period but the main thing that stopped us was transport. We had our dog with us so trains were not an option, even if they had been running. We needed toContinue reading “Traveling to UP in Unlock 3.0”

Thursday Hops #6

In Thursday Hops #6, a monkey peeping in from our kitchen window….as if to ask “Is breakfast ready?” Monkeys are a common sight in Bhimtal. As number of houses increase and forest covers decrease, more and more monkeys are moving into residential areas in search of food. Some people feed them, perhaps seeing an incarnationContinue reading “Thursday Hops #6”

Thursday Hops #4

In Thurday Hops #4, I present this sweet hillside temple. This Monday was a holiday due to Raksha Bandhan. We took advantage of the holiday to go for a short hike. That’s when we came across this colourful Shiv temple in an equally attractive setting. Sadly, it was closed, probably due to Covid restrictions. SmallContinue reading “Thursday Hops #4”

Thursday Hops #3

For Thursday Hops #3, I bring to you this beautiful just-before-sunset picture of Bhimtal Hills. Look at the wisps of clouds floating by! The clouds formed such interesting patterns. And just minutes after we took this picture, the misty clouds covered the hills from our view. Doesn’t it look lovely? Links to other Thursday HopsContinue reading “Thursday Hops #3”

Thursday Hops #2

So for the second Thursday Hops post, I have this pic of Bhimtal hills. Oops, the hills are barely visible through the monsoon clouds. Yes, monsoon is here! It’s raining every day. We may be running out of dry clothes, but we sure are enjoying the weather along with hot cups of tea/coffee and assortedContinue reading “Thursday Hops #2”

Announcing Thursday Hops!

Starting today, I’ll be posting a single travel photo every Thursday. Hopefully, clicked in the same week. As travel options are currently limited due to the Covid pandemic, get ready to see many, many shots of Bhimtal from different angles in the coming weeks. (Don’t worry if you see the same shot of Bhimtal lakeContinue reading “Announcing Thursday Hops!”