Kashmiri words

Kashmiri words to help you travel better

There’s that famous song in pop culture that glorifies words and while travelling you realise how true it is. Knowing a language may not be possible but knowing a few words can be life saviours. Local languages in India are in plenty just as the terrain and regions are. Kashmiri language, popularly known as ‘Koshur’ is spoken primarily in the Kashmir valley of Jammu and Kashmir. India has about five…

Ladakh vs Spiti Valley

Difference between Ladakh and Spiti Valley

Ever thought of a place where the landscape would simply wow you with the tranquility of nature and the culture which has a unique way. Ladakh is the land of many passes. It lies on the great Himalayas on the eastern side of Jammu and Kashmir. It has the mighty Karakoram range in the north and in the south, it is bound by the Zanskar mountains. Major rivers like Indus,…

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Himachali words that will help you travel better

The state of Himachal Pradesh is known for its beauty and landscape. As far as the local languages of Himachal Pradesh are concerned, they are varied and spoken all around the region. Some of the popular local languages of Himachal Pradesh are Mandiali (spoken in Mandi District), Kulavi (spoken in Kullu), Chameali (spoken in Chamba), Hinduari (spoken in Nalagarh and its surrounding area), Pangwali, Miahasvi (spoken in Mahasu region), Kehluri…

Yolo Camping

Camping, Glamping & a riverside stay @ YOLO

Ever dreamt of living in colourful tents, out in the wilderness? Away from home in a shelter, such as a tent. Ever wanted to stay somewhere by the riverside, in a state or national parks or in the wilderness? Camping became popular as a recreational activity over a period of years. What exactly is camping ? It’s an outdoor recreational activity which involves a range of activities and approach to…

Hitch hiking

Things to know about hitch hiking

Hitch hiking is not difficult as it looks. It was pretty common, a decade ago but due to increase in population there has been gradual progress in increasing public transport. Share a ride services have made hitch hiking oblivious. However, you may never know when you may have the need to hitch hike. Here are 10 things you should know about hitch hiking. Safety comes first Hitch hiking isn’t that…

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Ten things not to do in Ladakh

Ladakh is a terrain which is famous for its landscape and beauty, as well as the difficulty to travel. Acclimatisation is very important when you travel there or else it’s no point roaming and seeing the beauty when you are sick. So here are a few points to keep in mind and be prepared while going to Ladakh, a region of vast and massive landscape. 1.   Do not go without…

Travelling with the locals

Humans of Wanderlust: B Shiva, Hampi

Balaram Shiva is a 24-year-old who work as a tour guide for the local tour to the sacred centre in Hampi. He basically gives a brief of what all has happened in the different temple in Hampi. He has been a guide since he was 17. He has done a diploma course in tourism from the Krishna Dev Raya college in Gangavati in Karnataka. The best thing about Shiva is…

Why to visit Hampi

Here are 10 reasons to visit Hampi

Hampi is a village which lies in the northern part of Karnataka. The village is divided into two parts by the Tungabhadra river. One side is known as old Hampi which includes temples and the royal spaces of the Vijaynagar empire. The other side consists of Hippie cafes and amazing stay arrangements in Hampi. Both sides hold an important part in making Hampi, one of the best places to visit.…

Kashid Beach

Ten things to do in Kashid, Maharashtra

Do you ever feel like there is a lot you could do on a beach but don’t know how to manage your time and pace. We have listed 10 things you can do at our Kashid beach camp site. Take the sea route:   We are so bound to land transport which includes rickshaws, buses, taxis, cars etc. There are MSRTC buses to Alibaug but if you need a change…

Majuli

What is backpacking?

Got that itchy feeling under your feet that asks you to travel? You are just physically present but your mind is wandering to some exotic place? Want to travel but short on budget? People often associate travel with something that will burn a hole in your pocket or at least need a prior saving routine for months before setting out on a trip. Well, not when you are backpacking. The…

Yolo Malana in snow

How safe is it to travel to Himachal in winter

Himachal Pradesh is a northern Indian state in the Himalayas. The region is also well known for trekking, mountain climbing and skiing. It sounds adventurous to visit the Himalayan range in winters but how and what are the conditions in the mountains that demand attention. We see daily news coming from the mountains about what all is happening, somewhere somebody was rescued from a particular area or some blizzard is…

Travel once a year

Why is it important to travel once a year

Over the last few years, travel has become a major fad with nearly everyone hitting the road for various reasons. If you feel life is going great and you don’t need a break, then here are a few points to help you evaluate the need of a holiday.   Peace of mind The single most important reason you need to hit the road, is to just get away from the…

Ten facts about Manali-Leh highway

  The Leh–Manali Highway is a 490 km (300 m) long highway in northernmost India connecting Leh in Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir state and Manali in Himachal Pradesh state. It is open for only about four and a half months in a year in summer between May or June, when the snow is cleared. It closes again in mid-October when snowfall again blocks the high passes.  It connects Manali…

Ten facts about Bangkok, Thailand

Also called Krung Thep Maha Nakhon in Thai, the city of Bangkok is Thailand’s capital city and home to over 8 million people. The city occupies approximately 1,568.7 square kilometers (605.7 sq. mi) in the Chao Phraya River delta in Central Thailand. Compared to other Thai urban centers, Bangkok is a very important city and dwarfs them in terms of commercial value. Below are a few facts you didn’t know…

Entrance to Yolo

Must visit places in Parvati Valley

Parvati Valley is one of the most beautiful valleys in Himachal Pradesh. It is famous for its hippie culture as well as because it is a paradise for trekkers. Kasol is the most visited town in the valley by Indians as well as foreigners. It has everything in itself from the Israeli cuisine to momos, apples to hippie things. There are many famous cafes like Cafe Sunshine, Cafe Evergreen, German…

Seven facts about Khardung La, Ladakh

Ladakh which is the land of high passes holds special attraction for its tourists. The dramatic mountains and beautiful landscape make the trip an unforgettable experience for travellers. It’s a paradise on earth. This beautiful region in the state of Jammu and Kashmir always surprises its visitors with its amazing towering peaks, snow-capped Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges and lush green valleys. Khardung La is a mountain pass in the…

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Humans of Wanderlust: Muzaffar, Dal Lake

Muzaffar Lungroo was born on April 26, 1977 in the Dal Lake area of Srinagar. He is the youngest of three sons. His family includes his two older brothers and their families as well as his wife. Muzaffar handles his family business of welcoming people and letting them have a luxury houseboat experience. To us at tlow, he is Muzaffar bhai. His favourite time pass is watching movies. So all day,…

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Humans of Wanderlust: Umang from Barsheni

Umang is 36 years old and was born and brought up in Barsheni, Himachal Pradesh. He runs a small cafe on the way to Kheerganga. It is situated one km from Rudranag Waterfall towards Kheerganga. It is his seasonal business and in winters he works at his apple fields. At his cafe, you can get things like tea, coffee, chips, etc. Umang says it is fun staying up here in…

Six facts about Sarchu, Himachal Pradesh

An important stopover on the Leh-Manali highway, Sarchu lies on the boundary of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. Situated at an elevation of just over 14,500 ft between the Himalayan mountain passes of Baralacha La and Lachlung La, Sarchu is of great importance mainly due to its location on the Leh-Manali highway. Sarchu, also known as Sir Bhum Chun, closely resembles Ladakh with its barren splendor and is a…

Folka

Humans of Wanderlust: Viren Folka from Solan

Viren Folka was born and brought up in Solan, Himachal Pradesh. He has immense knowledge about all the mountains that can be hiked and also everything in Himachal Pradesh. By profession, he is a mountaineer and trek lead. He has his own trekking company named, ‘Trek the mountains’. He has done Everest base camp and is preparing himself for the Everest summit in 2020. Viren has also done all major…

Fisher man at Loktak

Ten facts about Manipur

Manipur is a state in Northeast India, with the city of Imphal as its capital.It is bound by Nagaland to the north, Mizoram to the south, and Assam to the west; Burma (Myanmar) lies to its east The state covers an area of 22,327 square kilometres and has a population of almost three million, including the Meitei, who are the majority group in the state, Loi, Yaithibi, Kuki and Naga…

Local Sharhan market

Humans of Wanderlust: Shanti Devi from Sarahan

Shanti Devi is a warm clothes weaver who belongs to Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh where she was born and brought up. She got married in 1962. She is the only girl child in the family with two more brothers. She is also the youngest child. In the Sarahan culture, girls when they are young are taught how to weave wool and make warm clothes like sweaters, gloves, mufflers and many more…

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