Trekking and the Common Lingo- Be Unconventional
Ever heard someone who has been to Northern India, specifically the Himalayan range, and has returned saying “Well, it wasn’t much”? We dare you to find someone who would be so out of snap to have said that. The Indian subcontinent is home to the breathtaking Himalayan Range that spans across ten of the Northern-North-eastern states. What is more intriguing about the Himalayas is the opportunity it accords everyone to test their will against odds. It is a dream comes true for many of us to set afoot in the Himalayas. There is a specific notion towards the trekking experience many an Indian and people from the word over have so many fond and not-so-fond memories of. We have seen numerous fictional and non-fictional encounters in the current day that has its root at the trekking experiences of many world-renowned climbing teams, and people, per se.
Introducing CollarFolk, Pet Friendly Vacation in India
As a pet parent, we have been postponing our vacation and holidays meant staying at home indoors with our Labrador. The immediate thought of leaving her in the mercy of friends switches off our plans and it is only if it is unavoidable we go out of the city leaving her with our friend to take care of her in our absence at our home because she does not like to be away in another place without us. It is not an easy task to find someone to take care of her in our absence with the same love and attention we give her. Now it is good news for pet parents like us, we can take our pet along with us for the vacation. Thanks to CollarFolk, an innovative idea by a pet parent Rukmini Vaish.
We could not move on without appreciating the cute logo of CollarFolk (wagging tail) which speaks volume about their love for pets.
Travel Special – Pichavaram, Second Largest Mangrove Forest in the World
A few words about Pichavaram first. This sleepy village about 250 KM from Chennai is home to the Second Largest Mangrove forest in the world and a magnificent bird century in its own. Very rare and fast diminishing, mangrove forests are jungles of mangrove trees like Avicennia and Rhizophara which remain rooted in water. A biosphere in itself, a mangrove forest is a delicate system; and though resilient to the forces of nature, has not been able to withstand the recent onslaught of the mankind. This makes Pichavaram very special, as apart from being a shelter to migratory birds of many kinds, it’s one of the last stands made by the mangroves in the world.