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Storming of the Indorie Qila

Storming of the Indorie Qila

We finally raised the PedalYatri flag on the Indorie Qila (Indorie Fort). Of course it was a notional one on wikimapia, but it felt special because two of our previous attempts of finding and reaching it had failed. A very eventful ride with more than it’s fair share of punctures, dynamite blasts, tumbles, scraped knees, nicked & bruised shins, un-rideable terrain with boulders fields & deep undergrowth, and traffic jams too.
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3 minute read | 607 words


#cycling, #cycle tour in india, #self-supported cycling, #bicycle adventures, #cycling in india, #adventure travel, #indorie fort, #wilderness, #yashwantrao holkar

Why do I cycle?

Why do I cycle?

First published in Times of India on October 29, 2010. Nice to be featured in the ‘Just4Her’ section of ‘What’s Hot’ ;-). If you can afford to ride a motorcycle or a car, then why ride a cycle. Its a question that often gets thrown at me, though not always explicitly. More often than not, when I ride, locals mistake me to be a foreigner. Despite the colour of my skin, kids will shout out ‘angrez’ and adults will try to start a conversation in English.
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3 minute read | 500 words


#cycling, #cycle touring, #self-supported cycling, #bicycle adventures, #cycling in india, #adventure travel, #wilderness

Going to Ziro!

Going to Ziro!

Ziro is a quaint name for an unknown town hidden in the undergrowth of the deep jungles of Arunachal Pradesh – a state that is itself tucked away in the north-east of the country and is clearly not on the tourist map. Just the kind of place I long for A rather upright hill in the middle of an expansive, flat valley that jostles with lush green farms and endless bamboo groves, houses this little guest house.
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3 minute read | 439 words


#photography, #photo-features, #travel, #north-east india, #wilderness, #arunachal pradesh


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