A little hamlet, nestled in the Kumaoni region of the Himalayas, Chalni Cheena offers a varied range of avifauna to pique the interest of even the most jaded traveller. Somewhere near Almora and on the way to Pithoragarh, lies the quiet
Palaearctic mammals in the higher ranges of Himachal Pradesh, whose plight is a precarious one, need our serious attention and action. Overgrazing and the widespread presence of non-native predators, continue to be persistent threats against their survival. As the SUV rolled
Have you ever been to a studio with open skies and cameras positioned on tree barks and gravels? Yes, nature’s own photo studio. I am talking about one of the most tranquil birding sites of India - Sattal, Uttrakhand. Nature’s
Like in other parts of the Himalayas, winter makes the mountains of western Arunachal Pradesh wear a special garb. The ridges and valleys explode in a riot of fall colours, in various shades of rufous, brown, chestnut and greys, contrasted
As the winter-scapes descend on the scintillating slopes of the Himalayas, a silent transformation of these remote vistas takes place. The chirpiness of spring birds gives way to the whoosh-whoosh of snow-swirls. To some, this may seem like an annihilation
Climate change is forcing nomad communities of Ladakh valleys to settle down and accept a new way of living – an interesting observation by Joydip Mitra. Their valley was never green, and the greenery in their valley was never improbable.
Situated at an altitude of 5,029 m (16,499 ft) in Uttarakhand and lying in the lap of the Trishul massif, is Roopkund. Call it ‘Mystery Lake’, ‘Skeleton Lake’ or simply a mountaineers’ paradise; Roopkund is a lake that never runs
Nestled in the high altitude region of Arunachal Pradesh, Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary is home to some of the rarest birds and other wild species. The suspension complained loudly as the overloaded pickup truck groaned its slow way along the rough dirt