Author: 2_backpackers

We are Agni and Amrita, two backpackers from Kolkata, India. We are chalk and cheese in nature. Agni is gregarious, fun loving and prolific person. Amrita meanwhile is the quirky nerd, thoughtful & methodical one among the two. It is the love for each other and for travel that binds us together. We believe in being wings to each other and travelling helps us in doing so.

Tawang – a different view

Arunachal Pradesh

“Tawang is a utopia” – I have heard this from an aunt who had visited Tawang some 10 years back. Yet she could vividly describe her experience even now. So, we two decided to pack our backpacks and head towards Tawang during the Puja holidays!! Tawang has been a kaleidoscope to us. We sensed the […]

Passing Phase

Tale of 2 Backpackers

Great things are done when man and mountain meet. -William Blake The mighty Himalayas are the home to numerous passes and as we travelled across Northern part of India, we came across a few of them. As we travel, we see new places and make memories which are everlasting. Here we present eleven memorable passes we […]

ROOPKUND: A SERENDIPITOUS JOURNEY… PART – III

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  The first appearance of light in the sky before sunrise. Day 4: To Roopkund and Junargali and back to Pathar Nachauni – The Climax The summit day started quite early at 4:00 am. It was dark and cold and we were wearing several layers of clothing.  Dinesh announced that the temperature was -5 degrees. […]

Roopkund: A serendipitous journey… Part – II

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Here comes the second part of our Roopkund Trek experience. The first post has been given earlier…. The Journey: Our journey to Kathgodam, Uttarakhand was no less an adventure. We boarded the train from Delhi station which was 4 hours late. The train was totally packed and we managed to get our seats. The train […]

Roopkund: A serendipitous journey… Part – I

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The trek to Roopkund turned to be a treasure trove for us. When we first registered for the trek with Indiahikes, little did we know what we were getting into! A week long adventure through the winding forest trails, the high altitude meadows which looked like endless golf course, the snow capped peaks and the […]

10 Gorgeous Sunrises and Sunsets we experienced

There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them. ― Jo Walton Nothing can beat the feeling of seeing first golden rays of sun falling on top of snowy mountains and then gradually spreading the warmth to all. The sun peeking behind the mountains with […]

PANGONG BLUES

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Let the blue sky meet the blue sea and all is blue for a time.  – Moncy Barbour The Blue skies, the blue lake and we….. Pangong had a tranquil and relaxing effect on us like blue topaz and inspired us as well. The vast and azure waters of Pangong were enough to mesmerize us […]

IF YOU NEVER GO, YOU WILL NEVER KNOW…..

Tale of 2 Backpackers

Ladakh has always been a panacea for travelers. We too wanted to have the taste of trans Himalayan adventure, get the feel of the cold desert and wander round the mighty monasteries. Having heard much and seeing a lot of google images, the blue waters of the Pangong seemed to beckon us; the monasteries called […]

Auroville – A place which no nation could claim as its own

The first time I visited Auroville was in 1998. I was merely in eighth standard when my grandma held my hands and took me to see the Matrimandir, which according to her was a must see place. Auroville was still in the construction phase at that time, the construction of the Matrimandir was still on […]

Coffee at Keventer’s

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Who can ever think of Darjeeling without a visit to Keventer’s…. Standing  tall on the Nehru road that leads to the Chowrasta Mall, for us visit to Kaventer’s for a sip of hot coffee is a must. Our love story with Darjeeling started since 2012 and is still going strong, and is our affair with […]