Climbing in Manali

Climbing fun for everyone!! Whether beginner or advanced: In Manali every climbing enthusiast finds his or her rock, whether for just one day or during a climbing course lasting several days!!! Here are some impressions of our climbing trip in Alleo yesterday, with perfect  weather! In Manali we also offer 3 days Rock Climbing Courses. […]

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In the houseboat through the canal system of the backwaters in Kerala

March Calendar Sheet No. 3 We sit comfortably in our chairs on the “balcony” of our small floating home for the next 24 hours and enjoy the fresh coconut water while we ship peacefully through the small channels of the backwaters. […]

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Hike to the hot springs at Khir Ganga

Leaving the Kullu valley and turning into the narrower and wilder Parvati valley, one reaches Barsheni, the last village of the valley that can still be reached by car. Barsheni itself is not particularly beautiful. For some years now, a construction site has been here due to a planned hydroelectric power plant and it is […]

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Day hike to the Dangan Kot summit

It is June- ideal trekking and hiking time in the Kullu Valley: During the day it is warm and sunny, slowly the snow melts on the peaks, the mountain flowers are in full bloom and the shepardmen move with their herds higher into the mountains. I, too, am drawn to the mountains. Every day from […]

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Day trip by (push) bike from Manali to Jalori Pass (3240 m)

Since I’ve been living in the Indian Himalayas (now it’s been four years), mountain biking is my great passion. Even then in German,y I was riding a lot by bike, but used the two-wheeler to commute and followed sports like swimming and running. Well, here in the beautiful Kullu valley, which is located at 2000 […]

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And Action!

… we have been in Manali for a few weeks now, because the Dutch filmmaker Maureen Birney is our guest in Manali and with her we are busy filming our tours around Manali. Whether rock climbing, paragliding, mountain biking, local festivals or fishing – Maureen and her camera are always there! Maureen embarks on many […]

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Fishing in the Arabian Sea with a Keralan fisherman

Marari beach in Kerala, located between Allepey and Kochi is probably one of the most pristine and beautiful beaches of Kerala. Only a few exclusive beach resorts and a few small homestays are available for tourists here, so that the beach is still characterized by the locals and the surrounding area mainly by small fishing […]

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The Hell Race in Bir

Well, for me the so-called mountain bike “Hell Race” was more of a heavenly race: great track, beautiful nature, no fall, nice people and the first place in the women’s category! What more could I ask for? The one-day race took place in the Dhauladhar mountain range between the two tourist resorts of Manali and […]

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Two days in Jaipur and how to spend them best

August Calendar Sheet  No. 8 Jaipur, the pink capital of Rajasthan, is a relatively young city that was founded in 1727 by the Maharaja Jai Sing II as a planned city. Jaipur is known as the Pink City, as the Old Town District was uniformly painted in a pink colour in 1876 for the visit […]

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Bicycle trip to Rothang Pass and back

A report about the 1st stage of the Manali-Leh Bicycle Tour and a Full day Long Cycling Trip in Manali On the occasion of the soon happening mountain bike tours on the Manali Leh Highway and personal preparation, I rode my bike 51 km up and back down the Rothang Pass yesterday! Cycling up from […]

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Cross Country Mountain Biking Race in Manali

The organized “Himalayan Trails and Dust Mountainbiking Challange” has been running every year for five years and I managed to participate at all, besides last year. The level of the race has improved significantly over the last five years. Of course cows still run infront of the bike and  I was the only female participant […]

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Two-day trip to the Sunderbans National Park

About the Sunderbans From Calcutta it is only 100 km (i.e. about three hours ;)) to the shores of the Sunderbans – a region in the southernmost West Bengal and in Bangladesh, which is home to the largest mangrove population in the world on an area of 10,000 km². […]

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A day well spent in an Indian mountain village

I am very fortunate to have friends all over India, all of them with very different lifestyles, different religiouns and from different societies. This allows me to get a great insight of the people of India and to experience how the inhabitants of India live. I was invited to the village Kanol by my former […]

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Delhi Sightseeing by Bike

Anyone who has ever been to India or perhaps seen one or the other documentary on television, knows  India is richly populated and especially in the cities there is a lot of crowds on the streets. Another special feature of the traffic in India is of course the driving style of the Indians themselves. Here […]

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Goodbye Manali, Hello Indore!

Arrival at the Paramand Institute of Yoga Research and Science Yesterday, I had to say goodbye to Manali, the place that has finally become my home this year. It was tough and it’s still tough. Only the knowledge that I will come again makes the loss of this place and the people I leave behind  […]

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Malana – a remote village in the Himalayas,…

… the best hashish and the oldest democracy in the world It is a three-day march from the Kullu Valley over the 3600 meter high Chandrakani Pass to the village of Malana. The pass itself offers magnificent views of the highest mountains in the region, in good weather the two six-thousand-metre peaks Deo Tibba and […]

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Impressions of a bike tour in the afternoon in the Kullu Valley

A sunny day in the monsoon season. During the day it is hot, but now in the afternoon quite pleasant in the shade of the mountains. I enjoy the steady uphill in a light gear, consciously inhaling the air purified from the previous day by the rain. Breathe in and out. A small school bus […]

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Toilet Issues in India and a toilet museum in Delhi

If you travel to India, the topic of “toilet” will soon become a very special one! On the one hand, the “shape” of an Indian toilet is quite different. In the better hotels you will usually find our normal “Western Style Toilet”, but in villages, train stations or cheaper accommodation, you will most likely make […]

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