Author: Atul Goyal

  • Pune to Goa cycling trip – bliss in the western ghats.

    Pune to Goa cycling trip – bliss in the western ghats.

    [Hi there! Unlike all my past posts, this time I’m going to try something new while writing this post. I’m just going to pretend that I’m talking to my cycling partner on the trip – Nupur, recalling the whole experience. Hope you like reading this new style…] Yo Nupur! I finally sat down penning my […]

  • Carrying bicycle via flights in India

    Carrying bicycle via flights in India

    Okay so I needed to carry my cycle from Delhi to Pune and that’s when I got some suggestions from my cyclist friends about which airlines to go with. After checking with multiple airlines, these are the responses I got. Next up, Vistara And then Air Asia which as per that page, came out to […]

  • Shock, denial, and Regret. Adios, my best teacher, mentor, and advisor.

    Shock, denial, and Regret. Adios, my best teacher, mentor, and advisor.

    About 7 am today, I woke up, only to notice a couple of messages on a Whatsapp group of friends, and on another group on Facebook. “Prof. Ashish Sureka was no more.” I went into shock. And denial. While everyone was sharing their reactions, I just didn’t know what to say. I picked up myself […]

  • A year since I left my job

    A year since I left my job

    Today morning a notification from Facebook caught my attention. It reminded that it’s been one full year since I had taken the sabbatical from my job at MobiKwik. Time “can” fly! I had earlier seen how amazing the experience of traveling in the mountains of Nepal was. Where I went solo trekking the Annapurna circuit […]

  • Bike ride. Leh to Pangong Tso.

    Bike ride. Leh to Pangong Tso.

    [Prologue: This is from my first trip to Ladakh. I was with three other friends and we did the Delhi – Srinagar – Ladakh – Manali circuit in a car. The Srinagar-Leh highway as well as Manali-Leh highway are both amazing for road trips with super awesome views, but more on that some other time.] […]

  • Chansu – a beautiful village off any traveler map in Sangla valley

    Chansu – a beautiful village off any traveler map in Sangla valley

    After a fateful turn of events during my month long stint in Kalpa, this Spring, I landed in Chansu. Chansu – a village in Sangla valley – reached via a winding dirt road from the Baspa II dam just before Sangla, taking you higher and higher till you arrive at this serene place. Chansu is […]

  • How an evening at Chandratal became an adventure we didn’t see coming…

    How an evening at Chandratal became an adventure we didn’t see coming…

    Different people find their dose of adventure in a wide variety of experiences. This is a story of how an evening at Chandratal became an adventure I can never forget… This time of the year. Two years back. The faint visuals of the evening at Chandratal still keep popping up as part of memories. Sometimes […]