When you trek the Himalayas in Ladakh, Sikkim, and Bhutan, you discover a timeless and evocative world of Buddhist temples, festivals, and rituals.
A photo essay celebrating the Buddhism in India on the occasion of Buddha Purnima. Photos from the Buddhist Conclave 2014 by Andrew Adams.
I went to Chhattisgarh in central India to attend the Sirpur Dance and Music Festival and found warm people, fascinating culture and a place waiting to be discovered.
Sri Lanka’s ancient name was Serendip, which became the word serendipity. In the land of Serendip I did indeed chance upon some wonderful discoveries.
A happiness index, benevolent monarch, pristine air and gentle people: Is Bhutan the new Shangri-la? I spent five days in Paro and Thimpu to find out.
Sikkim is ribbon-like roads winding around graceful mountains, deep valleys with thin rivers that will fill to torrents during monsoon and clouds of thick mist obscuring mountain tops and views. It’s a lovely place, very gentle. Pelling is a small town in west Sikkim known for historic ruins, important monasteries, authentic villages and of course Kanchendzonga, the world’s third highest mountain.