By Amruta Dhamorikar

Situated close to the city of Pune, Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the easiest escapes for a traveler. And so during a long weekend of four days, I found myself longing for the wonderful dense forests of Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary. Located in the Khed and Ambegaon talukas of Pune district, it was created for the protection of the state animal of Maharashtra – Indian Giant Squirrel in the year 1984.

Running long distances is an amazing feeling that subjects you to extremes, putting you in your element. So to say, it gives you an amazing feeling. But here’s a run with a twist. Imagine, a high-altitude run amidst the picturesque snowy mountains of the Himalayas! India has always been famous for its heritage places. So on this World Heritage Day we bring you one of the places considered as a heritage site by the Archaeological Survey of India. We bring you the majestic Spiti.

‘For whatever we lose, it’s ourselves we find in the sea’- E.E.Cummings and the only female Stand Up Paddle Surfer of India – Tapashi Devchoudhury defines this saying.

Meet India’s first Female Stand up Paddler: Tapashi Devchoudhury