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The 5 gadgets that are always in my backpack

We've been often asked about the electronic gadgets we carry on our trek. Here's our list of the 5 gadgets we absolutely don't leave without. Life is so much simpler with them, these basic must-own gadgets ably equip us on our treks. This list of life-saving, trek-saving and memory-saving items should help you decide what makes it to your backpack.

A taste of Sahyadri. Accessible monsoon weekend treks for Mumbaikars

With the monsoon around the corner, here's a compendium of treks that is guaranteed to incite travellust. So grab those daypacks and hiking shoes Mumbaikars and head out to the Sahyadri. Western Ghats are one of the world’s eight “hottest hotspots” of biological diversity. Around 5,000 species of vascular plants alone grow there, as do hundreds of species of mammals, reptiles, birds, and amphibians. A large number of these species are endemic to the Ghats: they are found nowhere else in the world. 

The Best Outdoor Gifts Money Can Buy - India 2016

In this final article of our three-part series, we compile a list of the best and the most luxurious outdoor gear available in India. If you're the kind of person who buys the best gear, we definitely recommend browsing through this curated list. However, if you're on a stricter budget we have you covered as well. Check out our twin list of amazing outdoor gear gifts under ₹ 1500 and ₹ 5000.

5 foot care tips for monsoon treks in India

Most people don’t associate monsoons with appropriate trekking weather. Yet, fog and mist provide an enchanting interplay between clouds and mountains that makes even the most mundane trek that much more special. Yet, wet weather conditions take a heavy toll on your feet. Nevertheless, this can be mitigated to a large extent by following these simple tips. We've distilled these tips after weeks of wet weather trekking from the mighty Himalayas to the delightful Western Ghats.