My journey of a lifetime would be to the Spiti valley in the Himalayas

The first time I read about Spiti, it was a blogpost by Shivya Nath who writes a tremendously inspiring travel blog called The Shooting Star. Not one blog post on Spiti but quite a few of them actually. I read about the moving monasteries, I read about a village called Komic – the highest inhabited village in the Himalayas which had only 13 families. I read about the Key monastery. And I read about Spiti. Over and over and over again. As I read, I felt that I had known this place all along, although Himachal Pradesh is far removed from Bengal, the region I come from. And then when I saw my cousin Swati’s photographs of her travel to Spiti, I felt the same sense of déja vu – where have I seen these all? I haven’t been in Spiti, but Spiti had been in me ever since I could remember. It is the journey of my lifetime that I want to experience with the Z-Sisters, a story that I have shared in a competition organised by Condé Nast Traveller. Do vote for my story if it inspires you. And why not share your own story – who knows you might just win the journey of your lifetime?

Unblogging it all… Ishita

PS: Swati has kindly shared these pictures with me and I hope that one day I will be visiting Spiti too and have many pictures and tales to share with you.

PS2: If you are looking for more inspiration, the Spring issue of Food e Mag dxb is LIVE… do have a flip through.








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Written by IshitaUnblogged

A Culinary Travel Blog by a Bong Gourmet. From Dubai, Kolkata & the world beyond, street food to fine dining, recipes to chef talks, it pens down experiences. With 2 kids in tow!


  1. Ha! Voted for you and took a leaf out of your book and posted about my Ladakh celebrations – fingers crossed, one of us will win!

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