Sunday, December 22, 2013

WESTLAND LTD LAUNCHES AUTHOR GAURAV PUNJ’S DEBUT BOOK ‘THE LAND OF THE FLYING LAMAS & OTHER REAL TRAVEL STORIES FROM THE INDIAN HIMALAYAS’

WESTLAND LTD LAUNCHES AUTHOR GAURAV PUNJ’S DEBUT BOOK
THE LAND OF THE FLYING LAMAS & OTHER REAL TRAVEL STORIES FROM THE INDIAN HIMALAYAS’

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20th December 2013, Mumbai: Leading publication house, Westland Ltd launched Gaurav Punj’s debut book titled ‘The Land Of The Flying Lamas & Other Real Travel Stories From The Indian Himalayas’ today at JW Marriott, Juhu. 
In conversation with the author at the launch was veteran actor and travel enthusiast Anupam Kher and celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar, who interacted with guests and media. The trio regaled the audience with amazing travel experiences during their many expeditions. Also in attendance were friends and travel companions of the author. 
Categorized under the genre of Travel the Release Type is Original and Priced at Rs. 250.00 it features a Binding Paperback. Imprinted by Westland Ltd it runs with a Page Extent of 240 + 16 pp colour insert.

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ABOUT THE BOOK
Beyond the hill stations, the mall roads and the ‘points’ is the ‘other Himalaya’. A Himalaya where flowers bloom in the green rolling meadows, the streams are bubbly, no pedal boats ply in the lakes, the glaciers can be felt and the passes crossed to more magical lands (where you might find flying lamas too). It’s the real Himalaya and it’s the real stories from the travels of people like you and me in this Himalaya that make this book.
The grand plan is that the next time you are looking for a family vacation or an adventure trek or a soul-searching solo trip, these stories from different regions of Indian Himalaya will provide you a few more options to choose from.
There is also a special chapter by Rujuta Diwekar, India’s top fitness professional, on why you must trek, the physiological benefits for your body and what to eat to get the best out of your Himalayan trek.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
After gazing at the Himalaya for 21 years from his village near the Shivalik foothills, Gaurav Punj figured what to do in the mountains once he started hiking in the Yosemite national park while studying at University of California, Berkeley. He completed his Masters in Engineering (Operations Research), worked for about 4 years in the big bad corporate world and after his leave count dipped to negative 50, quit and started his venture, Connect with Himalaya, in 2008. It’s as good an excuse he could find for traveling to new and unexplored places in the Indian Himalaya, meet and work with genuine local organizations and do his bit to spread the word.

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