Colonel Narinder ‘Bull’ Kumar secured India the world’s largest glacier without shedding a drop of blood. Twenty six years later, this legendary mountaineer-soldier is bestowed with the coveted MacGregor medal.
At 40º C if you can’t handle the heat, it’s time to get out of the plains. But where to? We squinted at the globe, stared at the map and called the experts to come up with a summer travel menu of places that’ll re-sap your spirits. Read on for where to smell the wildflowers, listen to the stomp of wildebeest and how to jump off an aircraft so you can hurtle earthwards at 200 kmph.