Mridula Dwivedi is an ex-professor with a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur. She quit her job in May 2015, though she is not sure that she did it to travel. She blogs at Travel Tales from India. She can be found at Twitter and Instagram too.
It may not be as high as the moon, but sitting pretty at a height of 4300m, the crescent-shaped Chandra Tal (Moon Lake) takes quite an excursion to get to. Located in the Lahaul region of Himachal Pradesh in India, the nearest town is Manali, about 140km away, but because there are few roads to speak of after the Rohtang Pass, it takes about eight to 10 hours to reach. But as these pictures hopefully prove, the effort is worth it.