Category Archives: India

Dehradun In a Day

Nestled in the Doon Valley between the Ganga and the Yamuna lies Dehradun. A couple of centuries ago (17th) the eldest son of the 7th Sikh Guru camped (Dehra) in the Doon valley which led to its name. Dehradun the capital … Continue reading

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Spellbound by the Sleeping Buddha – Sandakphu Trek

Buddha is lying in eternal sleep atop the highest point in India on the Kanchenjunga Range. No, it is not a statue like the one in Kushinagar but the snowline that appears like Buddha in deep slumber overlooking and protecting mankind. … Continue reading

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Goodbye to Remember!!

During the Trek to Sandakphu, we would often pass through small villages. Invariably, one of the dogs from the village would lead the way guiding us as far as they could; often dashing ahead with a mild growl if we … Continue reading

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Romancing the Flowers in Eastern Himalayas!!

I trekked in Eastern Himalayas (Sikkim, Darjeeling, Arunachal) in Spring for consecutive years and between the unforgettable views, long walks, wild winds and chilling cold; I remember those stolen moments of romance with the flowers. They bloom along the mountain … Continue reading

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Connection, Interconnection and Emotions

Life is a series of events, some connected some interconnected and some seemingly transactional but if you see through the eyes that are located deep within your heart; you find a different meaning for every moment.  I was trekking in … Continue reading

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Stunning Terracotta Temples of Kalna

After looking around the Naba Kailash Complex where 108 Shiva Temples were arranged like rosary beads; we went across the road to the Rajbari Complex. Yet another set of stunning temples (5) displaying terracotta art sprawled across a well maintained … Continue reading

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Indore in 10 Travel Photos

Founded nearly 500 years ago, Indore is the gateway to the famous tourist destinations in Western Madhya Pradesh. The city lives up to its reputation of being the trading hub between the Deccan Kingdoms and Delhi Sultanate from the time … Continue reading

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Temples appear like Rosary Beads; 108 Shiva Temples in Kalna

My earliest recollection for the name Kalna was from a poem by Rabindra Nath Tagore elucidating the wacky lifestyle of an old lady and her grand mother-in-law’s sisters. These ladies used to store their pots and pans in the clothes … Continue reading

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10 Must Do’s on a Trip to Srinagar

Srinagar is the capital of Kashmir defined by its large lakes and flowery gardens. The first stop during any trip to Kashmir valley is Srinagar. While the Mughal gardens bloom ushering in spring with all its colors; Dal Lake and … Continue reading

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Quiet Haven ~ Om Beach Resort in Gokarna

There was something in the air when I stepped out of the KSRTC Bus in Gokarna. After an 11 hour drive, I was anything but tired. The trees were green, the air was fresh and light and the sounds of temple … Continue reading

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