The Chembra Peak which at 2100 meters above sea level is the loftiest peak in Wayanad forms the backdrop to Annapara. For those who have a head for heights, it makes for some exhilarating trekking. Almost half way up, you will come across a heart-shaped lake- what a romantic spot to get down on one knee and propose to her!!!Read More
This one is my fifth trip in this year till now. After visiting Mussoorie in August and then Udaipur in September again the travelling…Read More
Once the past is passed, and we come out of that state of hardship and enter into another phase of life, only then we realise what had been those pleasurable moments which we exhausted without really enjoying it, however wonderful that had been. Here, I am referring to the time I spent in Rashtrapati Bhavan by virtue of being posted there for a span of 5 years (2012-2017), co-terminus with the tenure of the then Rashtrapati Ji, Shri Pranab Mukherjee.Read More
The wonder cave is the third largest natural cave in the country & is believed to be about 2200 million years old. It was rediscovered in the late 19th century by miners who dynamited and excavated limestone for the making of cement.Read More
he pot hole patches, were horrible, near Biprit at least 3 Km stretch was practically same full and just before touching to highway at Islampur a particular stretch was just nightmare.I was really thinking of a breakdown. After reaching highway to Siliguri the last 95 Km was a bliss. The most awaiting good features of highway.Read More
Finally, the last day began with a nice Balinese spa. It was so rejuvenating, one must not miss it at any cost. We went beach hopping that day. First, we went to the Benoa beach, it is famous for beach activities. As I am not very much into water sports, I just took some vibrant pictures and headed to Nusa Dua. Now that is the place one would hanker for. The turquoise calm water of the sea and the vast white sand beaches will make one go weak in the knees.Read More
To start with number one in my list is Bade Miyan , situated in the by lanes of Colaba and is behind the famous Taj Hotel. Actually it is not located behind the Taj Hotel but is in front of it , because the main entrance of the Old Taj is located in the back side of the hotel . Bade Miyan is mainly famous for the Non- Veg food , it serves Mughalai cousin , though they have got a section of Veg food also .It is a highly popular food joint in south mumbai but there is no availability of good seating area , one has to wait for around Twenty minutes standing beside a occupied table , kept on the footpath , sometimes it becomes irritating but after having the delicious food every shortcomings are forgotten.
Now the point where to start the feast and I will recommend Seekh Kawab, the softest Seekh Kawab I ever had in my life. They are grilled on the Charcoal fire and served hot, the shine on the surface due the juices flowing from it reflects the quality served. I bet you cannot stop with one plate of the Seekh Kawab and end up having couple of them.Read More
This July, I completed a motorcycle ride from Gurgaon to Ladakh, covering Spiti Valley, Leh, Kargil and Srinagar – one of my many trips to this part of the world. Despite having done these rides multiple times earlier, why do I keep riding to these crazy terrains, where unless someone has actually travelled on a motorcycle? They wouldn’t believe what one would experience. What’s the lure of Ladakh still, when everyone and their mothers-in-law are riding/driving/flying there these days? WhenRead More
A few days back, I was surfing all possible internet sites for the quest to perform self-driven road journey from Hyderabad to Delhi and further north to Himachal. Earlier I never drove down on this route in one stretch so I was little apprehensive about practicality issues.Read More
As I came back from Uttrakhand I got ready for my adventure camp of Mount Abu. We sat in our school bus and went…Read More
When you yearn to start anything new, you develop a kind of inkling that you are becoming a part of that thing. Similarly, when you plan to traverse the land of Buddha, you start inculcating a sense of being a kind of Buddha in you. Suddenly a different type of serenity and piousness, calm, and sense of discovering yourself develop in you. And this is a kind of mystic change in you which drives you to visit Ladakh, the land of Buddha.Read More
It was my 43rd holi. You must have guessed my age. But here I am not talking about my age. Here I am going to talk about Holi which I celebrated first time at Vrindavan with my beloved friends and their families and it was a lifetime experience. My childhood friends usually visit somewhere in India at least once a year with family. Which increase our bonding in between family and our child.Read More
Southampton is a small city…very quiet, beautiful and attractive. There is nothing much to see in Southampton, but the Titanic Museum and remains of old Southampton fort. Next day we started our exploration of Southampton. We went to the market and saw the gate of Southampton Fort. In WWII, SH was completely destroyed and it was re-built. The pier from which Titanic sailed, was also destroyed and there stands the new port.
In the morning, view outside our tents was spectacular. We saw snow capped Mountains all around , took some pics, but after 15-20 Min Mist covered the valley and mountains were not visible. We were supposed to start early , but got late, we finished our breakfast by 8:30AM and started walking towards Gidara.
From Dayara one black dog started walking with us , we thought it will go away after sometime but it remained with us till the end of trek. The Dog was too hairy, and resembled a bear , got scared of him twice, he also had a bad habit of crossing the path when there was a difficult climb or narrow path.
While on the trek an idea popped up that we should also visit “Dodital” ( Lord Ganeshji Birthplace ). Dodital situated at a distance of 30 km from Dayara Bugyal, is also popular among tourists. Going there meant an extension of 2 More days , which we could not afford. Hence all agreed to keep walking towards Gidara.
…A distance of 1 km appeared to take eons and finally we touched the foot of the grand Thar Desert. The majesty and the beauty are breath taking. On the horizon the sun was setting spilling thousand colors of oranges and yellows on the shimmering sand dunes…