There are times in life when you feel like closing your eyes and meditating away the stress built up over many many days… Then…Read More
Now that I have been in London for quite a while, it will not be a bad idea I guess to try and share…Read More
I have been to Agra few times. We went by Taj Express the first time, way back in 1988 and then with friends in…Read More
तय कार्यक्रम के अनुसार हम तीनों ने अगले दिन गुरुवार को सुबह गार्जिया देवी के मंदिर जाने के लिए अपनी गाड़ी स्टार्ट की और आधे घंटे के भीतर हमने 10 किलोमीटर का सफ़र पूरा किया और सीधे मंदिर की पार्किंग मे जाकर गाड़ी पार्क कर दी! राम नगर से माता का मंदिर 10 किलोमीटर की दूरी पर है और रास्ता इतना मनोरम है की पूछिए ही मत! लगता है की किसी सुंदर वाटिका मे आ गये हैं!Read More
Another motivating factor was the leeches. They wouldn’t let us stop anywhere. Every stop we had to check for them on the path first and then on our shoes and then take off the ones which had had some luck with our blood.Balloo kept us occupied with his “jokes” all along.Read More
After searching unsuccessfully for an inexpensive air ticket, I decided to give Indian Railways a chance, I love them – in my country (read…Read More
Its an old one but I would try to remember as much as I could. It was Oct 2, 2004 and was a national…Read More
Van and Vilas do not go well together. Van means jungle, usually a place where it would get a little difficult to have Vilas…Read More
I reached Delhi airport at night, and we were off towards Corbett right away. Corbett National Park – famous for the tiger, the most…Read More
NH 24 – Delhi, Ghazibad, Hapur, Garh Mukteshwar (NHAI)
NH 24 – Simbhavli, Gajraula, Moradabad, Rampur (NHAI)
NH 87 – Rampur, Bilaspur, Rudrapur (mostly UP)
NH 87 – Rudrapur, Haldwani, Nainital/Bhimtal (Uttrakhand)
After a lot of characteristic dilly-dallying, I told Anurag that we must head out to Rajasthan, and not go rafting again. Manish had already…Read More
We have just bought our Mahindra Scorpio and that was more than enough reason to venture out. So we called up all the active…Read More
We woke up early next morning as per our itinerary with excitement to experience some of the grandest waterfalls of the region. We started by witnessing the famous Elephant Falls in Shillong, The falls which is locally called “Kshaid Lai Pateng Khohsiew” or three step falls, was coined “Elephant falls” by the British due to the rock on the left side that resembled an elephant.
Jaipur is renowned for its colorful markets, gorgeous handlooms and wonderfully laid out gardens. The people are very cheerful and friendly. Don’t forget to try the famous Rajasthan delicacies including the thali. Rajasthani arts and handicrafts are things that you can’t afford to miss.
You are really spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurants in Goa. Besides the beach shacks, where you can sit on the sands and gaze out at the sea, sipping on a drink, while waiting an hour or two for your meal to arrive, there are many restaurants inland which also serve excellent food at very reasonable rates. There is a fusion of East and West, Portugese and Indian, meat and vegetables, which makes Goan cuisine unique. Coconut is used liberally, along with other Indian spices in the cooking. ‘Fish curry rice’ is the most common food and available virtually in every restaurant. The different types of seafood on offer in Goa includes pomfret, kingfish, ladyfish, mackerel, tuna, shark, crab, prawn, lobster, squid and mussels. Chicken, pork, mutton and beef dishes are also on offer at all the restaurants, cooked in the popular Goan flavours such as vindaloo, balchao, recheado, xhacuti and caldin.
We had already planned that we would include at least one meal out at a shack or restaurant in our daily sight-seeing itinerary. One precaution we always took was to carry our own drinking water if we did not want to order a drink, or pay for a bottle of branded mineral water.