06 Jun

Christ Church

Visiting rain washed Satpuras (Pachmarhi)

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This highest point between Himalayas in the North and the Nilgiris in the South, offered wondrous views of the smoky hills and floating clouds playing hide and seek with the mountain tops of Chauragarh. The hazy rocky outlines got hazier with the rain starting to pour. This is also the sunrise and the sunset point giving a bird eye view of the entire Pachmarhi city.

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Niagra - From US side to Candian Side

Visiting “The Niagara Falls” after 39 years

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I had last visited Niagara Falls in 1973 and whilst on a recent trip i.e May – Jul 2011 to USA and Canada, it was only natural that me and my wife visit this place. So we boarded a train from New York for Niagara ( Canadian side) and reached there after a nine & a half hour picturesque journey on an Amtrak Train ( Approx USD 60 per ticket). The Canadian Customs took about 2 hours plus to clear the complete train load. They were nice but could not resist asking about the food stuff we might be carrying i.e. “ Sir, Any Khakras; Any Theplas; How much Currency on your person”. When told that Khakras and Theplas were the staples of Gujaratis and not ours, she just smiled and dismissed us.

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