Category: Experiences : Travel n beyond

Yana – The Medieval World

Most of the weekdays, when I have some spare time which has been retrieved from the unending schedules of the daily life, I open google maps and just start browsing the surrounding area on a magnified scale and this is how I stumbled upon Yana. The name sounded so different that I decided to do

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TIMELESS TRAVEL: A JOURNEY OF 8400 NAUTICAL MILES ACROSS SEVEN SEAS !!

          “We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.” – John Hope Franklin What is it about travel that once a man is smitten by he finds no respite in anything else .I would

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UTTARAKHAND : AN ODE TO THE HIMALAYA AND SPIRITUALITY

I have made a list of places that I wish to visit, its an amateur list and keeps on changing. After my visit to Ladakh last year I was thinking of a trip to South India   and then maybe later someday in the coming years I would visit Uttarakhand. But as the saying goes

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Tales from Bhigwan

#Sunrise#Wooden Boat ride #Flamingos.   Bird Migration is a unique feature that is definitely worth knowing more about. Though there are many who devote years to understand the nuances of this aspect , for those like me  the opportunity to witness some of the migratory birds in close vicinity is a great delight which otherwise

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Sojourn to Garhwal Himalayan Hideaways and the Enchanted Lake : Chopta and Deoriyaa Taal

Uttarakhand, the moment this name figures in conversations the primary thoughts that run through the mind are two: Himalaya and Spiritual Belief.  This state has been the focal point for the above two factors right from the ancient times. It has been the gateway to spiritual belief and becoming one with nature right from the

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From onsite ; Manali-Leh Highway

It’s the year 2017 and come the month of May, in the Northern Sector of the sub-continent a change occurs, the hold of the winter has diminished and the earth turns herself over to stretch a bit as the urge to open up the folds to welcome another 200 odd days of warm sun and

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Lets discover the magic of beaches of South Goa this summer

Introduction.          Goa,India’s smallest state located in the South Western region of India is a jewel by itself, visited by large number of domestic and international tourists each year for its beaches , places of worship and architecture. On personal front  I have visited Goa a couple of times in the past , being based in

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Mandini n Monsoons : The Hidden Garhwal Sojourn

Prologue : The Mahindra Spacio shuffled along the path , rugged in its looks and behaviour for it had spent its life in these mountains on broken roads and was on familiar ground . The 14 occupants including the driver crammed inside each having the same thought of a successful arrival at the destination Joshimath

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Step into the Kerala Folklore Museum , Kochi

There are many things to do, so many places to see when one travels to a new place. The internet is filled with the suggestions put forth by those who have visited that particular place. I had the opportunity to travel to Kochi on work related issues and keeping in mind the limited time available

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Breathe easy and slow down :That’s how Kerala backwaters should affect oneself !!!

So how does one collate a few memorable experiences of a new place on an official trip. A search on the Google does yield a plethora of places but then considering the options that the internet spews, frankly one gets overwhelmed. At least this was the case with me as I debated what to see

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