India

Ganeshgudi Forest, a Safekeep for the Hornbills and Small Pleasures of Birding in Dandeli!

About this blog: Dandeli is one of the best places for birding in India. besides, it is in Dandeli where I learnt to appreciate the art of birding. While most of it revolved around camera shutters going down at an incredible speed, I learnt to appreciate the intriguing art of birding while post processing the …

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Rameswaram: 7 things to do at the Ancient Temple Town of Tamilnadu!

About the blog: A plethora of activities await you at the ancient temple town Rameswaram (otherwise known as Pamban island) beside visiting the famous Ramanathaswamy Temple, one of the sacrosanct Char Dhams of Hindu pimgrims. In this travel guide, I try to answer frequent questions like things to do at Rameswaram, where to eat at …

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The World’s Greatest Conservation Story with One-Horned Rhinos at Kaziranga: A Complete Travel Guide

About this blog: Kaziranga National Park in India houses 70% of one-horned rhino population of the world. Located by the southern bank of Brahmaputra river in Assam, Kaziranga forest is also a tiger reserve with more than 100 big cats at their highest density existence. A flimsy number of 18 rhinos slowly but steadily grew …

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In picture: Colors of Naropa Festival: A Photoblog

I love region specific festivals since they bring you closest to the people. Despite extreme geographic condition set amid a bleak mountain landscape, Ladakh’s population is a fun loving as well as colorful lot! Naropa festival is an initiative by Live to Love organization under the Drukpa lineage of Buddhism. Also referred to as the …

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Naropa Festival: Tracing Back Antiquity at the Kumbh mela of Himalaya at Hemis Monastery, Ladakh

The Naropa Festival at Ladakh, High Passes of Himalaya: Touching the Peaceful Soul of Ladakhi Culture A riot of colours splashed against the bleak mountains of highlands of Ladakh as the monks from Hemis monastery emerged from the fold of barren lifeless Ladakhi mountains. The relics dating back to antiquity, believed to be handed down to Naropa …

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An Essay on a Trip to Shillong and Meghalaya for a Week

Chasing the Scotland of the East: Shillong-Cherrapunji-Mawsynram tour for a week! We descended from the steeps of Bomdila,  Arunachali Himalayas rather quick and entered into the warm embrace of the Khasi Jaintia hillside in a day, fourteen hours of road-trip to be precise! Verdant landscapes and still bodied Umiam quickly formed a layer on our memory, …

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Finding the Best Assamese Thali from the High Roads of Assam: A Necessity of North East Roadtrip!

The Assamese Thali: Highlight of North East Roadtrip! Travelling Northeast India calls for long hours of being on the road! Which also means a handful of exciting meals. It is the roadside Dhabas en route Guwahati to Tawang where I tasted the best of Assamese food! An Assamese Thali is a huge spread of really good …

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Bonedi Barir Durga Puja Parikrama of Kolkata (Updated with Map)

About this blog: Bonedi Barir Durgapuja takes you through the century old Bengali Zamindar or wealthy households of Kolkata and Bengal where traditional rituals, customs are observed. The eldest daughter in law of the household whispers to Maa Durga’s ears, “Aasche Bochor abar esho”…Come again next year, such is the charm and homeliness of these …

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