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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Bonedi Barir Durga Puja of Kolkata: Photo-walk in the Century Old Heritage Houses Amid Celebration!

The Bonedi Bari Durgapuja of Kolkata: A Forgotten World? In a Durgapuja world of abstract themes, artistic prowess and the overwhelming feel of a grand carnival, the Bonedi bari Durgapujas of Kolkata beams with pride of heritage! For the uninitiated, Durgapuja was celebrated in the old Rajbari (the royal palaces), the elite families, most Hindu […]

How to Ride the Kolkata Metro Rail or Subway: Insider Tips from a Local Girl!

Metro Rail or Subway? What is in a name! The Kolkata Metro Rail is the underground (mostly) public commute system running since three decades and diligently connecting two parts of the city, north and south, Dumdum to Tollygunge. As the city of Kolkata grew with time with more people and started engulfing more spaces from […]

Durgapuja 2018 in Kolkata: A Complete Guide to the Grandest Bengali Carnival!

Durgapuja 2018: To be or not to be in Kolkata (Your complete travel guide to experience the Durgapuja 2018 in West Bengal!) The first memory of Durgapuja in my mind is of Purulia Express, along with a huge pile of the crowd, jostling with the urgency of an army evacuation on the 8 number platform […]