Category: Travel

TajMahal at Agra – A different perspective through my lens

The TajMahal at Agra does not cease to mesmerize tourists and travellers from around the world. The same holds good for us Indians too , as I am back from my fifth trip to the Taj. Old monuments and buildings fascinate me to no end since my childhood and so do...

Unfurling the colours of Umbrella Village in Chiang Mai

  “Everyone wants happiness, No one wants pain. But you can’t have a rainbow, without a little Rain“ Well, what if you are embraced and protected from rain by a whole Umbrella village and are still shown a vibrant rainbow! It indeed would be wonderful, right? I exactly found something similar...

The Fascinating Case of Bottled Critters in Laos-Snake Wine

Disclaimer: I am not promoting the usage of Alcohol/Snake Wine or its consumption in any form through this post. This is just an account of my off-beat experience and an experience of a varied culture. Traveling and exploring new places is  a way of life for our family and I enjoy it...

A sneak peek into my Thailand Trip -Video

Back to Blogging 40 days of travelling with just some intermittent rest, traversing across Thailand and India from North to South is reason enough for me to start blogging again! Yes, finally, after a long hiatus found time to update my blog. Cognizance The realization of having not blogged all this while...

5 REASONS TO VISIT CHINA

  “ He who returns from a journey is not the same as he who left.” ~ A Chinese Proverb  I have been so intrigued by China , its culture , its traditions , its magnificent monuments since childhood that I have nurtured a secret desire to visit this ‘Land of...

Never Ending Musical Notes of the Singing Hills – Dainkund

I was composing the blog post on the mesmerizing Bhool Bhulaiyya of Lucknow, yesterday, and was reminded of our trek across the Singing Hills in Chamba. The path through the woods was haphazard, full of danger of getting lost and gave us a sense of accomplishment upon reaching the destination- yet it...

Memorable Labyrinth of Bada Imambara

Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh , India- is synonymous with the Imambaras. I am a Hyderabadi and I always found a connect between the city of Nawabs-Lucknow and City of Nizams-Hyderabad. From the architecture to the cuisines, there is always a similarity between the two places.On our city trip...

The Varied Hues of Royal Rajasthan

Infinite mounds of fine sand, large stretches of parched lands, scanty greenery, endless mirages with hamlets of mud houses, around scattered water bodies. Isn’t this the imagery one recollects upon hearing the word ‘desert’? Added to this imagery are the exquisite and exotic palaces of the royals, locals wearing colourful turbans...

Enchanting trek across DK

“Climb mountains not so the world can see you but because you can see the world.” I love escaping into the wilderness of the mountain ranges. The snow capped mountains of Himachal are very special. They humble me with their magnificence , reverberate positive vibes and engulf the wanderer in me...

Conquering the witches in the folklore of Dainkund- Himachal

Conquering the untameable is often seen as the will of the mightiest. And, this holds true when we hear the innumerable folklore that sing the praises of the Mighty, making them – immortal among the mortals. The mountains are always full of mystic folklore and the people here, have their own...

Braving the waters of River Ganga

Before you embark on this experience of mine, please do read Adventurous Outing at Rishikesh blogged under Letter A of #AtoZChallenge The canoeing , hiking and travelling the previous day, made us snore away to glory,until we were awakened by the camp staff the next morning, to have our Morning Tea/Coffee. Waking...

Adventurous Outing at Rishikesh!

Mountains have an endearing charm on we humans and I feel at peace when perched on the mountain ranges or surrounded by them. I clearly remember how entranced I was, on catching a glimpse of the green , holy river- gushing unabashed, blessing the land and people on her shore ,...

AtoZ Challenge – Theme Reveal

A land as ancient as the origin of Mother Earth , land of multiple religions, a potpourri of varied cultures and traditions and a juke-box of numerous languages and dialects. A land about which Mark Twain quoted: “…..the cradle of the human race , the birth place of human speech, the...

There is something special about Hauz Khas!

Its been a month since we visited the very popular Hauz Khas monument inside the Urban village. Since then, I have been procrastinating in marshalling my thoughts over the visit. Due to lack of time,  I have decided to post this photo essay. So, take a glimpse of this monumental place...

Five reasons!

I have lived in Dalhousie-a quaint hill station in Himachal, for a couple of years and having recently shifted to Delhi from there, I can’t  help but keep thinking about the place over and over again.So, here are my reasons for loving Dalhousie so very much. My Five Valid Reasons One...

My little Secret Agent

‘As parents do we ever get holidays?’ I am sure you must be murmuring ‘Yes,No, hmmmm May be….’ after reading the question.Well, though I too don’t get one, I make sure like many of you- to enjoy and spend some well deserved time with family during holidays and ofcourse parenting goes...

Colonial Heritage across the Road!

The aftermath of the recent ‘Uri attack’ has shifted the focus on the- military power and strategic capability of India. Such attacks has compelled India to give a befitting reply to countries serving as breeding grounds for the terrorists. And the hub of all this planning and future action hovers around...

Cochin/Kochi/Ernakulum

Week#1 Trail Hearing the name of ‘Kerala’ evokes images of infinite coconut trees, greenery n scenery all around and the soothing backwaters. So, when I got to know that we shall be in Cochin for some weeks as part of a holiday-cum-work trip, I was pretty excited. We landed at Kochi...

The White Carpet

Remember! We were expecting snowfall soon, while returning from our trek to Karelun, in the previous post? Well, our guess turned out right. The very first snowfall of the season and the ‘very first’ snowfall to be witnessed by me happened in the second week of December. Blanketing of Dalhousie in...

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