Mindrolling Monastery Dehradun

Mindrolling Monastery Dehradun- The largest monastery in India

A sense of calm and tranquillity pervades as one enters the Mindrolling Monastery Dehradun in the mornings. The only noise that is heard is that of the monkeys jumping and playing on the roofs. The monks in red robes go about their chores silently without any pandemonium. The premises is spic and span, devoid of …

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 in Chiang Mai on my …

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 of a varied culture.Honestly,I find this cruelty to any form of living being-unethical. Travelling and exploring new places is a way of life for our family and I …

Dalhousie Dainkund Peak

Dalhousie to Dainkund – Experience The Never Ending Musical Notes of the Singing Hills

I was composing the blog post on the mesmerizing Bhool Bhulaiyya of Lucknow, yesterday, and was reminded of our trek from Dalhousie to Dainkund and return across the Singing Hills of Chamba(Himachal Pradesh).The path through the woods was haphazard, brimming with possibilities of getting lost and gave us a sense of accomplishment upon reaching the …

Memorable Labyrinth of Bara Imambara, Lucknow – A photo essay

Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, India, is synonymous with the Bada (Bara) Imambara and the Chota Imambara. As a Hyderabadi, I always found a connection between the city of Nawabs-Lucknow and the City of Nizams-Hyderabad. From architecture to the cuisine, there is more than one similarity between these two places. During our three …

City Palace Jaipur Architecture

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 called ‘pagri’, cuisines curated …

Dalhousie Folklore : Conquering the witches 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 set of beliefs and …