Month: December 2014

An walk to remember – Chadar Frozen River Trek

Ladakh is place that never fails to awe its visitors. Be it the picturesque valleys, the rugged mountains, the azure lakes or the difficult trekking trails, Ladakh seems to have it all to captivate the souls who are always in search of nature’s wonder. During the summers, Ladakh is vibrant with all the colours and sound of life. The same place bears a desolate and bleak look during the winter months. It is almost cut off from the rest of the world during this time and almost all the passes connecting Leh are closed due to heavy snowfall. The...

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Divine Touch – A simple extraordinary boat journey

It was a very foggy and cold Sunday morning. A perfect day to laze in your home with a hot cup of coffee. But we were as usual out at Nabadwip Ghat, enjoying the thrill of cold and intoxicating smell of fog. It was such a day when we felt that Darjeeling has arrived at Nabadwip. I could feel the whiff of the fog! And then an impromptu descission was made to take a boat ride to Mayapur ISKCON! The boat ride in itself is not very special, but the atmosphere today made it simply awesome. A thin mist...

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Tawang – a different view

“Tawang is a utopia” – I have heard this from an aunt who had visited Tawang some 10 years back. Yet she could vividly describe her experience even now. So, we two decided to pack our backpacks and head towards Tawang during the Puja holidays!! Tawang has been a kaleidoscope to us. We sensed the Buddhist culture for the first time seeing the mighty Tawang monastery and the Buddhist monks. We could feel the tension of the people living so close to international borders by interacting with the local people. We felt proud of our Indian army who protects...

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