Month: March 2015

Taktsang Monastery – the Spiritual Encounter

Taktsang Monastery or Tiger’s Nest Monastery was perhaps the best part of our visit to Bhutan. It is Bhutan’s most iconic landmark and religious site. Before visiting Bhutan, we did not know that the monastery was so perilously perched on a mountain cliff. The only word that came to my mind when visited the monastery was dangerously beautiful! The monastery looks as if it has grown out of the mountain itself. Taktsang Monastery is believed to be the holiest place in Bhutan. It is located about 10 Km from the town of Paro at a height of about 3120 metres...

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Panchmarhi – The Queen of Satpuras

Panchmarhi , the queen of Satpuras is very rightly called so. It is a pristine hill station in Madhya Pradesh. We had got a few days leave from office and decided to visit Panchmarhi. We had not visited Madhya Pradesh before; so with full of thrill, we started for Panchmarhi. Panchmarhi is such a place that one will definitely fall in love with it. It appears as a cool oasis in the midst of a very hot Madhya Pradesh. Not only its climate, but its sceneries are quite different from the other regions of Madhya Pradesh. The word “Panchmarhi”...

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She turned her cant’s into cans, and dreams into plans

One of the best things of travelling is that we get to meet a lot of people. People of different culture, background, values will cross our way. Each person we meet has something or the other to teach us – be it a valuable knowledge or a warning that we ought to remember. There are people who would inspire us and broaden our horizon. I write of such a lady whom we met during our travel to Neil Islands in Andamans. Andaman Islands is itself a paradise in itself and Neil Island is a jewel in the archipelago. We...

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Let the sea set you free – Scuba Diving at Andamans

During all these years of travelling together, we have always preferred the mountains. We hiked, trekked and travelled mountains and hill stations. The sea seemed to elude us. But this time, we could not avoid the calling of the seas and with our backpacks headed for the beautiful Andamans… Being in Andamans is itself a singular experience, but the best thing we discovered at Andamans is the underwater marine life. Nothing could be as exquisite and surreal than going 12 metres down the sea and watching the corals, anemones and the fishes playing by your side. I always had...

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