Month: October 2017

Rosogolla Festival, Kolkata – a dive into the pool of sweet delight!

Red, yellow, pink and green – I looked at them wide-eyed. Well, I am talking about the savoury sweet delight – rosogollas! We were at the Acropolis Mall in Kolkata attending the Rosogolla Utsav or the Rosogolla Festival. When I heard about the Rosogolla Festival, my sweet tooth already started working wonders and prompted my mind to take a visit to the Mall. So along with our dear Uttara Di, we visited the Acropolis Mall on October 27 to attend the Rosogolla Festival. Shops of almost all the famous sweet makers of Kolkata were there – K.C Das, Balaram...

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Gurudongmar Lake -The Tale of Sacred Lake & Hidden Land

Outstanding! Amazing! We were practically out of words as we stood in front of the Gurudongmar Lake. With the cold breeze biting right into us and our teeth chattering, we looked at the lake with our eyes wide open. We obviously had to cover rest of our face because of the strong chilly wind. Where is Gurudongmar Lake? Gurudongmar Lake, one of the highest lakes in India at an altitude of 17800 ft (5340 m) is one of the holiest places in Sikkim. Situated in North Sikkim, the lake is only 5 km south of the China border. One...

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Chariot Beach Resort – the cosiest choice at Mahabalipuram

So what do you do when you are at the Kalchukki peak after an arduous, slippery trek and you get an invitation to visit the beautiful coastal town Mahabalipuram? You accept it graciously while wondering how he could get a mobile connection there! So here I was at the Chariot Beach Resort at Mahabalipuram with 34 other awesome bloggers. Mahabalipuram or Mamallapuram is one of the most scenic towns in the Coromandel Coast facing the Bay of Bengal. Being very close to Chennai (it takes only one and a half hour from Chennai), Mahabalipuram serves as a perfect weekend...

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Navratri Golu – a different form of Puja

Being a typical Bengali, Durga Puja has a special place. I dive headlong into all the fun and craziness during those four days. But, I also like to experience the culture of other communities and countries. So here I am, writing down about my experiences at Navratri Golu in Chennai. The idea of writing this post came to me when I saw the so many viral posts doing round the internet about how Durga Puja is so different from Navratri celebration in rest of the country. There was a post that was countered by another, and then another that...

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Tale of 2 Backpackers completes 3 years of Travel Blogging.

Tale of 2 Backpackers completes 3 years of travel blogging. Travelling – it leaves you speechless and then turns you into a storyteller. Ibn Batuta was so right. We have been travelling for a long time, visiting various places, doing all the touristy stuff but not really experiencing the place. We have been to Goa, seen all the touristy beaches, had our share of Kaju Fenny, but had not tasted bebinca! We were like all those once-in-a-year-vacation type tourists, though we were on road almost four times a year. But our change from tourist to travellers and storytellers was...

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The Brihadeeswar Temple of Tanjore – an architectural delight

It was only a sheer chance that took me to Tanjore. I was in Chennai and was scheduled to visit Mahabalipuram and had 2 days to spare. It was when I saw the pictures of the Brihadeeswar Temple at Thanjavur (also known as Tanjore). The photographs were enough for me to make a decision to utilize my 2 spare days at Thanjavur. After our visit to Hampi the month before, I am fascinated towards the architectural wonders. Well, meeting a friend at Trichy was also an added incentive! So there I was with my backpack all ready to board...

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Singee – A place that makes you say Wow

Sometimes it is the sheer serenity of a place that attracts us and makes us fall in love with the place. After a much busy festive season (Durga Puja), we simply wanted to hide from the world for a day and relax. Also, Agni’s school friends were all meeting for a reunion after 14 long years! We all wanted a place where we can relax as well as enjoy the reunion with friends and family. Singee seemed to fit the bill perfectly, and so we were off to Single for a much awaited reunion. Nothing can be better than...

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