Another year is coming to an end. It was a mixed year with great travel, many important lessons and meeting wonderful people. So here are our 12 photographs of our best travel stories of 2017.

1. DARJEELING

The year always starts with Darjeeling and this year was no different! In addition, we also visited the offbeat destinations like Rangeroon, Mongpu, Latpanchar and Bunkulung. Read more about them:

Darjeeling Tea

2. HAMPI

We were simply bowled over by the sheer beauty and serenity of the place. Would love to go back there again. Read about our Hampi Travel Guide.

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3. BASANTA UTSAV AT SHANTINIKETAN

It is a delight to be at Shantiniketan during this time. Read about our experience of Basanta Utsav at Shantiniketan.

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4. NORTH SIKKIM

This was our trip of surprises. Snow at Yumthang Valley in April and the hidden destination of Dzongu. Nothing can get better! Read about our North Sikkim Stories:

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5. DIAMOND TRIANGLE, ODISHA

The trio of Ratnagiri-Udaygiri-Lalitgiri is a jewel of Buddhist heritage. Not known to many, this place is a must visit for all who seek to see the Buddhist heritage of India. Read about the Diamond Triangle stories.

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6. SINGEE, WEST BENGAL

A small and beautiful village near Burdwan makes us say Wow! Get to know more about Singee.

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7. THANJAVUR

The Big Temple or the Brihadeeswar Temple is one of the finest architectural delights of ancient India. Know about the Brihadeeswar Temple at Thanjavur.

Brihadeeswar Temple, Thanjavur

8. CHITTAURGARH, RAJASTHAN

With all the hullabaloo going over #Padmavati movie, how can we not visit the beautiful Chittaurgarh. Blogpost coming soon.

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9. WANGALA FESTIVAL, TURA, MEGHALAYA

This is one of the best experiences of 2017. The thanksgiving festival of the people of Garo Hills, Wangala Festival was a unique experience for us.

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10. KONARK SUN TEMPLE

The Konark Sun Temple was another delightful experience this year. Read about our visit to the Konark Sun Temple at Odisha.

Konark Sun temple

11. PUSHKAR CAMEL FAIR

This was something we wanted to witness for long and we did it this year. That was Amrita’s solo trip to Pushkar, Rajasthan.

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12. WESTERN GHATS

Our introduction too the Western Ghats was amazing with the Kudremukh Trek and Baamikonda-Kalchukki Peak Trek.

Kudremukh trek

Hits:

  • Agni has learnt a great deal about WordPress.
  • Did our first Western Ghat trek and fell in love with it.
  • Amrita travelled solo to a lot of places and is learning to do better photography.
  • Learnt about work-life balance.
  • Collaborated with explorArchi and joined a group of student in their architectural field trip. It was so good to see these young people wanting to travel and know about the heritage of the country. (Blogpost coming soon!)

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Misses:

  • No Himalayan treks this year. 🙁
  • Our Blog was down almost for 2 months. That is when we learnt a lot about WordPress.

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Plans for 2018:

The plan flops invariably when we try to “plan” about it. So no plans, the bucket list is getting bigger and bigger! We would simply want to travel responsibly and help others too!

How was your travel experience for the year 2017? Have you got your travel calander for 2018…

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018 !

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