Category: Travel

Magen David Synagogue Kolkata

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The Magen David Synagogue touching the skylines of Kolkata stands at the busy junction of Canning Street and Brabourne Road. You could hardly see the gate of the synagogue as the gate is flanked by shops selling make accessories and junk jewellery. But you will not miss the tall tower of the synagogue which is […]

The Jews of Kolkata – Then & Now

My first introduction to the Talmud – Torah was during my tenth standard text book through a story called “The Needle” by Isaac Bashevis Singer. Later on read a little more in “The Class” by Eric Segal. But little did I know that our very own Calcutta had a thriving Jewish community back in the […]

Magnificent Monasteries of Ladakh

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The monasteries of Ladakh are one of the reasons for visiting the mystical land.  As I have always mentioned in my previous posts, Leh is a place that never fails to amaze its visitors. Be the landscapes or the rugged mountains or the mystic monasteries. Here is another list, if you are looking for an […]

Visit Ladakh – nothing can substitute the experience

Travelling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a story teller.  – Ibn Batuta   Leh must be visited once in your lifetime! This is something which I have heard about Leh often. Majestic, grand, surreal and many other adjectives adorned the speech of anyone who has visited Leh. So finally an impromptu […]

Tranquility at its best: Neil Island

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Imagine a view of turquoise blue seas along a golden sandy beach, frolicking in the blue waters at heart’s content! An awesome sunset is viewed at the backdrop natural rock bridge and the clearly a paradise for the scuba divers and snorkelers. Neil Island located in Ritchie’s archipelago of Andaman and Nicobar islands boasts of […]

Kalapaani – Cellular Jail, Port Blair, A & N Island

Tale of 2 Backpackers

My first introduction to the life of Indian freedom fighters was through stories told by my uncle during my childhood. Gradually, I came to know more about them through our history text books. Bollywood movies too played a major part. It always intrigued me how could these people undergo such torture and sufferings. How could […]

The Pilgrimage – Amarnath Yatra

Amarnath is one of the holiest shrines of Lord Shiva. So before venturing in the Amarnath Yatra, I just thought to share the beautiful legend behind it. Lord Shiva, the immortal hero was asked by his wife Parvati why he wears a garland of human heads. To this he replies that every time Parvati dies, […]

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 […]

Panchmarhi – The Queen of Satpuras

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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 […]

Let the sea set you free – Scuba Diving at Andamans

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 […]

6 REASONS WHY SANDAKPHU PHALUT TREK MAKES A GREAT TREKKING EXPERIENCE

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Trek to Sandakphu starts from the picturesque village of Manebhanjan, a village near Darjeeling. Spanned across 5 days, the trek gives you the magnificient and best views of Kanchejunga ranges. It has very beautiful campsites or hamlets for night stay. Here are my 6 reasons of what makes Sandakphu an awesome trek. Get the best […]

Princep Ghat – The heart beat of Kolkata

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The grand white structure is standing with all its élan and the mighty river flowing beside it. My journey for the day ends today here. I look at the river passing by taking with itself all the filth and dirt of the city, and so my heart is also cleansed of all the doubts and […]

South Park Street Cemetery – a tryst with Calcutta’s past

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With love in their heart and memories that are forever, the tombs of South Park Street Cemetery was built by the grieving family members. South Park Street Cemetery has always been an enigmatic place for me. While in school (The Assembly of God Church School, Park Street), I was always overwhelmed by the cemetery. I always wanted […]