Category: Travel

Spoon feed by Tourist Chamchas

The Great Indian Chamcha

This post is an entry to the The Great Indian Blogging Contest, as a part of the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2015  http://www.aklf.in/  http://www.facebook.com/GreatIndianCircus; http://www.kolkatabloggers.com;        “I am going for them… They look good…” Saying this he leaves with a pretentious smile on his face towards the couple who had just got down […]

Marble Palace – A hidden treasure in the heart of Kolkata

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Beginning our first post with the Marble Palace. Situated at Muktaram Babu Street, I myself did not know that Kolkata had such a treasure trove within her. This is one of the lesser known places of interest in Kolkata and thus the apt choice for my first post. Marble Palace was built in 1835 by […]

Tips ! that you won’t miss while planning Chadar Trek

LADAKH TREKS

Going for the Chadar Trek had been on our mind after we completed the Roopkund trek. But I had been a bit reluctant. The thought of -25 degrees was not very inviting to me, I am more of sunshine lover. But my partner in crime, Agni managed to convince me. And thank you all for liking our […]

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 […]

Tawang – a different view

Arunachal Pradesh

“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 […]

Passing Phase

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Great things are done when man and mountain meet. -William Blake The mighty Himalayas are the home to numerous passes and as we travelled across Northern part of India, we came across a few of them. As we travel, we see new places and make memories which are everlasting. Here we present eleven memorable passes we […]

ROOPKUND: A SERENDIPITOUS JOURNEY… PART – III

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  The first appearance of light in the sky before sunrise. Day 4: To Roopkund and Junargali and back to Pathar Nachauni – The Climax The summit day started quite early at 4:00 am. It was dark and cold and we were wearing several layers of clothing.  Dinesh announced that the temperature was -5 degrees. […]

Roopkund: A serendipitous journey… Part – II

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Here comes the second part of our Roopkund Trek experience. The first post has been given earlier…. The Journey: Our journey to Kathgodam, Uttarakhand was no less an adventure. We boarded the train from Delhi station which was 4 hours late. The train was totally packed and we managed to get our seats. The train […]

Roopkund: A serendipitous journey… Part – I

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The trek to Roopkund turned to be a treasure trove for us. When we first registered for the trek with Indiahikes, little did we know what we were getting into! A week long adventure through the winding forest trails, the high altitude meadows which looked like endless golf course, the snow capped peaks and the […]

PANGONG BLUES

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Let the blue sky meet the blue sea and all is blue for a time.  – Moncy Barbour The Blue skies, the blue lake and we….. Pangong had a tranquil and relaxing effect on us like blue topaz and inspired us as well. The vast and azure waters of Pangong were enough to mesmerize us […]