Five Offbeat Places to See in Jaipur

A walk from Statue Circle to Bidhansabha Arrive at early morning before mass traffic is out. Have a stroll around the beautiful garden built in a roundabout.Walk towards the State Assembly building via Janpath to be impressed by the modern yet artistic government buildings and the colossal, stately Bidhan Sabha Building. Spend a little bit…

Musings of Mussoorie !!

Thundershowers, Mist and Chill greeted me in Mussoorie, The Queen of Hills. It is another Darjeeling that we are used to. The serpentine climb, the pine forests, endless hills, incessant rains, chilling cold and off course a vibrant Mall.The day I arrived was overcast with frequent drizzles and strong winds. It was an unplanned, under…

Jaisalmer – The Fort, Havelis and Cenotaphs

Jaisalmer, The Grand Desert Town of Rajasthan is charismatic in its rustic old world charm despite being swarmed by tourist traffic during winter. It holds a special charm to every Bengali due to its feature in Satyajit Ray’s thriller “Sonar Kella” since 1971. Buoyed by the cult film’s nostalgia I arrived in Jaisalmer couple of…

Gour – The “Ruined” Past of Bengal

Gour, The mediaeval capital of Bengal was once a major town and seat of power in its era. Located at Maldah district of West Bengal today, it is now in ruins and the remnants are conserved by ASI. Shashanka established Gour or Gauda as independent sovereign state in Bengal in 590 CE. His capital was…

George Town ~ Finding “Calcutta of The Straits”

George Town, a name that might create an impression of an American or Caribbean town to an Indian citizen. But I found a namesake in an unusual location in the end of Strait of Malacca in Malaysia. I got amused, cultivated the web, smitten by its aura and finally visited and found another home, a…

desert national park

Desert National Park ~ Deserted Wonderland of Rajasthan

Thar Desert, situated in the north west part of Rajasthan is the smallest but most densely populated desert of the World. It is a unique place only one of its kind and displays amazing bio diversity. In 1980, Govt of India declared most of the Jaisalmer and Barmer district as Desert National Park to protect…

Jaipur on Foot ~ The Pink City Walk

Jaipur, The Grand  Pink City designed by architect Bidyadhar Bhattacharya in 1726 is today the capital and at the helm of all affairs of the state of Rajasthan. Its grandeur continues till today as it grows beyond the old walled town(Pink City) and evolved to a modern metropolis with all modern amenities though still holding…

Flashback 2016 ~ Exploring India and Beyond

2016….A Year to Remember as it yielded to be pretty full of travel to awesome places and enriching unforgettable experiences. 2016 has taken me to various places and I could make the big leap…solo travel abroad, twice. An year well spent wandering from urban conglomerates to lofty mountains, virgin forests to white sand beaches, pristine…

Sikandra ~ Agra’s Best Kept Secret

Agra – The Ultimate Destination hosting The Taj, man made wonder, The Poetry on The Marble is frequented by millions round the year and is indeed a wonder. The Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri comes next in the itinerary. But Agra is much more beyond Taj and Fort, with lesser known monuments strewn around the…