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…

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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…

West Sikkim ~ Lure of the Kanchenjunga

November, one of my favorite month in the calendar when the sky turns really blue, the heat has gone and it opens the floodgates of wanderlust. November means no rains, moderate heat in the plains and mild chill in the hills and sweeping  clear views of the snow peaks. Thousands of people rush throughout the…

Regal Jodhpur: A Photo Story

Rajasthan, The Land of the Rajputs, has always been on top destination due to its forts,palaces, havelis, the desert landscape,culture and the bright, colorful sights and scenes. Jodhpur, the Heart of the Marwar Region, is a city which is the Gateway of Thar, home to the imposing giant fort of Mehrangarh, mesmerizes the newcomer with its dazzling…

Thus Arts Met Science in Singapore

Apparently Arts and Science are subjects poles apart.Arts needs imagination and creativity while Science is based on facts and theories  but in Singapore, Arts and Science joins themselves to create an amazing display of most creative and mesmerizing arts enabled by cutting edge technology  in the iconic Arts Science Museum, right at the foot of…

Ambika Kalna ~ Obscure Temple Town of Bengal

Nabami, the ninth day of Durgapuja has many times been special for me, when city of Kolkata goes crazy and festive with penultimate hours of annual extravaganza, I often find myself on the road not far from the maddening crowd of the city but far enough to get immersed in the rustic, quaint villages of…