Singapore ~ Splendours Galore

Singapore might be as tiny as a dot or even smaller, but it is a city that is bound to mesmerize a visitor. Irrespective of genre of travelers’ interest, it has something(a lot!!!) for everyone. The planning phase churns out cliche pictures of the dazzling skyscrapers, iconic Merlion, sooner Singapore reveals it multifaceted offerings for…

Putrajaya ~ Grandeur at its Best

KLIA Ekspres stopped at an ordinary railway station, called Putrajaya-Cyberjaya where I put my first step outside the glitzy KLIA Airport and KLIA Ekspres.Struggling with the backpack I reached the bus terminus adjacent to the station premises. With my first view of an alien country(as I never went out of the Subcontinent till now), I…

Kek Lok Si ~ “Temple of Supreme Bliss”

Kek Lok Si is the largest Buddhist Temple of Malaysia situated at a hill top in Air Itam area of George Town Suburbs. Kek Lok Si means “Temple of Supreme Bliss” in Manadarin. When I scaled the temple on a sultry March afternoon, certainly the cool air on the hill top was very blissful. It…

Excursion to Dasghara

Monsoon is a season not suitable for the hills,national parks and active backpacking through the countryside. But who can quell the wanderlust, so I decided to travel in own courtyard, on short drives to little known places in rural Bengal where there is little or nothing to see but a lot to take away in…

Bhopal – City of Lakes and Heritages

I found myself in a beautiful  plateau  as my train maneuvered through the tunnels and bends negotiating the  hills and forests. Soon, I reached Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh at the heart of the subcontinent.I was there for a photo workshop and our theme was harvesting the Architectural Splendour of Bhopal.Our motto was to learn myriad…

Jhansi by Chance

Lack of connectivity/availability between Bhopal and Kolkata as well immense pressure to get back to work all together crafted my brisk, whirlwind visit to the famed Fort of Jhansi this February. I had only 1.5 hours buffer to catch onward Shipra Express from Jhansi in wee hours after overnight journey from Bhopal in BPL-LKO Garib…

Sanchi ~ Abode of Peace

A train colored in blue and white appeared from the hazy table top hills and meandered through the base as I stand on a hilltop on a structure built two millennia ago amidst the plateau of Central India by the Great Mourya Emperor Ashoka. A cool temperate February morning gracefully welcomed at the abode of…

Mangroves of Kilim Geoforest Park, Langkawi

Ever since I booked a ticket to Langkawi, I was looking forward for this very tour to Kilim Geoforest Park better known as Mangrove Tour.It is the first Geopark, not only in Malaysia, but Southeast Asia. After landing in Langkawi Airport spotting strong similarity of the landscape with rural Bengal and lack of time to…