Statue of Unity in a day trip

Statue of Unity, the colossal statue of Sardar Ballabhbhai Patel recently constructed in Narmada district of Gujarat has become one of the top most visited monument of India. It is 182 metres tall and currently holds the title of “Worlds Tallest Statue”. How to reach Statue of Unity Statue of Unity is located on a…

Rann of Kutch and beyond in two days

Rann of Kutch, the white desert is a unique geographical feature of this planet lies in the westernmost frontier of India in the state of Gujarat. It is a low marshland that remains submerged in seawater in monsoon and as the saline water recedes, it leaves the salt on the ground making the terrain white.…

Mahabalipuram: Sculpture Paradise of Tamilnadu

Mahabalipuram located on the shore of Bay of Bengal, 60 Kms south from Chennai is a fabulous day trip for art and history lovers. It contains several magnificent monolithic temples, cave temples,numerous sculptures strewn around a small settlement along the beach.Several buses leave frequently from Koyambedu CMBT and few from Broadway Bus Terminus and takes…

Tirupati Darshan with APTDC

Om Vekatesaya Namo Image Source: Google Tirupati or Tirumala needs no introduction as it is the richest religious body of the planet and perhaps the place visited by most people. It is located in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh and draws nearly a lakh pilgrims a day. It is one of the 108 Divya Desams…

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…

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…

Valmiki Tiger Reserve ~ Exploring the Unexplored

Biting chill pushed me inside when I tried to open the door as Saptkranti Express chugged in a little(or never) known station Bagaha in north western tip of Bihar on the wee hours of 28th Jan, 2016.It turned out to be not so desolate as I thought but still i had no clear idea how…

Bhitarkanika

Bhitarkanika Beckons

It was a hectic day followed by a sleepless night when we disembarked from the train at Bhadrak, a little laid back town in coastal Odisha in the wee hours. We were heading for a road less traveled by, high with spirit and energy. Our destination was Bhitarkanika National Park during the long weekend of…

Tawang ~ Paradise Less Known

Greens of Brahmaputra Plains Assam welcomed us as we woke up inside our train compartment. Next morning we started for Bhalukpong from Tezpur. Our way was through Nameri National Park in Sonitpur district of Assam. After showing our permit(ILP) we started our epic journey towards Tawang. Soon we started to climb the foothills alongside the…