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…

Magical Penang Hill ~ Peak of the Pearl

The scorching Equinox Sun at 5 degrees North turned to be providing a cozy warmth as I stepped out of the funicular. After being baked and fried in George Town since morning, being dehydrated after scaling Kek Lok Si, Bukit Bendera better known as Penang Hill was a delight. Rapid Penang Bus No 204 drops…

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…

Chupi ~ Birding Paradise of Bengal

Never been a geek on birding, neither on photography but driven by my insatiable thirst for seeing a new place took me to this little know paradise in countryside of West Bengal. We started from Kolkata, reached Krishnanagar by a EMU. Met with our mentor there and boarded a bus to Nabadwip. Crossed the Bhagirathi…

Osian ~ Rustic Gateway to The Thar

Osian, a little known village tucked in rural Rajasthan can bewilder you with its rustic charm. Osian is a gateway to the Thar. It offers unspoilt desert flora and fauna, old temples and an unforgettable experience. 15th Nov, 2014 It was a lazy and warm November afternoon.I reached Osian, 70 Kms away from Jodhpur by…

River Crossing on Bangladesh Railways

September, 2012 I went out for experiencing a rail journey in Bangladesh and to see Jamnuna river over the bridge over it. I reached early to the Dhaka Bimanbandar Station to purchase a ticket for Sadanandapur situated across river Jamuna in Sirajganj district. Bangladesh railways run on dual gauge system and slow moving trains meanders…

Kurukshetra ~ The Legendary Warzone

It was a gloomy, humid afternoon in Delhi. It has been a inactive quarter for me waiting for a business trip in queue which tied me behind in the scorching summer. One fine morning, I could not resist anymore, and vowed to get loose in the coming weekend. It had to be a solo. It…