Garjiya: The protector against the wild.

With 30+ fatal animals and reptiles roaming around, Ramnagar needed some protection from the Jim Corbett National park. The locals of Ramnagar once prayed to Goddess Parvati and asked her for protection against the wild and the fiercely flooding Kosi river too. Then Parvati also known as Girija (Literal meaning the daughter of mountains) tookContinue reading “Garjiya: The protector against the wild.”

Nothing is Hot in Munnar.

After a sharp right turn, we could see a patch of light probably our destination we thought. The driver confirmed that it was Munnar, the paradise on Earth. Excited to smell the tea gardens we opened windows for about a second and immediately closed them. The freezing cold air hit our faces like thousands of small needles. The lobby clock showed 1℃ as the current temperature in small red just below 9:30pm in bold. As the kitchen was about to we went straight to the restaurant to find everything that was served was made almost from ice. Read the complete tale to find out how we find one thing which was warm in Munnar.

On the other side of the gate!

India-Pakistan tensions have many a times resulted in political disputes, trade wars, occasional firings and sometimes even brutal wars. Every India-Pakistan issue has resulted in tension across the border except for one Wagah-Atari border near Amritsar, Punjab. Here both the countries compete over a friendly parade every day. The crowds from both countries gather toContinue reading “On the other side of the gate!”

Dharamshala stadium under attack!

Dharamshala is famous for being the capital of Tibetan refugees and many other tourist places like Bhagsunag waterfall, St. John Church, war memorial and most importantly for a cricket fan like me the famous HPCA (Dharamashala) Stadium. First on the day’s list was his holiness the Dalai Lama’s Temple, as it was near to ourContinue reading “Dharamshala stadium under attack!”

Everybody is treated like a god in God’s own country, Kerala.

Kerala along with its Spices, Dark green forests, expensive tea leaves, Backwaters, Temples and Dosa is also famous for its massage. There are many Spas in Kerala which give extremely relaxing and rejuvenating Ayurvedic massages. But one peculiar spa in Guruvayur attracts people to just watch the massage and get relaxed. The Punnathur Kotta ElephantContinue reading “Everybody is treated like a god in God’s own country, Kerala.”

A person showing his cherries in Pondicherry…!

The French town of India has a huge coastline. Within two days we covered almost all heavily crowded beaches of Pondicherry. Be it the famous Promenade beach facing the French colonies or the Auroville beach. Due to their fame, they are continuously huddled by the tourists. The peace of the sea waves and the calmContinue reading “A person showing his cherries in Pondicherry…!”

Rajasthan has huge kitchens.

Rajasthan like its huge ghagras, forts, people with gigantic moustaches and of course their huge welcoming hearts, also has huge kitchens. How do I know? Well, we had an opportunity to cook in Rajasthan. We Indians might not try local food but we will definitely try home-state food in other states or Indian food inContinue reading “Rajasthan has huge kitchens.”

Dhanushkodi, Rameshwaram, Tamilnadu.

Dhanushkodi is the tip of Pamban island and is the closest land point to Srilanka. The island is completely abandoned after it was hit by a huge cyclone. People visit this island from the nearby town of Rameshwaram. Tourist Attractions in Rameshwaram- Ramanathaswamy Temple Dhanushkodi Beach Ariyaman Beach Shopping in Rameshwaram- Shop for seashell jewelleryContinue reading “Dhanushkodi, Rameshwaram, Tamilnadu.”

Shopping at the suspicious market of Dharamshala!!!

We entered a famous market (Purposely not naming it) in McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala. A colourful lane that attracts many tourists, especially women with its handcrafted bead necklaces, jewellery pieces studded with beautiful gems, Tibetan masks, bowls, Thangkas (detailed Buddhist paintings) and many more. The shops are well decorated with many Tibetan items creating an ambienceContinue reading “Shopping at the suspicious market of Dharamshala!!!”

Hyderabad made me forget Pune.

We left Pune for Hyderabad on the eighth day of ten-day Ganapati Festival. Ganapati festival in Pune is just unmissable. Huge pandals, colorful decorations, street food, the whole lively atmosphere and of course the beautiful idols of Ganapati, they never let you go home. Yet missing all this, there we were coming out of theContinue reading “Hyderabad made me forget Pune.”

Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh.

Dalhousie is a small pine clad hill station in Himachal Pradesh. This hill station, spread over five hills, attracts tourists with its old-world charm, greenery and adventures. Tourist Attractions in Dalhousie- Khajjiar – A plateau covered with lush green grass and option of some adventure activities. Chamera dam. Rock Garden. St. John’s Church. Kalatop WildlifeContinue reading “Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh.”

Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh.

Dharamshala, the current capital of Tibetan refugees, has attracted many tourists with its divine spirituality, scenic beauty of Kangra valley and ever smiling people. Tourist Attractions in Dharamshala- Religious points- Namgyal Monastery, Bhagsunath Temple, Jwalamukhi devi Temple, St. John in the Wilderness (St. John Church). Dharamshala War memorial HPCA stadium Bhagsunag waterfall. Triund Hill (ShortContinue reading “Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh.”

Monk’s Debatable Clap !

The loud clapping echo still reverberates through my body, reminding me of the Namgyal Monastery in McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala. McLeod Ganj is currently the capital of Tibetan refugees with his holiness Dalai Lama’s residence being their headquarters. Namgyal Monastery or famously known as Dalai Lama Temple is thus the main attraction for every tourist. TheContinue reading “Monk’s Debatable Clap !”

Mussoorie, Uttarakhand.

Mussoorie, the queen of hills is a tourist’s paradise. Mussoorie and Dehradun the twin hills stations attract tourists with their majestic waterfalls, Garhwal mountain ranges, gardens and tourist markets. Tourist Attractions in Mussoorie- View Points- Laal tibba (Highest point in Mussoorie), Gun point, Clouds end. Waterfalls- Kempty falls, Jharipani falls, Bhatta falls. Religious places- JwalaContinue reading “Mussoorie, Uttarakhand.”