Travel Diaries

Manasarovar – the Lake of Dreams

Manasarovar – the Lake of Dreams

“How long until we reach Burang?” I asked the driver. “Not much long, about an hour or so left”, he replied back. As we drove through the Qomolangma National Nature Preserve (Qomolangma is the Tibetan name of Everest), we kept seeing directions to Mount Everest which was at one point 60 Kms from a point, however the whole contingent was eagerly waiting to reach Mapam Yumtso Or more popularly...

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Tales from Tibet – the roof of the world!

Tales from Tibet – the roof of the world!

Tibet : 5:00 am - phone ringing in the hotel room I picked up the phone and a familiar voice spoke up - “Namaskaram, it is the wake up call for Yoga practice” Yes that has been our routine for the past 3-4 days. The initial bit to get out of the bed is tough but the regular yoga and breathing practices has no doubt helped! Today is a big day for the entire group as we will be embarking on our...

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Kathmandu tales – final part

Kathmandu tales – final part

Kathmandu : “So how long have you been involved in tourism?” Vishal, our cab driver said “for more than 15 years now”. Tourism is a big industry of Nepal and why not! The country has so far amazed me with its historical places, monuments withstanding the test of time and nature. Earthquake may have destroyed some key temples and monuments time and time again in the past 1000 years yet not enough...

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Summer in Central Europe

Summer in Central Europe

I was born in a small town in eastern India and grew up in another tiny town called Raiganj. My father had a transferable job and we used to travel to various small town and cities of northern parts of Bengal. When I was a child and I visited any new place, my father always insisted that I write down my experiences because someday later in my life I would enjoy reading them. Well, sometimes I...

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Kathmandu tales

Kathmandu tales

Basingstoke : Any journey begins with a bit of chaos, anticipation, nerves start taking over and the ever eternal question - have I packed all I need? I am no different, if anything worse! Ever dependent on the ‘better half’ when it comes to packing, this time I did it all on my own (yes you are right, I am joking 😁). So on Friday 19th July as I set off for the Kailash sojourn, I had the...

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Le Castella

Le Castella

Calabria: Le Castella is a small town located on the Ionian coast of Calabria, 10 km from of Isola di Capo Rizzuto in the province of Crotone, Calabria . Official name is Punta Delle Castella. Calabrian people likes to call it as Casteddi. Town is known for it's ancient Aragonese fortress and cliffs with Greek-Roman archaeological remains which are still visible. There are many folktales about...

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पजै न राण प्रतापसी

पजै न राण प्रतापसी

महाराणा प्रताप का जन्म 9 मई, 1540 को हुआ था। अगले कुछ दिनों में हम जनके जीवन से जुड़ी गौरवशाली गाथा को जानने का प्रयास करेंगे। उनका आर्दश था, की बापा रावल का वंशज किसी के आगे सिर नहीं झुकायेगा और इस प्रण को उन्होंने जीवनपर्यन्त निभाया। स्वदेशप्रेम, स्वतंत्रता और स्वदेशाभिमान के उनके मूलमन्त्र आज भी भावी पीढ़ियों के लिए प्रेरणास्रोत हैं। उनकी यशगान में लिखी गयी कुछ पंक्तियाँ - सुखहिल स्याल समाज,...

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A Pilgrimage to Eternal Mewar

A Pilgrimage to Eternal Mewar

Rajasthan has always been a big draw for tourists, from both within India and abroad. Honour and valour cuts a deep impression in all humans and in India thoughts of same invariably draws one towards Rajasthan. One of the most iconic Bengali films (of the detective genre), Sonar Kella (The golden fort) has many subtle references to the Bengalis’ love for this land and though unstated, I think I...

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