“India”

Spotting Spotty – Bandhavgarh National Park

scop owl

The golden rays of the morning sun were illuminating the Bandhavgarh hill as we drove into the jungle. The chill of the December winter was very much in the air and I wrapped myself in the blanket despite the already many layering I had. Tiger sighting and wildlife safari is probably the most underrated adventure…

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Explore Khajuraho with Syna Heritage Hotel

Lakshmana Temple

It was late evening when we entered the arch of Khajuraho. Khajuraho as such is a small town and if not for the group of monuments, there might not be even proper roads. Life revolves around the temples of Khajuraho and there was no less for stay options to chose from. Our pick was the…

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Art from PreHistoric Era – Bhimbetka Cave Paintings

About 45km from Bhopal lies the greatest historical site where may be direct descendants of Adam and Eve lived and decided to draw their lives on the walls of the rocks. And over thousands of years these paintings are still intact leaving us a rich heritage to look up to and learn the lifestyle of…

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Gem of Akbar’s Court – Miyan Tansen

I was standing in front of the tomb of the greatest musician, Tansen. The cool breeze from the trees around brushed against my face. It was just a raised platform and the Tansen memorial was a simple structure made of sand stone. How could the memorial of such a great musician be so simple!? I…

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Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga – By the banks of River Narmada

Where there is a river, there is a temple always by the side of it. River Narmada is a revered river that every local Madhya Pradesh resident calls Her as Narmada Mataji. And by this river is the quaint town of Omkareshwar. On this Maha Shivratri day, I wish to be at Omkareshwar to feel…

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Decoding the sculptures of Khajuraho

“Where are you today?”, exclaimed my mom. I seldom tell her my travel plans. “Am at Khajuraho!”, I said. “Khajuraho, where is Khajuraho? I have heard of it.. Khajurahoo, Oh my God, Khajurahoooo. Is it that Khajuraho? What are you doing there??” Her pitch and tone went from a shrill to fast paced.. And that…

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Rann of Kutch where Land Kisses the Sky

  Rann Utsav is here and every one is heading to the Rann of Kutch. I never knew of this place until Amitabh bhachan said ‘Kutch nahin dekha tho kuch nahin dekha’ (if you have not seen Kutch, you have not seen anything worthy). The white salt that shimmers in the full moon as he…

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Trail of Mahatma Gandhi – Porbandar to Ahmedabad

The streets of Porbandar were lined with savories and sweet shops that I had to stop multiple times to sample chikkis, doklas, rusks, teplas, pathrode.. But the evening was setting in and I had to rush to Kirti Mandir, the birth place of Mahatma Gandhi at Porbandar. I was at Gujarat and I cannot miss…

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Alleppey – Life at the Backwaters

The Kochuveli express from Bangalore chugged into the drenched platform of Alappuzha aka Alleppey. The pictures that google threw were dreamy and expectations were soaring high. We ruled out resorts as we are budget travelers and we even ruled out house boat for we did not went to spend our day only on the boat…

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Cycling across India – Meet Izhaar

While travelling with one of the travel groups I got to know about the Facebbok page ” Cycling across India ” and the man behind the wheels err handle bar. I quickly ran through the FB page and got hooked to stories of Izhaar who has been riding around India on his bicycle. Izhaar’s love…

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