Suraj Hua Madham- (When Sun Got dimmer!)

It was our first day of vacation in Goa. My friend, her daughter and my daughter we all were for 4 day trip to Goa. We already researched on TripAdvisor on Palolem and Agonda which are supposed to be the best beaches of Goa (Agonda was ranked on TripAdvisor’s “Travelers Choice” as fourth in Asia…

Great Service by Sea

Goa (India) is known for its beaches. Goa stands 6th in the Top 10 Nightlife cities in the world in National Geographic Travel. While North Goa beaches are crowded due to water sports activities and street food, you can find quite, pristine and serene beaches in South part of Goa. We were staying at North Goa…

Demon on the Beach

While vacationing in Goa this year in November with my friend and kids we saw huge effigies at every corner of the street that looked like a demon. This was a couple of days before Diwali festival which is observed mostly in whole parts of India. These effigies were huge, colorful and decorated with spray…

Visit to “The law of Wheel Ashram- Rumtek Monastery”

It was our last day in Sikkim and we decided to visit Rumtek Monastery (or Dharmachakra Center) while going back to Bagdogra Airport. We started around 9.30 AM fro Netuk House Hotel in a taxi. Although this place was only 25 km from the hotel the driver said some road construction was going on so…

Where is this that we have come: Paradise at 12000 feet

I was on 3 days trip to Sikkim recently with my army friend, her 2 years old son, and my 8.5 years old daughter. Sikkim is located at the northeastern part of India. It borders the Tibet in the north and northeast, Bhutan in the east, Nepal in the west and West Bengal in the…

A Diary of a Little Birder

I have spent my initial childhood in cities and towns of Madhya Pradesh (Central Part of India). Since my dad was in All India Radio, he had a transferable job and we use to shift towns once every 3-4 years. In early 90’s, dad got transferred to a place called Shivpuri. I was 12-13 years…

A day in Golden City- Jaisalmer

After our visit to haunted village Kuldhara, we reached Jaisalmer in the afternoon. We asked Ramveer -our driver for the places to visit, he told Jaisalmer Fort, Gadisar Sagar lake, and Patwaon ki Haveli are the main attractions here. Since it was already afternoon we decided to visit the fort first. Ramveer informed us that…

When a Wildlife Sanctuary is not a Sanctuary

I need to share this experience when we visited Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary in Thekkady and went for a boat ride. We were there in March 2016 for a three-day visit to cover Munnar, Thekkady and Allepy and this was our second day. Before coming here, I researched about this National Park and…

Visit to a Haunting Village- Kuldhara

It was our third day of vacation. We left from desert camp at Sam and moved towards Jaisalmer. On our way, we found lot many Jeep parasailing activities. We stopped at one location near Kanoi Village. The guy-in-charge agreed for INR 450 for the one parasailing for the child. It was quite a windy day….

Jodhpur Diaries

It was first day of year 2018 and first day of our vacation. Due to foggy weather, we cancelled our train journey and booked flight for Jodhpur. Our flight to Jodhpur got delayed by 4 hours due to excessive fog at Delhi Airport. A couple of flights cancelled by the Airline that morning, so we…