Sun Temple of Modhera : A rare encounter

Let me start this post with a very familiar Vedic hymn… om bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ tát savitúr váreṇ(i)yaṃ bhárgo devásya dhīmahi dhíyo yó naḥ prachodayāt – Rigveda 3.62.10 This is known as the Gayatri mantra. It is found in ancient Vedic text and later has its presence in so called Hindu and in some Buddhist…

Dooars: Chilapata and Gorumara safari

Going to Dooars for me was a personal achievement. I wanted to go away from my usual life for a few days and wanted to breath fresh air. I wanted to experience how the people live there but mostly I wanted to see forests..dark deep forests. So when my desire to see forests was satisfied…

Dooars: South Khaibari Wildlife Rescue Centre

After the Gorumara Safari earlier in the day, we left for Madarihat from Lataguri. Madarihaat is a town with vicinity to some well known forests. One of notable places near Madarihaat are South Khairbari Tiger rehabilitation Centre. The eniter terai and Dooars region is well endowed with rich wildlife and lush green forests. The incidents…

Dooars:Bindu , Santhalikhola , Rocky Island

And the name is Joldhaka 🙂 One of the four predominant rivers that flows in North Bengal. The other three being Teesta, Torsha and Raidaak. Bindu is the last village on Indian side before Bhutan.  It also has a dam on the river Jaldhaka. The dam is used to control water flow to Jaldhaka Hydel…

Dooars: The mystery beyond

By now, you can guess the destination I spoke about in my previous post. It was indeed, Dooars. It acts, in fact as the door to the hilly regions situated at the North and north east of India. This place offers access to Bhutan and the western Himalayas as well. You stumble upon beautiful and often…

New Day…New travel!

People say travelling is a great way to grow and to learn and to discover oneself. I am not sure about all these, but I enjoy it for the different experiences we go through while travelling. The sights and sounds, that are different from our daily lives attract me towards the yet to be seen. And…

Trip to Auroville – the perfect world city

Have you heard of Auroville? No? That is OK! 🙂 I had heard of Auroville since I was little, but had the opportunity to visit the place only a few days ago. Often, life takes us to sudden , unexpected turns. These times make us think as if all of it will end now. Only,…

Marhaba! Glimpses from the Arabian nights

Opportunity to visit this part of the world came unexpectedly to me. But when it did come, I took it, half of me resisting , the other part adventurous – curious. So one fine morning, I jumped into the flight to Dubai and then the connecting flight took me into the heart of the Arabian…

Marhaba! Prelude…

This is my post after a bit of delay. And my dear friend, I can perfectly explain! When does an otherwise eager to write woman does not write? When she is really busy home with a sick kitten… 😦  But I am going to start anyway…and this is going to be my prelude to (hopefully..)…

Climb up, Dive In and sit still

Funny how some blog headings sound? This one came while quietly contemplating a blog post for all that happened in 2015. Year 2015 has gone, just like another day, a change of calendar. Almost 9 days have gone in this current year, swiftly, like a swish of the wand of a magician. But there is…

Getting Lehed:Camping at Nubra valley

Continued from my previous post here. Imagine a valley , hidden between towering mountains. You are standing on a grassy land as far as you can see, only boundary are the mountain. For the next day and night, that is where we stayed. In Nubra Valley. We went to a camping resort. That was one…

Getting Lehed : Journey to Nubra Valley and Hunder village

We start our day by going to Lamayuru. Home to the oldest monastery in Ladakh and the moonland – here on earth. Lamayuru is famous for its  stunning landscape, that is similar to the face of moon than earth. The stones shaped by wind and sun for thousands of years now gets the attention of…