A Food Walk in Office Para, Kolkata

Office time, office goers and Office Para are entities in itself in Kolkata. If you thought that Wall street and New Yorkers are the only ones making a statement with their fast forward give-a-damn walks and attitude...think twice. You are yet to peep into the Metro Rail, public buses, local trains and ofcourse the business … Continue reading A Food Walk in Office Para, Kolkata

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A day in Boi Para – College Street, Kolkata

'Boi Para' is the endearing nickname coined for the iconic College Street Book Market. This 1.5 km long stretch in the Northern fringe of Kolkata, wears the proud badge of the largest second-hand book market in the world and largest book market in India. However, if you have been there you would know it is … Continue reading A day in Boi Para – College Street, Kolkata

Maps of Meghalaya- a Travelogue

The northeastern province of India is much like a Pandora's Box. A hidden paradise of nature's bounty. Natural beauty, biodiversity, heritage, authentic local cuisine and the best of native folks and their folklores, there is hardly any room for complaints. Amongst the Seven Sister States of N-E, I have been intrigued by Meghalaya for reasons … Continue reading Maps of Meghalaya- a Travelogue

Mawphlang Sacred Grove

25 km off the quaint little town of Shillong, the Mawphlang Sacred Grove is no ordinary forest. Stories of the Grove Beneath the thick carpets of mosses, moulds and algae lay buried ancient secrets, stories and legends of The Khasi Folks. According to the legend, the sacred groves of Mawphlang is protected by the local … Continue reading Mawphlang Sacred Grove

Monoliths of East Khasi Hills

Monolith is a symbol of remembrance in Khasi Heritage. While the largest cluster of monoliths is in Nartiang village, Jaintia Hills, numerous Monoliths are strewn in the nook and corners of the cloudy valleys, tiny villages or the secret forests of Meghalaya.There are two parts to a monolith: the upright part is known as ‘Mehris’ … Continue reading Monoliths of East Khasi Hills

Itinerary Sikkim

Geography and popular destinations Located in the northeastern part of the India, in the eastern Himalayas, Sikkim is one of the smallest states in the country. The state’s name is derived from the Limbu words su him, meaning “new house.” The whole of Sikkim is divided into 4 zones - East, West, North and South. … Continue reading Itinerary Sikkim

Hotels, Hostels or Home-stays: Where to stay in Goa?

Be it the gang of college friends, the love-struck honeymooners or the happy family of four on their annual holiday - Goa is in the list of all Indian travellers. Add the firangs in the equation, and we arrive at an over-whelming number of tourists at this tiny yet delightful state, nestled in the west … Continue reading Hotels, Hostels or Home-stays: Where to stay in Goa?

Adalaj ni Vav, Gujarat

We have been exploring some very interesting spots in and around Ahmedabad, Gujarat over the past few months. A highlight of a few of such places has to be their architecture. Adalaj ni Vav or Adalaj Stepwell, is one such example. How to reach Located in Adalaj village, Gandhinagar district, you can easily reach this … Continue reading Adalaj ni Vav, Gujarat

Sun Temple Modhera, Gujarat

The origin of the worship of the Sun in India is several centuries old. Until now I had known about and visited only the Konark Sun Temple in Odisha. It was only a few months back that we came to know about the Modhera Sun Temple, in Mehsana, Gujarat. Situated on the banks of Pushpavati … Continue reading Sun Temple Modhera, Gujarat

Channapatna: The Toy Town of India🤡

Channapatna could have been any other nondescript little town along the highway. Somewhere between Bangalore and Mysore, zooming past the smooth road bordered by the lazy fields and the occasional tiffin houses or 'Tiffanys' as they are called, my eyes caught a sign which read: Welcome to the Toy Town of India. Now that certainly … Continue reading Channapatna: The Toy Town of India🤡

Oh! Paris

  2017 ends in the next few hours. Expectedly, the year has given us a fair share of highs and lows, surprises and disappointments. But as I sit down with my diary on the penultimate day of the year I do realize how special a year this had been. We changed cities, my daughter turned … Continue reading Oh! Paris

Unboxing Udaipur

Udaipur, the city of lakes, was the capital of Mewar, built by Maharana Udai Singh, in 1553, from whom it derives its name. It has become popular off late as a wedding destination for theme weddings, given the abundance of lakes and the Rajput era palaces. It attracts travellers from all over the world and … Continue reading Unboxing Udaipur