I use the word potential because, stretched over an area of 2750 square km, which is much more than the other national parks like Kanha & Bandhavgarh in India, Similipal is yet to be declared as a National Park. Hosting India’s second tallest waterfall(Barehipani Waterfall), huge beautiful Pine forests , beautiful and gorgeous aviaries(both migrated... Continue Reading →
After many days of keeping a word document open with just 3 words “Sometime I Wish” and trying to find out what I should actually pen down, I realised there is nothing particular that I wish. Actually… I have more than I wish. Being transferred to a place like Bamnipal was the least , I... Continue Reading →
KEDARNATH – The Destination – Part 2
Well, of course we slept and we slept like a log at Gaurikund! Read here to know why 😊 The alarm was set at 5:30 as the plan was to start the trek by 6 ,although each one of us knew very well that the target was unachievable.Moreover, all the blogs that I followed ,mentioned... Continue Reading →
KEDARNATH – Where the destination is as beautiful as the journey – Part 1
After being locked down for 2 years and with the aftermath of COVID still fresh in my memory , I wanted to revive my travel dairies with a hope ! India being a country, where God is fancied in any strange shaped stone by lighting a lamp in front of it, we had no dearth... Continue Reading →
Satkosia….. Another Tale of Odisha !
Never Miss the sunrise when you are here !!! Kettle, Fish, Stool, Pressure Cooker, Brinjal, Banana…..And what not ! I wonder what goes through the minds of the "eligible" election contestants when they choose such weird objects to represent themselves. Being on roads during the election season is crazy. Myriad announcements at the same frequency... Continue Reading →
Once upon a Sunset !!!
13 years back, it was like any other weekend ,when I had gone to an art exhibition in Bangalore. Certainly ,I am not the kind who understands the overly priced modern art and hence was sceptical in attending one.However, when you have a free entry pass and a boring weekend to get through, I believe... Continue Reading →
Keeping straight..”On the ..Road…To My Balcony” !!!!
Beauty needs no introduction... its either there, or it isn't ....You either see it or your don't !!! From "The Little book of beauty" by Ruskin Bond . Going little further on "The road….that leads to my Balcony !" , is a very busy world. No, I am not talking about the world where we... Continue Reading →
JAWAI and the “HOME”stay !
Wildlife and Mountains have always been the main subject of all my travel plans ,so, having chosen a totally different landscape this time , I kept a spare day in between to check if I could add a little bit of wildlife somewhere in our 10 days long Rajasthan road trip .And when I found... Continue Reading →
The road ….to my Balcony…..
On returning from Rajasthan in March, I landed amidst the global crisis of COVID-19.Irrespective of the fact that the the virus was gaining momentum, I somehow felt it was just a matter of time and in another few months,I will be on my trek to the Himalayas .However, it wasn't until few days back ,I... Continue Reading →
Making Minimalism , A Sophistication !
All given and said , the one thing that will matter in the end is....Did I follow my heart and chose things that made me happy , and ...If I were happy, did I spread it across?? Well, I believe I will come to an end just exploring what I am looking for and yet... Continue Reading →
Khamma Gani – Jaisalmer
The story called Jaisalmer ! "Once Upon a Time...." Not just a phrase but a time machine that can deport us to any time dimension it wants. It's a word elixir that can make us rest for a while in our busy lives ,as we slowly get lost in the land of stories. Its an... Continue Reading →
My Travels….My Journeys….. My Evolution…..
There were days when a holiday or a vacation was all about buying new clothes /shoes /accessories and sometimes a whole new suitcase as well...Vacations meant going to a desert or a beach yet getting worried about a sun tan or rough hair 💁, being in a crowd of thousands/lakhs of people for days yet... Continue Reading →
Satpura – The “Underdog”
"WE LIVE ONLY ONCE"..... A strong believer of this phrase and realising that life is too short to see the whole world, no place entices me to visit it twice. But who would have thought that an "underestimated" place like Satpura would change my perspective. The beautiful restaurants of Madhai I say underestimated because, most... Continue Reading →
Goechala – “Lessons for Life!!”
Those who travel to the mountain tops are half in love with themselves and half in love with -The Oblivion !! ~Robert Macfarlane And that explains why ,out of the zillion names available, I chose "The Oblivion" as the name of my domain. 😀 😀 In awe with the name ,its difficulty level and... Continue Reading →