Day 26: ZZZZZZ …time to doze off

After a month of feverish blogging it is finally time to bid adieu. It has been an exhilarating 26 days where all we bloggers have put forth our heart and soul into our blogs. I thank all who have liked my blogs and have sent me their wonderful comments. Let us be in touch whenever ,…

Day 25: Yearning for Yercaud

An amazing array of the hues of nature is perhaps the first thing which strikes any visitor travelling to Yercaud. The brilliant blue sky speckled with puffs of cotton in the form of clouds and the verdant green of the surrounding forests have probably never been so well-utilised in creating such a sparkling landscape. Nestled…

Day 24: X-Mas in Kolkata

My first experience of the Kolkata Christmas was in the 1980’s when I as a 5year old dazed eyed kid entered the hallowed portals of Kolkata’s New Market to do our Christmas shopping. The city then still lived a quiet existence unlike its present state when every occasion calls for a blast. In my childhood,…

Wayanad Wilderness

Every time I visit Kerala, I realise a new facet about God’s partiality to this beautiful Southern India state. At every nook and corner of the place he has lavished his indulgence and left us to wonder at his creation. Wayanad, lying snuggled in the Northern part of Kerala, probably took up most of his…

Day 22: Visiting Varkala

Stretched out lazily at the foot of a cliff, the Papanasam beach is the glistening jewel crowning the coastal town of Varkala. Despite being perched at the most perilous coast of the Arabian Sea, Varkala is Southern Kerala’s most popular hang-out zone. The golden sands of the Papanasam beach is a lively collage of footprints…

Day 20: Tawang – A Walk in the Clouds

Enclosed in the misty embrace of the clouds Tawang lies nestled amidst the hills of eastern Himalayas in the North Eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh in India. Irrespective of its political and geographical boundaries, Tawang is a unique creation of the Supreme Being. Tawang is inhabited primarily by the Monpa tribe, who can trace their…

Day 19: Suntalekhola – The Sound of Silence

It was supposed to be a quiet family outing to Gorumara in North Bengal with a few adhoc places thrown in between. Somebody quipped in with a suggestion for a trip to Suntalekhola and we all nodded casually little knowing how much that nod would change our whole lives. Suntalekhola is a quaint little settlement located…

Day 18: Red Fort – The Last Bastion of Mughal Supremacy

Though I got acquainted with the nuances of the English language from a very early age, I came to comprehend the significance of the three letter word ‘awe’ only when I saw the Red Fort. I was in my second year in college, a student of history, when I travelled to Delhi, Agra and a…

Day 17: Quest

In my quest for life, I have travelled afar Leaving the windows of my heart ajar  Making new friends while visiting strange lands Learning about new cultures and traditions first hand  My routes have crossed mountains and wooded paths and the vast seas Allowing me to go wherever my heart agrees!  In my quest for…