Darjeeling Diary – The Mahakal Mandir

The visit to the Tea Garden and Factory was a big enlightenment for a tea lover like me and I decided to spend the rest of the day roaming around the Mall and a visiting the Mahakal Temple. The hill that rises on the North of the Chowrasta Mall is called the Observatory Hill. One … Continue reading Darjeeling Diary – The Mahakal Mandir

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13 Exceptional Indian Rail Routes you should experience in your lifetime.

This Post is Sponsored by With a history for more than one and a half century, the railways in India have been a great source of adventure. The charm of the railways has been so fascinating that it have been inspiring authors, poets, painters, filmmakers since its very early days. Though mostly laid during the … Continue reading 13 Exceptional Indian Rail Routes you should experience in your lifetime.

Darjeeling Diary – The Happy Valley

                                                   It was the super breakfast at Glenary's that started my day. As I walked along the morning Nehru Road to the Mall, the flags of the Nations participating in the … Continue reading Darjeeling Diary – The Happy Valley

A Quest for Golden Fort of Jaisalmer – Featured Post

This post is sponsored by    When I joined my Post Graduation School at Delhi, I was super excited - not because a new course of study and a new degree was on my way but thinking that the huge treasure trove of Rajasthan, MP & UP was going to be within hours distance from … Continue reading A Quest for Golden Fort of Jaisalmer – Featured Post

Dajeeling Diary – ‘The World Cup Town’

As I approached the Chowrasta Mall from my hotel, I could see the colourful flags flattering above the Mall. They were flags of all 32 nations participating in the FIFA World Cup 2018. That was a lovely scene as there were flags of all participating nations - not only the stronger ones. As I headed … Continue reading Dajeeling Diary – ‘The World Cup Town’

Darjeeling Diary – Morning Sun & the Cup of Tea

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   The night was peaceful until a loud sound woke me up. It was like somebody knocking a door with painful urgency. It was the rains. I had only short meetings with the monsoon of Darjeeling despite being well into the season but now it seems she has come with … Continue reading Darjeeling Diary – Morning Sun & the Cup of Tea

10 Private Island Vacations That Are Surprisingly Affordable

The Article was originally published at Seenshot.in Ask yourself – What can be the most romantic gateway to spend the weekend? Do think there is any place better than a Private Island? No noise; no nuisance; It will be only you and your closed ones in the middle of an ocean. Wherever you see, you … Continue reading 10 Private Island Vacations That Are Surprisingly Affordable

Darjeeling Diary – Dinner at the Glenary’s

The Nehru Road, by then was far from its vibrant, glittery appearance. Half the shops were closed and the rest were wrapping up for the day. Both the sides of the road is lined with shops which sell woollens, winterwear, curios, gift items but for then, it was only the signboards smiling at me. The … Continue reading Darjeeling Diary – Dinner at the Glenary’s

Darjeeling Diary – The Chowrasta

(Read the Previous Part of the Journey) If you ask me what I like most about Darjeeling and sincerely miss in Kolkata - I have a single word answer to it - Its the Mall. The Chowrasta of Darjeeling is most probably the best example of how the centre of the city should be treated. … Continue reading Darjeeling Diary – The Chowrasta

Darjeeling Diary – The Glorious Railway

(Read the Previous Part of the Journey) There were only 3 compartments headed by a diesel engine in the small train. The first & the last one was regular non-AC coaches and the middle one was air conditioned. When I entered my designated coach F1, there two more families already occupying the first few rows […]

Darjeeling Diary – The Beginning

Sitting peacefully in the middle of the Himalayas of West Bengal is the Queen of Hills. The land of Thunders, as its name suggests in the Tibetan Language is one of the most beautiful hill towns of the country. Darjeeling is much more than just a hill station - it is a feeling, a pride … Continue reading Darjeeling Diary – The Beginning

Darjeeling Diary – The Birth of Toy Train

Though Darjeeling had become a sprawling city with the Nineteenth Century moving towards its second half, reaching there was a big problem. The steep slope of the road that connected the plains with the hill city was the main reason for the problems. The journey from Kolkata, the capital of the country was to take … Continue reading Darjeeling Diary – The Birth of Toy Train

12 Must Visit Cities for Every Nature Lover

I have always praised the endless diversity in every aspect of India. Just like its culture, India's geography has unimaginable diversity. A tall standing mountain, huge riverbeds, a long coastline, plateaus, dessert, salt desert everything is there in this amazing country. It is obvious that the job to finalise the 12 best places to enjoy … Continue reading 12 Must Visit Cities for Every Nature Lover

Darjeeling Diary – How it started

Darjeeling, in Tibetan, means the 'land of Thunders'. 'Dorje' means thunder and 'ling' means a place or a land. However, another school of thoughts believe the name has originated from the 'Thunderbolt Spectre' or 'Bajra' of the Hindu god Indra. Whatever be the reason the name is related to thunders and there must have been … Continue reading Darjeeling Diary – How it started

Darjeeling Diary – The Birth of Darjeeling Tea

Darjeeling came into British map in the year 1835 (Read the History of the Hill City of Darjeeling) but soon after that, it started attracting British population. A major boost to the city's population came when, in 1841, Archibald Campbell successfully planted a few Chinese tea seeds he brought from Mussourie. The tea grew well and … Continue reading Darjeeling Diary – The Birth of Darjeeling Tea

25 Times Bollywood went to the Queen of Hills

(Read The History of the Hill City of Darjeeling) It will be a tough task to find an Indian who has not seen the 'Mere Sapno Ki Rani' song featuring Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore. The iconic song is still a super hit even after half a century of its release. It is not only … Continue reading 25 Times Bollywood went to the Queen of Hills

7 Tips for Travellers to survive the Nasty Heats of Bengal like a local

  The nasty summers of Eastern India are here again. The worst part of this tremendous season is that it is extremely humid and drain out all the energy in you. The summers of the Northern parts of India can be termed more extreme because the mercury touches greater hights there but unless you are … Continue reading 7 Tips for Travellers to survive the Nasty Heats of Bengal like a local

13 Reasons Why Restaurant Food Tastes Better Than Home Cooked Food

Everyone who loves to cook has always given a try to the item they have tasted sometime in a restaurant, but it is never of the same taste. There is no shame in accepting that the home cooked food is not a total match to the food they serve at the restaurants. It is not … Continue reading 13 Reasons Why Restaurant Food Tastes Better Than Home Cooked Food

Two Joyful days in Jaipur #2 – The City – Guest Post

Read the first Part of my Travelogue here – 2 Joyful Days in Jaipur City – My Experience with Forts and Local Food The view of the city from the top of Nahargarh Fort was good enough to keep to motivated for the next day. It was a breathtaking areal view of the city and it is […]

Cut & Paste

Let me introduce Chloe, who recently packed up her American life as a second-grade teacher in Florida and moved across the world to teach English in Japan for a year.  She attended the University of Central Florida in Orlando and worked for Seminole County Public Schools.  During her first two years of teaching, she also worked towards … Continue reading Cut & Paste