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

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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 sucessfully planted few Chinese tea seed he brought from Mussourie. The tea grew well and Campbell … 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

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 […]

My first Eid away from Home – at The Jama Masjid

The greatness of the Jama Masjid was felt during my first visit to Dariyagunj. I was heading for a delicious Mughlai dinner at the legendary Karim's and seen the huge minarets and the domes of the mosque from a distance. It was one of the last few days of the Ramzan and naturally, the entire … Continue reading My first Eid away from Home – at The Jama Masjid

10 Frosty Places in India to Get Some Cool Air This Summer – Guest Post

The Original Article was published at Seenshot.in India is a huge country full of diverse climates. While one place in the country is burning in the heat, someplace is freezing in cold. The lush green Western Ghats or the Eastern Ghats or the mighty Himalaya – have created uncountable breathtakingly beautiful places in their adobe … Continue reading 10 Frosty Places in India to Get Some Cool Air This Summer – Guest Post

Two Joyful days in Jaipur #1 – The Forts & The Foods – Guest Post

Soon after returning from my Pushkar-Ajmer-Jodhpur-Jaisalmer Trip, I started planning to visit Jaipur. On my way back from Jaisalmer, the bus stopped at Jaipur for a refreshment break and I fixed a date for Jaipur. It is a big advantage of studying in Delhi that you can simply check in to these fabulous historic places … Continue reading Two Joyful days in Jaipur #1 – The Forts & The Foods – Guest Post

Travel Tips – When you are travelling with an One-Year-Old baby in India

The mighty Himalaya called me again. There is no better feeling than enjoying the dense greens on the tough terrains, moving along the dangerous curves of the narrow roads cut through the mountains, the hide and seek game of clouds. Himalaya has always been a dramatic adventure for me. The last time I stepped on … Continue reading Travel Tips – When you are travelling with an One-Year-Old baby in India

‘Jahanpanah’ – The city with the glory and glamour of Ibn-Battuta

'The City of Djinns' as mentioned by William Dalrymple has more secret in it than any other city in the world. The capital of India is situated on the buried history of six previous capital cities. In the first part of my Journey through the narrow lanes of hidden secrets, I went to the fourth … Continue reading ‘Jahanpanah’ – The city with the glory and glamour of Ibn-Battuta

Firoz Minar – The mark of African rule in Bengal

Through the massive Dakhil Darwaja, I went out of the Citadel of Gour and entered the ancient city. About a kilometre South of the giant gateway, where once the city centre was located, is standing a beautiful tower - Firoz Minar. The tower with its astonishing scarlet face stands amid a beautiful surrounding - tall mango … Continue reading Firoz Minar – The mark of African rule in Bengal

Bangkok through my lens #7

The monuments of Bangkok