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

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

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

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

When the night of Horror became a Blind date – #TheBlindList

    I was on my way to Puri- the temple town of Orissa. The night train started perfectly on time and as passengers were getting ready for the night's sleep after dinner the train stopped. It was middle of nowhere and nothing could be seen outside. For almost an hour there was no movement … Continue reading When the night of Horror became a Blind date – #TheBlindList

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

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.

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

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 – 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 […]

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

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

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

Bangkok through my Lens #6

The colours of Bangkok

Bangkok through my Lens #5

The Images of Bangkok