Cherrapunji : A place serenely beautiful

The Nohkalikai falls

The Nohkalikai falls

 

This time it was a family trip along with 2 of my friends,who came to visit northeast all the way from Delhi. The journey was to one of the most beautiful and serene locations of the northeast ~~~Cherrapunji. More commonly known as Sohra, this place has so much to offer to tourists. It was once known for being the wettest place on earth, still it holds record for most amount of rainfall in a year. We made our base at Shillong to cover some of the nearby places in a day or two. We started off for Cherrapunji early morning from Shillong, so that we can get enough time for the whole day to explore.

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The Holy Shrine of Badrinath

Badrinath Temple

In almost everything that touches our everyday life on earth,God is pleased when we are pleased. He wills that we be as free as birds to soar and sing our maker’s praise without anxiety~~~~~Aiden Wilson Tozer.

My chanced visit to the Holy shrine of Badrinath was made in the month of July 2012, with my colleagues from work. We were around 20 people including some family members. So we hired a bus from Haridwar and set out on a spiritual journey to one of the highly regarded Char Dhams of India : Badrinath. Continue reading

Bangkok : Memoirs from a vibrant city

The Reclining Buddha

The Reclining Buddha

To travel is to take a journey into yourself ~~~~~Danny Kaye🙂

Yin-dee-ton-rab……..welcome again aboard for a wonderful journey to the “City of Angels”

Today I take you to the beautiful city of Bangkok—a city vibrant with life and with people who are always very cheerful. This post was long pending because I had visited this place 1.5 years back in September 2013, but did not get much time to frame all the details in one place. I have uploaded some photos though in my blog few weeks ago. Continue reading

Chopta….mini Switzerland

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The meadows at Chopta….so cool na!!

Everyday is a journey, and the journey itself is home~~~~~Matsuo Basho

Hello readers!!🙂

Lets travel today to one of the most beautiful places of India…..Chopta. Fondly referred to as mini Switzerland, Chopta is not much explored. It is an untouched beauty, situated in Uttarakhand, somewhat near to Deoria Tal. The 4km trek to Tungnath begins from Chopta. Continue reading

Landour….serenity in wilderness

St.Pauls Church

St.Pauls Church

Another sunny day, yet another destination, 3 friends🙂 , one short trip to the twin town of Mussorie called Landour. The distance from Haridwar is around 90Km and from Delhi is around 290Km . So we started off at around 8 am in the  morning from Haridwar. When it is a holiday, and I am on a trip (no matter whether its long or short), I feel at my best🙂 . So, we drove past Raiwala, Doiwala, Dehradun and took the turn towards Mussorie for our destination. Around 5Km before reaching Mussorie, there is a diversion which leads to Landour. One can also go via Mussorie, but we avoided that route due to traffic. Lots of research was done on the internet for a perfect weekend getaway, and there we landed in Landour, a serene location to drain out our weekdays frustration. Continue reading

Mana……the last Indian village

Entrance to Mana

Entrance to Mana

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The scenery on approaching Mana

Hey all….Its been quite long that I wrote as some personal work kept me busy. But today I bring to you my journey to the last indian village called Mana🙂 . The village gets its name from “The Manas Putras”, the biologcal sons of Lord Brahma. This was one of my excursions during my trip to the holy shrine of Badrinath, as Mana is just 3 kms from there. This is a rather small village located in the district of Chamoli in the state of Uttarakhand. The altitude will be around 3100m above sea level. The visit to this place has been one of the most exciting of all my trips. It feels so different to be standing just a few kms away from the Indian border and more so when you are having a cup of tea at the last Indian tea shop. Ahead of this village lies the Mana pass at a distance of around 24Kms. Continue reading