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


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

In the land of the Royals…..Jaipur

View from Amer palace

View from Amer palace

Padharo Mharo Desh-Welcome to Rajasthan, is the first thing that comes to my mind when I think of Rajasthan, and these are exact words used by the locals to welcome whoever visit their beautiful state. My second visit to Jaipur(the capital of Rajasthan) was made in the 1st week of November, 2013. Earlier I had visited Jaipur & Udaipur in 2004, with my parents. This time there was a time constraint, so I had to plan the trip only for 1 day. Nevertheless, I was very much excited, as the Royal grandeur of Rajasthan has always attracted me. Continue reading

Tawang… unexplored paradise

Lake at Sela Pass @14000 feet

Lake at Sela Pass @13700 feet

Tawang….a heavenly paradise in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, located in north eastern part of India. This place is very sparsely populated, may be because of its altitude. The locals are the Monpa tribe, who inhabit the entire region. The trip was on my mind since a long time, but finally everything matched and I visited Tawang in the month of April, 2013. I started from Tezpur in Assam through the help of a travel operator. The fare is around Rs.700-800 per person in a sumo. They managed with the Inner Line Permit, which is required for every visitor to Tawang, since it is a restricted area. Continue reading

6 important things I experienced while I travelled in India

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The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page~~~Saint Augustine

There are many different things in life to be learnt till you grow old. There are many different mediums that can teach you to change for the better. So, here are some of most important points, I feel , which I learnt from my travels. May be some of you can reflect on these and apply them in your lives. Happy & safe travelling to all !!!

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The story of ….not just a Cat

Gupal, resting on his chair

Gupal, resting on his chair

Now this is someone very close to my heart & also my Papa’s. He was one of the family members. He came to our house in the year 2004. I do not remember the exact date when he was born, as he was descendant to a cat family in my neighbour’s house. So, I used to celebrate his birthday on the 1st of June every year.   Continue reading

Deoria Tal….a heavenly lake @8000 feet


The view of the Tal, with our green tent

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks”~~~John Muir

Through this post, I am going to take you on a journey up in the hills in the state of Uttarakhand, to a place less explored, to a place which is truly divine, to a place which radiates peace. This is Deoria Tal, a lake located in the upper crest of Rudraprayag, in the lap of nature. Continue reading