Travelling with an Infant

For most new parents, taking their little one for a journey can be daunting. From being hesitant to panic driven to doubting your own decisions, it is borderline nightmare. Doctors believe that infants easily adapt. For them everything is new and they are willing to explore as they are not yet aware of the concept of fear. SomeContinue reading “Travelling with an Infant”

Tiger Tiger, Burning Bright: Encounter in Bandhavgarh

It was summertime. The temperature was hovering between 25 degrees to 30 degree Celsius. The roads were scorched and the trees parched. Water in our bottles was depleting in quick succession. We were yet to get lucky. In Magadi, the buffer zone of Bandhavgarh National Park, tiger sightings were rare and our expectations low. Mid way in theContinue reading “Tiger Tiger, Burning Bright: Encounter in Bandhavgarh”

The Mystifying Land of Ladakh

Ever wondered how heaven looks like? Take a trip to Ladakh to get your answers! Situated in the northern most state of Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh has a strong military presence due to its proximity to Pakistan and China Borders. A strong Buddhist influence is visible through the culture, food, people and architecture. The districtContinue reading “The Mystifying Land of Ladakh”

The Gol Gumbaz of Bijapur

Firstly, heartfelt congratulations and a million thanks to my dear friend Sohail for getting engaged….. at his hometown Solapur which is approx 2 hrs away from my Bucket List item – The Gol Gumbaz!!!!! Struck it out of the list peeps!! 😀 The part train part road journey was worth every minute. More on theContinue reading “The Gol Gumbaz of Bijapur”

Charger: Bandhavgarh’s Beloved Tiger

Like Marathas and Mughals, like British and French, the tigers have their own Dynasty. Bandhavgarh National Park had its own Emperor, Charger. The tiger was named so as he was famous for charging towards unsuspecting tourist vehicles and elephants. He fought a battle with the then ruling tiger, Banka, to claim his territory. Vicious and with aContinue reading “Charger: Bandhavgarh’s Beloved Tiger”

Riding up the Manakamana Cable Car

The Manakamana Temple is the sacred place of the Hindu Goddess Bhagwati, an incarnation of Parvati in Nepal. The word ‘mana’ means heart and ‘kamana’ means wish. The Temple is around 1302 mts above sea level and can be reached only by a cable car which overlooks the entire valley. It is one of theContinue reading “Riding up the Manakamana Cable Car”

Face to Face – Mt. Everest

I am 24, slim built, with low HB level. Climbing Mt. Everest is a farfetched dream. Hell, seeing it up close is also like building castles in the air! I travelled to Nepal on a family trip and there is where I learnt that one can go see Mt. Everest (Sagarmatha, as it is knownContinue reading “Face to Face – Mt. Everest”

Leh Diaries – The Journey & Stay

We took an early morning flight from Delhi to Leh. The journey was of roughly 2 hrs. As a custom, I dozed off soon after the take off. Luckily for me, I was unable to sleep for long. I woke up to the most breath-taking views of the Himalayan mountains from an altitude of 30,000Continue reading “Leh Diaries – The Journey & Stay”