A Walk across the Ruins of Nalanda

And there I stood..right at the main gate. On the path leading into the realms of the bygone era..The eyes firmly fixed on the whirlpool of red bricks..The mind hoping to unravel the mysteries attached with the spot, once a a sacred site of an uninterrupted transmission of knowledge over a period of 800  years […]

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Komandoo Island Resort & Spa – A Maldivian Rhapsody

I had always dreamt of a life ‘Cast Away’ on a remote island in the middle of nowhere. With only the unending turquoise warm waters to stare at. What a life would it be, spending the day soaking in the rays on a palm fringed stretch of white sand. With only the cool breeze and […]

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5 Best Spots to see the legendary New York Skyline

Awestruck.. Astonished.. Amazed.. If I had to perfectly depict my thoughts on the days spent in the Big Apple, then these three expressions would come the closest..It was always a dream to witness the glamour’s and fantasies of NYC ..N the dream did get accomplished.. The legendary New York skyline had always had a captivating […]

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The Best Day Trips from London – Part 2

A new day..a new beginning..And a new set of destinations.. The last day was hectic indeed. The majestic London night, along with the daylong excursion had taken a toll on the body..but certainly not on the spirits..And why not?? Today was a date planned with the crowning glories of the British history..a tete-a-tete with the […]

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The Best Day Trips from London – Part 1

Visiting London was not the sole objective of my English trip. I had always dreamt of exploring England in its fullest glory. I had always fantasized of venturing deep into the English heartland to come face to face with its candescent opulence, fabled history, glorious architecture, alluring countryside and the rich cultural delights.. Two full […]

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My Love Affair with Landour…

Its 9 am here in Landour and the daily life has begun in its full mayhem. A squirrel is shooting across the road and has disappeared into the bushes. The soothing rays of the sun are finding an arduous task to somehow find a way to penetrate underneath a blanket of towering deodars. The mist […]

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Roopkund Diaries – Journey to the Mystic Lake

  The renowned French novelist, Marcel Proust once said, “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”   There are few experiences that open up not just your eyes and heart, but also your lungs and mind. The trek to the mysterious skeletal lake ‘Roopkund’ definitely did […]

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Roopkund Diaries : Day 7 – Pathar Nachauni to Lohajung via Wan

DAY 7 : PATHAR NACHAUNI TO LOHAJUNG VIA BEDNI BUGYAL AND WAN TREK : 18 KMS ALTITUDE : 12,818 FT TO 7,662 FT   And so..there we were..Getting into our trekking shoes for one last time. The final day of the trek lay ahead of us, and the feeling was a mixed bag of excitement […]

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My Top 7 Scotland Experiences

  Scotland was sheer magic… Apart from the famed scenic vistas and the Baronial architecture, what really grabbed my attention was the sense of mystery that had wrapped the entire landscape. Be it those piercing silhouettes of the bagpipes or the haunting sights of its misty highlands, the country kept on providing one marvel after […]

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Toronto in 12 hours

Yes I know..A mere day wouldn’t have done justice to a city like Toronto. There’s so much to see and do in this flamboyant metropolis that a stay less than 72 hrs is just not done. I was helpless though. Toronto was the last minute addition in my itinerary of North America. The non refundable […]

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