Yearly Archives: 2016


Kamakhya Temple and Nilachal Hills

Guwahati, the city of temples, is the gateway to North-East. The city is spread along the banks of the Brahmaputra river. Way back in school, I had heard of this majestic river which is the 10th largest river in the world that flows through China, India, and Bangladesh. I was happy to finally visit this gigantic river, and enjoy a sunset on its wide river banks. Quick Fact: In the early days, there was a […]


Root Institute of Wisdom and Culture, Bodhgaya

The Root Institute of Wisdom and Culture in Bodhgaya is an oasis of peace and calm amidst the chaos and crowds of Bodhgaya. Located 1.6 Kms away from the Mahabodhi temple, this institute offers a variety of Buddhist retreats and courses for Indians and foreign nationals. In addition, for travelers to Bodhgaya it opens up its peaceful rooms and dormitories affordable rates. The only caveat is that booking needs to be made well in advance […]


Sunderban National Park – Everything you need to know 1

Sunderban national park located at the South Eastern tip of the 24 Paraganas district in the state of West Bengal. It got its name from one of the mangrove plants known as Sundari (Heritiera Minor). The Sundarbans are a part of the world’s largest delta formed by the rivers The Sundarbans are a part of the world’s largest delta formed by the rivers Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna. Sundarban is a vast area covering 4262 square […]


Dhamapur Lake Travel Guide

Nestled in the hills of Konkan, and surrounded by dense forests lies the Dhamapur lake. A visit here, is a treat for all the senses as one is surrounded by beautiful flowers, trees, butterflies and birds that sing your way to the heart. The lake is situated on the Malvan – Kudal road, and was constructed around 1530 AD by the  Mandlik named Nagesh Desai of the Vijaynagar Kingdom. It covers an area of 5 […]


Rickshaw Puller – Contemplating the moral dilemma

Being from Mumbai, I have been fascinated by Bengal. The revolutions that have happened in the streets of Kolkata have shaped the history of India and the cultural ethos of our youth. But these resolutions are born from the poverty that plagues the state. This is true since the 18th century when the Englishman was so powerful, that the people of Kolkata were left with nothing, but mere scraps to build a living. An average […]

Rickshaw puller Kolkata

Sunderbans – The beautiful forest

The local train from Sealdah chugs to Namkhana station. Nestled in verdure meadows swaying with rabi crops the sleepy station seemed a far-fetched gateway to the land of mangroves. A country van pedals us to Namkhana bazaar, a jumble of narrow lanes and cramped shops. We sail to the other side of Haatania – Doania river in full  ‘jowar’ (high tide). The Ganga-Bhramaputra delta fans out like the braids of Lord Shiva covering an area […]


Withdrawal of ₹500 and ₹1,000 notes – All you need to know for Indian tourists and travellers 4

The withdrawal of Rs.500 and Rs.1000/- bank notes effective today ( 9 Nov, 2016 ) can cause inconvenience to travellers and tourists who are on the road. Nonetheless, there is no need to panic as there are sufficient measure taken by the government to minimize the inconvenience. If you are travelling in India and are on the road, then we help you to understand and navigate the impact for short term and long term travellers. […]


Sindhudurg Fort – A travel Guide

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj early on recognized the importance of navy and established a naval fleet. Sindhudurg fort, , was an important part of his naval strategy to keep a check on colonial forces ( Portuguese, Dutch and British ). Laying the foundation While surveying the Konkan coast line Shivaji Maharaj felt the need to build an impenetrable sea fort. On reaching the Malwan beach, in Kurte island he found the place desirable for such a […]


A Sense of Wonder

Wonder is a magical word. It opens up the gates closely guarding the secret to happiness. Do not let the work deadlines, expectations of  people, societal pressure take you anywhere away from this life inducing phenomenon. Take a break and look around. Everyone is in a hurry to reach somewhere, still nobody makes it to where they want to be. It’s an unending race towards an imaginary goal post. Spare some time to just gaze […]


Tarkarli – Devbaug Beach – A journey in snapshots

Tarkarli Beach, located around 6 Kms away from Malvan city, is one of the more publicized beaches of Malvan. That, however, does not take anything away from the beauty of this narrow strip of silver white sand with crystal clear waters where one can see up to 20 ft. below in the sea-bed on a bright sunny day. Tarkarli beach extends south towards Devbaug where Karli river meets the Arabian sea. On the northern end […]

Tarkarli Beach white sand malvan