Devashish Patel


Umananda Temple and a Sunset over the Brahmaputra River

Having spent a fruitful morning on the Nilachal hills exploring the Kamakhya temple, we decided to explore the Umanada temple in the evening. The temple, located on peacock island between the mighty Brahmaputra River, was built by the great Ahom King Gadadhar Singh in the 17th century. The original temple was badly damaged in the devastating earthquake of 1897. The temple that stands today is built by a rich local merchant. Umananda temple is an important […]


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 […]


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. […]


In-Photos: Drive on the Konkan Coastal Road from Diveagar to Harihareshwar and beyond 3

I love the vast expansive shots in James Bond movies, where the action is set on coastal roads in foreign locales. Never did I imagine that India too has a similar coastal road. The roads in Konkan, may not be as smooth as the ones shown in Hollywood, but the views here are indeed as spectacular as ones you see abroad. The coastal road in Konkan falls on the Maharashtra SH-4. We only covered the […]


Diveagar Travel Guide 1

Diveagar, a tiny village, is part of a cluster of three beach towns in the Raigad district of Konkan – the other two are Shrivardhan and Harihareshwar. It has one of the best stretches of pristine clean beach with silvery sand. Its proximity to both Pune and Mumbai makes it a perfect weekend gateway for the city dwellers. The extensive natural beauty and greenery of the Konkan are on full display here, as the village is […]

Diveagar beach

Tamhini Ghat – A Travel Guide

Tamhini Ghat, on the outskirts of Pune, is a delightful getaway and a must-visit place during the monsoon. We visited the ghat on our way to Konkan Maharashtra during the mid-September monsoon rains. The 25 Km stretch that cuts the Sahayadris range passes through dense forests, waterfalls, and thick fog. The mystic views along the way will force you to stop and enjoy the beauty of the Sahayadris at every corner. Reaching Tamhini Ghat: From […]

Tamhini Ghat Clouds monsoon

First Himalayan Trek – 7 Tips to help you make the perfect choice

The sheer natural beauty of the Himalayas attracts people from far and wide. Trekking and hiking amidst this majestic mountain range are the best way to experience the enigma of the Himalayas. The vast expanse of land that is covered by the Himalayas gives us an opportunity to access the beautiful vistas through different routes and locations. This, however, leads to a problem of choice. Fear not, the below tips will help you choose your […]

Mt. Everest Himalayas

Ganesh Visarjan – 9 Must-Visit Beach and River Fronts in Western India

Anant Chaturdashi, marks the last and the biggest day of Ganesh Visarjan. On this day we respectfully ask the transitory embodiment of Lord Ganesh to depart and immerse the inert Ganesh idol in water. Thousands across the country celebrate the Visarjan on the beaches and banks of water bodies across the country with great pomp and flair. You too can join in the fun at some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Girgaum Chowpatty […]

Ganesh Visarjan Chennai