At a dizzing 5154 mtr above sea level, Gurudongmar Lake is highest fresh water lake in the world, which civilians are allowed to visit. The blue lake, offers breathtaking views of snow capped mountains and an endless tundra landscape.
Gurudongmar Lake in North Sikkim is part of any travel bugs bucket list. The 6 hours long journey from Lachen to the Lake is an experience in itself, moving through snow capped mountains, high passes and beautiful valleys. It also involves some really taste food.
North Sikkim is known for its raw beauty and breathtaking tundra landscape. It offers mesmerizing views of snow capped mountains, high mountain passes, numerous waterfalls and high altitude lakes. Every year thousands of tourists come to the North to experience the best Sikkim has to offer, despite the chilling cold that persists all round the […]
The Odisha Maritime Museum, is a repurposed colonial structure, that during the British rule acted as a maritime workshop for inland water communication of the Bengal Presidency (state of Bengal, Odisha and Bihar). Built in 1867, this building now houses, more than 10 galleries showcasing the rich maritime history of the state.
Perched at 14000 ft above sea level, “Dosa By The Way”, in Thangu, Sikkim; is the highest dosa point in the world. Operated by the Indian Army’s Madrass regiment, this place serves delicious Mysore Masala Dosa and few other lip smacking delicacies round the year, sometimes in sub zero temperatures.
When we think of beaches in Odisha, our minds takes us automatically to Puri, the beach town that hosts the famous Puri Jagannath Temple. Odisha however boats of a large coastline, and hence although the popular, Puri definitely is not the only beach town in the state.
Situated 73 kms away from Bhubaneswar, Gopalpur is one such place which for a very long time remained shrouded in mystery, serving only the fishermen community. However, quite recently it burst into the tourism scene of the State, and from then has been on the bucket list of every beach bum.
Darigbadi is undoubtedly the coldest place of Odisha, so much so that whether there was Snowfall in Daringbadi or not has lately become the parameter of deciding if the winter was strong enough. In my eyes however, the raw natural beauty of the place is what makes it a must visit for everyone.
Perched atop 3000 ft, this quite hill station of the eastern ghats, is blessed with thick rain forest, coffee garden and green valleys all around. Even the roads are as scenic as they can get. Meandering through a think cover of green, with hills and valeys playing hide and seek with every passing kilometre, one can only praise the person who coined the term Kashmir of Odisha, to describe this gem.
The Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, who as per Hinduism is the preserver of life. Here he can be seen in his ‘Ananta Shayana’ form (eternal yogic sleep), on the infinite serpent Adishesha (Sheshnag).
Though Padmanabhaswamy Temple has always had a steady influx of pilgrims over centuries, it shot into limelight recently when the word of its enormous treasure trove became public. Some of its vaults still remain closed, but whatever treasure has yet been discovered has catapulted this temple to being the Richest Temple in the World.
The towering shiva linga of Bhaskareswar Temple measures 9ft in height and 12.5 Ft in circumference, which makes it the biggest shiva linga of Bhubaneswar and one of the biggest in Odisha. Located in the eastern part of the city, this humble temple hides in plain sight as most people are blissfully unaware of the uniqueness and significance of this shrine.
The Chinese Fishing nets of Fort Kochi, are synonymous with the image of the city. They are gorgeous to look at when standing tall by the sea, and mesmerizing to catch in action. It is however some greedy individuals and lazy authorities, those make it a disappointment.