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 […]
World’s highest Dosa Point
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.
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.
3 wonders on route to Munnar
“What is the meaning of the name Munnar?”, my inner curious kid asked as our cab turned a hairpin bend on our way to the hill station. “moonu, aaru. Meaning confluence of three rivers. Nullatanni, Kundale and Kanniar.”, answered Joseph, our cabbie cum guide. “Oh ok. So how long its going to take?”, I was […]
Top 5 places to visit in Munnar
Table of Contents:Munnar at a glance 1. How to reach 2. Where to stay 3. Best time to Visit 4. Duration of Stay My Top 5 Munnar Experinces 1. Visit Mattupetty 1.1. Mattupetty Dam 1.2. Echo Point 2. Shikara ride on Kundala Lake 3. Take a hike upto Attukad Waterfall 4. Take a stroll in a Tea Estate 5. Pick homemade chocolates 6. Honourable mention – […]
Smrutivana (Smrutivan), in Bhubaneswar was originally intended to be a memorial garden, where people could plant saplings in memory of their departed family members. Over time however, the place has metamorphosised into a beautifully landscaped park, arguably the best walking trail in Bhubaneswar.
Poovar backwaters – a paradise
Blue sky, merky backwaters, a sandy beach, an estuary, endless rows of coconut trees, mangrooves, boat, birds and us. This is Poovar lake, a nature lovers delight, lost somewhere near the tip of South India, tucked in Gods own country , Kerala.
Athirapally – The Baahubali waterfall
They say nature is best artist. And no where is it more apparent than a walk down the slippery rocks covered with greenery all around. The only thing for campany being the mist generated from water hitting the rocks after an 80ft fall. Welcome to the highest waterfall of Kerala, Athirapally.
Set amidst a serene natural surrounding, the Taptapani Panthanivas is a state run guesthouse, that was supposed to serve as a night halt during my southern Odisha explorations.
It however turned out to be a destination in itself, surrounded by hills and forrest, devoid of any human settlements nearby. Easy on the budget, providing for ample privacy, this humble property is in fact a resort, masquerading as a guesthouse.