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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 […]

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5 Best Munnar Experiences

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 – […]

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Smrutivana – A Photo Essay on The Best Walking Trail of Bhubaneswar

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.

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Poovar – the backwater 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.

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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.

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A night at Taptapani Panthanivas

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.

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My Kerala Houseboat Experience.

A Kerala Houseboat journey is all about getting spoilt by delicious meals & warm hospitality while admiring the endless backwaters and rows after rows of coconut and palm trees. It gives a whole new perspective and appreciation for the life of the people living in villages around the backwaters, depending on it for food and livelihood.

Here’s presenting my complete guide to a Kerala Houseboat Experience to help you plan your own magical experience.

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Happy Valley – The secret Mussoorie escape.

Boasting of breathtaking views, gorgeous Buddha statue, peaceful monastery, and enchanting prayer flags, Happy Valley has been an overlooked destination for many who visit Mussorie. It however is one of the most tranquil locations one would find in the whole hill station providing for uninterupted views of the Himalayas.

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The Temple with a swinging bridge – Dhabaleswar Temple, Cuttack

An island inside a mighty river holds a 12th century temple, that has made a mark for itself in both the pilgrimage and tourist landscape of the state of Odisha. Crossing the river on either boat or a pedestrian bridge, makes you realize the river is not just a water body but a living entity in itself.

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Ansupa Lake, the phoenix that rose from its ashes.

Ansupa Lake is technically part of Cuttack, however people of Bhubaneswar consider it as their own. Ansupa Lake and its periphery also serves as one of the most sought after Picnic Spots of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack twin city. Ansupa Nature Camp is also being developed around the area which will add to the flair of […]