I can’t keep calm … It’s Rishikesh!!

Day – 2 (In continuation to Day – 1 … “Keep Calm & visit Haridwar!”) It was time for us to “seek out ways to make life better”! Rishikesh is about 25 KM’s from Haridwar & without the traffic it is quite a smooth drive. We headed straight for Shivpuri, which is ~15 KM’s from… Continue reading I can’t keep calm … It’s Rishikesh!!

Keep Calm & visit Haridwar!

I read somewhere – “Holidays are a perfect time to reflect on our blessings and seek out ways to make life better”. & with a lo-oo-ng weekend in hand (24th – 27th Mar) we set out for a quick getaway to Haridwar & Rishikesh. I am dividing this blog into 2 parts – Day 1… Continue reading Keep Calm & visit Haridwar!

Indian Weddings ! Travel between cultures & cities !!

I have attended a lot of weddings, including my own 😉 but never quite thought anything of the weddings beyond being a ceremony to unite two people or an occasion to get dressed up for & get clicked or chance to meet long-forgotten relatives. Until recently!   I got a chance to attend two interesting… Continue reading Indian Weddings ! Travel between cultures & cities !!

Let’s take the train & whistle our way away!

Train Travel, I have come to believe, are trips unto themselves – with the journey as much as an experience as the destination. & in a country as vast as India, train travel is a way of life! More than just a means of reaching from one place to another, it’s an essential part of… Continue reading Let’s take the train & whistle our way away!

Triveni Sangam @ Allahabad!

In India, meeting of rivers has always amplified the holiness of any place. As the belief goes, two rivers are better than one & three even better! It is also believed that those who bathe at a place where rivers, white and dark, flow together rise up to heaven. The “Triveni Sangam”, in Allahabad, is… Continue reading Triveni Sangam @ Allahabad!

The Beating Retreat ceremony @ Wagah Border. Battle or Balet?

  The border closing ceremony at the Wagah Border between India & Pakistan in one word is – Electrifying! This experience for anyone will surely stand out as one of the most treasured travel memories; for me it has been one of those days that is & will continue to stick in my mind for… Continue reading The Beating Retreat ceremony @ Wagah Border. Battle or Balet?