Pangong Tso – Beyond the Explored

Ideas of exploring the unknown can come from unexpected quarters. A tweet that I read somewhere led me on the way to ‘Chushul’ about 36kms ahead of Pangong Tso. Chushul was  the place where the 1962 Indo – China war was fought. It is the foremost settlement before the Line of Actual Control . (The armymen will get offended when… Read more →

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Untouristy Rajasthan – where real people reside

Reason of travel are a plenty but the learning’s from each is unique, the experience breathtaking and the memories priceless. This time around we were on a trip to Rajasthan – the tourism capital of the country. However, in we were  hundreds of miles away from any known tourist place. We were going to the town where my wife was… Read more →

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When the drought unearths treasures

Surprises are a plenty when it comes to nature. In one such instance the drought in Maharashtra revealed temples submerged under water. the blog post is about the expedition to visit the site Read more →

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The submerged temples of Chandori!

About 25kms from Nashik in Maharashtra is a quiet village called Chandori. It suddenly rose to fame a news article which mentioned that some submerged temples had emerged from the Godavari river basin due to the drought in the region. These temples were about 300 years old built during the Peshwa – era. The curiosity arose to understand as to… Read more →

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The performance – Marine drive & NCPA – Mumbai

Lazy weekends call for travel downtown to the most iconic location of Mumbai for some leisure activity. One of the classiest and the most iconic auditorium of Mumbai is located on Marine Drive – The National Center for Performing Arts / NCPA. It is the last building and probably the most architecturally sound building I have visited in the city.… Read more →

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When a traditional sport gets glorified – Kabaddi to the masses

About a year or two back, the success of the Indian Premier League gave the other sports associations to start similar leagues for their respective sports. Most would confuse the premier league for a football league similar to the English Premier league but here in India, it us for Cricket and as a lot might have heard, it is religion… Read more →

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The Annual Pilgrimage – Gastronomic Delight – Day 3

The drink days, the hung over mornings and the hippie beach kept us company on Day 1 and Day 2 of the. The next morning our tongues were craving. This time around we needed a culinary delight so lead us through the morning and build up for the rest of the day. During to brainstorming session, one of the guys… Read more →

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Roadblocks in the way of long term travel

Over the last few months I have been reading up on long term travelers. The idea grips me, but that buck pretty much stops at that. I read and follow people who have traveled 40 countries on the trot or 100 countries in their twenties. I want to do that, I definetely want my passport tattoed with immigration stamps. The… Read more →

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The Annual Pilgrimage – Day of ‘Travel’ – Day 2

The naive traditions end with a rock solid hangover from Day 1 and the conses is usually reached and the mopeds ready and waiting outside the hotel room. This is the day where not everybody feels like drinking. So we make the most of it and ‘travel’ or ‘experience’ Goa as a lot would say. We just go to a… Read more →

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The Annual Pilgrimage – Goa – day 1

There is a sense of satisfaction when you move out of your daily routine and travel to India’s Vegas if I may say so. Goa is a place where everybody has something new to experience. Whether you are sane of insane, this is the place to be. Over the years I have encountered various characters here indulging themselves on the… Read more →