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Verinag, Anantnag and Baktoot at the end of second day, heaven on earth Kashmir part 3

Verinag spring flows through the Verinag garden, Kashmir

After the sacred temples of Verinag and Anantnag, enjoying the views of corn fields, paddy fields, apple trees and walnut trees on both sides of the smooth road and the houses having typical red terraces, we reached Baktoot at about 4 pm. Baktoot used to be the starting point for Amarnath pilgrimage once upon a time...

Hats off in Greek Island

Beautiful Aegean sea from balcony

Suddenly travel bug started biting. After a short discussion, we settled down to a five day visit to the Hersonissos beach town at Crete Island in Greece. No running around monuments and museums, no jostling with camera toting tourists, no shopping spree of global brands, only laze out and enjoy the sun and sand – this was our motto...

গোয়া - ঈশ্বরের সন্ধানে

Goa street carnival with loud drumbeats and gorgeous colors

গোয়ার ডাবোলিম (Dabolim) আন্তর্জাতিক বিমানবন্দরে সূর্যস্নাত একটা দিনে পৌঁছেছিলাম প্রায় আট বছর আগে। 2010 এর ফেব্রুয়ারী মাসে। আমি আর আমার স্ত্রী কেকা। ছোট্ট ছিমছাম বিমানবন্দর। আমি নিশ্চিন্ত। এখানে হারিয়ে যাওয়ার জায়গা নেই...

Historical Murshidabad

Katra Masjid Murshidabad

Katra Masjid was built in 1724 as a tomb of Murshid Quli Khan, after whom Murshidabad is named; his body is said to be buried under the stairs of the entrance of the mosque. The mosque had four seventy feet tall octagonal minarets with holes which used to hold weapons, out of which two are still remaining. It is said that around two thousand people could pray together at the mosque...

Leaving Lachung towards Yumthang, the Valley of Flowers in North Sikkim Part 1

Snow covered mountain top Lachung, on way to Yumthang

I had visited this region about forty years ago. Then a bunch of college students, 6 of us walked up from Mangan to Yumthang in the month of October. Entry to North Sikkim was restricted and we had to obtain permit at Gangtok. The beauty of the place had mesmerized us...


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