Of Nasik, Trayambakeshwar and Panchwati

Even before the train pulled into Nashik Road railway station, I was smitten by the landscape of this grape valley in the Sahyadri range, in North Maharashtra. Hills encircling the city looked more like mammoth Shivalingams, set against the blue sky

16 May, 2008 | Views: 13392

River Kosi - Jim Corbett National Park

Bird watching at Jim Corbett National Park

Tiger Camp on the outskirts of Jim Corbett National Park, Ramnagar, reverberated with our laughter. Our group of 60 got ready for a walk to the banks of river Kosi. We picked up tidbits of jungle wisdom from our guides while there.

06 April, 2008 | Views: 14577

An ornithologist is born

Birds too can have dual personalities! Here is one that looks gloomy and unfriendly on the ground but cheerful and bright when she’s flying. There is something distinctly faraway about her, something different from the tropical birds that we

11 May, 2008 | Views: 4292

Weekend at Nathdwara, Mewar

Nathdwara, Rajasthan

Nathdwara near Udaipur in Rajasthan, lured jewellers Renu and Neeraj Rastogi from Lucknow for a weekend visit. Having spent a colourful day with Shri Govardhan Nath, they share their kaleidoscopic experience here...

04 April, 2008 | Views: 12154

Ganga Aarti at Rishikesh

Rishikesh, nestled in the Himalayas, alongside river Ganga spells mystique. Exploring the road from Laxman Jhoola to Parmarth Ashram for nothing less than four hours, I did reach Parmarth Ashram in time for Ganga Aarti in the evening. The head

01 April, 2008 | Views: 16935

Trek to Tungnath, Chopta

Panchkedar, Tungnath temple, Chopta, garhwal Himalaya, Uttarakhand

234 km from Haridwar, the high altitude meadows of Chopta at 10,000ft and above, are a hidden haven in the Garhwal Himalayas. Chopta is part of Kedarnath sanctuary and home to the snow-leopard, musk deer and monal pheasant too. The 4 km mountain

04 April, 2008 | Views: 42696

Aqua Green Rishikesh

Shiva statue Rishikesh

Laxman Jhoola, the suspended bridge over river Ganga at Rishikesh swayed to the rhythm of commuters’ footsteps. The green, unhurried waters of the magnificent Ganga looked like a giant carpet, spread out way below!

28 October, 2008 | Views: 8314



1857 revisited: Uttar Pradesh, India

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