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Why travelling to Yamunotri is just not a pilgrimage!

When the District Tourism Officer of Uttarkashi, Prakash Singh Khatri told me that before taking us to Sayanachatti rest house in the evening, he wants to take us to a majestic waterfalls, enroute Yamunotri, which is hardly visited by anyone, I was thrilled. There were two reasons to get excited, having been to Kempty Falls […]

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Urban wetlands we need : Nela Taalab

Ever expanding cities have engulfed much of the natural habitat in their surrounding areas, including the wetlands, despite knowing it well that how disastrous it is. Thus it was a very pleasant surprise for me to find a haven for migratory birds just a couple of furlongs away from my home at the City of […]

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Morning lights at Menar – the birds village!

City of Lakes Udaipur is famous for many things but rarely for its birds. Ironically village Menar, 15 kms from Udaipur’s Dabok airport is known for many things including its birds. Menar is also called as the bird village.  More than couple of lakes in close surroundings of the village are known to host a […]

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Five things not to miss in Jordan!

There’s so much to do in Jordan that planning is definitely recommended to travelers who want to experience every bit of this fascinating country. These are highly recommended five things that one cannot miss out when in Jordan. • The Dead Sea – Nature’s living miracle Jordan’s Dead Sea remains one of the country’s top […]

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Birding in a tiger reserve

I am not a birder specifically, but being interested in wildlife I love bird watching as much as I love sighting tigers. Both give you equal chance to play with your camera. All the tiger reserves and national parks per say (other than specific bird sanctuaries) too have rivers, lakes, ponds and other water holes […]

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Tram Experience Season 4 with Lady Chefs

For its fourth season, visit.brussels is bringing back the Tram Experience from 21 August 2015 to 17 July 2016. Throughout the season foodie passengers will embark on a maiden voyage through the heart of cuisine offered by the best lady chefs. Many of today’s big name chefs were captivated early in life by the pleasant […]

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A Bougainvillea love story in Almora

Its rare for a Bougainvillea bush to become a landmark. But it actually is. This is one happy, big Bougainvillea bush right in the middle of the market at Almora in Uttarakhand. Its said that more than 35 years ago, this bougainvillea wrapped itself around a deodar tree. Their love story continues. Actually people in Almora consider this as […]

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Beautiful Orchids at Singapore

When it is Singapore, it has to be Orchids, of different colours and sizes and hues! Orchidarium at the Singapore Botanic Gardens is one of the finest places to see Orchids in full majestic bloom. What else, this might be also an amazing place to get some Orchid based souvenirs- real orchids preserved for ever, […]

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Singapore Botanic Gardens

One of the few Botanical gardens outside India that I had privilege to visit and Singapore one was indeed one and the most beautiful of them. Indeed worth a visit. A glimpse of the beauty established in 1859. It has already celebrated 150 years of existence. Fittingly it is Singapore’s only entry to UNESCO World […]

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Hemkund Sahib- Lake & Gurudwara

Located in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand in Himalayan India, Hemkund Sahib gurudwara is among those rare places which provide an excellent mix of adventure and pilgrimage. Hemkund Sahib (also spelled Hemkunt) is a Sikh place of worship Gurudwara, known as Gurudwara Sri Hemkunt Sahib Ji, devoted to Guru Gobind Singh Ji (1666–1708), the tenth Sikh Guru, which finds mention in Dasam Granth, a piece of work believed […]

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