Is Mussoorie still the “Queen of Hills?”

It was a pleasant evening at Rishikesh as we were sipping tea by the Ganges post the Ganga Aarti, when the name Mussoorie popped up and Dad started sharing his College trip stories to Mussoorie. It’s funny that they visited this little hamlet only because it was called the “Queen of Hills”; since they had…

  Discovering Jayantee- The Forgotten Durga Temple!

Before I begin this, I would like to state that though I aren’t extremely religious, I believe and respect all the Lords and Religions and don’t intend to hurt the sentiments or disrespect any one or a sect. If I happen to offend anybody through this, Sincere apology! “Durga Temple? Guys, there’s a temple here!”…

Mystical Mangroves of Pichavaram- A day trip from Pondicherry!!

I wouldn’t be surprised if you tell me you haven’t heard of the Pichavaram Mangroves before.  Located in the Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu, around 230 KMs from Chennai, lies this mystical place which happens to be the World’s second largest Mangrove forest (Largest is Sunderbans Mangrove forest of West Bengal, India).  This amazing creation of…

Meghalaya: A date with your own soul!

A brief about the Magical Land: Sometimes I feel blessed that I stay only at a few hours distance from this amazing land “abode of clouds”-Meghalaya! Do you remember the Typical scenery which we as kids used to draw during junior school?? Beautiful little huts in the hills, gravel roads, a spring or a waterfall…

Nameri and Bhalukpong: The Birding Paradise!

A brief about the destination: Nameri National Park is located around 200 kms from Guwahati and 30 kms from Tezpur in Assam.. A dusty Park where you can go Wildlife Trekking, Rafting, Canoying, Angling etc. Lying on The Border of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, this beautiful National Park covers an area of 200 sq. km….