Mysterious woods

In Photos: Jim Corbett National Park

What begins as a quest for the magnificent striped jungle cat ends in marveling at the beauty of the forest. I would have loved to meet the tiger in its natural habitat, but the fresh air, the bird songs, the mysterious woods all make up for that one missed sighting. Here are few glimpses from…

Black buck

A Day At Muthupet Mangrove and Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary

Kodiakkarai, the south-eastern tip of Cauvery River Delta in Nagapattinam district of Tamilnadu where the Palk Strait meets Bay of Bengal is internationally known as Point Calimere, a name given by Portuguese traders who settled there establishing trade relations with Chola Dynasty in 16th century. Having visited the three living Chola temples around Thanjavur, I…

The queen of her home and field

A Woman Of Substance: Organic Farmer Savitri

She is just about high school pass from a remote village somewhere in Kumaon. She was married at a young age. She had her brood of kids at an early age too. But all this not deter her in her desire to do something worthwhile in her lifetime. "kuch karna hai jindagi me" she said.…

Jim Corbett with his hunt

In The Land Of Jim Corbett

Known for killing man-eater leopards and tigers of Kumaon region, Jim Corbett's legend lives on in stories of his hunting expeditions, his house and a single barrel muzzle-load gun in Choti Haldwani, a village that Corbett adopted. The Corbett family home at Kaladhungi, is now a little museum that gives glimpses of hunter-tracker-conservationist's trysts with man-eaters. Jim…


Kaziranga National Reserve

Kaziranga National Park, the home to two-thirds of world's Great one-horned Rhinoceros in Assam, is an UNESCO World Heritage site. When To Visit: The park stays closed from 1st May to 31st October every year. The winter season from November to March is mild and dry and a perfect time to visit the Park. There…

lets travel together


Love is in air and Valentine's Day is just around the corner... What is better than traveling with the one you love? Far too many people have begun to advocate solo travel. As far as I am concerned it is this western concept and like everything else that we tend to ape from western world,…


The Mughal Seat Of Power: Agra Fort

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Agra Red Fort has seen many a births of Mughal Dynasty's future kings,  clandestine love stories,  conspiracies,  heart breaks, coronations, revolts, treachery and the rise and establishment of a powerful reign. The red sandstone edifice stands in all its strength and glory still towering over the city of Taj,…


Taj Mahotsav, Agra

Trivia on Taj Mahotsav: 1. A minimal of 50 Rs is the entry fees for the festival with tickets available at entry gates. 2. No ticket is applicable for kids below five years and foreigners. 3. There is no separate ticket for Cultural programmes. Taj Mahotsav: If the once Mughal capital Agra on the banks…


Ramoji Film City: Bringing Alive The Fantasy

Films have always been a big part of everyday life for an average Indian. The death-defying stunts have made many a common man believe in super human capabilities of film heroes. The reverence is almost God like. While the Universal Studios in United States had long ago made tours to film sets accessible to common…


Christmas in Puducherry

I have visited Puducherry or Pondicherry as it is better known, twice, both times in December. In 2007 when I had not ventured in the world of blogging and chronicling my travels, I was there during Christmas and last year on the eve of new year. The recent visit was more about seeing the French…