Drive from Leh to Pangong Lake

Pangong Tso (Lake) is world’s highest saltwater lake and is situated 160 km from Leh town. During my 9 days tour of Ladakh, I stayed for a night in tents near Pangong. This post is about my experience of the drive from Leh to Pangong Lake. I was traveling solo and found an all inclusive … Read moreDrive from Leh to Pangong Lake

Road Safety Boards – On the way to Pangong Lake

When I was going to Pangong Lake from Leh, I have come across some very interesting road safety boards which were installed by Himank. Border roads organization (Himank) is making and maintaining the roads around the Ladakh region. There were many boards on the way, some were witty, some were serious but all road safety … Read moreRoad Safety Boards – On the way to Pangong Lake

Dhanushkodi – The City of Dead

Dhanushkodi ruins

We reached Rameshwaram by train from Kanyakumari. We had 2 days to explore the Rameshwaram town and it’s surrounding areas like Dhanushkodi. We visited Dhanushkodi on the first day. Dhanushkodi is approx 20 km from the Rameshwaram town. I booked a jeep and we started at 9.30 AM from Rameshwaram to Dhanushkodi. Jeep is the … Read moreDhanushkodi – The City of Dead

Attari and Wagah Border Flag Lowering Ceremony

Attari and Wagah Border Flag Lowering Ceremony

The flag lowering ceremony at Wagah border is one of the must visit when in Amritsar. After visiting Golden temple and Jaliawala bagh we had a sumptuous lunch of Punjabi food from dhaba. Attari is the last village in Amritsar 3 km before Wagah border. The International border of India Pakistan is 32 km from … Read moreAttari and Wagah Border Flag Lowering Ceremony

Mesmerizing Jaswant Thada – Taj of Marwar

Jaswant thada Jodhpur

I was on the top of Mehrangarh Fort and noticed a beautiful white color structure on the north side of Fort. From its silhouette, I understood it is Jaswant Thada also known as Taj of Marwar. The white color marble structure stands out and highlights to the surrounding reddish-brown rocky hills at the back of … Read moreMesmerizing Jaswant Thada – Taj of Marwar

Majnu ka Tila – Little Tibet in Delhi

I had read a lot about this place and food available here in last 3-4 years but never got a chance to go through planned few times. Sometimes we go too far off places but didn’t go to new places in your own city. I finally went a year back for the first time to … Read moreMajnu ka Tila – Little Tibet in Delhi

A day in Magnificent Mehrangarh Fort

It was my second visit to Jodhpur, first time I went with my friend more than a decade ago and this time I went alone. I booked an old haveli near Mehrangarh Fort. I booked an overnight train for Jodhpur from Delhi and reached there in morning. I had booked a Haveli in the old … Read moreA day in Magnificent Mehrangarh Fort

Music in Mehrangarh Fort – Jodhpur

This guy was sitting with family after the second gate of Mehrangarh fort and playing his Thori or Nayak Bhopas. His elder son, who is probably 4 years old was giving him company and playing a small drum (Dhol). Wife was sitting quietly and didn’t reply to anything I asked 🙂 She was taking care … Read moreMusic in Mehrangarh Fort – Jodhpur

Misty Matheran Places to See (From Mumbai)

We (I and my friend) were in Maharastra for 2 weeks around end September and during our Maharastra trip, we visited Matheran from Mumbai. Our original idea was to take toy train from Panvel to Matheran but when we tried to book the tickets, we came to know that toy train doesn’t ply in monsoon … Read moreMisty Matheran Places to See (From Mumbai)

Kathakali Dancers and Performace

Kathakali is a dance form from Kerala. It is very complex dance form with elaborate makeup and costume. I saw my first Kathakali performance in Cochin. We booked tickets over the phone. The theater people advised us to visit at least 2 hours before the performance so that we can see artist apply elaborate makeup … Read moreKathakali Dancers and Performace