Travelogues

USA 2011

New England Aquarium @ Boston

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If it is 4th of July and you are in US of A, where would you go ? Off course boston, if you hadn’t been there before and if you happen to live in New England region. First I thought I will title the post as historic city of Boston, but then we barely capture the spirit of boston, as the trip was highly focussed on New England aquarium. When we started in the morning, it was hot and muggy[…]

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New England Fall Foliage – the most scenic drive ever

foliage town“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower ” Albert Camus And once you are in New England region of USA, you will know how true it is. Seasons are more pronounced here, sun now sets at 7 in the evening slowly pushing us into shorter days, sky is bright and clear, with zillions of stars glittering in the night, air is cool and crisp, evening strolls are no more pleasant but you can feel the chill […]

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Amazing Thailand 2010

ayutthaya thailandA long time ago, in a far away land on the western shores of Andaman seas, an ancient kingdom was born known as Sukhothai -”the dawn of happiness “ around 10th century and with it was born the legends of the mysterious white elephants.  Since Sukhothai kingdom was founded on the Theravada Buddhism […]

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Phuket , Thailand 2010

phuketPhuket is Thailand’s largest island almost the size of Singapore and enjoys a tropical climate with dry season spanning from November to April and its boundless beauty lies in its unique topology. The island is mountainous for most of its part with inundated plains at places and is truly gifted with clean cheesy white palm lined sandy beaches […]

Beauty of Phuket has been captured in a slide show inside […]

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Ayutthaya UNESCO site , Thailand 2010

ayutthayaAyutthaya – the ancient city was founded in 1351 by ruling king U-Thong on the plains of Chao Phraya river and it became the most economically and politically powerful kingdom in the south-east Asia, fortified on all three sides by river. The 400 years of glorious past reflects in its Khmer style […]

 

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Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha @ Bangkok 2010

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Bangkok – the city with a glorious past which still holds close to its heart the remnants of a bygone era and at the same time struggling hard with its ultra modern attitude is truly fascinating and will leave you amazed and somewhat stupefied. Coming from an Asian background, Bangkok is no different than any other Asian cities, but as soon as you let yourself wandering in its meandering alleys, you will start feeling the differences. It is bizarre, vibrant […]

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Wat Pho and shopping, eating @ Bangkok

chatuchak weekend marketContinuing from the Grand Palace … Once you are out of the Grand Palace, the next Wat or temple that will caught your attention is the Temple of Dawn or Wat Arun on the other side of the Chao Phraya river, this temple is another exemplary of Khymer style architecture. If you have some time in your hand, then do visit the temple, it can be accessed only by ferry if you are on the Bangkok side of the city[….]

 

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Tiger temple at Kanchanaburi , Thailand 2010

tiger temple kanchanaburiKanchanaburi is a small town in the western part of Thailand where river Kwai Yai and Kwai Noi merges. This town becomes a part of history during world war II when Japanese soldiers decided to make a strategic railway link between Burma and Thailand to shorten the lines of supply by the help of POW. Initially it was estimated that the railway link […]

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Suvarnabhumi airport @ Bangkok, Thailand 2010

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SuvarnabhumiInternational airport is located almost 25 km from Bangkok city in the Samut Prakan province, well-connected by expressways and rail links. It housed world’s tallest control tower and has world’s third largest single building airport terminal and is the fifth busiest airport in […]

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Uttarakhand , India 2009
This is the opening season for pilgrim in the Himalayas when lakhs of devotees set out for Chardham Yatra” meaning pilgrim to four auspicious shrine Gangotri-Yamunotri-Kedarnath-Badrinath. The temple opens every year on the day of Akshay Trititya and this year it falls on 6th of May 2011.The opening dates […]  Read more…

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Gangotri – Gaumukh trek, India 2009
There is a flight of very steep stairs behind the Gangotri Temple from where most trekkers choose to start their trekking.We didn’t take this route …instead we took an alternate route or trail (guided by a local shop keeper) which is less steeper and after we walked for 40min we reached the gate of Gangotri National park...which opens at 6:00am […] Read more…


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Kedarnath, India 2009
The town of Uttarkashi is set on the banks of river Bhagirathi at an altitude of 1150m and considered to have similar importance as that of Kashi. Agastyamuni and Phata are the two places from where helicopter services to Kedarnath temple […]

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Chopta and Tungnath, India 2009
Tungnath is 3km from Chopta but the entire gravelly path is highly steep almost cutting at 45 degree. This makes the climb difficult and strenuous. We took almost five hrs because of my injury but on an average, one can reach there within 3-4hrs.
The entire trek path is […]

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Badrinath, Joshimath and Auli, India 2009
Badrinath is one of the important pilgrim centers and is flanked by Nar-Narayan Mountain ranges. The beautiful and colorful temple of Badrinathji is on the banks of river Alkananda, established by Adi Shankaracharya and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The Neelkanth peak forms a splendid backdrop and opposite to the temple is holy hot water spring or Tapt kund. The temple opens […] Read more…

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Haridwar, India 2009
Haridwar or ‘Gateway to God’ is one of the seven sacred cities lying in the Shivalik foothills is located on the right bank of river Ganga. Legends state that king Bhagirath brought the river Ganga from the heaven to earth by performing penance here. The evening Ganga aarti is […]

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Gaumukh trek permit, India 2009
Some more additional important FAQs:

Permit is required to visit Gaumukh :In order to control the number of people travelling on this ecologically sensitive area, the Govt. of India has introduced the permit system to allow only 150 people per month […] Read more…

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