Ride another day . . .

Every time you step out of the comfort zones of your homes and set upon a journey, no matter long or short, there are numerous adventures and experiences waiting for you from which you tend to learn a lot and while sitting in a train from Delhi to Hyderabad, I cannot think of a better way to utilize my time, then to write about this experience (though earlier attempts to write on recent outings to Indonesia, Assam and Uganda were a failure). Continue reading “Ride another day . . .”

Riding with Bharatiya Rail!!!

It was around four and a half hour train ride from Shanghai to Taizhou, and while on it I remembered my last train ride in India, which wasn’t a long time ago, some two months back when I went to Mumbai to attend a business exhibition. Personally speaking I prefer traveling by train more than an airplane or by bus. But if it is a short distance of some 4-5 hours, then I like driving there. Continue reading “Riding with Bharatiya Rail!!!”

Short drop at Bhopal. . .

I started writing this post on my way back from Bhopal, but due to my laziness, a month of illness and most importantly the complacent behavior towards writing since I started working has delayed everything infinitely [but more on that later]. When Dr. Chandra [director CIAE, Centre Institute of Agriculture Engineering, Bhopal] invited me to stay at the institute campus during my visit to Bhopal, I couldn’t have been happier. Continue reading “Short drop at Bhopal. . .”

The Kerala Wedding!!!

When the self declared writer inside me stops working I figured it is time to go to the basics. You know sitting late at night after no one is around and there is not much to do either. I don’t know exactly what but there is something at night which works for me. Anyways I will not get into the same details again, if you want to get to that story then check it out at ‘The odd hour affair’. Continue reading “The Kerala Wedding!!!”

Thought for Food!!!

For someone like me, who had never been to South India before, travelling there was like exploring a different country. People look different, they speak different language, they dress differently, they have different culture, the food is different, billboards have different faces, climate is different and had it not been to the general piles of garbage, broken roads, chaos and the usual crowd it is impossible to make out that you are still in India. Continue reading “Thought for Food!!!”

Gods Own Country!!!

Writing about travel escapades, is the only thing which is keeping me linked with writing these days. They are easy to write, you have lot of material on hand, and if actually you did some research before writing it, then it was on vacation. All in all I see no reason why I shouldn’t become a travel writer; but then let us save it for some other time. Anyways this one is about a short trip to God’s own Country, Kerala. Continue reading “Gods Own Country!!!”

Life in Mauritius…

Travelling is all about getting the feel of the place, more about living the experience. Not just visiting the so called ‘tourist attractions’. When you are there, everywhere is a tourist attraction, you just need to start looking for it. The first step is to get out of the rented cars and cabs, and get in the local mode of transport, one which the people uses, because unless you live the life the way they do, you cannot live the actual experience the way it is. So on my way back from Sky Dive Austral, I took a bus to Port Louis. Continue reading “Life in Mauritius…”

Sky Diving at Mauritius. . .

I personally feel Bharat is one of the best tourist destinations in the world. There are deserts, mountains, jungles, rivers, beaches; then there is heritage, culture and history. There is everything, it truly is Incredible India, but there is one thing missing, hospitality! Yeah yeah, we believe in ‘Atithi Devobhav’, but do we really? The worst thing while travelling in India is interacting and coming across, rude, uncooperative and of course cheating Indians. Continue reading “Sky Diving at Mauritius. . .”

Mauritius Trip- I

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For past two hours I am staring in blank, tried ‘n’ number of different ways to write it; but my mind completely deprived of any thought would not let me. It is already 3 at night in India, and my brain functioning hours have long been over [time at night during which my brain activity is at its peak, if you don’t know about it then read ‘The Odd Hour Affair’] and still there isn’t any sign of improvement. I guess this is what serene natural beauty dos to you. Continue reading “Mauritius Trip- I”

Road Trip to Bhangad…

More often than not, the journey is more enjoyable then the happiness of reaching the destination. If you are a travel enthusiast then you know what I mean. Its not that final destination is boring, but there is something about the journey that makes it worth while. I don’t know if it’s the anticipated excitement of reaching the destination or the enthusiasm of going some place; but whatever it is, it makes the journey fun filled. Continue reading “Road Trip to Bhangad…”

Rishikesh Rafting

There are some things, to which you get stuck for lifetime. No matter how many times you do them, they never get boring. Infact more you do them, more in love you fall with them. Adventure sport is one such activity. Although adventure sports as a whole have a tendency to get you hooked, but out of all the options available there is always one which catches your fancy. Continue reading “Rishikesh Rafting”

HK Memories- Big Budha and The Peak

More often than not, the journey is more enjoyable then the final destination. Undoubtedly you set out on a journey in search of thrills and on reaching the end you are enchanted; but the fun you have had on your way can not be explained in words. This is what explains our 6th day in HONG KONG. We had fun at ‘The Peak’ and ‘Big Budha’ on ‘Lantau Island’ what we really enjoyed was the journey to reach the two places. Continue reading “HK Memories- Big Budha and The Peak”

HK Memories- Disney Land & Ocean Park

The interrogating officer at the HONG KONG airport told us about four places which are a must see in HONG KONG viz. The Ocean Park, Disney land, The Peak and The Big Budha. Actually these four are the officially declared tourist spots in HONG KONG so whosoever goes to HONG KONG pays them a visit and now it was our turn. Continue reading “HK Memories- Disney Land & Ocean Park”

HK-Initial Sighting!!!

In the HONG KONG airport, until we reached the immigration desk, I was wondering if we were actually there. It was more sort of a dream sequence; but as soon as the immigration officer asked us to wait in a separate room alongwith some other people of particular sect [young males, all alone, first time in HONG KONG and above all Indians; fitting the perfect profile of you know what] the dream run was over. Continue reading “HK-Initial Sighting!!!”