Veraval, home of Somnath temple, is where we headed for after a soul satisfying visit to Land of Krishna; Dwarka. Veraval is located 235 kms from Dwarka and takes approximately four hours drive. We left from Dwarka post lunch as per our plans. The road journey is beautiful. At places, the road runs parallel to the sea which adds to the beauty. One can site … Continue reading Somnath Temple…..The first of Jyotirlinga….
I am a Yadava by birth, native of Mathura hence a visit to Dwarka was always on the cards. Dwarka, a city created by the Lord Krishna himself is one of the four Dhams (seats of religion) established by Adi Sankaracharya. It is also one of the ‘Sapta puri’ the seven most religious ancient cities of the country. The journey…. Eight hours is what we … Continue reading Dwarka …. The land of Lord Krishna….
Rann of Kutch was next on our itinerary after a visit to the amazing Rani Ki Vav. Rann – the white desert, as it is popularly called is one of the largest salt deserts in the world. The journey…. We left from Ahmedabad in a hired Mahindra Marazzo (SUV) at 10 am in the morning. We had a long distance to travel to reach Bhuj … Continue reading Rann of Kutch …. beauty beyond imagination….
Rani ka Vav at Patan Gujarat was the natural next destination for us after Sun Temple Modhera. It is just about 35 Kms from Modhera on the banks of River Saraswati. The stepwell was constructed by Rani Udyamati of the Solanki Kingdom. It was declared as a UNESCO heritage site in on 22 June 2014. Architecture…. Rani ka Vav is the finest and one of … Continue reading Rani Ka Vav, Gujarat …. The best stepwell ….
Our first destination during the tour of Gujarat was Modhera, home to the Sun Temple. Modhera is a small town in North Gujarat, located on the banks of river Pashupati. Sun Temple is dedicated, as the name well suggests, to the Hindu God ‘Surya’- The Sun. The temple was constructed during the rule of King Bhima 1 of the Chalukya dynasty in 1026-1027 CE. The … Continue reading Sun Temple Modhera ….Simply awesome…..
A tour of the state of Gujarat had been on my bucket list since long. I got a 10 days window and decided to convert the thought into action. The plans were made in a hurry. COVID enforced partial lockdown did help to an extent as reservations were easy to get and the family was together. 10 Jan was the day we took a final … Continue reading Gujarat …. the vibrant state…..Beautiful India….
I consider it as a blessing to have visited North Sikkim. It is the largest of the four districts of Sikkim and certainly one of the most beautiful and serene places one can visit. The Geography…. The place is characterised by high mountains and steep valleys. The vegetation varies from thick forests till alpine heights from where onwards it turns into a barren desert at … Continue reading North Sikkim …. Beauty beyond compare….
Sikkim is the smallest and the least populous state of India and lies in the Eastern Himalayas. My visits…. It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful state in the country. I was fortunate to visit this state on number of occasions. The natural beauty of the place and the simplicity of the populace keeps pulling me back again and again. I will cover Sikkim … Continue reading Sikkim ….The garden of the Gods….
I started my travel blogs taking you all on a tour of hills and vales of Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. This time around I just thought of taking you all to the coastal plains down south. The place of focus is Puducherry which I happened to visit in Oct 2019. History…. As per historical records Poduke or Poduca (a market place) was a Roman trading … Continue reading Puducherry ….Paris of the East….
I visited Dharamshala last year. Located in the shadow of Dhaula Dhar range, it is another favourite of tourists visiting Himachal Pradesh. It is the headquarter of District Kangra. The beautiful location…. The cool climate, the pines, rhododendrons and the tea gardens around give Dharamshala a unique beauty. The place has an average elevation of 1450 meters. All the features combined made it a natural … Continue reading Dharamshala ….The spiritual dwelling….