Hobby…. A companion for life….

A creative hobby is a companion for life. I realised the importance of having a hobby very late in life. In fact, I was nearly 45 years of age when the thought of having a hobby first struck me in real sense. Till then life just revolved around school, homework, exams, office schedules and the likes. Picking up a hobby…. A hobby just cannot be … Continue reading Hobby…. A companion for life….

Gir National Park …. Home of the Asiatic Lion…..

Gir National Park, home to the Asiatic Lion was our next destination. Sasangir is located approximately 70 km from the Nagao beach in Diu. We left from Diu at 5 pm and it took us nearly three hours to cover the 90 kms to reach our place of stay for the night at Gir. The road is narrow and not very well maintained as for … Continue reading Gir National Park …. Home of the Asiatic Lion…..

Somnath Temple…..The first of Jyotirlinga….

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….

Dwarka …. The land of Lord Krishna….

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 …. beauty beyond imagination….

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, Gujarat …. The best stepwell ….

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 ….

Sun Temple Modhera ….Simply awesome…..

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…..