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….

Sikkim ….The garden of the Gods….

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….

Puducherry ….Paris of the East….

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….

Dharamshala ….The spiritual dwelling….

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….

Spiti valley …. beautiful nature…lovely people…

Spiti meaning the middle land is a cold desert mountain valley astride the river Spiti in North East Himachal Pradesh. Our next logical tourist destination after the beautiful Sangla was the Spiti valley. We left early in the morning for Tabo village the oldest operating Buddhist enclave in India. Tabo is home to the famous Tabo Monastery. The Journey…. The road is pretty fine barring … Continue reading Spiti valley …. beautiful nature…lovely people…

Sangla Valley …. Beauty beyond compare….

Sangla valley located approximately 220 kms from Shimla is a must visit location for any tourist coming to Himachal Pradesh. It is a 40 km long valley astride river Baspa starting from Karcham and ending at the last Indian village of Chitkul along Indo-Tibetan border. The drive from Shimla is long but the road is well maintained. The beautiful valleys and the pine covered hills … Continue reading Sangla Valley …. Beauty beyond compare….

Srinagar….The Paradise on Earth….

Srinagar is one destination I will never get tired of going back time and again. I have been there umpteen times ‘but yeh dil hai ki bharta hi nahin’ (The heart longs for more and more). Instead of spending another day in Sonamarg we decided to head back straight to Srinagar from Drass. The Emotions…. We started from Drass at around 12 pm and after … Continue reading Srinagar….The Paradise on Earth….