DOOARS: The ultimate getaway to the wonderland of the North Bengal Tourism

Who wouldn’t want to take a break from the everyday turmoil of city life? The Dooars, a popular destination of North Bengal Tourism can be the perfect choice with its beautiful and eye-catching landscapes of lush green stretches of tea gardens, pleasant weather, vast deciduous forests along a wonderful view of the Himalayas. In this article, we would be providing you with the details of … Continue reading DOOARS: The ultimate getaway to the wonderland of the North Bengal Tourism

Ayodhya Pahar Purulia

Let’s travel to the unknown lands of Purulia Ayodhya Pahar

Purulia’s Ayodhya Pahar is a familiar picnic spot during winter. And during March, dressed in Palash, the entire landscape becomes a nature lover’s treat.  With the nearby picturesque places providing tranquil surroundings to drained city dwellers, like us, it’s a perfect weekend destination from Kolkata. There’s Baghmundi, Muruguma, Gorgaburu Hills, etc., waiting in serenity to take off the stress from you. There was a time … Continue reading Let’s travel to the unknown lands of Purulia Ayodhya Pahar

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Destination Purulia_ Trip To Baranti

As a part of the Chotanagpur plateau, Purulia, naturally gifted with picturesque landscape, is the realm of some of the perfect holiday spots like Baranti, Garhpanchakot, and Joychandi Pahar. And it’s also the birthplace of some of the best Indian Art forms. Everything you can think about in a tranquil place is found in Purulia – the verdant hills, elusive tribal folk culture, captivating village … Continue reading Destination Purulia_ Trip To Baranti

Hilley, the Haven of Rhododendrons

Early in the morning, as we were about to start the drive for Hilley from Rinchenpong, a hamlet in Sikkim, the rains started. As the mountain slopes slowly changed their attires to participate in the rain dance, I was overwhelmed with joy. Our cab driver steered forward. His vehicle swished ahead through the mists and the clouds swimming close to the vehicle glasses. It seemed … Continue reading Hilley, the Haven of Rhododendrons

Rustic Rinchenpong

Through this lucid travelogue, Parna shares her first-hand experience in Rinchenpong. Read on to know what to see, where to visit and whom to contact for your booking. I tend to seek refuge in the Himalayas. The lofty ranges, the green trees, the valleys and the moors of the Himalayas help me to rediscover myself again and again. Running away to the mighty mountains gives … Continue reading Rustic Rinchenpong

Gangasagar Mela

Gangasagar Mela – The Makarsankranti Fair that connects all alike

A famous saying about the Gangasagar Mela goes – Shob tirtho bar bar, Ganga Sagar ek baar – which means a pilgrimage to the Gangasagar Mela is equivalent to the pilgrimages to the other religious sites .  Pilgrims believe if you take a dip in this auspicious river of Ganga at Sagar Island (Sagar Dweep), your soul will be freed of all sins and you … Continue reading Gangasagar Mela – The Makarsankranti Fair that connects all alike

A weekend destination near Kolkata – Satkosia Gorge Sanctuary, Odisha (Part 2)

Continued from Part 1 Jungle Safari on a moonlit night On the third day of our stay at Chhotkei Nature Camp, we decided to go for a Jungle Safari, exploring more of the Satkosia Gorge Sanctuary. Personally, I, being the laziest of the entire group, was not quite interested in the night safari in the Satkosia jungle as I wanted to soak in more of … Continue reading A weekend destination near Kolkata – Satkosia Gorge Sanctuary, Odisha (Part 2)

A weekend destination near Kolkata – Satkosia Gorge Sanctuary, Odisha (Part 1)

Last year after the Palmajua forest trip with our toddlers went successful, we had instantly planned for another annual trip this year. So, during the 1st Week of March, just when the COVID 19 situation was still nascent in India and not alarming in eastern India, we decided to travel to Satkosia Gorge Sanctuary – our last trip during the pre-COVID era.  About the Satkosia … Continue reading A weekend destination near Kolkata – Satkosia Gorge Sanctuary, Odisha (Part 1)

Shantiniketan

Shantiniketan Resorts and Food Joints

When we decided for a vacation in Shantiniketan last winter, our motto was pretty clear – taste the flavour of Birbhum and bask in serenity! Though there are plenty of resorts and hotels in the heart of the town, we chose the eco-stay homestay, Madol, which is some 15 minutes’ drive from the Visva Bharati, amidst lush green fields. Where to stay in Shantiniketan? Madol … Continue reading Shantiniketan Resorts and Food Joints

Har-Ki-Dun Trek, June 2016 – Trudging along the God’s Valley

The legend of the Har-Ki-Dun: The Har-Ki-Dun Valley is a cradle shaped hanging valley in the Garhwal part of the Himalayas. This picturesque valley is surrounded by snow-covered peaks and alpine vegetation. This region finds mention in the Indian epic Mahabharata as the trail traversed by the five Pandavas and Draupadi on their way to the heaven. However, only Yudhisthira could successfully climb the Swargarohini … Continue reading Har-Ki-Dun Trek, June 2016 – Trudging along the God’s Valley