Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The lesser known attractions of Dausa (Part-2) --- Chand Baori – Oldest , deepest & largest step wells (Baori / Baoli)

After visiting Harshat Mata temple , we left to Chand Baori/ Step well which is adjacent to the 

I have seen many Baoris/ Step wells but Chand Baori/ Step well is one of the most beautiful , well maintained  Baori/ Step well. It is the oldest, deepest & largest Baori/ Step well of India.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The lesser known attractions of Dausa (Part-1) --- Harshat Mata - Goddess of joy

Everyone looks forward to play Holi as they find this colourful festival quite exciting but I generally try to avoid the festival as it does not excite me and I am allergic to colours also. This time there was a long break during this “Holi”so my passion of ghummakri (Traveling ) was aroused in me. 

So my great Ghumakkar (Traveller) friend Amit and I planned to visit some of the less explored places of Rajasthan. After a lot of brainstorming we decided to visit beautiful & well maintained Chand Baori – Abhaneri, ruined Dausa fort, Lohagarh fort – Bahartpur & deeg fort & deeg Palace.

Monday, August 22, 2016

When Adventure met Faith Part - V (Rudarnath/ Panchganga to Ansuiya / Mandal )

Today we had to start as soon as possible as we had to cover almost 18 kms till Mandal via Ansuya temple. Today’s punch line was “Utha kamandal pahunch Mandal” .

We got up at 5.30 AM and planned to have our breakfast at Hansa  bugyal which is around 06 kms from Panchganga. We started our journey around 07.00 AM. First one km is steep high till Naula Pass  which is situated at a height of 3760 mtrs above the sea level. There is a small temple with small  bells and colourful flags . From here one can see the beautiful peaks of Himalayas and this is the best place  to click pictures .

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

When Adventure met Faith Part - IV (Panaar - Rudarnath - Panchganga)

It was around 5.30 AM when we were awake and still it was very cold and we were not in mood to come out from our Beds. Finally around 6.00 AM we came downstairs. The landscapes were mind blowing which we could not see day before as it was dark by the time we reached Pannar.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

When Adventure met Faith Part -III (Dumak - Toli Tal - Panaar Bugyal)

We had a sound sleep as we were damn tired so next day we got up little late around 6.00 AM . As I came out of my room I was awestruck by the beauty of village which we could not see it in the darkness last night. I stood there only for a while to soothe my eyes with the beauty of nature unfortunately which we have ruined in plains in the name of urbanization.

Village Dumak

Thursday, July 28, 2016

When Adventure met Faith Part -II ( Helang - Kalpeshwar - Dumak)

Next Day morning we got up around 5.00 AM and got ready by 6.00 AM. We all wanted to start as soon as possible as we were behind the schedule we planned. We had to cover the distance which we were supposed to cover the previous day along with that day’s plan.  Today was going to be a tough day as we have to trek 20 kms in which 12-13 kms will be steep. Today’s final destination was Dumak & our inspirational punch line was “ Thumak Thumak ke chale Dumak”. 

Monday, July 25, 2016

When Adventure met Faith - Part - I ( On the way to Helang)

When I got to know that some of my Ghumakkar friends are planning to trek Kapeshwar – Rudarnath & the route they have chosen was not the common route but it was actually a  difficult trek so I thought of not letting this opportunity go. 

When Adventure met Faith

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Binsar Farms – Dreams to Reality

India used to be mainly called agriculture oriented country but in this modern era everyone is moving away from their roots and adopting urbanization. But there are a few who believe that technology can be blended with our traditional practices to increase the productivity .

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Mehrauli Archaeological Park – Where Stones Speak

Heritage walks always give you an opportunity to explore more about your own city. You get to know about those less explored and less visited places. And if the walk is under the guidance of some famous historian then it becomes really exciting as experts have all those minute details and an eye which I believe a guide cannot provide.  

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Heritage Walk – Chandni Chowk.

It was my first heritage walk organised by Travel correspondents / Bloggers Group (TCBG) under the guidance of experts “ Madhulika Liddle” and “Swapna Liddle”.

Madhulika Liddle :-A writer by profession, has written a series on “Muzaffar Jung’s mystery” other than that she has written a  variety of short stories , travel articles , humours articles and novels. 

Swapna Liddle :- She is an eminent historian and has been conducting Heritage walk in Delhi for more than a decade now. She has written a book  “Delhi 14 Heritage walks”.