Brihaspati Kund – Diamond Mining, Rock Painting & Waterfall

Do you know where Diamond Mining is still active in India ? Want to see ancient rock paintings of central India apart from Bhimbethka? Are you craving to hike in the lap of nature after too much temple-hopping in Khajuraho? What about walking through a pristine river valley, full of colourful rocks and a spectacular…

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Bishnoi People – Protectors of Biodiversity

Bishnoi (Vishnoi) is a Hindu religious sect, residing in Rajasthan, India. They follow 29 principles given by their Guru Jambeshwar. They are directed not to cut trees or kill animals, birds, even insects. In this era of Global Warming these protectors of bio-diversity are truly commendable. This blog is based on a train-journey, on which we found them as co-passengers.

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Shivasamudra in Monsoon

Shivasamudram, situated in the South Indian state of Karnataka is a river island on the River Kaveri. Here the Kaveri splits in two streams, resulting two different cascades Gaganchukki Waterfall on west and Barachukki Waterfall in east. After flowing few kilometers towards south, the streams reunite and the land in between is what we call Shivasamudram. Both of the Waterfalls look fascinating during monsoon.

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Floating Life of Loktak Lake

Loktak Lake of Manipur is unique for its phumdis. Phumdis are heterogeneous mass vegetation those float over water. These are capable to carry huge weight. One can easily walk on it. Even huts are made over phumdis. The largest phumdi is called as Keibul Lamjao National Park. It is the one and only floating national park of the world, home to the endangered Sangai Deer (Dancing Deer). Local fishermen cut the phumdis in ring-shape for fishing purpose. This blog and the movie (attached herewith) is based on how Loktak Lake is used as a source of livelihood for the locals.

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Mountain Railway of Darjeeling Himalaya: Toy-Train or Time-Machine?

দার্জিলিং-এর টয়ট্রেন। সাধারণ ট্রেনযাত্রাকে ছাপিয়ে এক অনন্য টাইম-ট্রাভেল।

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Mawphlang Sacred Forest: Season Matters!

Mawphlang is a tiny hamlet of Meghalaya beside a Sacred Forest where nature and myths co-exist. People often ask which is the best season for Mawphlang Sacred Forest. We had been there both in winter and monsoon and were awestruck by varied experiences. I’ll recommend everyone to visit twice, because here in Mawphlang : Season…

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Umngot: The Glass River of India

A trip to Dawki, Shnongpdeng and Darrang, three villages alongside the crystal-clear river Umngot flowing through Meghalaya was nothing but a fascinating visual treat for us. At first let me introduce these places through our framed memories: How to be there? Dawki, a small village of West Jayantia Hills, Meghalaya is situated on India-Bangladesh border.…

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Mawlyngbna : Hidden Holes of Meghalaya

There are places in Meghalaya which have more appealing natural beauty than Mawlyngbna; but strange things drag us more; more than just visual pleasure. That’s why we had chosen Mawlygnbna. Natural Pot-Holes of Mawlygbna When I typed Mawlyngbna in Google image search, most of the photographs I found were of a riverside rocky plain, full…

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10 Amazing Places of Western Desert, Egypt (Sahara) : Suggested Itinerary & Tips

Like other North African countries, Egypt also owns a share of Sahara, the greatest desert on earth.  The river Nile, flowing almost straight from south to north has divided the Egyptian part of Sahara by two segments – Western Desert & Eastern Desert.  The Western Desert is mostly rocky desert, with a smaller sandy part.…

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Sahara ‘Rocks’!!!

It was expected to be mesmerized by the greatness of the greatest desert on earth, but we also fell in love with the numerous minute wonders scattered everywhere! And I am dedicating an entire blog to the stones & pebbles of Sahara. Let’s explore the ‘rock’ing Sahara day by day.

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