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Tilicho Lake – The world’s highest lake ?!

Tilicho Lake at 4,949 m collects the glacial melt of the entire northern slopes of Annapurna Mountain range and the Thorong Peak. Altough, Nepal proudly claims it to be the highest lake in the world, India has close competitors. Whether it is the world’s highest lake or not, it is one of the worlds most beautiful […]

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Annapurna – 10 Memories of Deep Himalayan Nepal

Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp : A place I had dreamed about almost 5-years ago. A truly unique experience that filled me with a sense of accomplishment with true test to my ability and limit. I only returned with more passion and love for life on this heavenly place called earth !!! 1) Treacherous […]

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Istanbullus

The city is dramatic in it’s ancient mosques, its diverse population, its water-ways, its vistas, its ability to accommodate western culture without losing the Turkish originality, its welcoming hands to tourists. It is an easy city to visit. Istanbullus know what hospitality mean. As long as you are willing to go out of the tourist […]

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Night time pictures from around the world !!

Haha…I knew that title would catch your attention. If you are here looking for something sizzling, scroll down. 1) Chennai, India  My hometown boasts the world’s second longest sandy beach. The 13 km stretch is adorned by slums, fishing villages, hiding-spot-for-thugs, secret-lovers-spots, University of Madras, Ladies colleges, State government offices, beautiful churches, temples, statues of […]

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Varkala Beaches, India

Only a 50-km from Trivandrum airport, Varkala is one of the cheapest alternate beach option to Kovalam resorts. The stretch has only a few good hotels/hostels and restaurants. The time I visited the beach, I didn’t find it crowded with tourists. But, be prepared to play beach volleyball with the locals or take a casual […]

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Tak Bat – Silence is the code

Luang Prabang,Laos 5:30AM – Locals and curious tourists gather on the streets. Between 6 and 7 AM – Calm, collected and undisturbed saffron-robed monks line up, walk down the streets, and collect food that they would eat for the rest of the day. The town of Luang Prabang with well over 50 temples and monasteries, is […]

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Pink City (AKA Jaipur)

I went on a road trip with my parents from Agra to Jaipur in December, with a hope that Rajastan will cool down a bit. To my disappointment, it was a hot day from  sunrise to sunset. Jantar Mantar : Built by Raja Jai Singh in early 1700, Jantar Mantar is a collection of astronomical […]

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Frenetic City of Holiness – Siem Reap !!

It was deep into the month of December. Siem Reap was still screeching hot and humid !! A backpackers’ paradise, the city offers One dollar accommodations and fifty-cent beers to cool off. If you want to enjoy these luxuries, stay at Garden Village Guesthouse. You will never be alone at this hostel, just like every other backpacker […]

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Bangkok and Surroundings in 4 Days !

Fly into Bangkok and get visa on arrival. For Indian passport holders, they give 30-day stay on arrival. The line gets long, but the process is fairly straight forward. Only thing to keep in mind is, at the Bangkok airport, the money exchangers don’t take Indian Rupees for Baht. So, I used the US dollars […]

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