Category Archives: Short Holidays : Walking / Trekking

admin Sep 06 2016

7 tips to recover from a long weekend holiday

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Huh! It’s been crazy long weekend. I have no idea about others, but it was for me at least. Chennai is Monsoon rains can turn any normal person mad (pun intended). I was getting back home from work on Thursday evening, was so elated thinking about the long weekend ahead. And then crap happened. I got trapped in a bus due to water logging on the roads, the traffic went stand still. I reached home somehow after two hours; usually, it takes only half an hour to reach my area by that road. When I reached home my roommate told […]

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Hisham Barbhuiya Oct 30 2014

Cherrapunjee – The Wettest Place on Earth

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It may be not be unusual for you to love rains and showers for a wide variety of reasons. Especially if you are from a region which considers rainfalls to be a bliss, you would want a short trip or may be an eternal stay at a place where the heavens open up and shower the lands with blissful greenery, meandering streams and rivers. Though such areas are not hard to find, there is a place in India – Cherrapunjee – which has gained universal fame for all the right reasons. Of late, a lot of confusion seems to prevail […]

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Urmila Marak Aug 19 2014

Trekking around Bangalore

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Karnataka is blessed abundantly with nature’s splendour. From hills, mountains, lakes, rivers and sea, it has a number of options for tourists and nature lovers alike. No wonder it attracts a huge number of tourists from across the country or outside through the year. Moreover, Bangalore, its capital city, with its easy accessibility has thrown up numerous destinations that can be explored in and around the city. Be it the mountains for adventure aficionados or some quiet seaside getaway, the possibilities are numerous. From a trekker’s perspective, Bangalore can spoil you for choice with its superb trekking trails. Let us […]

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Urmila Marak Aug 04 2014

All in a day’s walk in Shillong

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There is nothing like walking your way through a beautiful hill station. Shillong, the Scotland of the East, can be best seen on foot.  Whether it is during the peak of summer or the chilly winter morning, walking in Shillong can be rejuvenating as the weather is lovely coupled with good roads.  Let’s explore this beautiful city all in a day’s walk. After a hot cup of tea and a plate of chhole bathure for breakfast at Palace in Police Bazaar, we are well-equipped for the walk. The Ward’s Lake in the morning hours with the sun’s rays flickering through the […]

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Urmila Marak Jul 31 2014

A riot of colours in the Himalayas

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No adjectives can suitably describe the beauty of the Valley of Flowers in Uttarkhand.  You have to actually trek to the valley and get mesmerised by the breathtaking view. As the snow melts and the entire valley is a riot of colours with the flowers in full bloom, the picture-perfect spectacle in front of you is sheer magic. Best travelled between July and August, this trek is a heartwarming experience. At an altitude of 3,658 metre above sea level, as you trek your way up the valley you will forget your exhaustion as the carpet of blue, red, pink, yellow, […]

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