Category Archives: Short Holidays : Walking / Trekking

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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Urmila Marak Jul 22 2014

Strolling around the Garden City

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Are you in Bangalore for work and the entire schedule is crammed with business meetings and lunches and dinners with clients? Mall and pub-hopping is not your cup of tea? If you have just three hours to spare in the morning before 11 am over the weekend, then the Bangalore city walk will not only enrich you, but leave you rejuvenated to kick start your day. As Henry David Thoreau, an American author, said, “An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” Let’s put on our walking shoes and take a quick guided tour of the Garden […]

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