Sunrise @ Kanatal

Sunrise @ Kanatal
Sunrise @ Kanatal

Friday, January 8, 2016

Patna Sahib

Google Maps: Gurudwara Sahib, Bihar, India
It may sound strange that I was born and brought up in Patna and yet I never visited Patna Sahib before. The birth place of the Tenth Sikh Guru Govind Singh is something I was not keen to keep out of my blog for long. Hence the visit this winter was a relief.

Exit Gate, Patna Sahib

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Tehri

Google Maps: Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India
Trip: Delhi > Mussoorie > Kanatal > Tehri > Rishikesh > Delhi

The road to Tehri is among the most tortuous one. A whole living city was dismantled and rehabilitated to accommodate a man made reservoir. New Tehri in that sense is a rare specimen of human ingenuity. It was close to noon when we passed the strikingly uniform houses of this city. Our destination, however, was a place called Panch Koti at the banks of Tehri dam.

Expanse of Tehri Reservoir

Friday, January 1, 2016

Kanatal

Google Maps: Kanatal, Uttarakhand, India
Trip: Delhi > Mussoorie > Kanatal > Tehri > Rishikesh > Delhi

It was dusk when we reached Kanatal. The setting sun was throwing vibrant colors across the horizon and to add to that beautiful hue were snow capped mountains on one side and deep valley on the other side. One can come to Kanatal just to spend the evening.

A view from Kanatal

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Keoladeo National Park (Bharatpur)

Google Maps: Keoladeo National Park, Rajasthan, India
Trip: Delhi > Taj Mahal > Agra Fort >  Fatehpur Sikri >  Keoladeo National ParkDelhi

We reached Bharatpur, the host city to Keoladeo National Park (KNP), late in the evening. We had covered two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, and had just brushed the third, Fatehpur Sikri, before settling at the edge of our fourth that day.

Inside KNP, Bharatpur

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Agra Fort

Google Maps: Agra Fort, Uttar Pradesh, India
Trip: Delhi > Taj Mahal > Agra Fort >  Fatehpur Sikri >  Keoladeo National Park > Delhi

Agra Fort is the automatic next destination to Taj Mahal, both being UNESCO World Heritage Sites and as rare as it is with heritage sites, they are only couple of miles from each other. Spread wide across the banks of Yamuna, the fort boasts of being home to five generation of Mughal Emperors.

Huge motes, Agra Fort