• Exterior,  Heritage,  Places

    Gurudwara Nanak Lama Sahib, Chungthang- A Blissful Experience

    Gurudwara Guru Nanak Lama Sahib, Chungthang Nanak naam Chadhdi kalan, Tere Bhane Sarbat da Bhala On our recent trip to North Sikkim, the most exhilarating & blissful experience was the visit to Gurudwara Nanak Lama located at Chungthang. The time spent in the Gurudwara premises is a divine experience and one can feel the peace and positivity in the air. History….. Chungthang, a small town located in the lap of beautiful lush green hills of North Sikkim is known to be blessed by the footsteps of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji. It is said that Guru Sahib visited this place along with Bhai Mardana during his journey to Tibet & China,…

  • Decor,  Design,  Interior,  Places

    Nimtho – The Nepalese Flavour

    Celebrate Tradition Celebrate Food The newly opened Nimtho restaurant at MG Road, Gangtok is a celebration of tradition & authetic flavour. Nimtho means Daavat, so true it stands to its name. It definitely is a treat to oneself by soaking in an authentic north-eastern cuisine & an ambience of fresh village air. The Interior.                   Upon walking inside, you are welcomed by a traditional set up of a Nepali Kitchen. The kitchen displays an exact replica of traditional ‘Chulha’ & storage above cooking area as seen in Nepalese paintings & books. The traditional utensils carefully displayed greet you with a brush of village culture…

  • Design,  MUSEUM,  Places,  Travel

    MOD Museum, UniSA, South Australia

      MOD, is a futuristic museum of Discovery at the University of South Australia, Adelaide (SA). Infact, it is  ‘a place to COME, BE INSPIRED & SPREAD CREATIVITY’ It is a dynamic, exhibition arena that provides a platform for young enthusiasts in the field of science & technology to showcase their innovation & understand the need for research to shape our future.   The museum is one of its kind iconic space which brings together students, researchers, travelers & industry experts to interact, learn & display. The atmosphere of the arena kindles the spark of innovation & creativity.       Young minds experience a diversified expanse of interactive ideas…

  • Holiday Destination,  Places,  Travel

    Sikkim : The Eastern Paradise

    Sikkim – A travellers Delight Summer vacations are around the corner & everyone is looking around for destinations to chill around in the hills. My pick for the ones who want to cradle their souls into nature’s lap, is the mesmerizing state of Sikkim. I’ve been here for around one year and have never felt as salve ever before. Sikkim carries a fragrance of tranquility in its air which sings you a soothing lullaby & you just soak yourself in its dreamy charm. How to reach You have to reach Gangtok via Bagdogra Airport or Njp Railway Stn which is 04-05 hours away by road,depends upon traffic congestion or  45…

  • Architectural Marvels,  Design,  Heritage,  Places

    Heritage Street, Amritsar

    My recent visit to Harminder Sahib or Golden Temple, Amritsar was an ethereal experience which filled my eyes with so much admiration and nostalgia that it lingers with me & holds me in its tranquil warmth. Today, I sit down to share my thoughts on the redeveloped Heritage Street and the feelings that delighted my memories. Memories that linger……. As my roots belong to this historical city, the childhood memories of the street are so close to my heart…….that they bring a cascade of emotions surging through the mind. The maze of narrow streets, the swarm of hawkers grazing through, the colourful shops full of heritage craftsmanship, the aroma of…

  • Places,  Travel

    Tea Gardens, Mirik

    Tea Gardens of Mirik in Darjeeling district of North Bengal are no less than a gem nestled in the hills of North Bengal. A beautiful & scenic drive of 49 kms from Bagdogra Airport elevates you to a serene altitude of breathtaking & enchanting landscapes. The winding roads, the lush greens hillocks, the colourful villages carry you into a mesmerising world filled with an aromatic flavour of tea leaves. Mirik, located at an altitude of 4500 feet is surrounded by sprawling tea estates which produce the world famous Darjeeling Tea. There are eight tea gardens Journey to the haven – Bagdogra Airport & NJP railway station are the nearest arrival…

  • Architectural Marvels,  Heritage,  Places

    Virasat-e-Khalsa

    Virasat-e-Khalsa Virasat means Legacy & Khalsa stands for the Pure Sikh. As I sit down to write this, a numerous thoughts cross my mind. There is so much to share about  this museum. It is a first of its kind multimedia experience which has attracted over ten million tourists over a span of five years. Visit to the museum is a world class experience. It is a creation where history, technology and aesthetics are crafted together into an Architectural Masterpiece. Mystical ….. As you enter the museum complex,the magnificent architecture welcomes you with its mystical charm. The structure stands majestically gleaming and the walls boasting of the rich history they adorn…

  • Architectural Marvels,  Design,  Holiday Destination,  Places,  Travel

    Mayfair Darjeeling – A Jewel in the Hills

    Darjeeling – A Himalayan Heaven Mark Twain on his visit to Darjeeling qouted…… ‘land that all men desire to see, and having seen once, by even a glimpse, would not give that away for the shows of the rest of the world combined.’  I could not agree more on the glory of Darjeeling, a ‘Himalayan Heaven’ in true sense. The hill station boasts of its rich history and carries the fame of being the home of Sherpa Tenzing who first stepped on the highest mountain peak of the world, Mount Everest, with Edmund Hillary in 1953. Nestled at an altitude of 6700 ft, the town carries a Victorian charm with…

  • Heritage,  Places,  Travel

    Duty Beyond Death……

    Baba Harbhajan Mandir located at Nathula , Sikkim is a shrine which leaves you spellbound!! Amazing story of Baba Harbhajan Singh – the Hero of the Nathu-La pass (India-China border). He was an Indian army sepoy who died on duty in the year 1968. It is believed that his body left the world but his soul is still on active duty. He slipped and drowned in a glacier near the Nathu-La Pass in Eastern Sikkim while trying to send supplies to a remote post on mules. It is said he himself helped the Indian army locate his body after three days of his death. And few days later, through a…

  • Decor,  Heritage,  Places

    Surajkund : A unique celebration of Art,Decor & Culture

    A glimpse of an Indian fantasy land of art, decor & culture which carries and captivates you into a mesmerizing world of grandeur of heritage art and traditional culture. Surajkund Mela, an initiative of Haryana Tourism, held every year in the month of February at Surajkund, Faridabad is a unique celebration of art, craft, decor, food & culture. A splendid colourful treat where more than 20 foreign countries including  SAARC nations and all states and UTs of India come together to display their diverse handicraft and culture. Different artists and craftsmen showcase their skill and creativity through this colourful bonanza. History…. Surajkund Mela was started way back in 1987 and it derives it’s…