• 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 S 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…

  • Design,  Heritage,  Photos,  Travel

    British Bungalow, Darjeeling: A taste of English glory

    The British Colonial Bungalows in India are an everlasting charm with their majestic appearance & sprawling area. Built mostly in the 18th & 19th century in India, they are still an architectural delight. Located at various places, especially the Cantonment areas they are being maintained by the Indian Army in their original finesse. One such place is Darjeeling which captivates you with its English world charm. Nestled in the magnificent Himalayas, Darjeeling offers a splendid view of the mighty Kanchenjunga and people from all over the world visit this beautiful hill station to catch a glimpse of the gorgeous range. I would not be wrong if I say that I…

  • 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,  Design,  Holiday Destination,  Places,  Travel

    Jewel in the Hills

    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 it and provides a spectacular…

  • 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…

  • Design,  Travel

    Saga of Travel & Architecture

    Travel and architecture go hand in hand like  cup and saucer, coffee and doughnuts or like music and rhythm. Travel is all about architecture and architectural marvels. The worlds most visited places speak about their people, their culture, and their history through their architecture. From the classical proportions of Greece to the glittering mosaics in the basilicas of Paris, from the spectacular pyramids of Egypt to the splendid byzantine mosques of Istanbul, from the grand Colosseum of Rome to the majestic Taj Mahal in Agra, it is all the magnificence of architecture that draws people to travel to these distant places. Saint Augustine, the Roman African philosopher once said, ‘The…

  • Architectural Marvels,  Heritage,  Places,  Travel

    Adalaj Stepwell and the Tale behind it…….

    The Adalaj Stepwell or ‘vav‘ in the Adalaj village near Gandhinagar, Gujarat, is an architectural marvel as much as is the legendary story attached to it. Started by Rana Veer Singh of the Vaghela Dynasty in 1498 and completed by Muslim ruler Mehmud Begada, this structure is a fine example of Indo Islamic architecture and Saga of the dignity possessed by the queen of the era. The vav (stepwell or also known as Baoli in Rajasthan) is said to have served as a common place for socialising among people for many ages . Womenfolk from neighbouring villages socialised here and even worshipped the Hindu deities sculpted on the walls. Also…

  • Places,  Travel,  Videos

    Rendezvous in Spiti Valley- a video tour

    Are you looking for some raw adventure? Is this your idea of adventure? Watch the video tour and soak yourself in the love for mountains! [wpvideo tD2KVHZm ][wpvideo xwtcfE2q ] [wpvideo 6vLhwH72 ][wpvideo jPuJeWKp ] Spiti valley also known as Little Tibet is a valley between India and Tibet in the virgin district of Himachal Pradesh. Video credits : Bharat Dhillon & Gags Khushboo Dhanoa #travel #rendezvous #lahaulspiti #spitivalley #himachaltourism #adventure #thar #amazingexperiences

  • Design,  Holiday Destination,  Places,  Travel

    A brush of Victorian Era – Elgin Mount Pandim, Pelling

    A recent trip to the pleasant hill station of Pelling nestled in the hills of West Sikkim encompassed me with warm splendor. Not only did the untouched natural beauty of the town intrigue me to write this but also the shade of Old Victorian era which brushed my senses during my stay there. The town of Pelling is a tourist attraction majorly due to the breathtaking view of the mighty Kanchenjunga.  It also has a history of being  the second capital of the erstwhile kingdom of Sikkim after Yuksom , and  till the year 1814 A.D., the king of Sikkim ruled the state from this place.   A particular attraction…