• 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…

  • Architectural Marvels,  Heritage,  Places,  Travel

    Adalaj Stepwell & 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. History….. 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.…

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    The Quirky Cafe

    In our everyday life we visit many places some we notice and some go unnoticed ! Today, a Valentine special lunch was an enchanting experience not just because of the lip smacking food but a splendid ambience!  A newly opened Sass and Guff cafe located at MG road Gangtok, Sikkim offers a world of exquisite charm. The cafe interiors are quirky enough to serve you a vibrant yet relaxing atmosphere with a magnificent valley view from the large windows . Whether you want to enjoy – the cloudy skies , rainy evenings or immerse yourself in a sunny warmth this place is a perfect hideaway!The sight of buddhist flags fluttering…

  • 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…