Rajpath – Republic Day Rehearsals

I understand democracy as something that gives the weak the same chance as the strong – Mahatma Gandhi As i walked out of the Central Secretariat metro station towards the Rajpath, which is the venue of the 67th Republic Day parade , there was a huge crowd gathered, eager to watch the Republic Day parade Rehearsals, amid tight security. The French…

Triund Trek

Travel can leave imprints not just in terms of memories but also in terms of what one sees away from the world that he comes from. That is exactly what I experienced at Triund. Triund can be approached via a moderate 6 kilometer trek from Galu Maheshwari temple near Dharamkot. Various ways to reach Guna Devi…

Mcleod Ganj- Unplanned trek in the Himalayas

We TRAVEL not to escape LIFE, But for LIFE not to escape US!! I was little apprehensive travelling to Dharamshala in mid January due to sub zero temperatures. Late in the evening after some consultations with some close  friends and little motivation from them I decided to pack my bags Booked a bus from Chandigarh…

Rock Garden, Chandigarh

Nek Chand Rock Garden is unique: the surreal fantasy of a local transport official who, starting in 1957, spent almost 20 years secretly, personally creating more than 2000 sculptures using stones, debris and other discarded junk that was left over from the 50-odd villages that were destroyed in order to build the city of Chandigarh…

Qutub Minar, New Delhi

Qutb-Minar (UNESCO World Heritage Site) in red and buff standstone is the highest tower in India. It has a diameter of 14.32 m at the base and about 2.75 m on the top with a height of 72.5 m. As per the official history of the Minar , the construction of it was started by…