Author Archives: Roopa

Amritsar

Amritsar colloquially called Ambarsar is a heritage city in the state of Punjab in North Western India which is steeped in history and culture. It lies on the stretch of Grand Trunk Road connecting Delhi to Lahore.  It is the holiest city for Sikhs. It is home to the Harmandir Sahib popularly known as Golden Temple. It is also well-known for its rich cuisine and shopping. Continue reading

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Havelock and Neil Island in Andaman

Blue skies, vast stretches of pristine beaches shimmering with azure waters, Scuba diving and Snorkelling. Add to that historical significance to the Indian Independence struggle & World War II. What place does this bring up first in your minds? Of course, … Continue reading

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Andaman Islands

The name Andaman brings to mind memories of the dreaded penal settlement of Kala Pani, Blue skies, vast stretches of pristine beaches shimmering with azure waters and water sports such as Scuba diving and Snorkelling. Andaman and Nicobar islands are … Continue reading

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Pondicherry

“Give Time a Break”. This is the slogan for Pondicherry Tourism and it brilliantly summarises life in this quaint little union territory of India. Pondicherry was a french colony until 1954 and manages to retain its French connection to this day. Having been … Continue reading

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Bhutan – Beyond the Regular

The concluding post of the ongoing series of posts on the two week trip that we did to Bhutan in May of 2013. Thimphu, Punakha and Paro in the western part of Bhutan form the regular tourist circuit. Bhutan has much more … Continue reading

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Bhutan – Regular Tourist Circuit

The first detailed post on the places that we visited during our two week trip to Bhutan in May, 2013. This one will be on the three cities of Bhutan that is on the itinerary of most of the tourists … Continue reading

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Bhutan Birding Diaries – Part IV

The final post from the Bhutan birding diaries. The list of birds, as you will read below, just got better!! In my previous post I’d mentioned about the return journey to Paro from Jakar. We would be breaking the journey … Continue reading

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Bhutan Birding Diaries – Part III

The birding diaries continue on. Taking up from where I left off in my previous post, the highlight of this post is the birding heaven in Central Bhutan which will always remain memorable. I am talking about Trongsa and its … Continue reading

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Bhutan Birding Diaries – Part II

The second post from the birding diaries from an awesome trip to Druk Yul aka the Land of the Thunder Dragon. Continuing from where I left off in my previous post, the next place on the itinerary was Punakha. Punakha … Continue reading

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Bhutan Birding Diaries – Part I

A memorable two week long trip, in the second week of May 2013, to the land of the thunder dragon. There was a surprise awaiting us at every turn literally. Some days it just rained birds! There were lifers as … Continue reading

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