Mangroves of Bhitarkanika

If you are a wildlife enthusiast you may have heard of Bhitarkanika National Park. Or if you live in some specific cities of Odisha, you may have known of it as a weekend gateway. But mostly Bhitarkanika is not a popular name amongst tourists. I had stumbled upon it only due to my connection to East and even then getting all information about the place wasn’t easy. In fact I was only half-prepared when I made my trip and eventually it turned out to be the worst planning of my life. In fact, I wasn’t able to reach Bhitarkanika. So technically I have never been there. But you can learn a lot from a failed attempt as well and that is the knowledge I would like to share here today.complete article

Posted by Payel Kundu

A traveler and a dreamer

on April 13, 2018

Kohima

I reached Kohima late at night, at least late as per Kohima winter standard. First view of the city for me was from across the valley while seating in the back seat of a car driving towards the city itself. The hills were illuminated by the lights from the streets and houses. Even through darkness of night I could make out the outlines of the hills as it waved over the community of lights making a sort of roofing on top of them. Looking at the vastness of it one could tell that this was not a hill station, but a city built on a hill. And that fit perfectly with the agenda I had in my mind.complete article

Posted by Payel Kundu

A traveler and a dreamer

on March 28, 2018

Yarada Beach

I never imagined Visakhapatnam as a holiday destination. Despite having a vast coastal line, it was after all an industrial city. However someone used the word beautiful to describe the city and I was intrigued. I had to see it for myself. What did I discover? It is indeed beautiful. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a city with its vehicles and tall buildings and noisy crowd. But the beauty of that flawlessly blue water splashing continuously against the roughed up brown rocks is undeniable. And being a city only adds delicious and authentic local food to the list of attraction.complete article

Posted by Payel Kundu

A traveler and a dreamer

on December 17, 2017

Agonda Beach

Growing up in India, the idea of Goa gets introduced to us much before we actually start traveling or at least start traveling as an adult. The dream of Goa lives in every teenager’s heart in our school days and even afterwards, until we finally make plans for that perfect holiday and explore those beautiful beaches. But that first plan can be overwhelming. Given that there’s a whole state to explore and those movies that enticed us in the first place didn’t really provide us with a roadmap for perfect location, a lot of researches need to be done before heading there for the first time. Hope this helps as a guide for the people planning their first trip to Goa...complete article

Posted by Payel Kundu

A traveler and a dreamer

on November 15, 2017

State :

Madhya Pradesh

Destination Type :

Heritage

Popularity :

Low...complete article

Posted by Payel Kundu

A traveler and a dreamer

on October 09, 2017

Hathi Mahal The boy sat in a bright orange shirt amongst the monotonous grey rocky walls of the faded palace. He hung his legs from the edge of the roof and sang on top of his voice. The palace was once called “Hathi Mahal”, or maybe it’s the name that people remembered. It had lost all its colours a long ago and now just stood like a pile of rocks amongst the aged trees and new born grasses. The land around stretched for miles only with different shades of greeneries. The palace stood alone like a lonely old man, tired for so long and yet surviving through another page of history. And the boy? The boy was contradiction to this whole image. He was bright and young, shining in the afternoon’s soft sunlight. And yet his voice vibrating through the empty landscapes, somehow captured the same essence as only a lonely old palace could bring out. His voice reflected the solace of eternity.complete article

Posted by Payel Kundu

A traveler and a dreamer

on September 10, 2017

View of Valley at Kodaikanal It was a cloudy night and there wasn’t a single star visible on sky. But down in the valley thousand stars sparkled through the chilly night air. I sat at a bench near the edge of the hotel and soaked in this view with the silence and darkness all around me. I could see what a beautiful place it had once been. And it still was, somewhere within all the cacophony of people.complete article

Posted by Payel Kundu

A traveler and a dreamer

on July 12, 2017