Category: India

29 May

Day 5: In the queen of hills, Darjeeling

I woke up early in the morning, somewhere in northern Bengal. It was only 5:30 but the sun was way up in the sky. When I looked outside, I felt as if I was back in Kerala. It was beautiful all around with lush green fields and trees. The train finally reached New Jalpaiguri. It […]

28 May

Day 4: In the grand old city of Kolkata

Very early in the morning, I was woken up by the coach attendant’s call that the train had reached Howrah. As I got down, I could see patches of water on the ground. Should be from the cyclone Aila that had lashed out in Bengal 48hrs back, I thought. And now that the cyclone had […]

27 May

Day 3: In the temple city of Bhubaneswar

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” I could see parched fields upto a long distance as I took my first look outside the window. The farmers were preparing the fields by ploughing and manuring early in the morning. […]

26 May

Day 2: In deccan city of Hyderabad

After a comfortable night’s sleep, I woke up today morning near the hyderabad suburbs which was my first stop-over. I dumped my backpack at the cloak room and headed straight to the auto stand. I wanted to keep the trip on minimal comforts, but the mere 3hr window at Hyderabad left me with only a […]

25 May

Day 1: Embarking on the trip of a lifetime

What’s so special about this photo? Why do I need to post this to all my friends on my routine visit to Kerala? Or is there anything special in going to Kerala this time around? Well, I am NOT going to Kerala.
Surprised? All my friends, except for Anish and Mecks, clearly believed my outright denial […]

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