01 Jun

Day 7: In the rainiest place on earth, Cherrapunji

I woke in the morning as the train thundered through what seemed like a never ending bridge. That must have been the mighty river Bramhaputra. Though I had a confirmed birth, I was sleeping on 3/4th of the side upper berth. As I had expected my berth was occupied by others. This time, it was […]

01 Jun

Day 7: In the rainiest place on earth, Cherrapunji

I woke in the morning as the train thundered through what seemed like a never ending bridge. That must have been the mighty river Bramhaputra. Though I had a confirmed birth, I was sleeping on 3/4th of the side upper berth. As I had expected my berth was occupied by others. This time, it was […]

30 May

Day 6: Deep into the Himalayas in Gangtok

I was woken up early in the morning at 5:30 by the morning alarm and I never wanted to get out of the blanket. It was quite cold outside but manageable. My underestimation of the summer temperatures in Darjeeling turned out to be pardonable. My destination for the day was Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim […]

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

Planning the big trip

“What would you remember in life? Is it the corner office and the other mundane things of corporate life? Or is it the breath taking views of the great outdoors?”
- Tata safari dicor ad Is this some kind of a terrorist cache? Certainly looks so. These are the things am carrying for the big trip […]

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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