I only recently heard about the Cania Gorge National Park and it sounded like the perfect weekend road trip to…
It might be over-enthusiasm speaking when I say, that the best way to admire the wild is amidst the wilderness. I say so from having had the opportunity to discern these free-spirited whales, mirthfully criss crossing their territory. There’s something ever so magnetising to watch feral creatures endowed with all the brawn and vigor without an inkling of baneful intent.
Navarathri, in its essence, celebrates the triumph of good over evil, a theme so universal to all societies, it ought to resonate with anyone who wishes to imbrue the experience. Durga Pujo is one such festival, that is justifiably eulogised in the Indian states of West Bengal, Bihar and Assam.
This natural art gallery makes one wonder, how far we’ve come from being hunter gatherers, to the modern complex beings we now are. There’s nothing like getting a glimpse into our ancient past, not only because it is astounding to, but also because we simply can!
The way I saw it, the site prodded us at our wilful obliviousness to the eventuality of war, burying not only hopes and happiness of souls but also their corpses.
Mangaluru, despite being a part of Karnataka, feels like a distinct place in itself thanks to the multiple cultures prevalent here. The cuisine, language, architecture, customs, and traditions are so markedly different from the surrounding regions, a visit to South Canara (now divided into Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Kasargod districts) is imperative to catch the drift.
The easiest way to get to here is a boat ride from Om beach but I don’t recommend it as the boat usually won’t stop here for more than 15 mins. Moreover, the place feels a lot more sweeter after you break a sweat to get here. The trek is easy and takes between 30-40 mins.
The itinerary of the 1770 LARC Paradise Tour I opted for, included a day-long drive on a unique vehicle from the Vietnam war era- basically a groovy pink ‘ship on wheels’, along the discovery coast, to the Bustard Head lighthouse and back.
If you are wondering where on earth is this paradise… One can find it on the Heron reef which is visible even from outer space (how cool is that?!), in the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef, 80 km northeast of Gladstone. You could spend days in this- less than 500 Mtrs- island (that can be walked around in 20 mins) and yet return home longing for more. I think it is ideal to spend at least 2 whole days here if you want to experience all that this natural World Heritage- listed Marine National Park has to offer.
What Cook failed to notice in 1770, Matthew Flinders did in 1802, kickstarting what then went on to become marked events of history. Despite having been welcomed by hurling stones and rocks from the local Goengs, Flinders explored Port Curtis for 12 whole days. The intention to establish North Australia as a prisoners’ colony only lasted a short while, where Port Curtis served as the capital. Port Curtis is now called the Gladstone Harbour where I was about to spend a good 3 hours touring Queensland’s largest multi-commodity port.
Food, music and beach… A perfect way to spend your weekend.
He held out a large black rounded lizard towards me – an adult Shingleback Lizard from Southern Australia…being keen on exploring regional Queensland, I knew I had come to the right place.
Chandra Taal, the moon lake of India, is a tantalising destination for every traveller. Kunzum La (pass) is one of the highest motorable mountain passes on the way to Chandra Taal from Kaza. Make sure you don’t miss this in your itinerary.
Kibber & Gette are remote scenic villages deep in the Himalayas, located in Spiti Valley. Ki Monastery is a coveted Buddhist temple that draws travelers owing to it’s spectacular outlook. Read on to learn what not to miss in Ki-Gette-Kibber…
Rangrik, a small but spectacular village in Spiti Valley has a lot to offer for backpackers. Here’s what you should not miss in Rangrik…
Backpacking in Spiti Valley, India.
An experience one must not miss! Travel to the world’s highest post office and the highest village in the world with a motorable road. Read more to know what not to miss in Spiti Valley…
We took much more than two hours, unable to stop ourselves from ogling at the splendor that unraveled itself as we went ahead. Who knew our own country had such unscathed beauty that was kept from human tyranny in the most natural ways?
The roads were minuscule in comparison to the mighty mountains spreading far and wide in shades of beige, brown and grey, like a painting that is too good to be true
Chitkul is the last inhabited village at the Indo-China border located at an elevation of 11,000ft above sea level…
“The sky is an infinite movie to me. I never get tired of looking at what’s happening up there.” -K. D. Lang