Along the Old Silk Route #2: Romantic Rishikhola

Along the Old Silk Route #2: Romantic Rishikhola

A lonesome night at Rishikhola: Sometimes our souls also need a holiday. Solitude can only give us that opportunity.  Rishikhola is the place where one can enjoy the romance of solitude.  A stay along the bank of the meandering river stream, surrounded by the lofty hills dotted with the emerald green forest is enough to enjoy one’s solitude.  It is not only the place to […]

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Along The Old Silk Route #1: Trip plan

Along The Old Silk Route #1: Trip plan

Introduction: The captivating journey along the jig-jag roads of the old silk route of Sikkim is not only an exciting encounter but its awe-inspiring Himalayan beauty with the wide ranges of Mount Kangchenjunga is also a lifetime experience. The old silk route covers the eastern part of Sikkim. This is not a conventional tourist spot where you may lose yourself in the crowd of tourists. […]

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Rituals of Durga Puja at Bonedi houses in Kolkata

Rituals of Durga Puja at Bonedi houses in Kolkata

Rituals are the most important part of the Durga Puja of Bonedi Houses. Durga Pooja is the grand festival of Kolkata as well as in Bengal. The Rituals are strictly maintained in the traditional poojas of Bonedi houses from the Day1 (Maha Shasti) to Day5 (Vijaya Doshomi or Dussera). The poojas, organized by different associations or the “Barwari Poojas” perform the basic customs of worshipping the […]

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Glimpse of Bonedi Barir Durga Puja at Kolkata

Glimpse of Bonedi Barir Durga Puja at Kolkata

Durga Puja in Kolkata is the grand social event. It is not just the event or the festival, but it also carries the sentiment of homecoming,  the feeling of the first love and the clustering of happiness that one can cherish throughout the year. It is celebrated for five days to honor the Goddess Durga and her sons and daughters who are also God and […]

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5 Things You Shouldn’t Miss to Your Kerala Backwaters Tour

5 Things You Shouldn’t Miss to Your Kerala Backwaters Tour

Kerala backwaters tour was the trip that I dreamed off when I moved to South from the Eastern Part of  India. During our stay in at Hyderabad, we planned for a family trip in Kerala at the end of the Monsoon. Some of our friends warned us that monsoon is very long in Kerala and heavy rainfall can ruin our trip. But, I was so […]

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Exploring Kerala #6: Alleppey Backwater Village Trip

Exploring Kerala #6: Alleppey Backwater Village Trip

The main attraction of Alleppey backwater trip is watching the backwater dependent village-life.  The lifestyles of the villagers totally depend on the waters of those lagoons and canals. The only transport they use is the canoe and the boats. The earnings of the villagers mainly depend on the tourists and their trips on the seasons. Rest of the time, they earn money from paddy planting, fishing […]

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Exploring Kerala #5: A Glimpse of Backwaters

Exploring Kerala #5: A Glimpse of Backwaters

The incredible journey onto the backwaters of Kerala and exploring the backwater-dependent village life with the enchanting beauty of landscapes is only found at Alleppey of India.  Alleppey is situated at the southern part of Kerala and locally named as Alappuzha. It is called the Venice of East for its network of serene canals and lagoons within the city.  The main attraction of Alleppey is the […]

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Exploring Kerala #4: A One-day trip in Wayanad

Exploring Kerala #4: A One-day trip in Wayanad

If you desire to see the breathtaking scenic views from the hilltops with the floating clouds and want to sense the charming aroma of tea and spices with the ecstasy of enjoying the splendid waterfalls in a day, just make a day trip in Wayanad. Wayanad is situated on the north-east side of Kerala in India. This is a district of vast biodiversity with a […]

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Exploring Kerala #3: Wayanad Trip

Exploring Kerala #3: Wayanad Trip

This is the third part of my Exploring Kerala series. In the last two parts of the series, I shared my experience about the journey from Hyderabad to Kozhikode with images and words. Kozhikode is the coastal city of North-East Kerala in India. The Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama, landed here in 1498 and discovered the huge pool of spices in this city. And so, […]

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The Art of making an Idol of Goddess Durga

The Art of making an Idol of Goddess Durga

Photography: making an idol of Goddess Durga

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