A Journey Along The Old Silk Route

A Journey Along The Old Silk Route

The climax of our old Silk Route trip happened when we started our journey from Zuluk to Gangtok along the old Silk Route. The astounding beauty of the Mt. Kanchenjunga with the zigzag roads, lakes, and valleys created a perfect culmination of exploring the hidden gems of the old Silk Road. Here, the treasure is not hidden. Nature unveils its curtain over its treasure. One, […]

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Along the Old Silk Route #5: Enigmatic Zuluk

Along the Old Silk Route #5: Enigmatic Zuluk

Zuluk – The silent valley: I never see a silent valley like Zuluk or Dzuluk. The calmness of this valley is so still that you can even hear your own heartbeats. The coldness dipped into the deep mist and the silence of the valley create an enigmatic ambiance that attracted me the most to explore it more intensely. The valley has its own charm that […]

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Along the Old Silk Route #4: Mankhim

Along the Old Silk Route #4: Mankhim

The small hamlet, Mankhim of Sikkim is nestled in the lap of Eastern Himalayas. It’s a hilltop of Aritar and offers a picturesque panoramic view of Mt. Kanchenjunga and Lampokhri Lake of Aritar. I always believe that the best way of exploring a place is through the eyes of the local people and observing their struggle and their lifestyle. Our Mankhim stay bestowed us that […]

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Along the Old Silk Route #3:  A day at Aritar

Along the Old Silk Route #3:  A day at Aritar

Aritar is a small town in East Sikkim. The lush green valley, bounded by the Mt Kanchenjunga is nestled on the edge of the Himalaya. It is the best place to rejuvenate and revive yourself if you know to explore the hidden treasure of nature. Though it is an offbeat destination of Sikkim, still it is popular for the picturesque Aritar Lake or Lampokhari lake […]

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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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