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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#AtoZChallange: E is For Ecstasy

#AtoZChallange: E is For Ecstasy

Ecstasy is the feeling of excitement where you are overwhelmed by the ocean of happiness. If you achieve it by meditation it likes a state of self-transcendence. This is the joy of meditation. But, if you accomplish it by some street-side drug like MDMA it is an experience of great pleasantness. Pleasantness is common between these two ways of experiencing ecstasy. But, the difference is […]

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WP-Weekly Photo Challenge: It Is Easy Being Green

WP-Weekly Photo Challenge: It Is Easy Being Green

Green always signifies the aliveness and from it, loveliness arises. After a long winter, when spring comes, its shade makes the nature green. The grayness of winter is faded away by the smooth touch of Spring. It’s become alive again. This week, the theme of the WP-Weekly Photo Challenge is, It is easy being green.  In this challenge,  I tried to capture different shades of spring. […]

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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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WP-Weekly Photo Challenge- Relax

WP-Weekly Photo Challenge- Relax

Sometimes the most productive thing we can do is relax. The commitments, troubles, financial obligations, etc. makes our life stressful. We feel that we are confined by our self-made prison. That time, we always want to escape from all the boundaries and take a break from all of these. This is relaxation. We need it to unwind our energy and take rest for sometimes.  The things […]

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Exploring Kerala #2: Scenic Mountain Ranges.

Exploring Kerala #2: Scenic Mountain Ranges.

An article on travelling in Kerala in India.

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