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Category: Incredible India

In the Abode of Peace and Serenity – Golden Temple, Amritsar

I remember the first time I visited Golden Temple which was soon after my wedding. As fate would have it, there was a special ceremony and I couldn’t enter the Gurudwara because of a never-ending queue. I was baffled by how my husband looked all glum. I didn’t know he had …

The Wagah Border Ceremony Will Give You Goosebumps

Five years ago, husband and I took a trip to Amritsar to witness the Wagah Border Ceremony. And oh, guess what! He took me there for our honeymoon. That’s a true blue Fauji, don’t you agree? About 31 km, ie. a 45-minute drive from the Golden Temple, Amritsar is a …

Why Every Indian Must Visit Jallianwala Bagh

I grew up reading and listening to the sacrifices and brave tales of our freedom fighters. My dad played a huge role in it, mostly because he was my History teacher. I used to listen to his lectures in awe and all thanks to him, I could always envision the …

Soul Searching in Rishikesh

Let me make a confession right away. The first time I visited Rishikesh was just like any other tourist. Having put up in Roorkee, Rishikesh was a perfect weekend getaway. All I did was check the top things to do in Rishikesh on various travel websites, then roamed around for …

A Walk in the Malsi Deer Park | Dehradun Zoo

Some things don’t change. Say, a day out with your friend or a walk in the zoo. What if both of these are combined, that’s a memory to cherish forever, don’t you think? That weekend was epic, at the Malsi Deer Park, now Dehradun Zoo, doing one of my favorite things …

The name’s Bond, Ruskin Bond!

On books and friends, I spend my money; For stones and bricks, I haven’t any. – Ruskin Bond It was the eve of New Years and I knew it was going to be just another day. After all, we weren’t stationed in a metropolitan city and did not have any …

An Evening in Haridwar

I was unprepared the first time I visited Haridwar. Having put up in Roorkee, the place was a perfect weekend getaway. That was it. I didn’t even get my facts right and quarreled with the husband like a child, over the fact that the Hari in Haridwar suggested that the …

Lakshman Jhula, Rishikesh

Lakshman Jhula is the most popular landmark in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. It is a 450-ft long suspended bridge and connects Tehri and Pauri district. Rishikesh is located in the foothills of the Himalayas and is about 45 km from Dehradun, the state capital. When we visited Rishikesh on a beautiful winter morning in …

Why you must do a Camel Safari in Jaisalmer

Enter Jaisalmer and you cannot miss the beautiful golden fort that arises amidst the sand dunes and sandstone buildings. The golden rays of the sun adorns the city furthermore. It is known as the Golden City for a reason. Jaisalmer, located in the heart of the Thar Desert, is a mere 300 …

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