Christmas is here and so is the joyous breeze all around. This festival has a unique charm, love and merriment not only for kids but even for adults equally. To me the crafted Santa stories from North pole are equally fascinating after so many years as they are to my 3 year old son. And tis years Christmas is indeed special for us as a family as our munchkin is all set to start some new Christmas traditions.
To mark the onset of celebrations, we happened to be a part of “Hamleys Unboxing the pandora box” of its Christmas festivities … Continue Reading
Unfolding Alleppey Backwaters – Kerala with Team FOTW!
Kerala, God’s own country is famous for its clean and beautiful beaches, amazing tea gardens , asiatic elephants and yes the enchanting backwaters along the coconut groves. When it comes to experiencing backwaters, Alleppey or Alappuzha stands as a “Queen” to witness this beautiful natural phenomenon. Alleppey and Kumarakom are the places which are around Vembanad river (largest river of Kerala) and one can witness the sweet water of river merging with the salty ones of the Arabian sea. A traditional life of backwater village includes fishing, coconut harvesting, paddy and rice … Continue Reading
Poovar Island was the last backwaters we did during our fabulous Kerala break recently. Reading out some really amazing reviews, Team #FOTW thought to give it a try while staying at Trivandrum and after enjoying at Kovalam beach.
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What exactly is Poovar Island ?
Poovar is approx. 28-30kms south of Kerala’s capital – Trivandrum or Thiruvananthapuram. Rather than calling it an Island, I would say that it is a tiny coastal village, far away from the humongous crowds which has helped it maintain its pristine beauty. The word Poovar means – Flower River, … Continue Reading
An Excursion to Pangong:
PANGONG TSO lake, a synonym of pristine, exquisite, magnificent nature! Further, this was the last scene where the record breaking movie, 3 Idiots was shot. Getting curious?? Read on #FOTW’s journey to Pangong Tso Lake.
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Let’s get to know Pangong Tso Lake:
Situated at approx. 4250mts, far away in the barren terrain of Ladhak, this gorgeous lake is spread across 134 kms, 60% of which lies in China(Basically Tibet ,but the region is controlled by Chinese) & rest 40% in India. It falls under the Army … Continue Reading
Continuing from the Part I of our trip from Leh to Nubra, Via Khardung La pass.
A lovely cloudy morning welcomed us again. Drizzling all through the greens of our cottage, we enjoyed those little showers on the “sleep nets” tied across the trees, relaxing lazily. No work, no responsibility, only gazing at the mesmerising nature was the work entrusted to us. We took to an interesting breakfast at the cottage. Yummy aloo parantha’s, hot elaichi tea in the chilly rainy morning. This is what a life should be. Post breakfast we had to head back to Leh via Diskit … Continue Reading
An exhilarating view from Diskit Monastery (Nubra Valley)
Location: Diskit Monastery, Leh
About Diskit Monastery
We visited Leh , Diskit Gompa in the month of July & we were amazed by the incredible magnificence of nature lying in this region.
Diskit Monastery is situated in Nubra Valley, on top of a hill. One needs to climb close to 60-70 stairs to reach the top. It lies above the plains of river flowing from the huge rocky mountains which can be heard gushing through while climbing the hill for monastery.
It is the oldest and largest Buddhist monastery (termed as … Continue Reading
Its none other than Leh, The paradise of India !
This Part I of our Leh trip covers – Heaven of India: Delhi To Leh & NUBRA Valley!
I had always dreamt to go on a biking trip on the world’s largest motorable road, but fulfilment of this wish is yet awaited. Due to lack of holidays, we planned our expedition to Ladhak by boarding Delhi – Leh Flight. It was just 2 hour flight, but the climate of Leh is highly unpredictable so landing was not so sure.
As we peeped the window, huge snowy mountains greeted us. But, … Continue Reading
Exploring Bird Sanctuary
Winters, long weekend, Sunny day, what could be better than visiting a Nature Park or Bird Sanctuary to pamper your eyes with some amazing Avifauna’s around?
Yes, #FOTW did the same & visited Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, often called as Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur, Rajasthan. It is situated very close to Delhi (3.5-4hrs run) & Agra and poses as a perfect weekend destination.
All the more why this place stands apart from many small bio-diversity parks, is the quantum of Migratory birds visiting Bharatpur Nature Park or Bird Sanctuary during the winter season. Encapsulating close to 350 … Continue Reading
August marks the beginning of the holiday season. Be it Independence Day or “Rakshabandhan “or “Janmastami “, multiple opportunities are available to plan a long weekend gateway. As monsoon is half passed, we can enjoy the lush green plains or break taking views over the mountains or waterfalls, or just sit in a holiday home sipping coffee and watching rain drops creating magic on earth.
With 3-4 days available for a trip, we can look beyond the usual weekend gateway. Thanks to dropping airfare and discounts deals, many far flung destinations are now within budget for all.
Among all, Bengaluru … Continue Reading
A trip to JIM Corbett National Park
The history of being the first national park to be established in mainland Asia was enchanting. The writings of Conservation specialist JIM CORBETT was exquisite. To experience this uniqueness of the landscapes, we planned a 2 day visit to Jim Corbett national park. We chose not to go for the sprawling luxurious resorts, but to spend the calm & fascinating time inside the Jungle at one of the Forest Rest Houses (Bijrani).
The early mornings of December gave us a chill, but soon relaxed with the sun emerging out giving us warmth.This beautiful … Continue Reading