Author : Sriparna Saha


Goa’s colourful secret

Goa’s colourful secret

Jul 15,2017 , 11:06 PM IST | Hans
The architecture of the heritage house, the once ancestral home of a Portuguese-Goan family, is quintessentially Portuguese. It has been charmingly and thoughtfully refurbished, keeping conservation in mind. Our room had large door-sized windows opening onto a small courtyard displaying an ancient but well-maintained well. The fairy tale look triggers an immediate feeling of wow for Fontainhas, Go
Kartik Swami Indescribably beautiful

Kartik Swami Indescribably beautiful

May 27,2017 , 10:36 PM IST | Hans
At the very beginning, let me tell you that this is not just another travelogue, for the trek to Kartik Swami were like living a beautiful dream. The ethereal beauty of both the journey and the destination is sure to captivate all your senses, for it’s difficult not to be swept away by the lush green meadows, the beautiful snowy landscapes and the trees with their boughs laden with thousand of flo
The many charms of Hippie Hill

The many charms of Hippie Hill

May 06,2017 , 11:13 PM IST | Hans
With summer having set in full swing, what, in your opinion, is the best way to beat the heat? Of course, escape to the hills! No, not the clichéd tour operator-driven hill stations like Shimla, Mussoorie or Nainital- loaded with too many stay options, too many sightseeing spots, too many things to shop and so on. 
On a real high!

On a real high!

Apr 15,2017 , 11:03 PM IST | Hans
Seated on a wooden bench, I sat overlooking a sea of clouds. Darkness had not yet completely disappeared. The sky was no longer an abyss of black, nor did it appear blue. Instead, it emitted a metallic grey hue, glistening as the occasional spear of light pierced through the clouds.
A trek to the Snake Mountain

A trek to the Snake Mountain

Mar 04,2017 , 11:00 PM IST | Hans
There was something in the air that summer morning. It had rained heavily last night and the air was still cool and fresh.  We could distinctly feel the call of the mountains. So off we set out for Nag Tibba - a trek which had been on our minds for a long time, but just somehow we couldn’t find time to do it. But that morning, we were determined to “GO”. 
Digha: A date with Brighton of the East

Digha: A date with Brighton of the East

Feb 11,2017 , 11:59 PM IST | Hans
It was one of those unplanned trips that just takes place on the spur of a moment. The motive was to get away from the monotony of city life for a couple of days and it was decided to take a trip to the seashore nearest to the city of Kolkata. “Digha!” chorused everyone and off we went.
Memories of a White Christmas

Memories of a White Christmas

Dec 24,2016 , 11:35 PM IST | Hans
As a child, I always nurtured a major grouse against the rest of the world when it came to Christmas celebrations – that here in India we never get a chance to experience a white Christmas on the lines of what I read in Enid Blytons and other story books. 
Get a feel of the real Rajasthan

Get a feel of the real Rajasthan

Dec 10,2016 , 10:45 PM IST | Hans
Camel rides into the desert, sliding down the sand dunes, seeing the sunset behind the dunes leaving an orange-crimson tinge all over, dancing around the bonfire as the stars completely light up the sky (a sight so stunning that you have to drop everything else and just stare!) - In a nutshell: Mesmerising!
Discover a different Dubai

Discover a different Dubai

Nov 26,2016 , 11:06 PM IST | Hans
Dubai is a fast moving Arabian city that tried to turn itself into Manhattan-on-the-Gulf within a decade. The city became symbolic for its skyscrapers and high-rise buildings. Under the slogan "big, bigger, biggest," complete new townships are being built and off-shore islands constructed. 
The many charms of Chail

The many charms of Chail

Oct 16,2016 , 12:00 AM IST | Hans
Chail was initially designated as the summer capital of Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala. In 1891, the Maharaja incurred the wrath of Lord Kitchener and was sent to exile. 
Amarkantak An ode to the immortal 

Amarkantak An ode to the immortal 

Sep 03,2016 , 10:36 PM IST | Hans
In one of my junior classes, we had a lesson titled “Meri Amarkantak Yatra.” Although I fail to recall the name of the author, the excellent manner in which he had described the place remained stuck in my mind and created in me an urge to visit Amarkantak.
Remnants of a rich and rugged past

Remnants of a rich and rugged past

Aug 06,2016 , 10:31 PM IST | Hans
Hanumangarh" I have to admit that the name attracted me right from the moment I first saw it while passing by the place during a train journey from Haridwar to Bikaner. I was eager to know the reason behind a place being named after the Monkey God and at the first available opportunity landed there. And I must say the place did not disappoint me. 
Kuchaman Travelling back in time

Kuchaman Travelling back in time

Apr 16,2016 , 10:04 PM IST | Hans
After tasting the tried and tested must-see popular tourist places of Rajasthan, we were seized by a desire to experience the real Rajasthan and that is how we landed up in this very small city called Kuchaman.