You live, you travel and you make friends (not necessarily in this particular order, but this is what you should do with your life). Happiness means different things to different people, for me this is it. And here I am, sharing a part of my somewhat-happy-life in few snaps. Hope you like it. 🙂
A couple of months back I was in Darjeeling, a beautiful little hill station, the queen of the hills, away from the maddening city life.
We reached Darjeeling on a cold Christmas morning and it looked something like this.
Street art; came across this when we were strolling around and soaking in the beauty of this charming little hill station.
At the end of the first day, returning to our hotel; the Bhutia Busty Monastery looked even more peaceful at dusk.
Blue mountains! – How can you not fall in love with this place?
A walk through the Tea garden. A walk to remember.
The majestic Mt. Kanchenjunga. The quintessential Kanchenjunga picture I wanted to click for ages. Finally happened.
Walking aimlessly on the streets of Darjeeling. Our plan was not to plan anything.
…and that’s us. Could not resist taking a selfie with the Beer-bottle-Christmas tree! 😀
Situated only at 250 kilometers from Kolkata. If you want to unwind and relax in the lap of nature, this is the place to be. The panchet hill offers an amazing picturesque and panoramic hilltop view of the whole area. Apart from the lush greenery and beautiful landscapes, this place is associated with a 1500 years old history of the Singh Deo dynasty. The only remains of this kingdom are the temple ruins and a few broken pillars of the palace on the Panchet foothills that stands still as the silent testimony to the Bargi attack during 18th century.
Dear readers, A big hello all. This is my first post in this blog. Finally, after ages got myself some motivation to get my bum in one place and type. Today, I will be writing about an amazing trip I took a couple of months back with few of my friends to Kuldiha Forest. It is located in Odissa in the terrain of the Nilagiri hills(Please do not confuse this with the nilgiri hills of the western ghats). We stayed in a beautiful little homestay right at the foot of the hill. The place was so secluded, that tranquility swallowed me up instantly. Who knew I could wake up 5 am in the morning and go for bird watching or climb up a hill in search for elephants or walk 8 kilometers through a tribal village. Yeah, the trip was pretty awesome! 😀
From the top of Nilagiri hills. (Photo credit: Subhannita Guha)
Mr. Manoranjan Das, our guide and an avid birdwatcher. And an amazing host. We stayed in his guest house where we received warm hospitality from him and his family. (photo credit: Soumyajit Ghosh)