T hese two towns of Rishikesh and Haridwar are just close to each other, and till the time I visited these places, I was always confused between the two. Jostled up in the state of Uttarakhand in the northern region of India, these two towns are the perfect destination to experience the real essence of Hindu culture and traditions. Haridwar in Sanskrit, literally means ‘The Gateway to Lord Vishnu’. Set at the scenic foothills of the Shivalik Ranges of the Himalayas, Haridwar is set on the bank of ..


I tall happened that in the middle of working days, a decision was taken to visit North East. Better known as seven sisters and a brother,atrip was arranged to visit Meghalaya which literally means the a bode of clouds. Meghalaya is one of themost beautiful states in northeast India.Giftedwithincrediblenatural beauty, Meghalaya has tremendous power to attract tourists round the year.Anun explored destination, Meghalaya has great tourism potential. From the moment one leaves Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi ..


Childhood friends when they embark on a long journey old memories are revived. and new memorable impressions created in the mind. We are group of six childhood friends, now all in the age group of 58, who decided to go to Goa. Our Goa destination was for the sixth time with my trusted Maruti van. This time we planned to include the Uttara Kannada region of Karnataka in our journey. The first day we started at 8 am from Nagpur and reached Ahemadnagar at 9 pm, distance covered 635 km. After Amravati, ..

Khajuraho Today

I ndia’s world famous Khajuraho temples completed 1,020 years in 2019. For those who have never been to Khajuraho, whatever one reads or hears about the temples do not do justice to this UNESCO World Heritage Site. For me it was far more incredible than I had ever imagined and on my very first visit I realised that its erotic element that has been the most highlighted, is but a miniscule part of the whole. Visiting Khajuraho has become much easier these days. To start with, there is a modern airport ..

Amazon Rainforest

A mazon rainforest covers 2.1 million square miles basin of Amazon river covering north west, north and north east region of Brazil. Amazon is Earth’s largest rainforest with more than 430 species of mammals found in the Amazon, the majority of which are bats and rodents. The Amazon rainforest accounts for more than half of the entire world’s remaining rainforests. 60% of this rainforest is in Brazil followed by Peru with 13%, Colombia with 10%, and with minor amounts in Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, ..

Alaska - Cruising through Inside Passage

 By ARUN KUMAR: Heaven on Earth!! Well just like Kashmir is to India, Alaska is to US. This largest and most sparsely populated U.S. state is known for its diverse terrain of open spaces, massive glaciers, icy fjords, snow covered mountains and forests, with abundant and captivating wildlife and many small towns. Also massive Denali National Park is home to Denali, North America’s highest peak. It’s also a destination for outdoor activities like whale watching, dog sledding, ..

Isle of Wight- A Truly Timeless Attraction

   By DR USHA SAKURE,  Isle of Wight is the second most populous island in England, known for its scenic beauty, mild climate, coastal scenery and verdant landscapes of fields. It is one of the most revered destinations in the life of a traveller, as the place is surrounded by serene ambience, noteworthy of its glorious past and simple people. It is the quintessential British seaside destination and is quite popular with the Aristocrats and celebrities. The island has been ..

Kerala’s Painkuni Festival 2019 is all set to start

Painkuni Festival 2019 is all set to start in Kerala, and travellers can escape to this beautiful state to witness this incredible cultural and religious festival. One of the most awaited festivals in Kerala, the Painkuni Festival is hosted at the Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple. The festival starts on March 14 and is going to continue until March 23, 2019. With a rich history associated with the Royal Family of Travancore, Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple commands a significant position in Kerala. It dates ..

Virasat-e-Khalsa: A repository of the Rich Heritage

      By JAIDEEP SARIN    B uilt to commemorate 300 years of the founding of the ‘Khalsa Panth’ by the 10th Master, Guru Gobind Singh, the ‘Virasat-e-Khalsa’ museum in the Sikh holy town of Anandpur Sahib in Punjab has emerged as the museum with the highest footfall in the country. Just over seven years after it was inaugurated in November 2011, the museum has been seen by over 9.7 million (97 lakh) visitors so far. On average ..