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Bhutan

Phobjika - Last Shangri La ~ Sumanta RoyChowdhury
To travel to the places others have inspired us to visit, to find the valleys and the cliffs of our dreams, this is the travellers's quest. Read More...

Bhutan: Land of the Peaceful Dragon ~ Reboni Ray  :   Part1    Part 2 :   Part3
The writer visits Bhutan a second time and describes the place, the monasteries, the culture and her own feelings in a travelogue in 3 parts about this idyllic Himalayan country. Part1    Part 2 :   Part3

Journey into Central Bhutan ~ Abhik Dutta
We were at the ancient looking petrol pump in Wangdiphodrang town. Jigme, my friend and guide on the trip had gone to replenish his stock of Wills filters. I entered the 'Black-necked Crane' restaurant and ordered chicken 'momos'. Read More...

Holiday in Bhutan ~ Mehroo Jamshed Billimoria
The kingdom of Bhutan lies to the North-East of India and is nestled between Tibet on the North, West Bengal on the South, Arunachal Pradesh on the East and Sikkim on the West. Read More...


Tibet

Tibet: Kailash Mansarovar Yatra ~ Sumanta Roy Chowdhury
Our group of 30 people left Delhi in the early hours of 29th July 1996, spending the first night in Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam's (KMVN) tourist bungalow at Almora. Read More...

Sri Lanka

Observing Sri Lanka: What the Heck am I Doing Here? ~ Prem D.Palanivel
Invited to Sri Lanka as an election obsever for PAFFREL, the writer gives his personal impressions and observations of neighbouring Sri Lanka. Read More...

Sri Lanka: Quick Account of Paradise ~ Giridharan Jagannathan
When I went there during the initial phases of the ceasefire agreement between the LTTE and the Government of Sri Lanka, the only traces of the colour of blood were on the dark blouses and shirts the people so happily wore. Read More...

Nepal

Nepal - Peak at More Peaks ~ Shalini Kathuria
Nepal, India's mountain neighbor, is a land with the outstanding advantage of possessing eight of the fourteen peaks above 8,000 m in the world. Besides the highest peak, i.e. Sagarmatha or Mount Everest at 8,848 m, Nepal has a total of 1,310 mountain peaks. Read More...

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Travels Abroad

Keukenhof - Fabled Tulips & Enchanting Gardens ~ Monami Guha Das
Swathed in red, yellow, orange, pink and violet blooms, the entire area is transformed into a sea of tulips, hyacinths and a variety of other flowers every year from the month of March Read More...

Tuvalu Islands ~ K. S. Krishnan
Our oldest contributor, 85 year old K.S. Krishnan who regularly reads travelogues and sends his feedback, decided to share his memories of Tuvulu islands, a quaint island in the South Pacific, visited in the early eighties. Read More...

Thailand from a Nine Year Old's Perspective ~ Firdaus Mohandas
Written with candour and ready wit, this unusual travelogue from our youngest contributor provides a refreshing glimpse of Thailand. Read More...

Steam Railways in Britan ~ Manohar Rakhe
Manohar Rakhe, an ardent fan of Indian Railways is equally fascinated by the steam railways in Britain which are privately owned and operated by volunteers, preserving a tradition and heritage with an undeniable romantic appeal. Read More...

Istanbul Diary ~ Deepak Sapra
"Taking history in its stride, moving ahead at a racy pace, nonchalantly balancing contradictions between two worlds, Istanbul is a city I always love to come home to." Read More...

New Zealand: From Gulmohurs to Pohutukawas ~ Shobha Vishwanath
The writer returns from New Zealand recognizing a karmic connection and carefully protects poignant memories of a cherished time, a loved space. Read More...

Puri and the Pacific ~ Nandan Datta
"We Bengalis swear by Puri when it comes to the sea. For us, Darjeeling is the highest among hills. Our world and its wonders are gauged and judged against these metrics. " Read More...

Rapid City by Northwest ~ Manohar V. Rakhe
The writer visits Rapid City to view the fabled Mount Rushmore Monument, inspired by the sixties Hollywood classic, North by Northwest. Read More...

On the Bear Trail ~ Nandan Datta
Nandan Datta, one of India's many software professionals in the USA, writes about a weekend spent hiking at Bear Canyon. Read More...

Bamfield Sounds ~ Vilaiwan Fernandes
"Saturday: Oh horror of horrors!!! I flooded the whale lab! Shhh - no one knows. They think it was a minor mishap because of the arrangement of tanks in the water table... and it was... it was... Read More...

Ganesh Pilgrimage in Ireland ~ Manohar Rakhe
The writer visits the village of Roundwood near Dublin to realise he has undertaken a pilgrimage of Lord Ganesh in Ireland, and met a German Jew by birth who has spent years in India as a wandering sadhu. Read More...

Antwerp ~ Sunil Damodar
Posted 2 years at Antwerp, these are recollections of the time spent there. Read More...

Win at Lords ~ Manohar V. Rakhe
A cricket enthusiast, watches India win the Natwest Tri Series, 2002 in his adopted home, England. Read More...

A Seattle I know ~ Suyash Sinha
Descriptions of Seattle that are vivid, rich and observant. Read More...

European Diary - ~ U. Shridhar Rao
Fulfiling a long cherished desire to tour Europe, this diary in 3 parts is a guided tour through Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Holland, France, Belgium and England. Read More...

Indonesia - Working Abroad ~ B.S. Bhasin
Impressions of Indonesia from the perspective of an Indian working in an unfamiliar country, who particularly notices the vivid contrasts it offers. Read More...

Dubai - Arabian Nights and Dates ~ Rajiv Butalia
No visit is complete without a Desert Safari to savour coffee, dates and dinner laid out in an oasis while the stars brighten up the desert sky. Read More...

Japan - Land of the Rising Sun ~ Anuradha Chitrapu
I returned recently from a business trip to Japan. This being my first trip to the Land of the Rising Sun, it had a deep impact on me. Read More...

Norway - Norwegian New Year ~ Mahavir Prasad
Before I start with the narration, let me introduce the main characters and a little background. Per is a friend of mine; Brita is his live-in girlfriend. I've known them for about a year. Read More...

United States - Indianís Odyssey Across the U.S ~ Y. Radhika
My American friends tell me that a coast to coast road trip across America is something one does once in a lifetime at least, like swimming, riding a bicycle, getting carried away with an idea, being a fool in love. Read More...

United States - South by Virginia ~ Y. Radhika
Virginia is the last bastion of the South, alias the old order, in the United States. An aristocracy still exists, horses are a passion, cotillions and debutantes have survived modernity and even a paltry royalty is alive, wine surely follows. Read More...

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