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Chardham 2022

Om Namah Shivaya !!! With his blessing, I finally completed the Chardham yatra this year. 2022 happens to be a special year for me personally: having just completed 50 years and come June, I will be completing 25 years of working in the IT industry. Really lucky and feel blessed that I have been able […]

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Yamunotri 2022

May 24th, 2022. On the western side of Garhwal Himalayas, in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, lies the holy place of Yamunotri. About 3,293 meters above sea level, Yamunotri stands proudly with its enormous mountain peaks, glaciers, and gushing waters of Yamuna. River Yamuna, the second most sacred river of India, originates in Yamunotri, making […]

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Gangotri 2022

May 26th, 2022. Gangotri Dham, located at the height of around 3,100 meters on the Himalayan range in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, holds a very special place in the hearts of Hindus. It is one of the four sacred and important pilgrimage sites of Chardham Yatra in Uttarakhand. Amid all the natural beauty and […]

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Kedarnath 2022

May 29th, 2022. Kedarnath Dham, located in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand, is one of the paramount destinations for worshipers of Shiva. The air appears to be reverberating with the name of Lord Shiva amid the mighty snow-clad peaks, enchanting meadows and forests of the lower mountain range of Himalayas. Situated in a breathtaking location, […]

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Badrinath 2022

May 31st, 2022. Badrinath Dham, located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand at the height of 3,133 meters on the banks of the Alaknanda river, is one of the paramount destinations for Vaishnavites (followers of Vishnu), along with Dwaraka, Puri, and Rameshwaram. Starting with Yamunotri, Gangotri, and Kedarnath, Badrinath, the pre-eminent abode of Lord Vishnu,  […]

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Panch Prayag 2022

Dev Bhoomi, Uttarakhand is not just home to the popularly known Chardhams of Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath, but it is also home to the origin of three major sister rivers of India – Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswathi. One could argue that the Chardhams came into existence because of these river systems and hence have played […]

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Kabini: Nagarhole National Park – Leopards

7th to 11th May, 2017. As mentioned in the other post, Kabini is famous for its tiger and leopard sightings. While 2 tiger sightings and 4-5 leopards spread across three days made this trip a memorable one, what made this trip the best ever, was the the duration and the quality of these sightings. With […]

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Whale Watching @ Sydney

June 30th 2018. Saturday. My first visit to Australia. Came back from Brisbane the previous night and decided to do some whale watching off the coast of Sydney. Weather at Sydney during the week gone by was rather gloomy. Mornings were pretty cold at around 5 to 9 degrees, with daytime temperature reaching a high […]

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Blue Mountains National Park, Sydney

June 23rd, 2018. Saturday. This was the first weekend in Sydney, on my first ever trip to Australia. Cold winter had its icy grip over Sydney and surrounding areas. If Sydney was cold at around 6-7 degrees, it was close to 0 at Katoomba, gateway into the Blue Mountains National Park. The Blue Mountains National […]

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Kabini – Nagarhole National Park

7th to 11th May, 2017. Kabini is probably the most sought after National Park in South India and its reputation as the place to see the big cats is unprecedented. Staying at Jungle Lodges and Resorts is an expensive option, but this time around it was well worth it. We decided to stay for three […]

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