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Where My Travels Took Me till March 2015

Time goes by so quickly, it feels like not so long ago when I was writing my new year post. And the first quarter of the 2015 is already over. It has been very mixed 3 months for me. The months have been more painful for the number of trips I ended...
by Travel Tales from India on Mar 31, 2015

Things to do in Kashmir

I have been lucky to visit Kashmir three times and I find it incredibly beautiful. As the season moves to summer vacation time you might be looking for a trip to Kashmir. I have out forth a list to things to do in Kashmir. I hope you will enjoy it. Y...
by Travel Tales from India on Mar 30, 2015

Sky Watch Friday- Evening Sky

I quite enjoy doing the sky watch posts. I was thinking about what to post yesterday and I realized there was no sky pictures left that were worth posting from my previous trips. At times like these I rummage my old folders quite thoroughly and I usu...
by Travel Tales from India on Mar 20, 2015

Slow Down

They say one of the best advices in photography is to ‘slow down’. I somehow feel it is an advice that I would do well to heed in life as well. It is one of those days when everything feels just like a mad rush. But then I will restrict m...
by Travel Tales from India on Mar 17, 2015

Phra Nakhon Khiri Palace, Phetchaburi, Thailand

I could feel that I was in a palace complex just by looking at the souvenir shops and the cable car lobby. On my, let me count, the third trip to Thailand (and which was not the last) I visited the Phra Nakhon Khiri Palace in Phetchaburi. The palac...
by Travel Tales from India on Mar 15, 2015

Sky Watch Friday- Backyard Sky

I am so addicted to doing the Sky Watch Friday posts that if I do not have sky pictures I try to create pictures of the backyard sky. There is one balcony in my home from where I can see the evening sky. It was a weekend and I had some time to spare.
by Travel Tales from India on Mar 13, 2015

Holi in Pictures!

After writing that lukewarm post on Holi yesterday, I did not sleep easy. I mean here was a rocking festival right at my doorsteps and all I could think of was catching up on sleep! To redeem myself a bit, I decided to play the photographer. I did pl...
by Travel Tales from India on Mar 6, 2015

Chimping or No Chimping- That is the Question

About a year ago I was not even aware what chimping was. Hence whether I did it or not was irrelevant. But now that I know, I also know that I am not a big offender. In fact I am probably on the other side of the equation, I hardly chimp. But if you...
by Travel Tales from India on Mar 3, 2015

Haji Ali Dargah, Mumbai

It all started with a visit of Nisha and her husband to my 28th floor room at the Palladium Hotel, Mumbai. We were there to attend 2015 Discover Thainess event. I had a room with the view. Over tea, they pointed out that the structure in the water wa...
by Travel Tales from India on Mar 1, 2015

If You had to Pick Only One Picture- Discover Thainess 2015

The Discover Thainess 2015 campaign was launched in Mumbai on February 25 by the tourism and sports minister of Thailand Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul. I was invited to attend this complete visual delight. I present you the same in pictures! The Tourism an...
by Travel Tales from India on Feb 28, 2015

The Apple Blossom Fagu Review

Both Chhavi and I were quite tired by the time we reached The Apple Blossom Fagu which is a HPTDC hotel. She perked up seeing snow on the side. I was happy that she found something to look forward to in spite of being tired. We spent three nights the...
by Travel Tales from India on Feb 25, 2015

Bank of Thailand Museum, Bangkok

I had the privilege to visit the Bank of Thailand Museum, Bangkok on one of my trips to Thailand. It is the first central bank of any country that I have gone near to! The buildings are impressive. I could not capture the main museum building but the...
by Travel Tales from India on Feb 24, 2015

When I Dropped My Wallet

Chhavi and I visited the Chail Palace on our way back from Fagu. Both of us were quite happy to potter around the huge lawn right next to the main premises. There was a toy train, a merry go round and a swing and you know what a treasure it is for a...
by Travel Tales from India on Feb 21, 2015

Beautiful Fagu Himachal Pradesh, India

I am a big mountain fan and I am blessed that I live in India, the home to the Himalayas. And if I want more there is always Nepal and Bhutan next door. However our ‘main’ hill stations like Shimla, Manali, Nainital etc are extremely crow...
by Travel Tales from India on Feb 20, 2015

Traveling with My Daughter

Traveling with my daughter is so much fun. I should keep my fingers crossed as we still have to travel back tomorrow. So far the sun part has been greater than the tantrums but we have one more day to go. Chhavi and I have now traveled together quite...
by Travel Tales from India on Feb 16, 2015

A Fierce Sunday Snow Fight

I cannot remember when I started a trip feeling this tired. If I was traveling alone, I would have canceled this trip to Fagu in Himachal Pradesh. But when Chhavi asked me how could she bring in tomorrow quickly, I knew I was going, ill health be dam...
by Travel Tales from India on Feb 15, 2015

Sirpur- Ancient Heritage in a Sleepy Little Town

I saw Mr. Arun Kumar Sharma for first in the conference hall of the  Hiuen Tsang Resort in Sirpur. Looking at him I would have guessed that he must be in his sixties. When the MD Chhattisgarh Tourism, Mr. Santosh Misra, introduced him as the excavat...
by Travel Tales from India on Feb 11, 2015

Faces in the Massive Crowd

I am still reeling from the crowd effects at the Surajkund Mela yesterday. It looked like a mini Kumbh Mela to me, even though I have never been to the Kumbh till date, but in my imagination (of which I have very little) Surajkund feels like the you...
by Travel Tales from India on Feb 9, 2015

Surajkund Mela 2015

In spite of living in NCR since 2002 I never hauled myself up to the Surajkund Mela. But that changed today. I went to Surajkund Mela 2015 because the theme state was Chhattisgarh. I visited Chhattisgarh (not at the mela but the actual state) in Janu...
by Travel Tales from India on Feb 8, 2015

Simple Photography Tips IV

It is time to get back to the simple photography tips in 2015. So here are three more for you to consider, critique and play around with. Once again I am focusing on tips that can be used with any camera. 1. Altering the Perspective   Most of sh...
by Travel Tales from India on Feb 7, 2015


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