A day out with the elephants at the Dubare elephant camp

A day out with the elephants at the Dubare elephant camp

Elephants have been great companions of humans though out our civilizational journey. In India, elephants are associated with royalty; remember the archaic paintings of the kings where they are always shown riding an elephant instead of the horse as they do in most parts of the world. Well, that’s not the only thing they do, with changing times elephants have assumed many other roles, now they perform in the circus, carry tourists on safaris and are also worshiped in the temples. No matter what they do, they never cease to amaze. Read more

Houseboat cruise through the great Alleppey backwaters

Alleppy Backwaters

There are places where you go not to trek mountains, visit monuments or spend nights partying; you just lay back soaking tranquility away from the busy routines of life. Places which help detoxify you from the venoms of modernity, places where you visit to enjoy the silence, the stillness of nature and have some serene time. Alleppey, or Alappuzha as it is currently known, is one such place. Read more

Manglajodi wetlands of Chilika Lake : A paradise for bird lovers

Manglajodi wetlands of Chilika Lake : A paradise for bird lovers

Manglajodi is a remote hamlet in the Khorda district of Odisha. The wetlands of this relatively unknown place is an extension of the Chilika lake, the largest lake of India, and hosts migratory birds who fly from as far as Siberia and Mongolia to spend their winter at the lake. Odisha Tourism with the help of the locals have successfully converted this place into an ecotourism destination and a paradise for bird lovers. I had the opportunity to visit this beautiful place in what would be my first trip of 2019. Read more