Dhanushkodi – The Ghost Town of India

I was very young when my parents along with some family friends had planned a visit to South India. Until then I had only seen that part of the country on maps. And of course, I had no idea then that I would eventually move for studies & work (& live – it’s been a decade now) in one of the cities down south.

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I know her as Bombay

She has beauty and charisma. She is vibrant and has an undying spirit. Every breath – a rhythm, she is bustling with energy and a fire in her belly. They call her Mumbai – I have known her as Bombay – a city with a soul.

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Friday Travel Pic, Spicy Affair

A spicy affair in the local markets of Shillong, Meghalaya.

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People and Places, East Sikkim

An incessant talker Amma, stops by my room, every morning – next to which is her garden. Even at over 80years, she is very active and I see her working in the kitchen, which is opposite to my room, or in her garden which is what I see outside the window of this tiny room that her son and daughter-in-law have rented out to me. Beyond her gardens, the view opens up into a panorama of lush mountains enveloped in mist.

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Friday Travel Pic – Majuli Island

Asian Openbill in Majuli – the river island in Brahmaputra, Assam.

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Friday Travel Pic – Secret Waterfalls

One of the many gorgeous waterfalls of Meghalaya.

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The Confluence of Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal at Arichal Munai

As you drive past the ghost town of Dhanushkodi, at the extreme tip of the island of Rameshwaram in south India, you arrive at the pristine beach of Arichal Munai.

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Driving into the Clouds

This tranquil road in North Sikkim leads to Gurudongmar Lake – one of the highest lakes in the world. Sikkim is very special to me for one too many reasons.

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Nature in Timelapse

I want to be somewhere, where the clouds float by as I lay staring at the sky, grass blades swaying gently in the cool breeze. Where time goes by, slowly, letting me breathe in and absorb each millisecond.

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Friday Travel Pic – Nandadevi National Park

Just a word is enough…

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