गर्मी की छुट्टी आ रही है बच्चों की आँखों में अपने ननिहाल जाने के सपने पल रहे हैं,सारी सखियाँ अपने मायके जाने को खुशी-खुशी पहले से ही तैयारी करने में जुटी हैं।सारे बच्चे भी अपनी माँ के संग उनके बचपन के दिनों में लौटने को उत्सुक दिख रहे हैं।लेकिन मैं नहीं जाना चाहती अपने बचपन के उस हरे भरे और आज के उजाड़ "कुल्टी" को।मेरे बचपन का वो खूबसूरत सा शहर वक्त़ की कब्र में मर-खप गया है।वो मेरे बचपने का शहर,मेरी ज़िन्दगी के सबसे बेहतरीन उन 20 सालों का गवाह हँसता,मुस्कराता,खेलता,कूदता मेरा शहर "कुल्टी"।जिसने मुझे ज़िन्दगी दी,होश दिया,तरबीयत दी,प्यार दिया,लाड दिया दुलार दिया।जिसने मेरी रगों में दौड़ते लहू को रवानी दी "वो शहर" अब मुझे किसी बन्द पडी़ घड़ी की तरह दिखाई देता है।उस घडी़ की तरह जिसे घड़ीसाज़ ने खुद पुर्जे़-पुर्जे़ खोलकर बिखेर दिया हो।निकाल कर फेंक दिया हो एक-एक पेंच और कर दिया हो बे-पुर्जा़ खोखला।मेरा जन्म जब हुआ था "कुल्टी" शहर के इस भरे-पूरे परिवार में जो कि मेरा मयका है,तब ये शहर पूरी तरह से खुशहाल था।अपने पूरे शबाब पर एशिया के पहले लौह इस्पात कारखाने के तमगे के साथ सीना ताने खडा़ हुआ था यह खुशहाल शहर,मगर आज अपने ताबूत में आखिरी कील ठोक बैठा है।हरे-भरे पेड़,बंगाल का बेहतरीन गोल्फ-ग्राउंड,थियेटर,रविंद्रमंच,जादू घर,बर्फ़-कल,दुर्गा पूजा का मेला यानि हम बच्चों के लिये हमारी पूरी दुनिया।कारखाने के आस-पास बने क्वाटर्स में बडे़-बडे़ अधिकारी,देशी-विदेशी कर्मचारी रहते थे,देश-दुनिया के लोगऔर कुछ पड़ोसी देश नेपाल के भी।जो भी सम्पदा "कुल्टी" के पास थी देने को,दिया उसने जी खोलकर।बिल्कुल धरती की तरह,गंगा की तरह और एक माँ की तरह।अफसोस लेने वालों ने लेने की तरह नहीं बल्कि लुटेरों की तरह छीना,नोचा,लूटा,खसोटा।बाहरी थे ही,बाहरी की तरह ही गलत तरीके से इस्तेमाल किया मेरे बचपने के इस "कुल्टी" को।उन्होंने कभी सोचा भी नहीं कि वो "कुल्टी" की जगह अपना ही जड़ काट रहे हैं।वे बाहरी थे सभी,उनके लिये वो उनका घर नहीं,बस पैसा कमाने-बनाने का एक आसान स्थान था।पीढ़ियों के बाद भी उनकी न हुई थी "कुल्टी"।कुल्टी की क़िस्मत ऐसी कि उसके गोद में पले-जन्मे बच्चे भी खुद को यू०पी०, बिहार या नेपाल के बाशिंदे ही खुदको मानते रहे।"कुल्टी"इतनों के होते हुए भी संतान विहीन थी।गैरों के बच्चे,ना-ना सँपोले पालती "कुल्टी" विष-दंश से नीली पड़ती,मरती,उजड़ती,उखड़ती रही।अपने ही कामगारों,दलालों,बाहूबलियों,लुटेरों,घोटालेबाजों के हाथों डूबता बरबाद होता रहा कुल्टी का कारखाना।धीरे-धीरे घाटा बढ़ता रहा,मरता रहा कारखाना।कर्मचारी सोचते रहे कि 'ये तो गंगा है बहती रहेगी अनवरत हमने तो एक लोटा जल ही निकाला है अपने वतन यानि अपने घर के लिये,इसी सोच ने हाथों हाथ दोहन किया,खूब लूटा कुल्टी और कारखाना को।एक-एक लोटे ने आखिरकार खाली ही कर दिया अमृत,चरमराता रहा कारखाना,सूखता रही नदी।थक-हारकर कर बैठ गई "कुल्टी" बन्द हो गया इस्को का कारखाना 1997 में। कहने को तो आज भी चल रहा है शायद अधमरा सा अपंग सा, पर हर बार मुझे लगता है जैसे कोमा में है ये।मेरे बचपन के इस शहर का तेवर मर चुका है।उसकी यादें,आह मेरे बचपने का शहर "कुल्टी"।अपनों के हाथों बनाई अर्थी पर अचेत पडा़ है मेरा बेजान शहर,उसे इस बेहोशी से उठा पाये,ऐसा कोई चमत्कार होता तो मुझे नहीं दिखता।कितना खूबसूरत था मेरा शहर,आज मुझे एक तस्वीर लेने को यदि कोई कहे तो लगता है उस मरते शहर को हरे बेलो के अर्थी पे खड़ा करने की कोशिश को कहाँ रखूँ मैं।तस्वीरों में लपेट के क्या लाऊँ क्या दिखाऊँ और क्या देखूँ।मेरे वो बचपन की "कुल्टी" यादों में बहुत खूबसूरत है।वो शहर जो दौड़ता था कुलांचे भरता था खिलखिलाता था,आज भी यादों की इस पोटली में बंद है।मैं नहीं जाती छुट्टी में,अब अपने घर "कुल्टी"।बिना नीव के मकान और बिन खंबे की छत सा टिका है यह जरजर शहर,डर लगता है कहीं सर पर ही न गिर पडे़।बिना गरदन का शहर "भूत" और टेढे पाँव की "कुल्टी" चुडै़ल दिखती है।#कुल्टी
KHEERGANGAKheerganga: charismatic grey-green mountains along with the thunderous Parvati riverKheerganga's landscape and skies are a much-needed delight to the trekker's eyes and especially those almost dead legs.These mesmerizing views just make the whole hardships of the trek more meaningful.About Kheerganga Trek-Approx trekking distance (Both sides): 26 kmThe highest point of trek: 10,065 ft.Nearest Airport: Bhuntar AirportNearest Railhead: 150 kmRegion: KulluSnow: Kheerganga is covered with snow in the winters, i.e from November to January.Starting point of trek: ToshBest time to visit May - JuneSeptember - OctoberHow to Reach Kheerganga TrekBy Air - The nearest airport to Kheer Ganga is the Pantnagar Airport, which is located about 235 km from Kheer Ganga. From here, one can take a taxi or a bus to Barshaini, from where it is only an 11 km trek to Kheer Ganga.By Rail - The nearest railway station is Kathgodam Railheads, which is about 198 km from Kheer Ganga.By Road - The route to Kheer Ganga is well connected till Barshaini, after which it's an 11 km trek to reach Kheer Ganga.General tips and tricks1. Carry a pair of warm clothes. 2. Always carry First Aid box.3. Carry raingear as the weather at higher altitude changes anytime. 4. Carry batteries/Power bank for a phone as there may be no electricity supply.Picture credits: Amneet Singh Arora
We humans adorn many a faces...good bad ugly nasty humane etc...etc.Our interactions with others form impressions about them.Yesterday I had to meet a client morning 9.30. in Noida.Uber was booked for me.The journey as a matter of fact was bumpy jerky and sometimes smooth too. It gave an impression that the driver may be an inexperienced one.At one point my purse toppled and everything fell out. I immediately put my things back.Reaching my destination I got down. Barely had I reached my client’s house that I got a call from the driver,”Ma’am apni chabian le jaiye.”“My keys.. Oh my God,” and ran down again towards the gate.I thanked the driver a hundred times for saving out of a fiasco that could have been without the keys.It didn't come in my notice that the keys had fallen out of the bag. I marvelled at his honesty humanity and humility. Yes goodness prevails!Kiren Babal25.1.2018
Epitome of art, architecture and culture. They are rightly the essence of Jaipur, the pink city. Place so vibrant and colorful can be synonymized as “Gateway to Royal Rajasthan”. Art and Architecture is so vastly reflected in the city that once visited, it’s almost impossible to control the urge to visit other parts of the state.Food and delicacies of this region are something not to ignore either. Rich in spices, flavours and desi Ghee are truly the royal ingredients of a Rajasthani meal. This is the exact reason a clique of girls got lost on the streets of Jaipur looking for that perfect Gewarh,Pyaz ke Samose and Dal bati churma; until they could satisfy their appetites.One of the girls wanted to capture the moments and perceptions, while others wanted to be captured in the moments.While the other girls wanted to take back goodies and merchandises as memorabilia, this girl wanted to take back the memories, trapped in the right words.Again, one among them, wanted to live in the aroma and vibes of the place herself, while others wanted to just experience them temporarily.There was something beautiful about feeling on vacation and at home all at once, that’s what made her pen this down.Four girls landed in the city, early in the morning, unaware of even the places to halt. But were no slow-paced in kick starting the day, all dressed to perfection and making bold statements. “Yes, they believed in travelling in class”. It didn’t matter how their itinerary was, but their attires were sure as hell ‘well planned’. It included colors and vibrancies as a base, two days of modernity with some desi touch, while one day restricted to contemporarily basic ethnic outfits!!Itinerary was something like this, first day included all the outskirts, majorly forts of Jaipur. Second day an excursion to Ajmer and Pushkar. Last day included the local inner-city sight-seeing. Planned shopping was to be done either at Pushkar or on the last day of trip which went for a toss and they ended up shopping on all three days. After all,they were girls and it was a girls’ trip, Duuuhhh!!!!!!! Let me clarify – not being a contra feminist here.Experience differ from person to person and so does the stories of travel, even if it’s of the same place or of multiple times. Amer fort (as pronounced), which is written as Amber fort,is a delight to ones’ senses. Well planned, better maintained and least destroyed of all the forts deserves to be called the best of them all. A person can typically spend minimum of one to one and a half hour within the fort. Jaigarh holds world’s largest cannon displayed for public. The walls of Jaigarh and Nahargarh forts are infamously called Great wall of India similar to that of China’s. The view from above and amidst those walls are surely worth a great deal of calorie burn. Not to miss a couple of stops where a glimpse of Jalmahal can be spotted in all its glory,on the driveway to Nahargarh. One can even have some chai and coffee from the local vendors,while chilling at these viewpoints.Pushkar, girls fell for it the moment they entered the streets. Call them vibes,spirit or energy, there was something totally positive. People tend to get drawn towards the hippie culture and ambience the town has. Hosting its tourists with the world’s one and only Bramha temple,charm of the town lies on the banks of serene and sacred lake of Pushkar. The roads of Ajmer to Pushkar in between the aravalli ranges, a sunset on the countryside as a back drop to the camel safari, all adds on to the drive factor. A stay here wouldn’t harm your pockets provided the kind of vacation being looked forward to is of chilling and relaxation as a main purpose. Add on: There is a lot to shop at this place, bargaining is the key!Ajmer Shariff Dargah is a place of religious significance, where faith of believers can be seen at its highest. One thing to be kept in mind is not to visit the place during the times of prayer, especially on the days of Jumma. Tourists might end up waiting for hours together just to enter the center sanctum. Also, the inner most sanctum is the hardest to get in and out of, it is advisable to be cautious of your belongings and special attention required for kids.The most economical and convenient way of travel around Jaipur, Ajmer, Pushkar back and forth is by local buses .It's good to keep a track of time and manage the day accordingly. There are frequent buses plying around, reaching the destination within the span of 2.5 hours. However, if there are kids and people with ailments and ageing, it's advisable to hire a cab on fair prices.Final day, girls headed towards city the local way. The most effective way of reaching the local sights is by a rick or a cab. All the major destinations inside city for example City palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar are all within the walkable distance from one another.These structures of Hawa Mahal and city palace are of more recent times as compared to those forts on the outskirts. Peek-a-Boo through those colorful windows is how Hawa Mahal can be described. City palace is in all its splendor and glory of roughness. It is enclosed with Musuems, Art galleries, Durbar halls etc. which exhibit the objects used by the then royal family. Only place of interest in Jantar Mantar for girls was of structures containing zodiac signs, along with which they could get photographed. People with special interest in science and astronomical knowledge would enjoy this more than laymen. Otherwise, it is still a good sight to visit as a place from history, especially with the world's biggest sundial as a main attraction.Girls felt teleported to the era of maharaja, these structures gave them a feel of life within them. How they wished, they could go back in time and visit when these places were inhabited!!P.S. My HApPyy Moments:1.Spotting Colorfully Painted Elephants on the streets.2.Watching ladies cooking roti on the lanes of Pushkar.3.Getting a glimpse of civilization and mountains merging from Nahargarh.4.Buying a palazzo with elephant prints on them Yesss… elephant in it’s any form is LOVE!!! HAppy Vacations and don’t forget to check the next blog“Background Check, Jaipur Jaunts-2”, containing history of the places mentioned here in detail.
बाबा कार्ल मार्क्स की मज़ार, बरसात और कम्यूनिस्ट कोनापिछले बरस यानी 2006 में कथा यूके का इंदु शर्मा कथा सम्मान वरिष्ठ साहित्यकार असगर वजाहत को उनके उपन्यास कैसी आगी लगाई के लिए हाउस हॉफ लॉर्ड्स में दिया गया। इसी सिलसिले में मैं उनके साथ जून 2006 में बीस दिन के लिए लंदन गया था। सम्मान आयोजन के पहले और बाद में हम दोनों खूब घूमे। बसों में . टयूब में . तेजेद्र शर्मा की कार में और पैदल भी। हम लगातार कई कई मील पैदल चलते रहते और लंदन के आम जीवन को नजदीक से देखने . समझने और अपने-अपने कैमरे में उतारने की कोशिश करते। हम कहीं भी घूमने निकल जाते और किसी ऐसी जगह जा पहुंचते जहां आम तौर पर कोई पैदल चलता नज़र ही न आता।एक बार हमने तय किया कि बाबा कार्ल मार्क्स की मज़ार तक चला जाये। असगर भाई का विचार था कि कहीं इंटरनेट कैफे में जा कर पहले लोकेशन, जाने वाली ट्यूब और दूसरी बातों की जानकारी ले लेते हैं तो वहां तक पहुंचने में आसानी रहेगी। उन्हें इतना भर पता था कि हमें हाईगेट ट्यूब स्टेशन तक पहुंचना है और ये वाला कब्रिस्तान वहां से थोड़ी ही दूरी पर है। लेकिन मेरा विचार था कि हाईगेट स्टेशन तक पहुंच कर वहीं से जानकारी ले लेंगे।हाईगेट पहुंचने में हमें कोई तकलीफ नहीं हुई। अब हमारे सामने एक ही संकट था कि हमारे पास लोकल नक्शा नहीं था और दूसरी बात हाईगेट स्टेशन से बाहर निकलने के तीन रास्ते थे और हमें पता नहीं था कि किस रास्ते से हमारी मंजिल आयेगी। हमारी दुविधा को भांप कर रेलवे का एक अफसर हमारे पास आया और मदद करने की पेशकश की। जब हमने बताया कि हमारी आज की मंजिल कौन सी है तो उसने हमें लोकल एरिया का नक्शा देते हुए समझाया कि हम वहां तक कैसे पहुंच सकते हैं।बाहर निकलने पर हमने पाया कि बेशक हम लंदन के बीचों-बीच थे लेकिन अहसास ऐसे हो रहा था मानो इंगलैंड के दूर दराज के किसी ग्रामीण इलाके की तरफ जा निकले हों। लंदन की यही खासियत है कि इतनी हरियाली . मीलों लम्बे बगीचे और सदियों पहले बने एक जैसी शैली के मकान देख कर हमेशा यही लगने लगता है कि हम शहर के बाहरी इलाके में चले आये हों। बेशक हाईगेट सिमेटरी तक बस भी जाती थी लेकिन हमने एक बार फिर पैदल चलना तय किया। रास्ते में एक छोटा-सा पार्क देख कर बैठ गये और डिब्बा बंद बीयर का आनंद लिया।आगे चलने पर पता नहीं कैसे हुआ कि हम सिमेटरी वाली गली में मुड़ने के बजाये सीधे निकल गये और भटक गये। वहां कोई भी पैदल चलने वाला नहीं था जो हमें गाइड करता। हम नक्शे के हिसाब से चलते ही रहे। तभी हमारी तरह का एक और बंदा मिला जो वहीं जाना चाहता था।खैर... अपनी मंजिल का पता मिला हमें और हम आगे बढ़े। ये एक बहुत ही भव्य किस्म की कॉलोनी थी और वहां बने बंगलों को देख कर आसानी से इस बात का अंदाजा लगाया जा सकता था वहां कौन लोग बसते होंगे। एक मजेदार ख्याल आया कि हमारे सुपर स्टार अमिताभ बच्चन अगर अपनी 227 करोड़ की सारी की सारी पूंजी भी ले कर वहां बंगला खरीदने जायें तो शायद खरीद न पायें।ऐसी जगह के पास थी बाबा कार्ल मार्क्स की मज़ार। मीलों लम्बा कब्रिस्तान। अस्सी बरस की तो रही ही होगी वह बुढ़िया जो हमें कब्रिस्तान के गेट पर रिसेप्शनिस्ट के रूप में मिली। एंट्री फी दो पाउंड। हम भारतीय कहीं भी पाउंड को रुपये में कन्वर्ट करना नहीं भूलते। हिसाब लगा लिय़ा 184 रुपये प्रति टिकट। अगर कब्रिस्तान की गाइड बुक चाहिये तो दो पाउंड और। ये इंगलैंड में ही हो सकता है कि कब्रिस्तान की भी गाइड बुक है और पूरे पैसे देने के बाद ही मिलती है। हमने टिकट तो लिये लेकिन बाबा कार्ल मार्क्स तक मुफ्त में जाने का रास्ता पूछ लिया। उस भव्य बुढ़िया ने बताया कि आगे जा कर बायीं तरफ मुड़ जाना। ये भी खूब रही। मार्क्स साहब मरने के बाद भी बायीं तरफ।मौसम भीग रहा था और बीच बीच में फुहार अपने रंग दिखा रही थी। कभी झींसी पड़ती तो कभी बौछारें तेज हो जातीं।हम खरामा-खरामा कर्बिस्तान की हरियाली . विस्तार और एकदम शांत परिवेश का आनंद लेते बाबा कार्ल मार्क्स की मज़ार तक पहुंचे। देखते ही ठिठक कर रह गये। भव्य। अप्रतिम। कई सवाल सिर उठाने लगे। एक पूंजीवादी देश में रहते हुए वहां की नीतियों के खिलाफ जीवन भर लिखने वाले विचारक की भी इतनी शानदार कब्र। कोई आठ फुट ऊंचे चबूतरे पर बनी है कार्ल मार्क्स की भव्य आवक्ष प्रतिमा। आस पास जितनी कब्रें ह़ैं उनके बाशिंदे बाबा की तुलना में एकदम दम बौने नजर आते हैं। बाबा की कब्र पर बड़े बड़े हर्फों में खुदा है - वर्कर्स ऑफ ऑल लैंड्स . युनाइट। ये कम्यूनिस्ट मैनिफैस्टों की अंतिम पंक्ति है।ये भी कैसी विडम्बना है जीवन की। जीओ तो मुफलिसी में और मरो तो ऐसी शानदार जगह पर इतना बढ़िया कोना नसीब में लिखा होता है।उनकी मज़ार पर इस समय जो शिलालेख लगा ह़ै वह 1954 में गेट ब्रिटेन की कम्यूनिस्ट पार्टी ने लगवाया था और उस स्थल को विनम्रता पूर्वक सजाया गया था। एक और अजीब बात इस मज़ार के साथ जुड़ी हुई है कि 1970 में इसे उड़ा देने का असफल प्रयास किया गया था।अभी हम मार्क्स बाबा की तस्वीरें ले ही रहे थे कि हमारी निगाह सामने वाले कोने की तरफ गयी जहां कुछ कब्रों पर ताजे फूल चढ़ाये गये थे। हम देख कर हैरान रहे गये कि ये पूरा का पूरा कोना दुनिया भर के ऐसे कम्यूनिस्ट नेताओं की कब्रों के लिए सुरक्षित था जिन्होंने पिछले दशकों में इंगलैंड में रह कर देश निकाला झेलते हुए यहां से अपने-अपने देश की राजनीति का सूत्र संचालन किया था। यहां पर हमने ईराकी . अफ्रीकी . लातिनी देशों के कई प्रसिद्ध नेताओं की कब्रें देखीं। ज्यादातर कब्रों पर इस्लामी नाम खुदे हुए दिखायी दिये। किसी ने लंदन में तीस तो किसी ने बीस बरस बिताये थे और अपने अपने देश की आजादी की लड़ाई लड़ी थी और अंत समय आने पर यहीं . बाबा कार्ल मार्क्स से चंद कदम दूर ही सुपुर्दे खाक किये गये थे। उस कोने में कम से कम पचास कब्रें तो रही ही होंगी।कब्रिस्तान सौ बरस से भी ज्यादा पुराना होने के बावजूद अभी भी इस्तेमाल में लाया जा रहा था। बरसात बहुत तेज होने के कारण हम ज्यादा भीतर तक नहीं जा पाये थे लेकिन कब्रों पर लगे फलक पढ़ कर लग रहा था कि ये कब्रगाह ऐसे वैसों के लिए तो कतई नहीं है। दफनाये गये लोगों में कोई काउंट था तो कोई काउंटेस। कोई गवर्नर था तो कोई राजदूत।वापसी पर हम जिस रास्ते से हो कर आय़े वह एक बहुत बड़ा हरा भरा खूबसूरत बाग था जिसमें सैकड़ों किस्म के फूल और पेड़ लगे हुए थे। वहां से वापिस आने का दिल ही नहीं कर रहा था।हम दोनों ही सोच रहे थे . रहने को नहीं . मरने को ही ये जगह मिल जाये तो यही जन्नत है।
छोटे से शहर की लड़की थी, कई बार डर लगा करता था. पर ‘डर के आगे जीत है’ वाला जुमला तो रटा था ही. फिर क्या था एक दिन इस लड़की ने उठाया बैग और निकल पड़ी कुछ अनजान रास्तों से दोस्ती करने. कुछ अनजान लोगों को जानने. और सबसे ज़्यादा खुद को ढूंढने.
Think, if we live there, we can see such an outlet at a distance of some mill, from which life seems to be even more beautiful? How many times will we see such reports? No human will answer this Such was the view that was near our distance of exactly 10 km. Succulent, lonely, calm, laugha beach. In the form of the letter 'U' exactly like the English alphabet, it is one of the best beaches of Maharashtra state. The nature around the middle has openly exposed the green-blue color with both hands. These are far from the human point of view, and therefore, these are a hot destination for the holidays. Many beaches in Konkan coast One of the popular beaches is Ladhar Beach. It is also known as "Tamas Tirath" by this holy name.Located in Konkan, 9 km away from Dapoli in Ratnagiri district, Ladar. As soon as you enter Dapoli, you will have to find a place named Keluskar Naka, after going straight from the left side, Dapoli police The station will be seen and the front will be open from the Azad Maidan, after moving from right to left, after going for some time, you will find the building of Dapoli Court, from there also you will have to go straight till the time. You do not find Dapoli police check post, after getting the check post from there, you have to go straight by the way and when you go, you will see the Konkan Agriculture University on your left side, from there it goes through the middle of the thick bushes to the ladders. After traveling by this, you think that these thoughts are coming in between and how far is it? It seems as if the beach is not around till the sea and you They are passing through the forest, but "the fruit of patience is sweet" says, this is the experience of you, when your car comes out of a small way with a small turn and in front of you Lajhar beach is full of giant, beautiful, wonderful ocean and charming eyes.You must tell this thing that there are many places and beaches in the surroundings of the city of Ladarpura too, but if you have come on a vacation for a day or two and take a full time away from everyday life and spend the whole time in silence If you want, take the experience of a beautiful, unoccupied place like the lavish. Experience the nature of it here and become unified, takes away all the burden of body and mind.Ladakh is such a place where despite the state-of-the-art facilities of tourism all have its natural beauty and features still existed.In between these are the mills that are the only ones on the beach. You have such an experience, The whole beach is just for you. The beach is very safe for fun with the tricks. In the meantime, one of the best qualities is that the sand is in red and hence this part of the ocean is "l Sea "where it goes. Because it is too long and clean, it is very fun to swim in the ocean and to move on the shore. You will not believe, but the sand of one end of this long spaced beach is rocky sand. So the other thief's sand is very soft sand. There are forests of coconut trees all around the beach, and for this reason the forest and the other star ocean and the edge in the middle, Here you can see it. At the beach, we can enjoy whatever you like. There is also the presence of a life guard on the beach. After taking the entire experience of the beach, the mind becomes calm and happy. On the side of the sea, sitting on the waves Seeing the taste of your favorite food, taking a hot hot tea, the joy of being lost in this view by standing on the positive waves arising in the mind is another.Good facilities are available for lodging around Lodhghar.Laudhara is a very beautiful and natural variation, refreshing beach. At the time of sunset, these beaches are filled with very eccentric and engaging views and they fall in red color. After this we realize that the nature is so beautiful and the mind is filled with its fullness.With your family and loved ones, be special and spend your moments, or forgetting the moment of youth or forgetting everyone with your friends, you should have such a quiet experience alone, loneliness and sea, there is no other better place than Ladhar beach.
Considering the thrill and fashion of the culture that Ladakh aspire things are amazing and they can aspire you to take the glory of adventure in form of Ladakh holiday package and help it to be on the road with the trip it offers in form of a unique adventurous stature.In this way what you require is to have Weekend getaway Mumbai and take things easily done with all the management settled on base that can do a lot of good and help accomplish professional touch in its ultimate response. Managing things to plan What is required when you wish to take on the tour to such adventures in form of Ladakh holiday package that you manage the plan to work out that what kind of services and glory you require while traveling to such adventurous site and do take the care of the winter effect in it's all respect. By traveling to such adventurous place you can prepare accordingly in form of Weekend get away from Mumbai and take the trip on with all things managed including the flight tickets, travel package, and the initials required that can do you the most of good indeed. Places to visit in Ladakh 1. Hydroplane outside reserve Considered as one of the most valid high hydro project place, It is a worth visit place and can surely assist you lot of good in its variants a cultural response. 2. Ladakh salt lake Considered as a most bright site to visit in Ladakh, it does preserve not only the fun of lake authorities and boating, but it also consists the greatness of frozen lake visit that is a unique sight to visit and have all the glories attained to it at large. 3. Bandung Hill Planes SystemConsidered as the resort of collective framework, it is a worth visit site and it is also an adventurous site to take on risks and have mountain sports to your will that can do you lot of good by having its experience. 4. Antung National ParkAnother of the adventurous site to visit in Ladakh is this national park which is situated in topmost hills and give you the rare sightings of animals like Lings and Snowshoe rabbits alongside in the same area so you can take the winters risk on and have adventures in the jungle safari of snowfield stand to you lot of good. In all the respect, Ladakh is a respective site to visit a have adventure glories to look upon which can do you lot of excitement and have fun alongside to make right measures. In this way plan a rightly settled travel experience and give yourself a cultural boost that shall finally do you lot of good and provide you peace to form unique experience which means that you not only take away some mesmerising feelings But also make sure that a cultural memory remains with you for longer time by support of the hospitable people around which sets the deal to be uniquely enticed at large... #smblogcontest
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StoryMirror interviewed Aislin Fall, a 25 years old maker of things. Writer. Photographer. Poet. Compulsive traveller. Joy Seeker. Knowledge sponge. PNW born and bred.Here is what she has to say.Q. Tell us about you and your background.I guess I was born and then a lot of things happened and I ended up where I am now.I'm from British Columbia, Canada. I was 16 when I started taking photographs using my dad's camera. I was really obsessed with fashion photography for a long time and was always making my friends crawl into bushes and peer from behind blooming branches and once, I made my best friend carry a small wooden giraffe around her neighbourhood. Eventually, I started photographing models in the suburbs and beautiful landscapes wearing lots of different clothes. Eventually, I stopped photographing models anywhere. These past few years, I've become more drawn to taking pictures that document life as I see it, which usually fits in the category of travel and portrait photography with a tinge of adventure and lifestyle. I still shoot fashion sometimes but it's not my main focus.Photoshop came before photography for me and by the time I picked up my first camera, I was already dabbling in graphic design and photomanipulation. I fell in love with retouching as I transitioned into fashion photography and I worked as a retoucher for a few years. I don't retouch professionally any longer. I like being outside more than I like being on a computer these days.Travel has been the dominant force in my life for the past four years, although I did travel a lot with my family while growing up. I am usually in a state of going somewhere. I haven't had a "home" for more than a few months in a long time.Q. What is your life's greatest passion? What inspires you? I think life itself is my greatest passion—life and all the things it encompasses. The swell and swoon and pull and press of existence. The miracle of existing at all. The hope is to be as fully present and here in this moment. It's strange how something so simple can be so hard sometimes! How easy to get lost in your head—to stop listening to footfall of passing strangers, trills of birds, pulse of water. So my greatest passion is life and from there, everything else flows. I have been a maker ever since I was little—drawing, writing, forming stories—and the process of creating is a huge passion of mine. Nowadays, it takes the shape of photography and poetry. I grew up travelling the west coast of North America with my family and in my 20s, I've spent a lot of time on the road in Canada, USA, Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Travelling is definitely one of the other great loves of my life.But they are all so wound together. Photography, writing, travelling—they're all giant pieces of this life of mine. They're how I think and feel and experience. Life gives me inspiration and then I take that and make these things with it.Life inspires me, the world inspires me, relationships inspire me, art inspires me, emotions inspire me, light inspires me. Since I'm mostly photographing my life as I experience it, I just look for moments.Q. Take us through your work. I shoot people and places. I catch real moments and pull them through my perspective until they feel like me. I get my fingerprints on everything. I'm not one of those photographers who doesn't like to modify things (though if you are, that's fine). I see things as malleable. I love Photoshop.My work is me; my work is my life. It's the fleeting instant that I got my fingers around. It's a record of where I've been and what I've felt. The roads I've walked down, the people I've loved, the sunrises I've seen, the glimmers of light that took my breath away.It's travel or landscape or documentary or lifestyle or portrait or whatever.WhistlerUSATessTasmaniaTasmaniaSydneyScotlandPortoMaiteIrelandIrelandIrelandhowthhollandCanadaBeeAusAthensAthensQ. Can you share with us a 'behind-the-scene' memory of yours that has stood out the most? Back in October, at the beginning of this last backpacking trip in Europe, I went to the Acropolis in Athens for sunrise. I watched the twinkle of dawn wash over the ancient streets of the city and observed the quiet blue of night transform into brilliant, shining light. It was one of those times when you look around at your life and feel all the decisions that brought there to that specific, remarkable, precious point. A blink of overwhelming gratitude.During the day, Acropolis is a swarming beehive of human beings. There are so many people. But when the gates first open in the morning—right before the sun rises, it's nearly empty. There were only two or three other people there when I watched the dawn awaken the city. It was so private and personal, witnessing the sun crest over the mountains, pull the shadows long and far over the ruins.Q. Is there an achievement or contribution that you are most proud of?I have been to 25 countries in 25 years, and while that's not a "career" oriented "achievement," it's a personal achievement. I'm immensely proud of this life that I've carved for myself. I have seen so much and it's truly shaped me.Q. What is your life's philosophy?Love and interconnectivity. Be kind and compassionate towards everything—other humans, animals, the planet, yourself. We are all so tied together. Our actions matter.Q. If you could give a message to all the 20 year olds of the world, what would it be?Be patient. Remember that you are not your emotions. Gratitude is the key. Emotions are passing clouds in the sky—they are things that you experience but they are not your identity so don't be consumed by them or think that they're your truth. Patience because all things take time and it's really hard to really know who you are or what you want at 20. It's important to give yourself room to grow and discover and make mistakes. I view the 20s as being a massive opportunity for learning. Training your mind to practice gratitude has the potential to change everything.Q. How do you want to see yourself 5 years from now?Happy and fulfilled, though that's the aim for every single day and not the destination. I'd like to be sustaining an income from my photography and writing, and still engaged in creative projects that excite me. I hope to have more of a "home" in five years but still travelling a lot with at least another ten new countries checked off my list!Check out her website, blog and instagram.
Gangtok the capital city of Sikkim and a panoramic delight.
Elephants, music & fireworks at the magnificent Thrissur Pooram festival
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High Calibre Transport Services will help you to reach Isle of Wight with easeDo you consider visiting one of the most famous Islands available for natural display in England and yet you wonder how to reach that similar place?If you have troubles while deciding a certain plan to visit the Isle of Wight, there is no pressure to wonder on as several transport services in variable ranges are available on command by the authorities of a local state that will help you reach the place in a unique way with ease to offer variable. The general process of Transport around The first process that can be taken to the core is the General process which is to mean visiting by footpaths and walking along after arriving the nearby bus stations through the public medium of transport. This process is known as a general fixture for reaching Isle of Wight by travel and gives immense pleasure to those who do the same to reach this beautiful island through a bus and public traffic. In this way, when you take roots to visit after arriving regional Bus stations by bus, You can take the Outland shortcut from Portsmouth or you can go around the short subway crossing out the city of South Hampton to reach the Isle of Wight and make it a unique visit in form of walking alongside after arriving in the regional subareas by such usual form indeed. Ferry Services also available Although, if you find it difficult to take shortcuts from Limington, Southampton or Portsmouth, there is another way forward which is popularly known as Ferry services that provide all variability’s in form of vehicles that assist you to reach the place in the usual transport for public and individual interests. The ferry services provide you the car services on offer around with usual ease and flexibility that shall give you unique comfort while traveling out in virtual impact. Altogether it helps you become flexible and take the car services and the short driving way forward that finally takes your way to better ease and help you reach the Isle of Wight by all pleasure to your own self. Online Tour Guide However, if you are looking forward the ways in which you can reach the Isle of Wight and you have doubts regarding reach to the same place y variable means, There is a simple way forward which is to say that to use the Online Tour guide and give you the unique interest to understand, oblige and help to drive out and enjoy the travel to Isle of Wight and furthermore cheer by reaching this unique island. In this way, you have the chance to reach the place and visit unique postures of the island to have great fun by having a glance at these online tour guides. You can take usual bus services, Ferry services or others to ease yourself and reach the Isle of Wight to give you immense pleasure and have good times with your family and know more from tour guides for your own unique experience. In the end, once you arrive on the island, it may become one of the best destinations for you at large...
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As every year, this year also I couldn’t plan the year end long vacation for my family. But I managed to arrange a quick trip along with my wife. We decided to visit Alibaug which is just 3-4 hours drive from Mumbai or 1 hour ferry ride away from Gateway of India till Mandwa harbour or 1.5 hours from Baucha Dakka harbour near Dockyard Road till Rewas harbour. From both the harbours, further one hour bus or auto-rickshaw journey is required to reach Alibaug. Well, this was really quick one, we finalised the ferry mode so that our kids could enjoy the ferry ride. Our journey began from the Gateway of India.Alibaug is a small town in Raigad district of Maharashtra, India. This town is located in western coast with beaches spread across its area. There are some well known and most visited beaches such as Alibaug Beach, Kihim Beach, Akshi Beach, Thal Beach, Kashid Beach, Nagaon Beach and Revdanda Beach. The main attractions are Kolaba Fort, Agarkot Fort and Korlai Fort. The Birla temple of Salav village is also closer from Alibaug, approximately around 22 kms.Read more on http://www.sachinbaikar.com/wp/2017/12/31/alibaug/
The rainy season was just started and my family wanted to visit nearby waterfalls or water dams. We wanted to explorewaterfall which was close to Kalyan so that we could plan our one day trip. After quick google search and checking with my office colleagues, we finalised to visit Bhagirath waterfall at Vangani which is on the way to Karjat just after Badlapur station.We packed our bags on previous day of the journey and decided to catch8.30 am Karjat train from Kalyan. We had a heavy breakfast in morning and started our journey with the same train. Vangani was just 30 mins from Kalyan. As soon as we got down at Vangani it started raining heavily. The autorickshaw stand was just outside the station. We quickly got into autorickshaw and started further 20 mins journey toward the Bhagirath waterfall.Read more on http://www.sachinbaikar.com/wp/2017/07/16/bhagirath-waterfall/
Kondeshwar is situated near hills of Badlapur in Thane district of Maharashtra, India. It is very well known one-day picnic spot during monsoon season. The area is covered with Kondeshwar lake which is formed by Bhoj Dham. There are three temples at the base of the waterfall – Kondeshwar (Lord Shiva) Temple, Ganesh Temple and Kalikamata Temple. The green mountains surrounding make this place more beautiful during monsoon season. Although road to Kondeshwar is a bit rough, the green farms on both sides of the road and the waterfall experience makes this journey memorable.Read more on http://www.sachinbaikar.com/wp/2016/10/01/kondeshwar-temple-and-waterfalls/
Taking breaks from the routine office work and enjoying life by planning one day or weekend adventurous trips is becoming a part of the corporate culture. People seek quick escape routes to come out the rat race and worklife pressure to explore adventurous sports and experience the adrenaline rush. The amount of freshness and relaxed you get is difficult to express in words. This is what you get to hear from an adventurous sports enthusiast. One such trip was planned by my office friends to Pawna Lake near Lonavla, Maharashtra.I was excited to be part of this trip even though I did not wish to explore the adventureous sport of Paragliding. The Pawna Lake is famous for Paragliding and Camping sites near the lake. We arrived at the Paragliding site after taking small breaks at Datta Snacks near Panvel for misal pav & vada pav, Kamats at Khandala for tea/coffee and final one at Lion’s point at Lonavla for quick munching of onion/potato pakoras, masala corn and vegetables maggi, my all time favourite .Read more on http://www.sachinbaikar.com/wp/2018/04/07/an-adventurous-trip-to-pawna-lake/
The monsoon has hit most of the cities and villages of Maharashtra more than expected this year. In Mumbai and Thane region, we experienced very heavy rains for more than two weeks. As we are nearing end of July, almost all dams near by Mumbai are over flowing. It is time to visit near by waterfalls or dams, enjoy the waterfall, rain and the green beauty of the nature.In past two years, I along with my family had visited Bhagirath and Kondeshwar waterfalls. This year, we had planned to visit Bhivpuri waterfall at Karjat. But due to last moment changes, we finalised a quick visit to Chikhloli Dam which is located nearby Ambernath and Badlapur railway stations. Both railway stations are close to Kalyan station. It was a quick four hours monsoon trip for us.Read more on http://www.sachinbaikar.com/wp/2018/07/22/chikhloli-dam-and-waterfall/
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