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Friday March 24th 2017

‘Travels’ Archives

Birding in and around Chambal Safari Lodge

Birding in and around Chambal Safari Lodge

We had been meaning to visit the Chambal Safari Lodge for over 2 years. Even this time it almost didn’t happen…the region gets its flocks of migratory birds only from November and this November felt awkward to be holidaying as Kabir didn’t sound happy about spending [Read More]

A FLING WITH GUJARAT–Ahmedabad-Gir-Veraval–Part III

A FLING WITH GUJARAT–Ahmedabad-Gir-Veraval–Part III

Veraval: Temple town that fishes and builds boats I hadn’t heard of Veraval until I started researching Gir. Most buses from Ahmedabad or Junagarh that pass by Gir terminate at Veraval. Its main reason of popularity is the presence of Somnath Temple that is said to be one [Read More]

A FLING WITH GUJARAT–Ahmedabad-Gir-Veraval–PART II

A FLING WITH GUJARAT–Ahmedabad-Gir-Veraval–PART II

SASAN GIR– Lions and birds galore with the right ‘setting’ My previous post on Gir attempts to clear the mystery of accessing the town of Sasan Gir, finding food and living quarters there and booking safaris for the sanctuary. This one is about the sanctuary itself. [Read More]

A FLING WITH GUJARAT–Ahmedabad-Gir-Veraval–PART I

A FLING WITH GUJARAT–Ahmedabad-Gir-Veraval–PART I

This was my first experience of travelling through Gujarat and having a regular supply of flavourful and unique Gujarati food over 5 days. I’ve spent some days in Baroda in the past but those trips were hosted by relatives and felt more like family meets.  Travelling [Read More]

Gir Sanctuary: How to go about it

Gir Sanctuary: How to go about it

I was looking for a new place to tie in with the annual visit to Goa and then this report on Gir came my way encouraging me to drop all hesitation and experiment with Gujarat. I asked the writer of the report a few questions about how and how much, scanned the Net for [Read More]

Bhopal – A Green Paradise

Bhopal – A Green Paradise

It had to take the recent much-advertised total solar eclipse to get my family of 3 and 2 other friends to Bhopal last week. And, on seeing Bhopal, we all wondered how was it that a green place as that, and one that close to Delhi, had never appeared on our travels before! [Read More]

Recent Travels — Manali-Naggar and Goa

Recent Travels — Manali-Naggar and Goa

The last two months gave me opportunities to revisit Manali/Vashisth/Naggar in Himachal Pradesh and Goa! This post goes over some of that experience and offers some helpful bits of info for people to use. Manali/Vashisth – June 08 This was our first self-driven trip to [Read More]