Showing posts with label Travel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Travel. Show all posts

26 September 2016

Series on Himalayan Griffon Vulture

This majestic raptor was spotted by the  during the Annual Bird Marathon held at Kaiga this January. Himalayan Vulture (Juvenile) is one of the two largest Old World vultures and true raptors. For the first time Himalayan Griffon Vulture was spotted in this region. Later, in February 2016, it was in news that this raptor was found in Goa by one of the birders. 

Today I found these images on my archive which is worth sharing!

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20 September 2016

Flowers from Ladakh

Beautiful blooms on the Himalayan range. These flowers get six months of sunshine, they bloom in vibrant colours when they are not covered with snow in the summers. The roses so alluring and huge, the wildflowers too are so gorgeous, flamboyant sunflowers! The land of passes has bewitching beauty, like the people there everything is so divine.

1 June 2016

Necessity is the mother of invention...

Idea Credit: Prashant Bhandare

They say necessity is the mother of invention, it's when we need something badly and it's not available at the moment our creativity works best in arranging the required thing. 

Like Vasco Da Gama discovered sea route to continue trade links when land routes were closed, here's our tripod while we didn't have the tripod handy to capture the sunrise at Fort Kochi.

2 September 2015

Monsoon memories

Looks like Monsoon is gone and we are left with the memories of the monsoon. It's always colourful, mostly greenery all over and all other colours glow around those lush greenery. And wow those gardens, they dance beautifully with blooming variety of flowers for they are happy during the monsoon.

Back home, monsoon season is my favourite season, walking to school through the paddy fields, witnessing the paddy growth from ploughing the fields to harvesting. The long walk to the school was pleasant in this weather and most of the time I used to love getting wet in the rain. The gushing water from the stream throughout the walk was so soothing. Nature had so much those days and now we are left with buildings and apartments in place of paddy fields and streams which is now only a memory, sweet monsoon memories. 

Palacio Do Deao, Quepem, Goa

Well, I've been visiting Goa for quite a few years now and lot of research get into whenever I plan an outing. So from the very first visit, I had Palacio Do Deao in my wish list and every time only the distance from North Goa was stopping me from getting into this place. So this time I had planned a trip to South Goa and made it to Palacio Do Deao.

What is Palacio D0 Deao?
It's a Goan-Portugal architectural marvel built by the priest who discovered Quepem taluka in Goa. It's built so beautifully with amazing techniques of those days. It's huge and has a beautiful garden. A lovely couple Ruben and Celia has put in all their efforts in restoring this place and in letting this place for historical visits and for pre-reserved lunch. Do check my travel blog on my experience about the palace and the yummy food which was served at: 

I come with the strong recommendation about this place though it's far from what you might plan while at Goa but it's worth.