Ghum Monastery ~ A Morning of Tranquility

One of my most tranquil moments of my Darjeeling trip (India) was the early morning visit to Ghum Monastery. As part of the Tiger Hill sunrise Package that is offered to tourists, a stopover at this monastery proved to be a delightful surprise, as I did not expect much out of it. Samten Choling Buddhist Ghum […]

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway ~ Memories of Darjeeling Toy Train Ride

As a child, my parents told me these enticing stories of Darjeeling, world famous for its tea( now it has a geographic patent to prove it). The most exciting part of the stories were about the Darjeeling Toy Train ride that one could take from the plains of Siliguri to Darjeeling. For a child, nothing […]

Darjeeling ~ more than a dream!!…..

“Flowers are everywhere. The days are cold and the sun almost seems to play hide and seek with us”. – Rabindranath Tagore, poet , nobel laureate writing on darjeeling. Since I got married (which I think is not long back!!) we decided to spend our Durga Puja ( the most biggest festival for Bengalis!!) at […]

Tiger Hill ~ a sunrise to remember

i am fortunate to see sunrise & sunsets on most days nowadays….but for the first time in my life..i got up & waited for the sun to rise…the experience is one of my most beautiful & cherished moments… the images are of sunrise at tiger hill in darjeeling….i got up at 3 in the morning, […]

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