Kos Minar

Kos Minar, are milestones built on the Grand Trunk Road and it was Sher Shah Suri, a 16th century Pashtun ruler, who first got these Minars built. Later on during the Mughal Era these Minars gained importance and were built on a larger scale 1 Kos equals 2 miles or 3.22 Kms. In the earlier times, one used to…

Outside a Washroom

Found this written outside a Washroom. Ladies, I am sure, you are gonna love this quote.

Brahmaputra

Originally posted on shadesoflens:
India is a majestic land from North to South, East to West. One finds various geographic features here such as mountains, deserts, plains, delta, beaches, sea, oceans, rivers, lakes, islands, rain forests and what not. This post here is about the mighty Brahmaputra river, the only male river in India. Male…

Guwahati: Gateway To NorthEeast

Originally posted on shadesoflens:
I stayed in Guwahati for a Good six months. It has the Kamakhya Devi Temple  (revered a lot by the Hindus), the mighty Brahmaputra (the only male river of India). and off-course the Assam Tea known for its strong smell and taste. Assam Tea. Enroute Delhi to Guwahati On Rajdhani Express…

Shillong & The Pineapples

Originally posted on shadesoflens:
Shillong is capital of the Indian state of Meghalaya (Abode of clouds). Shillong is also know as Scotland of the East and indeed it is. Once in your life time do visit shillong and you will realize why it is called Scotland of the East. There were some picturesque moments I…

A journey To the Himalayas:Darjeeling & Gangtok

Originally posted on shadesoflens:
It was January,2009 when my friends and I made a plan to visit Darjeeling & Gangtok. We were there in Guwahati, so for us it meant taking a Train from Guwahati to Siliguri and then a Taxi to Darjeeling. The Road to Darjeeling is full of picturesque views and on the…

On the Road

A plan is formed to go on a much awaited vacation The Plan is to go by Road In your Own Vehicle A Road Trip The Distance from your home to your destination is around 500 kms or 300 miles Oh Yes, there is excitement to reach the destination You do reach your destination “Quickly”…

Guide in the Mountains & Wild

Sound of Chirping of Birds, High Mountains, Lush Green Forest, Clear Skies, all of this is a transcendental feeling. It’s just Magic and all of this puts us in a trance. In our trance at times we may go off-course, things can also go bad but then there are modern day technologies. Modern Day Technologies…