The Maldives | White sands, Tropical sunshine, Blue sea

An idyllic location with crystal white sands, sheltered lagoons, tropical sunshine and breathtaking natural beauty, the Maldives redefines paradise.

Gopalpur-on-sea for a perfect winter vacation

Gopalpur is the perfect place for holidays. During the days of Kalingas, this place was known as the port of Paloura from which traders sailed as far as Java, Bali and Sumatra and piled up wealth dealing in silk and pearl. Later Gopalpur regained its importance to maritime trade during British colonial rule. It was a transit point to export sugar and cheap labourers for the tea gardens of Assam in north-eastern India. Today it survives on fishing as its main industry, and a pristine beach with unforgettable views of the sunrise.

Chandpur | A calm beach destination

Chandpur is best for spending your weekend in serenity by the sea. It is a secluded getaway near Kolkata for those who want a serene beach destination far away from the hullabaloo of the cities and the popular beaches nearby.

Dooars | Day 2: Jaldapara and Phuentsholing

In the morning, we decided to go to Phuentsholing from Lataguri with our stay at Jaldapara. We had nice breakfast in Lataguri and then drove to Jaldapara. The best part of this trip was that we didn’t have any prior plan and reservations. We just decided and moved ahead. The drive to Jaldapara from Lataguri was very smooth and nice through forests, tea gardens with huge mountain range bordering the horizon.

Dooars | Day 1: Gorumara National Park

Dooars are the alluvial floodplains in northeastern India that lie south of the outer foothills of the Himalayas and north of the Brahmaputra River basin stretching from the Teesta River in West Bengal to the Dhanshiri River in Assam. Dooars is famous for tea, tourism, timber, elephants and rhinoceros.

Classmate reunion 2015

While returning from Gangtok in Sikkim after meeting my son, I planned to meet one of my school batchmates — Debabroto, who is staying in Siliguri. We haven’t met for over 3 decades! My flight was from Bagdogra airport and if everything was ok, then we could have met for at least two hours in Siliguri.…

Dwaraka | The Capital of Lord Krishna’s Kingdom

Located on the west coast of Gujarat, Dwarka is known as Lord Krishna’s abode. Dwarka, the holy land surrounded with the legends of Lord Krishna, is a significant pilgrimage site for the Hindus. The city lies in the westernmost part of India. Dwaraka (also known as Dvaravati, both names meaning "the many-gated city" in Sanskrit. Dwarka is one of the foremost Chardhams, four sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites, and is one of the Sapta Puri, the seven most ancient religious cities in the country.

Chowringhee, Kolkata

There is no direct flight from Bagdogra to Ranchi. We are having a stopover in Kolkata. We checked in at the Peerless Inn, at Chowringhee. Chowringhee is a neighbourhood in central Kolkata steeped in history, it is a business district, as well as a shopper’s destination and entertainment-hotel centre. ‘Chowringhee’ is believed to be named after a yogi…

Faraya Mzaar-Kfardebian | The largest ski resort in the Middle East

Today was our last day of meetings. After completing the closing session, we rushed to the mountain. Faraya is the name of the village just below the actual slopes in Ouyoune El-Simane; however the whole area is located in Kfardebian village which includes the best equipped and most popular resort of Lebanon, the Mzaar Ski…

Pondicherry | A French corner in India

Pondicherry is affectionately known as Pondy, and has been officially known by the alternative name Puducherry since 2006. It is a blend of spiritual aura, French colonial heritage, Tamil culture, virgin beaches and the cosmopolitan flair of many nationalities in a small but varied city. Pondicherry was designed on the French grid pattern and features…