Photoframe in front of Meteor Crater Arizona

Meteor Crater, Arizona – 3

A LAYMAN’S SCIENCE OF HEAVENLY BODIES: A METEOROID is a small rock or particle of debris in our solar system. They range in size from dust to the size of a pebble and even to 10 meters in diameter. Objects larger than that are usually referred to as asteroids. A meteoroid that burns up as … Read more

Meteor Crater, Arizona – 2

THE CRATER ON THE OTHER SIDE: After parking the car at the parking lot of  Meteor Crater, Arizona and getting out you are enticed by a number of signs in the form of dinosaur footprints preparing us to be ready for the ‘IMPACT’ guiding us towards the entrance of the visitor center. This strategy was … Read more

Meteor Crater Background, US

Meteor Crater, Arizona, USA : Travelogue

WAY TO THE  METEOR CRATER, ARIZONA: Visiting the Meteor Crater was not exactly on our priority list but we were going to Arizona from the Grand Canyon to Dad’s place since he lived there and it fell on the way. This visit actually took place all because of my daughter Titir. She had this lesson … Read more

Masai Mara Safari Game Drives – IV

Masai Mara Safari Game Drives : This is part 4 of my Masai Mara Kenya Travelogue

The rains had stopped inside Masai Mara, Kenya by then, but it had already left large and treacherous puddles of water in the muddy road and small streamlets seemed to have emerged from everywhere. The vehicle seemed harder to control now and it started to revolt and slip at every turn; Kantaai was having a tough time. Now the evening was slowly giving way to darkness and the light drizzle was still there, we saw a couple of elephants, eating out from a few trees.

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Lioness Mara

Secret of Kenya’s fame

What is the secret of Kenya’s fame as a Travel Destination? Kenya is now a very discernable fixture for all travel and wildlife lovers. People from all around the world long to visit Masai Mara – the star attraction of Kenya’s wildlife offering. Other important destinations in Kenya  include Amboselli, Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru and the … Read more

A Witch's Workshop

The Witch of OZ- A Modern Day witch in Australia !

It was more than ten years back in 2004 that I traveled to Sydney, Australia. I was travelling this time not on a family vacation or a holiday, but on work. I was there on a software consulting project (don’t want to go into more  of this boring topic), and this was my second trip to the absolute beauty of a … Read more

Do not venture out at night. Elsamere camp, Kenya

We were staying at Elsamere Camp at Naivasha , Kenya. This was in Nov 2011 and we were here after a two day Masai Mara safari tour. The camp is absolutely THE place to stay when you are in Naivasha. This is not only because of its locale or the ambience, but also because of the history associated with this WWF conservation center.

But once the sun sets in across the Naivasha Lake, the ambience of camp gets a little eerie .

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Reaching Tunganath

Though the Chopta to Tunganath trek is open for most times of the year, however my suggestion would be to take this during the months of March  Mayor the months of  September October. The weather during these months are better and is suallly not known to have much rains. Though we did have a rainfall , but that was got a half hour or so and it painted a rainbow for us on the snow covered peaks.

Reaching Tunganath :

Our last rest was about a km away from Tunganath at the last wayside tea-stall. The trek gave us  majestic sight of the peaks of  Panchchuli, Kedarnath , Nanda Devi, Nilkanth mountain peaks on a clear sunny day .Hands were feeling numb, faces were taught with the chill and noses were getting moist and running by then. I was getting out of breath every couple of minutes, and had to take a breather at every corner and turn. At about 10am we finally reached the holy site of Tunganath.

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From Masai Mara to Scenic Lake Naivasha, Kenya- Part I

Driving to the Scenic Lake Naivasha, Kenya
After our short safari trip to Masai Mara , our plans were to travel to Lake Naivasha, Kenya. Basically we had two more days  in our budget travel calendar, and the choice was either to go to Lake Naivasha or To Lake Nakuru. Both of these locations are around a huge lake which offers boat rides and is a haven for bird lovers. We chose Lake Naivasha, not only for its scenic beauty and wildlife but also because it holds a special place for book lovers and movie buffs.

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Tunganath Temple @ Garhwal Himalayas

The Himalayas stand guard over these sacred places of the yogis

Tunganath, Garhwal Himalayas : Tunganath and Chandrashila Travelogue on Garhwal Mountain range of the Himalayas: This is the first of a 3-part article on a hiking and trekking trip undertaken in 2001. Tunganath is a holy shrine as well as a peak of the  Garhwal range of the Himalayas  in India. It is also a place … Read more

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