Benaras Along the Ghats – Part 1

Mark Twain truely said, "Benares is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together" Benaras or Varanasi(one of the cities in the Indian state, Uttar Pradesh) has many names. This place is also known as Kashi (not to forget the famous Kashi … Continue reading Benaras Along the Ghats – Part 1

Buddhahood

....Buddham Sharanam Gacchaami.... This picture was shot at Bodh Gaya in Bihar(An Indian state). Bodh Gaya is a religious site and place of pilgrimage where Gautama Buddha is said to have obtained Enlightenment under a Bodhi Tree.

Now this is Gulmarg..!!

Gulmarg is a hill station in Kashmir Valley and Gulmarg means "Meadow of Flowers". The town is within the Himalayas and is within miles of the Line of Control between India and Pakistan. Lots of memories to reminisce...the horse-ride, the flowers, the scenery, LOC, etc etc..

Dal Lake

The following pictures were taken from a recent vacation to Jammu & Kashmir. This is the flamboyant Dal Lake in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. This massive lake covers an area of 22 sq. kms. Kashmiri Lasses rowing in the lake. Shikara, the wooden boats, is the unique cultural symbol of Kashmir. You can find … Continue reading Dal Lake

Trip to a Mini Tibet…

            Bylakuppe, home to two of the many Tibetian settlements in India was established by Lugsum Samdupling and Dickyi Larsoe. This place is located to the west of the Mysore district in the Indian state of Karnataka and is 220km from Bangalore. The twin town is Kushalnagar, which is 6km … Continue reading Trip to a Mini Tibet…