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December2008

  • Forest Hill : Visiting where the wild comes visiting

    Much as we are terrified by wild animals, our fascination for these creatures makes us want to make wildlife tours every now and then. Today as I sit and recall my expeditions to Mudumalai, Bandipur and Thekkady and the many journeys between the forested borders of Tamilnadu, Kerala and...
  • Astounding Rohtang

    High up on the Pir Panjal Range in the lofty Himalayas, Rohtang Pass was the highlight of our Manali vacation. This ancient mountain pass is about 50 kilometers from Manali on the Manali – Leh highway and is a must-experience if you go that side.  I’m told that this place...
  • Sectors of man-made wonders

    The best way to begin a tour of Chandigarh – in my opinion – would be to start the way I did; by taking a walk near the Sukhna Lake. It was one of the most beautiful sights: The only thing visible at first was a jetty lay enveloped...
  • Summer Capital of British India; all-time destination for tourists

    If I were to put down my account of my visit to Shimla, it would have to begin with the train journey, as half the experience is in actually getting there. The journey to the beautiful hill station began at Kalka where we boarded the mountain train to Shimla....
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