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Yercaud view 9

Yercaud and coffee #AtoZChallenge

Cinnamon trees, coffee plantations and oranges I’d like someone to bottle that fragrance for me. What I imagine to be the scent of Yercaud. Yercaud is a hill station at 4970 ft in Salem...

Oriental dwarf Kingfisher 10

Xeldem, Goa #AtoZChallenge

X is for Xeldem Congratulate me! I found a place beginning with X. It is Xeldem in Goa and it’s a mere 52 km from Panaji Taluk Name : Quepem District : South Goa State : Goa...

Magnificent Amur Falcon 14

Wokha, Nagaland #AtoZChallenge

Mount Tivi and Amur Falcons at Wokha The third largest town in the state of Nagaland after Dimapur and Kohima. It’s a land of beautiful mountain ranges and rivers, famous for its vibrant dances...

Amongst green stars 13

Valley of Flowers #AtoZChallenge

What is the Valley of Flowers? The Valley of Flowers is a national park in the Western Himalayas in the state of  Uttarakhand. It’s famous for its charming meadows of alpine flowers. Apart from...

Unnao fort with gold diggers 23

Unnao, where women are in power #AtoZChallenge

The main reason I want to visit Unnao Unnao, a district in the state of Uttar Pradesh has an all women administration since February 2016. Unnao is the headquarters of Unnao district in the...

White ice mountain peaks and blue skies 17

Triund-Trek #AtoZChallenge

Triund-Trek Come summer and I can think only of the mountains and how soon I can escape hot and dusty Delhi to the green foothills of the Himalayas where the outcrops of rock topped...

Irrawaddy Dolphin 29

Satapada – Seven Villages #AtoZChallenge

Satapada Satapada, which means Cluster of Seven Villages is a lake resort on the South Eastern part of the Chilka Lake in Orissa. Satapada is 50 km from Puri and is the point where...

Sunset over the great white landscape of salt 36

Rann of Kutch #AtoZChallenge

Great Rann of Kutch I’ve been longing to visit this white salt desert of the Rann of Kutch for a long time. It’s the world’s largest salt desert, measuring over 16,000 square kilometers. It...

munroe-island-backwaters 20

Quilon – Ancient Spice Route Port #AtoZChallenge

Where is Quilon Quilon (now Kollam) is an old seaport town on the Arabian Coast stands on the Ashtamudi Lake was the focal point of the Malabar’s spice trade for many centuries.  Kollam Port...

The red tiled roofs of the heritage property on an island in the middle of the lake 28

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary #AtoZChallenge

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary was one of the places we went to on our honeymoon many aeons ago. It was actually the first Wildlife Sanctuary I visited and I was very thrilled...

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