Blog Challenge, Festival of Words 2017 by Write Tribe, Gypsy Feet, LadakhTravelDiaries

| Day-3 | Map to a moonland in Ladakh | WriteTribe – Festival of Words 2017 |

Day-3 prompt in the #festivalofwords is to take a map and detail out a place (virtual or real) and I couldn’t think of a better place than the famous “Moonland” of Ladakh which has stunningly gorgeous landscape, thanks to the nature induced lunar-scape formations. This is also the location of one of the most ancient… Read More | Day-3 | Map to a moonland in Ladakh | WriteTribe – Festival of Words 2017 |

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#Reflections – My first and I loved it | #AtoZchallenge 2017|

I had missed last year’s #AtoZchallenge by a whisker, prompting me to make a strong mental note for 2017. When March rolled in, I posted my theme reveal post with loads of fanfare. But when the other bloggers started panicking over themes, how many post written, etc I started to re-think this challenge. After all these were… Read More #Reflections – My first and I loved it | #AtoZchallenge 2017|

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[N] Nonchalant morning walk on the beach in Fort Kochi |#atozchallenge 2017|

Since I was checking out of my homestay, I decided to spend a leisurely morning at the Fort Kochi beach and try to shoot the famous chinese fishing nets against a sunrise. My nonchalant morning started with a meeting with a trio of really adorable kittens that were as curious about me as I was… Read More [N] Nonchalant morning walk on the beach in Fort Kochi |#atozchallenge 2017|

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[L] Leather that weathers in Pushkar |#atozchallenge 2017|

Do you know what these are? I didn’t at first when I chanced upon them as I was meandering the streets of Pushkar. But these leather object caught my attention for sure. In fact the whole of Pushkar streets was filled with shops full of items made out of leather in all shades, shapes and… Read More [L] Leather that weathers in Pushkar |#atozchallenge 2017|

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[K] Kathakali in Kochi |#atozchallenge 2017|

Kathakali is a traditional dance of Kerala wherein (only men perform) the men dress up as mythological characters and present the tableau in form of a dance (with no words, except the music on instruments and a pre-commentary on the act about to be presented) and the performance is totally dependant on the facial expressions… Read More [K] Kathakali in Kochi |#atozchallenge 2017|

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[H] Halitosis* High at Chang La Pass |#atozchallenge 2017|

September 2012 I was on a road trip from Srinagar to Ladakh with one of my closest school mates Yasmin. The two of us had planned out this much awaited trip to the Himalayan Kingdom of Leh-Ladakh. Our entire trip was punctuated with endless hilarity and adventures – all courtesy a much aligned sense of… Read More [H] Halitosis* High at Chang La Pass |#atozchallenge 2017|

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[B] The Bodyart in Bikaner | #atozchallenge 2017 |

While visiting Shekhawati, my homestay manager suggested we check out the camel fair that takes place annually in the desert, just 40 km from Bikaner, where cattle owners come to sell their livestock and it’s quite a catwalk event as the animals are dolled up for probable sales. Intrigued, I set out for an amazing… Read More [B] The Bodyart in Bikaner | #atozchallenge 2017 |

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[A] April Fools | #atozchallenge 2017 |

 ** April fools day falls on 1st April everywhere and is celebrated by playing jokes/pranks on each other. ** India is exceedingly rich in heritage treasures – be it monuments, textiles, culture or artifacts we have some of the most exquisite hand crafted treasures. But sadly we lack the sense, pride, joy or the finances to… Read More [A] April Fools | #atozchallenge 2017 |

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#KashmirTravelDiaries: Chasing a snow dream

Every year, the onset of winters brings me to dreaming of seeing snowfall- a childhood wish. This year the hilly regions of Himachal and Kashmir have been seeing more than abundant snowfall as evident from tantalising pictures on FB. To make matters worse, my inner devil decided to chant ” I want to see snowfall!!!!!”… Read More #KashmirTravelDiaries: Chasing a snow dream

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Travel Diaries: Kerala / Wayanad / Pookote Lake

Pookote / pookode Lake is a charming jewel in Wayanad’s crown. 15 Kms from Kalpetta, this serene freshwater body lies surrounded by thick-set rainforest on all sides. The state tourism department has developed a children’s park, boating facility, fresh water aquarium, handicrafts & spices emporium and a walking path all around the perimeter of the lake… Read More Travel Diaries: Kerala / Wayanad / Pookote Lake