May 01, 2020
Kanchenjunga at Tiger Hill, Darjeeling - a celebration to share
Near Darjeeling is a short and otherwise unremarkable hill. It is possible to walk up to the summit or hire a jeep to get there. Some even spend the night on or near this elevated place, so as to catch the early morning sunrays on Khanjenjunga.
Tiger Hill offers a spectacular view of Kanchenjunga, that third highest summit on earth and peoples from far and near assemble to witness the sun strike, not just that lofty summit, but also the dawn awakening of the Himalayas. Due to the elevation of Kanchenjunga
and the curvature of the earth, the sun touches here before lighting the lower Himalaya summits to the east. Residents of the area had long held this belief of first light to be true for thousands of years before the first man stood on the summit of Kanchenjunga(actually
six metres below the summit in deference to local sentiments) and realized it was true.
Therefore, you have a magic place and a magic moment and an experience best shared. The dawn at Tiger Hill takes on a carnival atmosphere. There are men banging drums and those playing pipes. First, the cold wind stirs chill air and the many prayer flags begin
to flutter then the crowd grows almost silent before the moment. Till then the darkness of 4 am is broken by cries of "Coffee" for those braving the chill. The rising sun tips the summit with gold then blushes rose, the day has begun. Manmade music rises
again as those around begin to dance, chant and worship. There are smiles on all the faces and the cold morning long forgotten.
April 30, 2020
Anyone travelling in Sikkim by road cannot but be impressed by the mighty Teesta River.
Teesta(Tista) River is a 315 km long river that rises in the eastern Himalayas. It flows through the states of Sikkim and West Bengal in India and through Bangladesh before entering the Bay of Bengal.
Flowing through the length of Sikkim, the Teesta River is considered to be the lifeline of the state.
The Teesta River originates from the Pahunri (or Teesta Kangse) glacier above 7,068 metres (23,189 ft), and flows southward through gorges and rapids in the Sikkim Himalaya.
It is fed by rivulets and tributaries Rangit, Rangpo.
A number of hydroelectric projects and dams have been built on this river. The Teesta river dam projects have been approved with the requirement that they adopt suitable seismic coefficient in the design for the dam, tunnel, surge shaft
and power house. The projects are cascaded over the length of the river, do not store large amounts water, have small reservoirs, and therefore the projects are expected to have very low risk from the reservoir induced seismic activity in the area.
Melli (also spelled Malli) is a town on the West Bengal-Sikkim border near the River Teesta.
Lepchas are among the indigenous peoples of Sikkim, India and number between 30,000 and 50,000. The Dzongu valley, an officially demarcated reserve for Lepcha community bordering Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve, known for its vast
plant wealth is one of the least attended areas on ethnomedicinal aspects, for being sacred and restricted, especially to outsiders.
April 30, 2020
Visit- February 19th to 28th, 2020
Four of us, me, husband, brother and wife made a memorable road trp to Sikkim in the month of February 2020, and managed coming back just before the nation was caught in a lock-down. Reliving the memories of that trip has been a pleasurable
past-time during the lock down!
According to ABP live, since the corona pandemic reached Indian shore, the state of Sikkim has remained completely virus free. Early measures taken by the state have so far been effective in keeping the virus at bay. Since the state
has a border with China, it was on high alert and very early issued mandatory screening at the border. Even though tourist season had just started the state still ordered a ban on foreign tourists on 5 March. And even before the nationwide lock-down, Sikkim
declared self-quarantine by March 17. Borders with neighboring state West Bengal were also closely monitored.
There are some other features of this Indian state which could have been a deterrent.
Sikkim is the first fully organic state in the country. Sikkim has registered a 4 percent increase in the state's forest cover since 1993.
The total forest and tree cover of the State as per the latest India State of Forest Report 2017 is 3379 sq. km (47.62% of the total geographical area of the state)
In Feb 2020, when Aadu(Peach) trees were in full bloom and rhododendron were beginning to bloom, we entered Sikkim. The date is 19th February,2020. This short video tells it all
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April 22, 2020
Textile Industry in India is one of the major contributors to the pre-independence GDP of the country. As we were the part of Golden Silk Route – the items produced here were exported to many Asian and European landmasses. The famous
Pashmina textile of Kashmir, Banarasi Silk Cloths and Printed Cotton Fabric of Rajputana were key merchandise of that era.
- In Rajasthan, the art was supported by the Royal Family of Jaipur. Here, in Sanganer Town, you can still found 100s of families from
Chippa and Rangreez Community that work in these professions from generations. They were settled here on orders of the Kings and throughout history, they were actively producing goods that helped our state to collect revenues and taxes from the export and
Also, on may historical texts, evidence could be found of Rulers gifting dresses made using the
Block Print Cotton and Silk Fabrics to other states. So it can be easily deduced that this art was considered “Noble”. On the other hand, just because of this, not all caste were allowed to wear the same products. We found extensive texts that suggest that
people belonging to Upper Caste were only granted use of
Block Printed Textile products. So, that could be the reason for most labours and farmers were dressed in White Cloths.
Also, many of these texts suggest that some of the castes have specified designs of Buti Designs that they were allowed to wear. Mostly to classify once caste.
April 22, 2020
t is typically cited as 'dev bhoomi' (the land of gods)..While you are at it, you will also find a little little bit of yourself, right here in
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April 17, 2020
Once widespread in the Indian subcontinent and elsewhere this majestic predator is now confined to a remote corner of Gujarat State of India.
Yes Asiatic or Indian Lion is now found only in Gir National Park in India where about five hundred plus survive. It has been a commendable conservation effort since only twenty of these
majestic predators where left alive after centuries of persecution by the hunters and land grabbers. By latter I mean takeover of land by human settlers as population in India began to grow rapidly. It is still growing and creating biotic pressure at Gir.
Nevertheless this tenacious population has managed to survive against all the odds.
The lions have spread over and area of twenty two thousand square kilometers in the neighborhood right down to Gujarat Sea near Junagadh.
The terrain at Gir is bush, thorn, dry deciduous forests and grassland and in this complex ecosystem the big cats have survived marvelously. The preference for relatively open habitat
keeps it from coming into conflict with the tiger albeit there no more tigers in Gujarat.
The Gir lion is related to the African cousin but has different morphology and hunting style. These hunters use part ambush and part chase to bring down their prey. They succeed in this
methodology because of enough ground to hide in Gir ecosystem.
Gir is not only the home of these predators it is an excellent birding destination as well. It is home to more than three hundred avian species including the winter migrants.
Other animals seen here are the leopard, sloth bear, Nilgai, spotted deer, chousingha, barking deer, chinkara, black buck, hyena, fox, desert cat, jungle cat and many species of reptiles
Tourism is conducted at Gir National Park in an organised manner. The Gujarat Government organises excursions at the National Park in the State. One needs permit for lion
safari at Gir National Park in Gujarat. This permit is available from the Government National Park website online.
The National Park is accessible from Jungadh and Velavar rail head. These are well connected to Rajkot City and Ahmedabad the Capital of the State.
Best season is from December to March before the hot summer arrives.
April 15, 2020
One of the biggest environmental issues the world is facing right now after water pollution is Air pollution.
The biggest threat to our environmental air is the smoke and fumes that come from Vehicle engines, and industries. These things take a lot of time to recover but we ourselves are damaging our environment from the last few decades.
According to, an academic firm that gives
Cheap law Homework writing services, there are substantial metals, plastic and poisons in the air which are continuously damaging the Ozone layer in the space. Due to this pandemic lockdown in many countries, the O3 layer is healing, which is a good sign
for us, because it protects us from the toxic radioactive rays coming from the Sun.
April 14, 2020
Having a backpack on your back has many misconceptions around it, especially when you are traveling for a long time. People may express
shock to you when you tell them that you will be having only one backpack for an entire year, including winters! Nonetheless, it is only you who knows and understands that it is practically possible to live like that with minimum things possible. It just comes
down to being creative and picking up the right things to live the minimalist lifestyle.
Minimize the things you don’t really need
80% of the things in the travelers’ suitcases are the ones that they use only once in a while. Even if there are things that you use only once in a week, it is useless for you as a traveler. Basically, you need to learn to survive without those items that see
the light of the day only rarely. If you pack items for the ‘just in case’ scenario, you need to rethink and drop those items.
The necessary things
Toiletries are the only things that you need on a daily basis. Shampoo, conditioner, and moisturizers are the few items that you do need regularly, but you can get them anywhere in the world, almost! Try not to be picky about your brands and specifications,
and try to adjust to any brands according to your skin. Pantene and Dove, for instance, are the shampoo brands that are available almost in every country. If you need something that you need particularly from your home country, you can carry it in large quantity.
Rest everything can be refilled on the go.
Invest in crucial things
A few investments are meant for travelers, one of which is a packing organizer. You can buy in a clean and dirty split cube, also known as packing cube. You can separate your clean clothes from the dirty ones in this organizer. The mesh compartment is meant
for the dirty and sweaty clothes and it keeps the moisture out of the clothes. You can wash the soiled clothes whenever you get time. The best part is that you get clarity and peace of mind when you know that you don’t have to touch the dirty clothes and reach
directly for the clean ones without getting confused.
You must buy a sturdy backpack as well because it goes a long way with you compared to the weak bag that can ditch you anywhere on the go. You would not want to get stranded in the middle of the road, if you are in a desert in Rajasthan, want to book
rajasthan tour taxi for example.
Meeting new travelers
When backpackers meet other travelers like them, they are happy to help each other. You can share a hire
taxi in jaipur, for instance, or swap your clothes if you are tired of the garments in your bag. Every backpacker is equally bored of their limited
clothing options, so they are happy to exchange their clothing while traveling together. You can always buy new clothes wherever you go, unless the place is very expensive, and save on the check-in baggage fees.
You need to assess the special needs of a place, if any. Otherwise, you can comfortably travel with minimum items in your backpack and still survive!
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