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Journey into the Tiger Reserve, Dreaming Nagzira

Welcoming majestic peacock, Nagzira Tiger Reserve

The name of the Nagzira forest is Navegaon-Nagzira Tiger Reserve while Navegaon Bandh, or Navegaon dam is the destination twin to Nagzira. Most tourists visit both as did Anindya and his group. But as I knew Navegaon to be mainly a dam-like very large lake with plenty of birds and cheetals, I dropped it. Let me be in undiluted Nagzira forest for the whole period, I decided...

Verinag, Anantnag and Baktoot at the end of second day, heaven on earth Kashmir part 3

Verinag spring flows through the Verinag garden, Kashmir

After the sacred temples of Verinag and Anantnag, enjoying the views of corn fields, paddy fields, apple trees and walnut trees on both sides of the smooth road and the houses having typical red terraces, we reached Baktoot at about 4 pm. Baktoot used to be the starting point for Amarnath pilgrimage once upon a time...

Hats off in Greek Island

Beautiful Aegean sea from balcony

Suddenly travel bug started biting. After a short discussion, we settled down to a five day visit to the Hersonissos beach town at Crete Island in Greece. No running around monuments and museums, no jostling with camera toting tourists, no shopping spree of global brands, only laze out and enjoy the sun and sand – this was our motto...


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