Mar 312015
 
April 2015 Calendar- Download Desktop Wallpaper

April 2015 calendar desktop wallpaper: Magical Sunset at Lake Vembanad Kerala So April is knocking on the door, announcing that the spring is over and be ready for the hot, hotter and hottest months of April, May and June in India. With this it is also time to unveil the monthly calendar, so for April 2015 calendar desktop wallpaper we have this picture of a magical Sunset from the banks of Lake Vembanad, in Kerala.  I clicked this particular picture at Kumarakom Lake Resort, where Prince Charles celebrated his birthday along with Duchess of Cornwall. The April 2015 calendar [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 132015
 
Petra: The Magical, Mystical and Mythological UNESCO World Heritage

Petra:  One of the 7 Wonders of the World I had some tough choices to make as teenager. Choices that would shape my personality, my career choice and the future of desi Traveler blog that was yet to be born. You see I could not decide between following the footsteps of 007, drive the best of the cars, play futuristic gadgets, beat the baddies, while still finding the time to bed some beauties, or to follow Indiana Jones, discover lost civilizations, beat the baddies and find some time to, well give lectures to students about lost civilizations. (Make it write [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 052015
 
Photographing Blood Moon

  Why is Blood Moon Called Blood Moon: Some Theories and pictures of Blood Moon   So the regulars  here on desi Traveler, your friendly neighborhood family travel blog, will know that I am a little filmy in nature, a true Bollywood aficionado, ( did you notice I used such a big word aficionado )breaking into song and dance sequence and crooning, “ Chand Tare Tod laoon” ( Let me break and bring Moon and Stars etc.), or Chodween kaa chand ho ya, ( meaning you are moon on the 14th … ) and other similar songs celebrating moon. [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 022015
 
YES ! I Visited Jordan and Love To Tell The Tale !!!

Safety,  Food & other Travel Experiences  about Visiting Jordan The moment I said “I am going to Jordan” Almost everyone who heard it crooned collectively “Why are you going to Jordan? Is it safe to go there?” “Well I will never know till I go and visit Jordan”, was my stoic reply in every single case. “But it is so close to Syria, where all those things are happening” While I am no Livingstone, I do love visiting new places and I have never been to Jordan except with Peter O’Toole, and later with Harrison Ford in their movies [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Mar 302015
 
Winners of Kerala Travel Book Contest

Announcing Lucky Winners of the Kerala Travel Book Giveaway Hello !! All the wonderful people, tweeples, and all other assorted forms of readers of desi Traveler, you friendly neighborhood travel blog from India, it is time to declare winners of the  Kerala Travel Book blog post. For those who are reading this after the closing of the contest here is simple guide to the Kerala Blog Book contest on desi Traveler. I was part of Kerala Blog Express (the original one) last year. I wrote posts about same on my blog –  Check them Here:   Travel in Kerala – [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Mar 162015
 
Beautiful Rangoli Designs that will steal your heart

Beautiful Ethnic  Rangoli Designs With Modern Innovative Touch So I love colors of India and my love has only grown and as time passes I continue to drench myself in the colors of India from the Rang Rangeelo Rajasthan to psychedelic sunsets in Kerala and everywhere in between. We Indians express our joy with colors, Red, green, blue, yellow, white blue every color  has a significance a reason and a place in the Rangolis we make in front of our homes. Yes this post is about Rangoli but very different kind of rangolis that I had never seen before. May I [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Mar 092015
 
Visit to Ajmer Sharif Dargah of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chishti (R.A)

Seeking blessings of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chishti (R.A) at Ajmer Sharif Dargah We have an old saying in India that you cannot plan a visit to a holy place, you need to be called. I have always wanted to visit the Dargah of founder of Chisti order of Sufism in India Hazrat Khwaja Gharib Nawaz Moinuddin Chisti in Ajmer, but even after many visits to Rang Rangeelo Rajasthan was never fortunate enough to visit his Dargah and seek blessings. But finally I was I was summoned to Ajmer Sharif Dargah to seek blessings at Dargah Sharif of Gharib Nawaz [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Mar 072015
 
Explore The Elements – Travel Photoblogging Challenge by Thomas Cook

 Earth, Water, Fire and Air:  Explore the Elements Photography competitions are a tricky lot and one is never sure what to expect in the result as you are not only competing against the very best around the world you are also competing with yourself to showcase what you think is your best work. So a long time ago I decided that if I will take part in a photography contest it will be for the fun of it,  as it encourages me to check the good work of artists from around the work it subconsciously helps me learn new things [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Mar 052015
 
Review of Houseboat Stay in Backwaters of Kerala

Review of Houseboat in Kerala Backwaters Let us continue with our love affair with God’s own country and in this post revisit the magical famed backwaters of Kerala. Though you may find backwaters in many places in Kerala right from Trivandrum to Kollam but it is Alleppey that has earned the moniker of Venice of East. Indeed these famed canals are the lifeline of most of the coastal and the preferred mode of transport. I have written about my cruises in the Alleppey backwaters when I visited the Champakulam Church one of the oldest Portuguese Church in India. But I [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]