Prasad Np

Running the Rat race, scheming to swim with the sharks. Wondering what is left in rat race after conquering the corner office. Writes India Travel Blog desi Traveler, with stories and pictures from India.

Jan 172018
 
Taron Bharee Raat - Clicking Star Trails At Lakshman Sagar Rajasthan

A Billion Star Hotel – Lakshman Sagar Rajasthan   Yes, I have been to Lakshman Sagar Heritage Luxury Hotel in Pali Rajasthan earlier, but that was a short visit and I could not fulfill one of my wishlists on that visit to Lakshman Sagar. I wanted to click the stone-cut pool, next to the Zanana Mahal of Lakshman Sagar. I had a feeling that the Zanana Mahal ( Palace for the Royal Ladies ) will look really good against a billion stars in the background. But when I was first there due to many reasons ( though I was [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 082018
 
December 2017 Travel Digest Crowd Sourced from Instagram

Around The World With desi Travelers-December 2017 Travel Digest  The first desi travel digest of 2018 is also the last travel digest of 2017 as we go live after the month has ended. So in January, we share the December 2017 travel digest. Most of the images in this digest were shared by travelers in the month of December. This month I have tried to do a balance between images from India and abroad. We have images from various places ranging from Hawamahal in Jaipur to Zurich in Switzerland, from Dzong in Arunachal Pradesh to all the way down [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 022018
 
This Spiti Hyperlapse Video Will Definitely Inspire Every Traveler

Hyperlapse Video Of Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh Note from desi Traveler: This is a special contribution by avid traveler couple Debarup and Tina, who traveled in Spiti and Kinnaur and made this unique Hyperlapse video painstakingly over many days. Over to Debarup where he shares his experience of traveling in Spiti Valley and how they made this Hyperlapse Video in Spiti.   Whenever I close my eyes, I can see snow-capped mountains around me. I always want to visit high passes, valleys, and experience every curve of it. This was a reason why I always wanted a life [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 012018
 
January 2018 Calendar Desktop Wallpaper - Starlit Pool Lakshman Sagar Rajasthan

The Starlit Pool  Lakshman Sagar Rajasthan on January 2018 Calendar Wallpaper   Happy New Year to all the readers of desi Traveler 🙂 May you travel far and wide in 2018 and yet have cherished meals and memories with your loved ones, thus giving you best of both worlds. I have been waiting for 2018 to come soon, not because I did not like 2017 but because I was traveling constantly for last 10 + days while fighting a bout of viral that gave me a severe cough as a  parting gift.  So while I was traveling from the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 192017
 
Announcing The Winners of 2018 Travel Calendar From desi Traveler

And The 2018 desi Traveler Calendar Goes to    Dear reader, let me begin by thanking the tremendous response you gave to the annual desi Traveler Calendar Contest for 2018  every year the contest get slightly bigger and I see more and more people joining the contest. This year we had people joining from more than 10 countries for the contest which is more of a lucky draw/gift in my opinion. Irrespective of how you perceive the same the good thing is that the calendar love is spreading in the age when most people tell me that they don’t use [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 132017
 
My Experience of Visiting Hornbill Festival Kohima Nagaland

The Colors & Smiles of Hornbill Festival From My Camera They call Hornbill Festival Kohima Nagaland as the festival of festivals as during Hornbill Festival the diverse Naga tribes come together at the Kisama Heritage Village about 12 KM outside of state capital Kohima to collectively celebrate the Naga cultural heritage.  I must confess that my knowledge of North East India in general and Nagaland, in particular, is very poor and I can assure you most of  Indians who are not from North East know exactly as much as I know about North East that is  “ZERO”. We who [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 072017
 
November 2017 Travel Digest Crowd Sourced from Instagram

Around the world with desi Travel digest November 2017   Even if you did not step out of your home in November you would have heard about the Padmavati controversy. Everybody has their own theory or version, and as an average person, I have no means of knowing what is exact truth in this case. As my knowledge of both movies and history is limited, my interest in Queen Padmavati is totally travel related and nobody can deny the fact that Chittorgarh in Rajasthan is known as the fort where she lived and all the legends/facts/myths associated with Rani Padmavati are [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 042017
 
There Is a New NOVOTEL In Chennai OMR

Opening Of  Combo NOVOTEL & ibis Chennai, OMR Chennai is always hot I am told as far as seasons go, but Chennai is also the hot destination for IT -BPO and automobile majors opening up their offices, factories etc. in India. Where there are businesses there are travelers and where there are travelers we have hotels catering to them. What starts as simple factory or IT/ Back-office, soon leads to transformation of a community, job generation and overall development in infrastructure. Anyways a  couple of weeks back your friendly neighborhood desi Traveler was in Chennai on a special invitation by [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 012017
 
December 2017 Calendar Desktop Wallpaper- Hornbill Festival Kohima Nagaland

Hornbill Festival on December 2017  Calendar Wallpaper Can you believe this December 2017 is already here & we will soon be welcoming  2018 !!  I have heard about time flying but here it seems to be in Warp Mode going through intergalactic space. Ah! But December also brings us the colorful Hornbill Festival in Kohima Nagaland. While the capital city Kohima is a modern hill town with all the exact same problems that the Simlas, Nainitals & Ootys of the world face. It is the annual congregation of the Naga Tribes in the Naga Heritage Village Kisama, 12 KM [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 142017
 
Annual Travel Calendar Contest Alert: Win 2018 desi Traveler Calendar

 Win A 2018 desi Traveler Annual Limited Edition Calendar     Like most things on desi Traveler, the annual Travel Calendar Contest is also a bit delayed ( OK delayed a lot ), but I am aware of the same and in order to make up for the lost time I am upping the ante and we are going full throttle asap. While 2017 has been a wonderful year in all aspects,  on travel front I decided to take it easy & spent more time on consolidating things that require my physical presence in the city. This meant I had [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]