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Jan 112017
 
Holiday Diaries : Delhi To Shimla Road Trip

Reliving My Childhood On A Road Trip from Delhi To Shimla The best holiday, in my opinion, is a Road Trip with your family. Recently we went on a Road trip from Delhi to Shimla the Queen of hills and summer capital of British Raj in India. When I was in school Shimla, Mussoorie, Darjeeling and Ooty all claimed to be the queen of hills.  For depending on which part of the country you lived they were the favorite summer holiday destination for desi families.  I too have fond memories of visiting Shimla and Mussoorie as a child and also later during [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 312016
 
January 2017 Desktop Calendar - Runners on a beach in Bali Indonesia

Download the January 2017 Desktop Calendar-Runners on a Bali Beach This post is about the January 2017 desktop Calendar Download, that features the Bali Beach Run clicked around dusk at KuDeTa beach. As promised the focus country for 2017 Calendar is Indonesia and every second image in 2017 will be from my Trip of Wonders from Indonesia.  But first let me share what my saint of grandma, often said – पहला सुख – निरोगी काया, दूजा सुख – घर में हो माया Meaning – Foremost happiness is a Fit Body; second happiness is wealth in your home. This way she [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 202016
 
And The Calendar Goes To -- Announcing the Winners of 2017 Travel Calendar

Dear Readers the contest for 2017  Travel Calendar ended, and it is time to declare the winners for this year.  The contest this time got a tremendous response and we had entries as well as winners from India, USA, and UAE. You can see the winners here on the Gleam Tab on the contest post — 2017 Calendar Winners I am also giving the screenshot below for quick reference to the  2017 Calendar Winners. Below I am also giving a screenshot of the spreadsheet that gives not only the names but also the city and country of the winner [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 012016
 
Download December 2016 Calendar Wallpaper

December 2016 Calendar Wallpaper Download:  A Man Meditating Can you believe this we are already in December of 2016? The last month of the year is already here and I am wondering should I look back and contemplate what happened in 2016 or plan ahead and think about the coming year 2017? I wish I had an answer for the question. As we still have 30 days of December to think about the questions about 2016 and dreams for 2017 let me urge you to take a moment and ponder over a few questions related to where your life is [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 162016
 
Travel Contest Alert : 2017 Calendar Giveaway

2017  desktop Calendar Giveaway for readers of desi Traveler Dear readers, desi Traveler is back with the annual desktop calendar for readers of desi Traveler blog.  Some of you may recall that I was in Indonesia just a few days back and our 2017 calendar will focus on Indonesia as a destination, thanks to the  Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia who invited me on  Trip of Wonders to Indonesia. FOCUS Country for 2017 Travel Calendar will be Wonderful Indonesia 🙂 So the maximum number of images for the 2017 calendar will be from Indonesia and images clicked during my Trip [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 312016
 
Download November 2016 Desktop Wallpaper Calendar- Grand Palace Bangkok

The Grand Palace Bangkok on November 2016 Calendar Wallpaper The November 2016 Calendar showcases the  Grand Palace Bangkok has clicked in November a few years ago when I visited Bangkok for the second time on the invitation of the Tourism Authority of Thailand. I have saved this image for November of this  year. But while I am happy to share this image, I am equally sad as King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the longest-serving monarch in the world has left for his heavenly abode.  King Bhumibol was the 9th King of Chakri dynasty and was also known as Rama IX. I think [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 312016
 
September 2016 Calendar Desktop Wallpaper - Dhankar Lake Spiti

Download September 2016 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper Dear wonderful readers, for the month of September 2016 calendar let me present you the emerald waters of Dhankar Lake in Spiti. Earlier in the year, I have shared an image of Chandratal Lake in Spiti, that now has camping facilities and you can take a vehicle almost up to a kilometer to the lake. The good thing about the smaller but equally alluring Dhankar Lake is that hardly anybody treks to it though it is only about 2 hours climb  from Dhankar Monastery in Spiti.  The path is not very walk friendly [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jul 312016
 
August 2016 Calendar Desktop Wallpaper - Marina Bay Sands Singapore

  Download the August 2016 Calendar Wallpaper Our August 2016 Calendar desktop wallpaper features the iconic Marina Bay Sands, Singapore clicked in the night from the Merlion side.  It was late in the evening when we reached the Merlion as I wanted to click the happenings around Merlion Park .  Late in the night also the area was abuzz with activity and some local band was playing songs. Tourists were flocking the area trying to click selfies with the Merlion in the background. Among all this buzz I was looking at the Marina Bay Sands right in front of me [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 302016
 
July 2016 Calendar- Download Desktop Wallpaper

The Magic of Petra: Download July 2016  Calendar Download Dear reader, for July desktop calendar, let us once again go to the magical, mystical and almost mythological city of Petra. Once lost in the sand of times, today Petra is one of the biggest tourist attraction in the world and one of the seven wonders of the world. About the Image: This image was made in Petra just after the sound and light show ends and everybody starts clicking images from selfies to group pictures. It was around this time I noticed long shadows mixing with hundreds of paper lanterns [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 312016
 
June 2016 Calendar- Download Desktop Wallpaper

A Sunset in Kumaun:  Download June 2016  Calendar Download Hello, June! desi is feeling hot, hot as in HOT just at your thoughts, and would like to escape with you to the mountains. For June 2016 Calendar wallpaper we have a sunset from a little town in Kumaun. I was not there to click sunset, it was a bonus.  I was in this little temple town of Baijnath on the banks of Gomti in Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand. After visiting the Baijnath temple complex I was just lurking around as the others in the group got busy with clicking [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]