Contests and Giveaways

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…]

May 192016
 
To Find Yourself – Go be a Wanderer

In Search of A True Wanderer Why did you want to climb Mount Everest?” “Because it’s there”, said George Mallory this has been called “the most famous three words in mountaineering” Then we have the famous lines “Not all those who wander are lost” -J. R. R. Tolkien, used, again and again by every traveler, tourists, and  true wanderer.  There are many ways folks like to describe their traveling style, from the traveler to tourist, to slow traveler, solo traveler but there is something magical in the word “ Wanderer “ that gives a timeless magnetic, almost poetic resonance to [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 012016
 
May 2016 Calendar Download Desktop Wallpaper – Prayer Flags Kunzum Pass

  May 2016 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper Let us welcome the month of May, one of the hottest in North India with some cool breeze from Kunzum Pass, fluttering the prayer flags surrounding the gompas there. If you have ever been to any place with Buddhist Monasteries you must have noticed the colorful Buddhist flags, that flutter in the piercing cold mountain air. When I first saw them in Sikkim during  a college trip, I was so captivated with the colorful flags that I got one for me. But as a solitary flag does not put much of a show, [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Mar 312016
 
April 2016 Calendar Download Desktop Wallpaper - Amman Citadel

April 2016 Calendar Desktop Wallpaper Confession time:  I cheated for the April 2016 Calendar for desi Traveler. As the regular readers of desi Traveler will know, I request readers to pick images for the calendar from already published images on the desi Traveler Blog. The wonderful readers that we have for my little blog, are kind enough to take time out and share the pictures they want to see on the calendar. I do it in the form of a contest to get more people to participate, and this year we gave away more than 10 calendars and like [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Mar 102016
 
Lufthansa "Announce Your Flight Contest" And the Winner is

  Lufthansa’s first in-flight announcement by a kid I am big on family travel and love traveling with my children. So I could never agree with the debate in flying circles that families with kids should be sent to the back of the plane and other such ideas floating around. We, Indians, are anyway big on traveling with family including kids and now with so many Indian families traveling to far away destinations, one is always looking for a kid-friendly airline. We have enjoyed our VVIP moments, thanks to our children, when a smiling airline hostess has asked us to jump [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]