Incredible India

India Travel Blog with travel tips, stories, food and pictures of travel around India. There is so much to experience in Incredible India that one life time is just not enough. No wonder we Indians believe in reincarnation so that we can visit India again and again to cherish the billion things India has to offer from  Ghats of Varanasi to beaches of Goa and the Colors of Rajasthan to the fragrance of spices in Gods own country Kerala.  Even after visiting more than 22 states in India, I have not seen even the tip of iceberg. I continue to explore my country and share my experiences of Incredible India on my family travel blog from India as we explore one place at a time by road, by trains and by flying to the various corners of India. Come join me on this incredible Journey in Incredible India from the the snow clad Ladakh in Himalayas to the french enclave of Pondicherry in south as we go covering India from festivals to food and everything in between.

Incredible India

Aug 252016
 
National Rail Museum Delhi

Clicking  History of Indian Railways with Honor 5C National Rail Museum in Chanakya Puri, is such a hidden gem of Delhi that literally thousands past just next to it every day yet few visit it.  Nestled in the diplomatic hub of Delhi, just off the tony Shanti Path, right next to Embassy of Bhutan is this gem of a museum where one of the most important unifying forces of India, as we know today, is on display. With my ever increasing fascination for trains, I am not sure how many times I have been to National Rail Museum in Chanakya [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 112016
 
Naropa Festival Leh 2016 – ‘The Kumbh Mela of the Himalayas’

Naropa Festival Leh the right reason to visit Ladakh in 2016 First thing first- Irrespective of  the label you restrict yourself to – Traveler, Tourist, Pilgrim, Solo, Group, Family, Gali-Mohalla or Panchayati traveler please do yourself a favor and stop saying, shouting  and /or wishing “ I want to get Lehed” “ Finally I got Lehed after dreaming about it ever since I saw 3 Idiots ” And then there are those who visit a slightly so called off beat destination where only locals normally go and then beat their chest like King Kong on Empire States Building – “ I [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jul 072016
 
Rath Yatra Puri

Some pictures from Rath Yatra Puri The map only showed that Puri is on the sea shore of Bay of Bengal, there was no mention of the ocean of humanity that submerges the city of Lord Jagannath every year. As per legend every year Lord Jagannath and his siblings Balbhadra and Subhadra visit their aunts’ home. The journey happens on three temples chariots pulled by devotees.  When I reached the main square where Raths were getting final touches, more than the size of the Chariots I am overwhelmed by humanity around me.  It seems the world has congregated on [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 282016
 
A Ramazan Walk at Jama Masjid Delhi with Navina Jafa

Jama Masjid Delhi – Ramazan Walk This post is about my recent Visit to Jama Masjid Delhi  for Ramazan walk and photography in the area. The moment we say Delhi 6 fragrant nostalgia bubble wrapped in exotica overcomes our senses. The moment I say “ Let us go to Old Delhi “, my friends starts salivating at memories of street foods that we relished on our last visit to Chandni Chowk.  For the folks living in places like Gurgaon (recently sanskarised to  Guru Gram)  and Noida, the town that has no idea about its history starts imagining a wonderland. The [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 042016
 
Pictures From Rajasthan Road Trip AT 80 KM Per Hour

Padharo Mhare Desh: Rajasthan Road Trip clicked at  80 KM Per Hour The Kids were busy in the backseat of the car, I was busy driving at 80 KM per hour on the road trip Agra to Gurgaon via Bharatpur and Alwar, and the lush green landscape of the desert state of Rajasthan was passing by. Any other day I would have stopped the car every few minutes, clicked a few pictures and congratulated myself, “Beta desi you will sure get 40 likes on this picture. “ But today was different, the toll road was smooth, and I was [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 242016
 
Road Trip to Bhagamandala Temple & Tala Cauvery in Coorg

Road Trip to Tala Cauvery Origin of River Kaveri in Coorg Most hill stations in India came into existence because of Sahib log during Raj wanting to escape the heat & dust during desi summers. Not so Coorg, it has been a flourishing Kingdom much before that, proudly inhabited by the brave and nature loving Kodava people. My introduction to Coorg was through Hindi translation of Chikavira Rajendra, by Maasthi Venkatesha Iyengar, the masterpiece that takes you through the turbulent times of the last king of Madikeri. Ever since then I have tried to go and soak in the experience of the Coorg the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 182016
 
What happens on a Goa Beach ?- Family Beach Activity Guide

What to do at Goa Beaches?  Adventure & Water Sports in Goa My first visit to Goa on a hot summer day was in double-breasted suit; a serpent-like twin tongued tie wrapped around my itchy neck and a laptop in tow. But once I visited the beach of the Taj Fort Aguada, where I was staying I vowed to rip off my tie, burn the suit and move to Goa. In due course, the tie was peeled off, the suits dusted, dry-cleaned, mothballed and hidden in closets that were locked and marked -” Never To Be Opened” The dream [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 202016
 
World Heritage Day Walk in Mehrauli with INTACH

INTACH Heritage Walk in Mehrauli Archaeological  Park April 18 is World Heritage Day, aka known as International Day for Monuments and Sites.  So desi Traveler went on his own little jaunt with INTACH Delhi Chapter for a little heritage tour of Mehrauli Archaeological  Park. Now this was not my first visit to Mehrauli, nor it will be last, for Mehrauli has more history per square meter than any other place in Delhi. And this history spans more than a thousand years from the Pre-Islam days in India to all the way to British times, all this you can cover in [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 052016
 
Man and Mule- Stories from Kangra Valley Railway

Samloti – The One Horse Town on Kangra Valley Railway in Himachal This post is not much about travel, so please feel free to skip it, unless you want to encourage the forgotten art of storytelling the desi way. So let us begin from the beginning of the road trip to Kangra as part of Rahi On Road trip series. It was not part of the planned trip. But then what is the fun in sticking to the plan ? Especially when there is no plan. Driving in the picturesque landscape of Nagrota Bagwan in Kangra, we noticed two [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 012016
 
The Rahi On Road Trip To Kangra in Himachal

#RahiOnRaod Trip  on Instagram Bapu Gandhi said, India lives in Villages, and his words are true even today. In my opinion the best way to see India is still by a road trip and a trip on the Great Indian Railways comes in close second. I like road trips not just for the freedom it offers, but also the interaction one can have with fellow Indians on the road. No other mode of transport gives you the choice to go at your own pace and stop at will. No worries about missing a train or regret of not being [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]