Travel Pictures

Nov 302015
 
Bansphatak Flower Market Varanasi

Colors of Varanasi : Bansphatak Flower Market If there is one city that truly echoes a mini India minus the attempts to scale the walls of modernity clinging to the roots that go deep in the fertile alluvial Indo-gangetic planes then it is Varanasi aka Benaras aka Kashi.  As good old Samuel Langhorne Clemens said – “Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together”. Well who am I to disagree with Samuel Langhorne Clemens, who has spent some good time in Varanasi and is [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 042015
 
Contest Alert: 2016 Calendar Giveaway

2016 Calendar give away for readers, and fans of desi Traveler Dear Readers the annual desi Traveler Calendar give away is back, for all the wonderful people who read love and share desi Traveler blog. The contest this time is bigger than ever with more pictures added to the blog and more options to take part in the giveaway for desi Calendar 2016 2015 has been a great year for desi Traveler with mentions on multiple sites including on Indian Express and we have grown exponentially in last year or so. I want to thank each one of you reading this [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 292015
 
New Rules of Travel Photography in age of Facebook and Instagram

Get more likes on Instagram and Facebook on your Travel Photographs The Times They Are a-Changin,  Said good old Boby Dylan and we took him very seriously.  Nothing is untouched by the change happening around us. Travel photography or more correctly the family travel photography has changed beyond recognition. There was a time when we will go on a holiday with one auto shoot camera with 2 or may be 3 rolls of Kodak Film. Your aim was not just to capture the essence of the place but also your family moments. Like they say two birds with one stone.  Clicking [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 222015
 
desi Traveler Goes To Kunzum Pass

A Day At Kunzum Pass: My experience & pictures from Kunzum La So desi Traveler went to Kunzum, or rather I should say I passed from Kunzum Pass on my way to and back from Spiti. You need to pass two main passes on the way to Spiti, via Manali one is Rohtang La and second is Kunzum La. Technically, height wise Kunzum is bigger and higher and better to photograph. But Rohtang is more notorious as it is closer to Manali and our tourists are happy to visit it after hours of struggling in traffic and then play in [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 012015
 
June-Hottest month in North India

Where are you traveling in June ? June is one of the hottest mmonths in India. While some parts of India like Kerala gets their first monsoon showers during June most of North India has to wait for June to give way to July to see the first showers. But  June is not only hot it is also moody, now and then we get dust storms followed by some torrential rains or just a few drops to tease us. June is also the month when most of us were busy enjoying our summer vacations as this is the only [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 112015
 
Sarson Ke Khet: Mustard Fields

– desi goes to Sarson Ke Khet of Punjab — पंजाब के सरसों के खेत Sarson ke Khet! Mustard fields! Ah, those golden blooms spread over acres and acres bringing a smile on the wrinkled face of the old farmer. I was as his callused hands tenderly touch the delicate blooms more delicately than Shahrukh Khan caressed the tresses of Kajol in that eternal love song- “Tujhe Dekha to yeh Jana Sanam— तुझे देखा तो ये जाना सनम, प्यार होता है दीवाना सनम “ that made the “Sarson Ke Khet the ultimate romantic destination in India”. But dear reader long [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 102015
 
Pick the image from Punjab you like most

  Pick your favorite image from Punjab   Well technically they are all same image only processed differently just for fun. If you were following me on Twitter or Instagram you must have seen our #RahiOnRoad when we shared our images clicked in the golden Sarson ke Khet of Punjab.  So here is a single image processed in 4 different ways. Which one you like the most ?     You can answer here on the blog in comments or you can answer in this survey by clicking below Which image you like the most This is not a contest and [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 082015
 
2015 desi Calendar Wallpapers

January 2015 Calendar Wallpaper: Matrimandir Pondicherry A few years ago I started printing desi Calendar only for my family  and a few very close friends. On receiving encouragement in 2013 I did a small giveaway on desi Traveler and gifted 3 winners calendars for 2014.  I also printed some for my friends and family.  Then in  2014 end I decided to conduct the giveaway once again and was very happy to receive the entries though a lot of people gave comments on Facebook and Twitter and not on blog. But still the response was wonderful. Besides the winners of [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 312014
 
Guess where I traveled in 2014

The year that was 2014- From Coastal Andhra Pradesh to Thailand, Rajasthan and God’s Own Country What a  year it has been, starting with a wonderful trip to coastal Andhra Pradesh starting on 2nd of January, before it was bifurcated into Telangana and Andhra Pradesh giving India the 29th state. Suddenly there were so many new things to be discovered, new horizons to be covered and more miles to go. The visit to Machlipattnam in coastal AP was wonderful and I traveled with my friend and excellent photographer Ganesan P, one of his pictures clicked during the trip is [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 092014
 
Announcing the Winners of 2015 desi Calender Giveaway

And the winners for desi Calender 2015 are     Dear readers thanks a lot for overwhelming response to the  desi Calender 2015 Giveaway. I can not thank all you who participated in the giveaway, shared it on their social media like Twitter and Facebook.   As the Rafflecopter giveaway ends, as per promise the time to declare the winners for the 2015 desi Calender with pictures clicked by yours truly.   Some of the readers were very helpful in spreading the contest and it got shared more than 100 times via blog and god knows how many times [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]