Waves crashing constantly on the rocks, as if to keep time eternally, this is Point Arena. Just pure nature, and a man made lighthouse. The lighthouse stands at the tip of a narrow peninsula jutting about half a mile into the pacific Ocean – serene and ethereal. In the sparsely populated cost of Northern California this is an ideal getaway to commune with your soul.
We were at the visitor center at Lassen National Park poring over the map. For a nature lover there are many interesting things to do here. I knew what I must to do the minute i saw the picture of the Cinder Cone Trail. Lassen has no dearth of volcanic domes – around 30 in all. May be I am hopelessly lost when it comes to certain things – but look at Cinder cone – doesn’t it look special ?? This is a 700 ft high Volcanic cone , which has been dormant for over a century (at least). It is hard to resist an opportunity to check out the place from where earth’s fury has been unleashed over and over !!
A few rocks to climb , big and small
Fellow wandering souls, to meet and greet
Swap a few tales, old and new
Smell the mountain air, feel the salt in your hair
All that happens here, while someone pipes in from behind
“Are we there yet !!”
Now that is a family road trip for you !!!
Jaisalmer is the state of Rajasthan, India. This city is in the middle of the Thar desert and still retains a lot of the old world charm. Yes there are signs of modern times , but there is also a sense of time standing still. The arid climate of Thar is not very kind towards humans. It is not hard to imagine the relief felt by the travelers along the silk road, when they first catch a glimpse of the golden fort at the horizon.
Want to go for an old fashioned train ride ? Try the Nilgiri Mountain Railway ride between Coonnoor and Udagamandalam (Ooty). Here is an old fashioned steam engine, chugging up and down the steepest grades in Asia. It may look like an adult sized charming version of toy trains, but don’t let its charm fool you. This is a fully functional rail boasts engineering achievements that stood the tests of time.
We walked into a gaping hole in the mountain trying not to think about the pillars holding up the weight on top of us . This is Badami – located around 500 Km north of Bangalore , India’s tech Hub.
The western coast of India has a lot of beautiful beaches. Here you find soft fine sand, clear warm waters and plenty of sea food, provided you like the spicy kind ! Most of the beaches are close to fishing villages, where for generations the people has depended on the ocean to make their livelihood. Varkala too is one such beach – beautiful coastline, soft sand , shallow waters and plenty of sea food to go around !
Gandikota is a remote village in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Among those bitten with the travel bug it is known as the “Grand …
Wow I can not believe that it is 5 years back that I spent a day at Fort Kochi ! To be fair we …