Kurseong: An Unplanned Day

Part I: The Predictable Start Day 2 in Kurseong began on a warm note with coffee and a nice hot shower at the lodge. We had plans to walk up to Eagle’s Crag. Since the weather was not particularly cool, we started relatively early. The thing with Kurseong is it’s really congested and dirty near …

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Kurseong: A Lazy Interlude

I am not quite sure why we chose to have a 2 night halt in Kurseong. It’s a sleepy hamlet of sorts with the best - and most famous - tea estates, that most tourists cover in a day’s job. We are laid back travelers and Kurseong turned out to be quite the surprise package …

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SHILPGRAM via Ranthambhore, Sawai Madhopur

A visit to Ranthambhore is mostly - if not entirely - concerned with getting a glimpse of the majestic tigers in their natural habitat. Other than the quintessential safari, there’s the fort and to some extent, the museum. SHILPGRAM, a State Government initiative inaugurated in 2013- however, has got no takers. As a concept, it …

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