Monday, January 26, 2015


Having not visited any place in Jharkhand before I decided to check out Jamshedpur in my last Double off.It has nothing much to offer so I'll keep this short.

     I reached Jamshedpur by 5 30am.I Had breakfast in the railway station itself.The station,by the way, was very clean and big.Next I started walking in the direction of Bistupur.The environment outside the station reminds one of kolkatta's Howrah environs.All dirty and grimy.Away from the vicinity of the railway station though the city is clean.I walked all the way to the Millennium garden turning.In between I passed by a few gates of Tata Steel's plant.From there I took an auto to Sakchi.The share autos are very cheap there.In sakchi I strolled around looking at the local market which was put up for the day which was a sunday.After a rather disappointing walk I decided to take a nap and took a room in one of the hotels nearby.At 2pm I woke up and went to Cafe Regal in Bistupur. It was the highlight of the whole trip.The cafe has awesome vintage ambience.It has a nice corner lounge too with some great books.When I entered, bright sunlight was shining in from the windows and everything looked so classy.Soon I was met with the very affable Mr varun,the owner and he suggested I take the Parsi special which is made only on Sundays.I did and within 20minutes, a plate of rice,a bowl of dal and a bowl of chicken was placed before me.When I saw it I realised it was nothing but Bagara Khana and Dalcha.It was delicious and reminded me of the food my mom used to make.After this hearty meal I headed back to the railway station and returned to my room by 12pm.

Monday, January 5, 2015

In Review : 2014

In Review-2014
Bungee Jumping,Zip Lining,River Rafting,Body Surfing,Trekking,Camping,River Crossing,ATV ride,swimming under waterfalls,camp fires,roaming in forts,visits to museums,tram rides and a ride in India's fastest train.This year has been one of the best for me.

Last year has been the one of the best for me.I got to realise one of my dreams of river rafting and Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh,India.

In May I went for an all out Adventure Trip to Uttarakhand. I did a 3 day trek and sumitted a 3050MSL peak,called Nag Tibba Peak.

Here are the posts-IntroductionDay 1 ,Night 1 ,Day 2 ,Night 2,

Then did river rafting in River Alakananda followed by one of the most extreme adventure activities, Bungee Jumping and Zip Lining.
Nag Tibba Trek,Uttarakhand

River Rafting,Uttarakhand
Bungee Jumping,Uttarakhand

Jhansi,Uttar Pradesh

A brief visit to Jhansi,Uttar Pradesh saw me visit the fort of Rani Lakshmi Bai and a small beautiful museum.

Kolkatta,West Bengal

Then in September I went to Kolkata,West Bengal.A trip in heritage tram was the best part.

The year ended with a visit to the quaint hill station of Chhattisgarh called Mainpat.This was my second visit to this place and it was with my colleagues from work. A campfire and a dip in the chilly waters from a waterfall were the high points.