Temple of the Emerald Buddha - Amazing Thailand

This series is based over my reflections upon visiting Thailand.

Shahjahanabad (Const 1648 CE)- The Legacy of Delhi Series (Vol 8)

'Shahjahanabad' is the eighth post in a series of 9 articles on the former capital cities which were built in the historical region of Delhi. Read on to know more..

Hill Fort of Kumbhalgarh, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Know more about this incredible World Heritage Site here..

The Immortal Kumbh Mela - Mahakumbha of 2013

Believed to be the largest congregation of mankind in the world, read my series of posts to know how it feels like to be amongst a magnitude of people

Guru Dongmar Lake, one of the highest in the world

Few destinations have the ability to change your life; Sikkim being one of them. Check out the series 'Sikim Soujourn' to find out why ?



Friday, July 26, 2013

Picture of the Week #41 - Surajkund Reservoir, Faridabad (Const 10th Cent)

 Picture © Rohan A Singh

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Glimpses of a Monsoon Downpour in New Delhi

This post has got to one of the uniquest post i have ever done because I had to travel only a few yards to feel the full power of a Monsoon downpour.. Monsoons are seasonal rains which strike the subcontinent between the months of June-September.. They help sustaining life in the subcontinent by irrigating agricultural lands and filling up the reservoirs (for drinking water).. But when this life sustaining downpour actually comes down.. Everything comes to a stand still !!

Monsoon at its best in New Delhi.. It rained 123 mm in 6 hours this day..

As per the MET department this was the heaviest rainfall in New Delhi in the last 10 years receiving 123mm of rain in 6 hours.. So, when the heavens open up in a city which is usually known for it's dry weather all living beings (unused to the downpour) take cover or stand helplessly in it.. Getting drenched..

This post sheds light over animals and how they cope up with rains when the heavens open up-

This herd of cows did not have any place to seek cover so they stood still, like statues, getting drenched in the rain..

This cow got lucky as it found some shelter under an un-occupied house..

Another cow, standing a bit away from its herd, getting drenched

I was unable to take pics of street dogs who were crouched under cars and the earthworms who were walking on the pavements due to the rains.. I was also shocked to observe the final journey of a departed soul which passed.. as the rain was happening..

FACT:- This was the heaviest rainfall in New Delhi in 10 years..

Friday, July 19, 2013

Picture of the Week #40 - Kangaroo in Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne (Australia)

Picture © Rohan A Singh
Courtesy Traveler Richa

Friday, July 12, 2013

Monday, July 8, 2013

The Delhi Travel Massive - 2013

 The banner of Delhi Travel Massive 2013
Image Courtesy - SoDelhi

On the evening of Sunday the 7th, The much awaited Delhi Travel Massive took place, organised by SoDelhi.. It was a wonderful oppurtunity for people from the Travel Industry like travel writers, bloggers, travel brands e.t.c. to interact and exchange ideas over traveling..Apart from the warm interaction there was a competition too which was held, in which the guests (divided in teams of 5) answered questions over Delhi and its colourful history..

 Faizan Patel and Doulos Jose (Right)

Many well known personalities on the New Delhi travel, photography and blogging circuit were there which included Doulos Jose, Subir Dey, Asif Dehlvi (owner of Delhi by Foot), Vikramjeet Singh Rooprai (Ace Historian), Mr Passey amongst others.. (It goes without saying that the team of Vikramjeet, Asif, Subir, Mr Passey won the travel contest and took home vouchers worth Rs 5000). I had wonderful travel conversing with traveler Abhinav and many other like minded folks over all things travel..

Vikramjeet Singh Rooprai (Left) and Asif Dehlvi

Banner of Delhi Travel Massive against the backdrop of Tughluq period mosque and seminary (14th Cent)

Travel Massive is a wonderful initiative where the people from the Travel fraternity (across the spectrum) get together and exchange notes over everything related to Travel.. The team of SoDelhi and all the sponsors deserve a word of gratitude for making this wonderful travel event take place.. The venue was Smoke House Deli, Hauz Khas..

Friday, July 5, 2013

Picture of the Week #38 - St Peters Square and the Vatican Obelisk, Vatican City

Picture © Rohan A Singh
Courtesy Traveler Richa