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‘Rann Utsav 2012′ by K.J.S.Chatrath

Tweet Media hype creates heightened expectations which result in utter disappointment, especially if the trip being promoted is not well organised. Having seen and heard Amitabh Bachan exhorting all to visit Gujarat generally and Rann on Kutch in particular, I enrolled myself for the three night- four day trip to Rann of Kutch. The paperwork from Gujarat Tourism’s side was very prompt and I received my money receipt and...

Paris, je t’aime! by K.J.S.Chatrath

Tweet I managed to squeeze in three days of stay in Paris during my return from Cuba. Beginning of Deceber is never the best part of the year in Paris, but like Ella Fitzgerald’s song says, I love Paris in every season. So there I was and here are a few pictures. The ever impressive Eiffel Tower. Eiffel Tower during night. The Tour Montparnasse. A lovely tree in te Sorbonne area of Paris. I visited the ‘Au...

‘Bharat Bhoomi Complex of GMVNL, Rishikesh&#...

Tweet The Garwhal Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd’s (GMVNL) Bharat Bhoomi resort is located on Haridwar-Rishikesh highway with easy access and ample parking space. The hotel is huge with some 50 plus rooms.  There are two more GMVN hotels in Rishikesh. GMVN Ganga Resort is a premium resort with excellent location and facilities but on a bit higher side of budget. The last one is GMVN Rishilok Senior citizens would find both the...

‘Yet more travel-tourism news & suggest...

Tweet   Kanathoor Nalvar Bhoothashanam: Kanathoor Nalvar Bhoothashanam Start date: 29-12-2012 End date: 02-01-2013 Venue: Kanathoor Nalvar Bhoothasthanam, Kasaragod district, Kerala.The Theyyam festival at Kanathoor Nalvar Bhoothashanam in Kasaragod district, which takes place usually in the month of December is a noted event. The typical luster and radiance associated with Theyyam can be witnessed...

Iceland by K.J.S.Chatrath

Tweet I found Iceland to be absolutely amazing. Geographically it is not a particularly small country covering 103,000 square kms.  By way of comparison it is as big as Panjab (50,362 sq km) and Haryana (44,212 sq. km) combined. And this country has a population of just 3,20,000! And quite surprisingly it has a horse population of around 1,00,000! For more on that see my post ‘The Icelandic Horse’ at...

‘Some travel – tourism news & suggestio...

Tweet  ‘Come November, Bollywood will be part of Maharashtra tourism map:… The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation will start guided tours to Mumbai’s Film City from November…   …Starting November, there will be two tours everyday on weekends where visitors will be taken to the Film City on a specially configuered bus…   … The area has a number of permanent props like...