Wednesday, June 1, 2016

A Road trip to North Karnataka

A Trip to some of the Heritage places in North Karnataka which includes Bijapur(Ibrahim Roza, Gol Gumbaz, Jamma Masjid, Barakaman etc), Aihole, Pattadakal, Badami, Dambal & Lakkundi.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Roadtrip to Gandikota: The Grand Canyon of India

The journey to Gandikota via Belum caves & Ahobilam from Hyderabad was around 1000 Kms approx (return trip). This trip was a unique blend of the Heritage sites like Belum Caves Ahobilam, Vontimitta Lord Kodandarama Swamy temple & Gandikota the hidden grand canyon of India with a bit of adventurous overnight camping in open fields.  More to come...Stay tuned!! 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Himalayan People

Little Girls lost in thoughts.. 
"The Soul is healed by being with Children." -English Proverb
Spotted this Child at Thimphu Memorial.
Senior Students welcoming Junior students with Traditional Pans..
A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.
-Colin Powell
People Praying in National Memorial Chorten 

One can notice Culture and tradition every where in Bhutan .:)

One of the most distinctive features of the Bhutanese
 is their traditional dress, unique garments 
that have evolved over thousands of years. 
Men wear the Gho, a knee-length robe 
somewhat resembling a kimono 
that is tied at the waist by a 
traditional belt known as Kera.
Fresher students waiting for the ceremony to begin..

Darjeeling School kids..

On her way back to her home in Darjeeling.. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

On the Road again...

‘RoRBoyz’ is a name which represents a symbol of friendship for over 11 years. When we are together, we always try to look beyond the horizon and think of different yet exciting endeavors. There is no dearth of fun in Rorboyz, you are always welcome with open arms to follow the fun. In short, Rorboyz epitomizes the word ‘Friendship’.
We have made toys  with our logo on it’s Tee’s. In our coming trips, we’ll try to click their pictures in such a way that it summarizes our whole trip.

Thimphu City Backdrop 

Boyz @ 169 feet Buddha Statue & is one of the largest Buddha rupas in the world.
@Paro Airport
On the road again..
Born for Adventures

On the way to Bhutan..

An Adrenaline filled trip...

Bhutan Diaries: Top 5 Must try Bhutan Foods

Bhutanese cuisine employs a lot of red rice, buckwheat in Bumthang, and increasingly maize in Eastern districts. The diet in the hills also includes chicken, yak meat, dried beef, pork, and lamb. Soups and stews of meat, rice, ferns, lentils, and dried vegetables, spiced with chilli peppers and cheese, are a favorite meal during the cold seasons.

Authentic Bhutanese Cuisines in Ama restaurant, Thimphu
Restaurants here can serve Chinese, Nepalese, Tibetan, and Indian foods, which are very popular. Popular beverages include butter tea (called suja), milk tea (called ngaja), black tea, locally brewed ara (rice wine), and beer.

Indo-Bhutanese foods at Gangilokh hotel near Clocktower Thimphu

1. Ema datshi is a spicy dish made with large, green chili peppers in a cheesy sauce, which might be called the national dish for its ubiquity and the pride that Bhutanese have for it.

2. Chicken Thukpa: Made of Rice Noodles and is very popular in Bhutan.

3.kewi datshi: Made of Potatoes, Onions,Chilli powder, Garlic Etc.,

4. Jasha Maroo: Bhutanese Spicy Chicken stew

5.veg cheese momos: No need of introduction :P

Other foods include jasha maru (a chicken dish), phaksha paa (dried pork cooked with chili peppers, spices, and vegetables, including turnips, greens, or radishes), thukpa, bathup, and fried rice.

Lemon Tea & Butter Tea

Chicken Bathup
Lamb meat and bread

P.s: I don’t eat pork & beef. So I’m only mentioning dishes without it.. also don’t forget to try suja(butter tea) adapted from pho cha of Tibetan

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Bhutan Diaries: Dochula Pass~ Enroute from Thimphu to Punakha

Dochula pass is located enroute Thimphu - Punakha, at 3000 meters above sea level is overlooking the mighty Himalayas. At one of the viewing points, 108 stupas (chortens) were constructed as a memorial built by the queen, Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk, to honor the victory of the Bhutanese army in the 2003 war of Southern Bhutan.
This is also known as Druk wangyal Chortens
This is a quiet and tranquil location.. 
From the crest, one can get a stunning 360 degree panoramic view of Himalayan mountain range. It was a cloudy day so the view was not so clear for us.
Serene and Surreal 

We visited this place twice. 

It seems that the view from here is very scenic on clear, winter days with snowcapped mountains forming a majestic backdrop to the tranquility of the 108 chortens gracing the mountain pass.
Clouds jealously hugging the Dochula pass, making the view unviewable.. 

Closeup view of a Chorten
The past and future appears to merge in the details of the lhakhang (temple) and its structure tells the story of a supreme warrior figure, whose vision pierces the distant future in a fine blend of history and mythology.
Heavenly isn't it?

This place has become popular spiritual destination because of this temple which is located on the crest of Dochula pass.
Break with a view enroute Punakha
Bhutan was forced to repel the rebels as failing to do so, India threatened to enter the country to do so themselves. The 4th King led a volunteer army of about 7,000 men to force the rebels to exit the country. That is one of the reasons why Bhutanese love their fourth king (Jigme Singye Wangchuck). He is the one who replaced GDP with Gross National Happiness. Making it as happiest country.
Dochula Pass hosts the Dochula Festival annually on 13 December. Bhutanese Started celebrating this festival from 2011. If you have a plan of visiting Bhutan in December then don't miss it..

Jumping for joy makes our soul happy :P