Travels Across India and Beyond

Travels across India and Beyond

A journey has no meaning without a purpose. The purpose of my journey of life is to See India. You would agree that the target is formidably impossible to achieve during one’s lifetime. There is so much to see and every place so different from any other. Moving a few hundred miles, one witnesses surprising change in climate, terrain, architectural style and many other aspects

My camera has always been with me to witness the richness of my country and I try my best to capture the beautiful things for me to see them later and also to share it with the world. That’s why I started to click.

In my posts, you will surely find a glimpse of the diversity India offers to travellers – ranging from snow-capped peaks to lush green meadows, from abandoned temples to temples bustling with activity, from places where death ruled to places where God took birth and many more…

Welcome to India and experience it…

This blog is my endeavour to show the places I have travelled. I am making every effort to make a blog post of all the places I have been to, but it will be like a 5 year plan. I add at least a few every week.


1 Andaman and Nicobar Islands union territory

2 Andhra Pradesh
Srimukhalingam – A Village of Temples
Adurru – An Ancient Unknown Village
Om Mane Padme Hum – A Weekend Trip to Salihundam
Yaganti – The Land of India’s Nostradamus
14 Pictures of Araku Valley in Black and White
Muharram in Nandavaram – A Village in Andhra Pradesh

3 Arunachal Pradesh
Pictures from Photo tour to North – Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh NEW!

4 Assam
Ambubachi Fair at Kamakhya Temple, Guwahati, Assam by Saurabh Chatterjee

5 Bihar

6 Chandigarh union territory

7 Chhattisgarh
Sirpur Chhattisgarh – An Ancient Heritage

8 Dadra and Nagar Haveli union territory

9 Daman and Diu union territory
Diu Daman – Beaches, Forts and Tranquility

10 Delhi

11 Goa

12 Gujarat
 Mandvi – the ancient port city of Kutch
 Vijay Vilas Palace, Mandvi, Kutch
 Bhirandiyara – A Beautiful Kutch Village
 Ludiya, Kutch – Another Beautiful Kutch Village
 Mahabat Maqbara Junagarh – A Neglected Masterpiece
Shatrunjaya Hills, Palitana- Houses Many Temples
Rann Of Kutch-Salt Marshes And Kutch Utsav

13 Haryana

14 Himachal Pradesh
Malana Village Himachal Pradesh – the origin of Malana Cream by Saurabh Chatterjee
Lahaul and Spiti Valley Pictures, Himachal Pradesh Photo Tour by Saurabh Chatterjee NEW!
Lahaul and Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh Photo Tour by Dr. Aparna Sole
Chitkul Village Himachal Pradesh by Saurabh Chatterjee
Chandratal Lake, Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh by Saurabh Chatterjee
Chandrakhani Pass and Malana Village Trek, Himachal Pradesh by Saurabh Chatterjee

15 Jammu and Kashmir
Travelling to Ladakh – Tips and Tricks
Lamayuru Monastery Leh, Ladakh
Dal Lake Srinagar, Kashmir by Saurabh Chatterjee
Photo tour to Nubra Valley, Leh Ladakh by Saurabh Chatterjee
Photo Tour to Pangong Tso (Pangong Lake) Ladakh by Saurabh Chatterjee
Nubra Valley Another Visit, Leh Ladakh – Mountains, Deserts and the Monastery by Saurabh Chatterjee
Hemis Festival Ladakh – Naropa 2016
Leh Ladakh Festival
Mulbekh Festival Ladakh
Pictures of Nubra Valley Ladakh
Zanskar Monastery Bardan Gompa Padum
Tomb of Syed Mir Hashim Karpo Khar village, Sankoo near Kargil in the Suru Valley
Karsha Monastery
Zanskar Padum

Shah E Hamdan Srinagar
Pictures of Pangong Tso Lake Ladakh – Most Beautiful Lake in India
Pictures from Zanskar, Ladakh Tour by Saurabh Chatterjee
Suru Valley – Zanskar Photo Tour by Saurabh Chatterjee
Turtuk – the Nothern-most Village in India, Ladakh
Sani Gompa and Village, near Padum, Zanskar Valley, Ladakh

16 Jharkhand

17 Karnataka
BYLAKUPPE – The Ladakh of Karnataka by Golla Siva Saradhi
 Badami Caves and Temples – A Visit to the Chalukya Capital
A Driving Holiday to Balehonnur and Chickmagalur District by John Campos
Bandipur Tiger Reserve – A Visit to the Wilderness
Bidar- The City of Whispering Monuments
Bidar Fort- History of Ancient Monuments
Sringeri- Known for Sri Sringeri Sarada Peetham
Moodbidri-Glorious 1000 Pillars Jain Temple

18 Kerala
Murukkuli Okkanamkode Sree Siva Temple,Palakkad, Kerala
Kummattikali- the Colorful Mask-Dance of Thrissur, Kerala
Athachamayam at Tripunithura – The Beginning of Onam
Pulikali at Thrissur – Vibrant Festival of Tiger Dance

19 Lakshadweep union territory

20 Madhya Pradesh
Chanderi Sarees – Not the only thing Chanderi Should be Known For
Mandu – The City Where Love Blossomed
Amarkantak – The Source of River Narmada
Panna National Park-Best Known Tiger Reserve
Datia-An Ancient Town in Madhya Pradesh
Chhatri, Shivpuri- Fusion of Mughal and Hindu Architecture
Sonagiri- The Golden Peak
Sanchi, Mahastupa- World Heritage Site
Pachmarhi – Also called as Satpura ki Rani (Queen of Satpura)
Chausath Yogini Temple- The Shrine at a Hilltop, Must Visit Heritage Site in India
Orchha- An Ancient Town With Beautiful Monuments

21 Maharashtra
Kaas Plateau – Valley of Flowers of Maharashtra
Ganpati Visarjan in Mumbai by Saurabh Chatterjee
Matheran In Monsoon – A Heaven near Mumbai by Saurabh Chatterjee
Chandrapur – Heritage of the Gonds
Pandharpur Wari – A Journey of Faith
Pandharpur Wari – My Second Visit
Brahmagiri, Trimbakeshwar, Nashik – The Source of River Godavari
Ajanta Caves-World Heritage Monument
Bhadrawati- Famous for Temples
Pataleshwar Cave Temple- A Place to See in Pune

22 Manipur

23 Meghalaya
Pictures from Photo tour to North – Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh NEW!

24 Mizoram

25 Nagaland

26 Odisha
Neelkantheshwara Temple, Nirmal Jhar, Ganjam, Odisha
Jagannath Rath Yatra Puri – My Second Visit
Neelkantheshwara Temple, Nirmal Jhar, Ganjam, Odisha
Raghurajpur Artists Village – the hub of Pattachitra Paintings near Bhubaneshwar
Lalitgiri Buddhist Site, Odisha – A Walk in the Past
Exploratory Trek around Rayagada, Odisha (Orissa) Tribal Areas – Part 1
Exploratory Trek around Rayagada, Odisha (Orissa) Tribal Areas – Part 2
Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra – An Experience of a Life-time by Saurabh Chatterjee
Adivasi Mela Bhubaneshwar – Some Portraits
Gopalpur- Beach Festival Main Attraction
Bhitarkanika National Park- Rare Bio-diversity

27 Puducherry union territory
Yanam-Formerly a French Colony

28 Punjab

29 Rajasthan
Ajmer Dargah – Where Wishes Get Fulfulled
Soniji ki Nasiyan- One of the best Jain Temples in Rajasthan
Ranakpur- One of the Major Jain Pilgrimage Sites
Phalodi, Jhodpur- Famous as the Salt City
Khichan-Bird Sanctuary Also Known As Demoiselle Crane Village
Soda Village Jaipur
Kumbhalgarh Fort- The Great Wall Of India
Nagaur Cattle Fair- Second Largest Fair in India
Dhai Din Ka Jhonpra Ajmer
Ajmer Durgah Urs
Amar Sagar Temple Jaisalmer
Bada Bagh Jaisalmer

30 Sikkim

31 Tamil Nadu
A Morning at Kapaleeswarar Temple Mylapore, Chennai
A Walk in the Flower Market, George Town, Chennai
Tranquebar, Place of the Singing Waves- Formerly Danish Colony

32 Telangana

Celebrating Ugadi – Pochampally Handloom Village and Around
Alampur- Home to Ancient Navabhramma Temples
Anthasthula Bavi- Neglected Archaeological Masterwork
Bhongir Fort- A Historical Place
Dhulikatta- Buddhist Mahastupa
Dichpally- Known for an Ancient Temple of Nizamabad
Ganapur- Group of Temples Dedicated to Lord Shiva
Gangapuram Temple near Mahabubnagar
Kaleshwaram- Famous for Lord Shiva Temple
Kolanupaka- Well Known for the Jain Temple
My Visit to Mahabubnagar Villages With Rangde
Palampet- Ramappa Temple
Pillalamarri- Antique Banyan Tree

Telangana Today Articles

Dichpally- Tripping around Dichpally
Dhulikatta- Spiritual connect at Dhulikatta
Palampet-Enticing beauty of Palampet
Pochampally-Exploring the festive flavour of Pochampally
Pillalamarri-The treasure that is Pillalamarri
Bhongir-A little history, a little geology
Kaleshwaram-Following the trail to Kaleshwaram
Kolanupaka Jain Temple-Legacy of the Rashtrakutas
Gangavaram-Walk on the rural side
Mahabubnagar Rangde -Telling stories of farmers’ toil
Anthusthala Bavi-Recharge at Ananthagiri
Keesaragutta- Keesaragutta, place with a hoary history
Achampet Uma Maheshwaram Temple-Uma Maheshwaram temple: Enveloped in peace and serenity
Srirangapuram- Of morning aarthis and finger-licking prasadam
Ammapally- Seetha Ram Chandraswamy temple: Don’t miss this cinema gudi
Chintarevula- Quaint charm of Sri Anjaneya Swamy
Lokirevu- Agnigundam festival: Locals test limits of their fear by playing with fire
Gadwal- Chennakesava Swamy temple of Gadwal: History that goes beyond sarees
Warangal- Perfect confluence of spiritual and devotional fervor at Padmakshi temple
Nandi Kandi- Architectural marvel hidden in obscurity
Kinnerasani WLS- Right mix of wildlife and scenic splendour
Nizamabad- Walk on the rural side
Kollapur- Erstwhile glory of the Kollapur palace
Gadwal Fort- Of Strong forts and efficient rulers
Laknavaram- Scenic views and lush greenery beckon
Gandhari Village- Scenes of an alternative universe
Mool Sthambha Tanda Yatra- Of unexpected road trips and jatara
Parnasala- Small town with an ‘epic’ tale
Jogulamba Temple- An exotic village fair

A Collection of pictures from Hyderabad
Taj Falaknuma Palace – Experience the Grandeur
Muharram in Hyderabad – A Tribute to Hussain
Koti Women’s College – British Residency – My Visit by Saurabh Chatterjee
Photowalks in Hyderabad – Makar Sankranti – Kite Festival at Dhoolpet, Hyderabad by Saurabh Chatterjee
Photowalks in Hyderabad – Around Begum Bazar
Arts College, Osmania University
Khursheed Jah Baradari
Aza Khana E Zehra – A Grand Ashurkhana (Ashurkhana)
Heritage Walk in Hyderabad – Badshahi Ashurkhana
Eid Celebrations – Qutub Shahi Tombs Hyderabad
Moula Ali Hills – Best Places to See in Hyderabad
Photowalks in Hyderabad – Kothapet Fruit Market
Karthik Deepam – Festival of Telangana
Festivals of Telangana – Bonalu Festival
Charminar – Must See Place in Hyderabad
Ganesh Chaturthi – Festivals of Hyderabad
Mahaboob Chowk Market
Ramzan Vermicelli
Shamirpet Lake
Taramati Baradari

33 Tripura

34 Uttar Pradesh

35 Uttarakhand
Kedarkantha Trek – A Short and Sweet Tryst with the Himalayas

36 West Bengal
Bishnupur Temple – Pictures from my Visit

Picures from Photo-tour to Bhutan
Punakha Dzong Bhutan
Paro, Bhutan – The Magical City
Rinpung Dzong – Paro Dzong, Bhutan
Taktshang / Tiger’s Nest Monastery Trek, Paro, Bhutan
Drukgyel (Drukgyal) Dzong Paro

Old Omani Architecture – NIZWA Fort & Souq by Srikanth Ayyagari
A Day in the Desert Island – Masirah by Srikanth Ayyagari



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  1. going through ur blog becoming jealous abt u as how vast u travelled to all lovely places Like matheran, pandharpur vari des r my dearms to had der once.
    Hope i wil sum tym wid a gr8 company lyk urs.

  2. In your posts, we will surely find a glimpse of the diversity India offers to travelers – ranging from snow-capped peaks to lush green meadows. Thanks for your valuable photography.


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