August 3, 2016 By:
We are planning for a 2 day trip in coorg . 2 boys and 1 girl is the count as of now from hyderabad. We are looking for a female companion of age below 35 . Aug 12th night - start from hyd Aug13th - noon -- reach coorg Aug15th post 3pm-- - start back to hyd. A female companion who can join us in coorg from any city ,, contact - karthiksivagnanam1906@gmail.com 9597130784

August 4, 2016 By:
The journey began from Pathankot railway station. Under the scorching sun only source of relief was cold water. Lesson 1. Always have shades with you even if you think you might not need them, trust me no harm in keeping them handy. Next we boarded the pre booked taxi and travelled to Banikhet which took 2.5hrs. The weather started taking a turn and soon the chilly wind started whispering in the ear. The road from Pathankot to Banikhet was much better than what I expected . Banikhet is the gateway to chamba district . It's about 8.4 kms from Dalhousie. At night after resting in a hotel in Banikhet we went to Dalhousie and covered the checkpoints listed on the travel websites. Main attraction was the Mall road. The local people were welcoming and warm.In the cold night the sights of baked food , hot momos and pancakes after shopping got us going. Cafe Dalhousie caught my eye because of its winsome British interior. On the way back to hotel our driver drove at a fast speed which got our heartbeats faster since the roads were narrow and the night was dark and dude we were so much above the sea level surrounded by trees and pin drop silence. Okay it was creepy. But the boundaries and maintenance of the transport system were the proof that Dalhousie's major industry is tourism. The night view of the hill station becomes more beautiful as you travel up the hill. It's like diwali in June. Mesmerising. The constant party feel , delightful music from the shops and cafes , beer and other alcoholic beverages were definitely compelling.It was like a small world of its own .

July 26, 2016 By:
Fort Kochi is the embodiment in bricks and mortar, of what every traveler’s dreams are made of. The beautiful vintage houses, the flower decked balconies with French windows, the inspiring wall art, the colorful streets; it truly is every globe trotters’ paradise. It is a sleepy town set amidst the Arabian Sea and the bustling city life of Ernakulam. I went to Fort Kochi for a one day solo trip, but for those of you planning to visit Kerala, I would suggest to keep a few days just for Fort Kochi. I commuted by bus (public transport is pretty cheap and efficient in Kerala), but there are other options like cab and ferry. Strolling through the stone paved streets, the passing centuries are visible on the standing buildings; which speak in great volumes about the rich history of the place. The streaks of legacies of ancestors passed on to their children are evident in the multitude of ancestral homes turned into hotels, restaurants, art galleries and cafes. It would be of interest to know that Fort Kochi was just a fishing village and this territory was gifted to the Portugese in 1503 by the Raja of Kochi. Since then, the Portuguese, the Dutch and the Britishers have invaded and lived here and left behind a storehouse of heritage. My first stop for the day was St. Francis Church, which was built by the Portugese but remodeled in 1516 to what we know of it today. It is perhaps the oldest church in India. It is a quaint old building with many encryptions telling stories of its affluent past. The grave of Vasco Da Gama was buried here, before being sent to Lisbon and it lies inside the church. Just outside, there are some vendors who sell fridge magnets amongst other stuff. If your fridge adorns the souvenirs from all the places you have traveled to, this is the place to buy them. Then I headed down to the Santa Cruz Basilica, one of the eight basilicas in India. Boasting of a Gothic architecture, it is a magnificent structure and makes your awe over the fact that this excellence was reached in 1558. I then took a walk on the beach, with the sun kissing my skin and the saline air in my mouth and saw the Chinese fishing nets, which date back to the 12th century and are the legacies of the first foreigners that set foot in Fort Kochi. By then it was 1:00 in the afternoon, and I was just mooching around in the streets when I stumbled upon the David Hall. It is a Dutch architecture built in 1695 and has been converted into a beautiful art gallery. There is a pretty little café in the backyard and I had their freshly prepared margherita pizza baked in a hearth oven, with ice tea. It was exceptionally tasty and this is one meal I am going to remember for a very long time. After my yummy lunch, I took an auto to go to the Jew street. Here there are a lot of shops which sell spices, tea, coffee and vintage jewellery and I splurged some money in buying some of these. After which I visited the synagogue, which is a Jewish praying centre (just a heads up, it remains closed on Friday afternoons, Saturdays and Jewish holidays). My day ended with a lip smacking coffee at Pepper House, with a book to keep me company, and what a marvelous day it was! There are so many other places that one can visit while on a trip to Fort Kochi. I have enlisted them below: Mattanchery Palace, Dutch cemetery, Bishop’s House, Sree Gopalakrishna Devaswom Temple And do try out the Dal Roti restaurant if you love North Indian food! For the cultural buffs and people who love everything pretty, this melting pot of cultures, Fort Kochi, is the place to be.

October 16, 2016 By:
I was bemused whether to go for a college trip or not . Without thinking much I made a decision that travelling is always fun let's not drop the idea . When you travel you actually return to your life . Without enthusiasm , energy and passion you cannot lead your field you need to lighten up . Travelling makes you feel exhilarate . Come let's have a look at what all places I visited . We reached at New Delhi Railway Station 6 in the morning which was chock -a - block with people . Everyone was waiting for their train on one platform or the other . Finally , our train arrived and we were settled . It was five hours train journey till Kathgodam followed by bus . We reached Kathgodam , which is a town in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand and is located on the foothills of Kumaon Himalayas at an elevation of 554 mts above sea level . Kathgodam is an important station for tourists places like Nainital , Mukteshwar , Ranikhet and much more . We were heading towards Mukteshwar which takes three hours of journey by bus . Mukteshwar is a pleasing destination in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand . Muktwshwar sits high in the Kumaon Hills at an altitude of 2286 meters , 51 Km from Nainital and 343 Km from Delhi . It is famous for it's scenic view and peaceful atmosphere . As we were heading upwards we could see glistening mountains and stellar view left me gasping . We reached around 2:00 p.m at Ojaswi Himalayan Resort . The resort location is so perfect as it shows you mesmerising landscape , the evening sun spreading it's dying colours on the snow clad mountain peaks . After taking few hours rest we were asked to leave for our first visit . I was excited for our visit to Kumaon Vani - Community Radio Station . TERI launched it's first Community Radio station ' Kumaon Vani ' in March 2010 . It was established to use radio as a tool to promote sustainable development among the local farming community . The main objectives of introducing this to help farmers improve their livelihood by providing them pertinent information and knowledge , spread awareness on health , education , water and sanitation . The radio station is attached to TERI'S knowledge centre TRISHA . It was our educational visit where we saw live broadcasting . It is very helpful for farmers where they can listen radio at work and keep updated . It is fun if you have interest in it and to know the history of radio station . After that we returned to our resort . There is slightly decrease in the temperature at night . Walking alone on the grass and gazing stars at night is just amazing . You could actually feel yourself . The view from top was marvellous . At that time the urge to wander and explore the world was solidified . DAY 2 Next morning waking up at 6 in the morning along with sun is something you must experience in your life . Mountains looked more glorious at that time . Reading book along with some good music is the perfect start of the day . After some time we left for our next destination CHAULI KI JALI which was 8km from our resort . We reached their by trekking within the forests which was so serene and peaceful . Chauli Ki Jali is a visitor's attraction located behind the cliff of Mukteshwar temple . It is located at a distance of 250 meters from the Mukteshwar temple . ' Chauli ' means rock and ' Jali 'means hole . This place is paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers . One can have a mesmerising view of the Himalayan range and Kumaon Valley from the edge of Chauli ki Jali . There are many amazing facts about this place . There is myth that if you cross the hole of chauli ki jali whatever you wish for you will get it . Besides this , I was stunned to see the names of people written on the rock . Those names were written by people before commiting suicide and reason along with . Many people commited suicide over there which is strange . I got mixed kind of feelings after looking at that . Mukteshwar temple which is 500 meters away from Chauli ki Jali is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva . The Mukteshwar town owes it's name from this 350 years old Shiva temple . This hill temple is perched at an elevation of 2,312 meters above sea level and offers an enchanting view . There is nothing much happening in the Mukteshwar temple , but the way from Nainital is worth going for . If feels like you are out of the world when you reach there . Sitting there for quite a moment, taking deep breath and thinking deeply about your goals will actually make you feel boisterous and energetic . By the end of the day , most of were punch drunk . So , we slept . DAY 3 After having breakfast we left for Nainital . Like most hill stations , Nainital has a bustling mall road , warm cafes and very busy Tibet market . The mall road houses shops selling candles with intricate desings , wooden knick knacks and colourful woollens . Do bring something as keepsakes . The afternoon brought with it a bright sunny sun . It was warm in the noon . We moved to BHIMTAL which is named after mythological character of Mahabharat . Bhimtal is like any other small district with row of shops , dhabas . Bhimtal Lake is another nice lake in nainital surrounding . Although not much to see , but there is something here which you will not find at any of the lakes - Kayaks . Kayaking here is the simplest thing although I didn't do that . So , this was the last day of our trip . Best time to visit Mukteshwar is from April to June and October . We didn't visit many places because of shortage of time . We reached Kathgodam station at 3. 30 p .m and journey comes to an end . Through out this trip I realised company matters a lot with whom you are travelling . Surround yourself with good people , be outrageously energetic and madly alive . I stepped out beaming with little memories that will linger .

August 2, 2016 By:
i Am looking to companion , to explore delhi, i am highly educated, i have 4 nights in delhi in 5 star hotel, "female" i am not indian, speaking english :)

August 29, 2016 By:
Maybe it is my age (only in my 40’s, but still!), I have now reached a point whereby ticking off a list of places and things to do are not on my priority list on my holiday. I do my research before I travel and figure out things I would like to see / do and spend time doing them well. I do not like wasting my precious holiday time on things I know I would not enjoy. It certainly has something to do with my profession too. I am in the travel business and to give honest feedback to clients I do have to try out all the sightseeing tours. My friends often comment sarcastically “things you HAVE to do for a living”. Don’t mean to sound pompous, but I do find it cumbersome and needless to say quite tiring. The one good thing that has come out of these endless inspections, is that I have realised how much I love walking tours. They are quite common these days and they do seem expensive when compared to the regular ‘seat in coach’ city tours, however I have become a big fan of these tours. I particularly like them for the following reasons: I can decide the area I am most interested in. For example in Paris, I can decide between Marais, Montmartre, Saint Germain and so on. I can do multiple walks over a number of days and just chill after the 2 or 3 hour of walk to soak up the atmosphere in that area. Also, one doesn’t waste their time in Latin Quarter if they are not into Roman history and architecture. I can also pick the walking tour based on my interests, like in Athens one can pick from food walks, political / historical walks, street art, daily life of the Athenians and more. You get to walk with an educated and aware local. As per me, the best experience. My husband and I had done a food walk in Athens, he being a vegetarian got hardly anything to eat. But he loved it as he kept asking the guide a lot of non-food questions, which the gracious guide patiently replied. Of course, the organic 99cents olive oil soap bar from a local store was the bonus too. You burn calories….. he he! As I mentioned above, some people find them expensive, not me. I find them absolutely value for money. Of course, it all depends on the guide. Like in Toulouse I tried the same walking tour from 2 different companies and realised the stark difference. My travel colleagues thought I was stupid to go for the second walk the very next day, but I wanted to know the difference. I was so glad I did. The second guide, though not a native from the region, was way better. She did not rattle off facts, was smart enough to gauge my response and divert the conversation accordingly. That is what smart guides are supposed to do, gauge the response and be crafty enough to change the spiel. She was brilliant, she knew that and hence charged more. I would pay EUR 10 more to her rather than get bored after 30 mins of the walk and lose my money paid for 2 hours of the walk.

July 19, 2016 By:
Ah! Doesn't hearing this place 'GOA' makes us sound so happy and full of fun and excitement? Well it's one of the famous destinations which is visited by a number of people. Especially during the rains. When I thought of writing about my travel blog. I couldn't think of anything else but about this trip along with my family to Goa. For me Goa is like a second home. I visit Goa every year. But out of all my happy moments I remembered this one. Where I travelled with my entire fam jam. So to start off We travelled by car we were almost 15 of us. Oh how exciting.. so we left around like 5 am. And at the start we were all sleepy but as time passed we were all so energetic and happy! We sang songs.. cracked jokes and also ate alot on the way! I was full. It was a very pleasant and beautiful climate. I couldn't stop staring outside the window. We also took a number of pictures especially at Amboli Ghat where I saw the water cascading over the rocks . It was impeccably beautiful! And as we drove and drove we finally entered GOA.. since it was a tiring journey we all rushed to the resort. Our resort was Citrus Goa! Where we were offered warm coffee with chocolate cake as soon as we for done we all had a warm water shower and hopped into bed. Cause the rest of our days was going to be fun! Next morning I was the one to wake up first. While everyone was just being lazy! I had a shower and finally was ready for my breakfast! It was pancakes with chocolate syrup oh wow perfect breakfast! After I got done. Everyone was almost up. So everything got done with their stuff. And we finally started planning out day out. So me and my cousin's all of I decided to go to Baga Beach. It's one of the famous beaches. So we all got ready and went off to Baga. It was so beautiful out there and as usual it was crowded but we got our best spot and all of us jumped into the water. One of my cousins wasn't willing to come in the water cause of tanning! But we literally pulled her! Oh my couldn't forget that. We also did a number of water rides.. Oh the banana ride was so much fun and how can I forget paragliding! I was scared at the start but once I reached at the top. It felt like heaven! We were all chilling and then finally went for lunch at Brittos. Oh my the prawns and the squids were amazing! Along with a glass of fresh lime juice and how could I forget the beautiful sunset. It was something you couldn't miss! Soon it was time for us to leave and we all headed back to the resort after a day well spent! So then the next morning arrived and today was going to be all about Calangute, Sinquerium and then to Galgibaga. So we all headed to Calangute first chilled at the shack.. and then headed to Sinquerium where we visited Fort Aguada it was quiet an old fort. I took a lot of pictures. As soon as we reached down we decided to go for fishing we almost caught around 8 fishes it was so cool cause I never ever did that in Bombay! Then we headed to old goa. Cause coming to goa and not visting the Old Goa Church not happenning! As we entered it was so calm and beautiful St. Francais Xavier's body was at the top. And this is the most visited place by a number of tourist. We all prayed over there and then we took off for Galgibaga. And we finally arrived though it was a two hours journey it was worth the wait. It was the most beautiful beach I ever seen. So quiet so pleasant and the breeze! We all sat down on the beach watching the waves so relaxing and decide to have our home cooked food on the beach. There was delicious Biryani. Oh what a night. Soon our second day was over. We all came back to the resort had our dinner and watched a movie! It was a horror movie all of my cousins couldn't sleep that night! But we managed! Next morning arrived and it was finally our last day in goa. So we decided to go shopping. And we all headed to Mapusa Market. There was so much to shop. We bought spices clothes and ah the sweets. And who can forget the alcohol! Hahaha! As soon as all that was done we decided to head home and start packing since it was our last day we decided to stay home and have a nice barbeque night. So we got everything ready all the uncles sat with a nice glass of beer and the party started there was music, dancing, we even did a fashion show conducted but the resort and had gifts given away to the winners! Me and my cousins got one too. We didn't even sleep all night we played dumb charades! And cards and spent out night to the fullest. Soon it was time for us to leave. But before leaving we all headed to Anjuna to visit this famous miracleous cross. Its this cross which is build on a hill and has steps leading to it. It was a wonderful morning walk.. as soon as we reached on top. We all prayed And took wonderful pictures of the beautiful scenery from the hill top. As soon as we got done we got all our things ready and sat in the car. And enroute Mumbai! I was sad cause I didn't want this to end. But as they say. "All good things must come to an end" and so did this! Oh my way back home I was thinking about how good this short break was just away from all the noise and pollution and just being all peaceful and happy. And enjoying nature. My one advice is if anyone of you haven't been to Goa! Please go take a trip and see for yourself how wonderful God has created the world. I hope you'll like my blog. And please do give your comments. Hasta la vista for now !

July 20, 2016 By:
“VOYAGE À UDAIPUR” May 2013! The month that brought the ‘much awaited’ light in the darkness of my life.Yes, my birthday was a week away and I had no shame in telling people that I had never been out of Jaipur. (Guess, all my shame had already gone telling this thing to people all these years while receiving their weird looks as a gift for my horrible confession.)But I was serious people! As they say, there is delay in god’s house but not darkness ....so even my prayers were finally answered (ting!!) in May 2013, when my father told me about this short trip to Udaipur. Still no words can describe the expressions of my face that I had at that time, the rollercoaster ride of emotions that I was experiencing .The first trip of my life!! Not much time was wasted in thinking & packing and in the very first light of the next morning we left for Udaipur. Sitting in the car with my parents and siblings I dreamt of places which I will see for the first time, till now about which I had only heard and read. After hours of travelling we finally reached ‘the white city’ at around 10 a.m. We checked in one of the local hotels, took some rest and got ready for our first destination of the day- Saheliyon Ki Bari. We witnessed the beauty of the most beautiful gardens of Udaipur that day. Famous for its lush green lawns, water pools,flowerbeds,marble art and numerous fountains in the form of various animals; the place truly gives the visitors a sight to behold and get mesmerized. There’s a museum in the gardens itself where you can have a look at the ancient things which only drew us closer to that era of royalty. The place gave us a strong promise for what was about to come next. Also known as the ‘city of lakes’ Udaipur is home to some of the most beautiful lakes and watercourses. Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Udai Sagar Lake are few of them. So, now was the time for some boat riding! We hired a motor boat to enjoy a boat ride in the Fateh Sagar Lake. In the middle of the lake is Nehru Park which has a boat shaped restaurant. Also, within the confines of the lake are a public park and the Udaipur solar observatory. But the sad part was that we couldn’t visit them because of the lack of time and just had to hear stories about them from the boat driver. It is a perfectly quiet place for people to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. The day came to an end with eating local street food and watching the breath-taking sunset while standing near the Fateh Sagar Pal. The excitement to visit more such places welcomed the arrival of the next day. After having some delicious breakfast we quickly started our car drive to City Palace. The magnificence and the marvellous architecture of the place left all of us in awe. The fusion of different architectural styles has resulted in this majestic piece of art. The divine beauty of this place is inexpressible. It’s a ‘do not miss’ destination in Udaipur. Before heading to the local markets to do some shopping, we paid a quick visit to Pichola Lake. No doubt, the charm of this lake enhances the romantic ambience of the city. Indians never forget their gods....be it even while travelling. In India, a trip is incomplete and worthless if you haven’t visited at least one of the local temples. So, that’s how our journey to Shrinathji Temple located in Nathdwara began. It is an hour travel from Udaipur. The visit to the temple made me familiar with the cultural &spiritual aspect of the place and the city. The architecture of the temple is simple but its spiritual appeal is beyond anything. Again, a ‘must pay visit’ destination. With the sun going down, it was time to say goodbye to Udaipur. With a heavy heart & a bag full of beautiful memories we bid farewell to the city and began our journey back home. The next few days were spent as expected i.e. “me” bragging about my first trip to the city I fell in love with- Udaipur!!

August 6, 2016 By:
From pristine untouched lakes to serene and lush hills. From the meditative sounds of the Shanti stupas to the tantalizing local cuisine and views to die for; Ladakh is a once in a lifetime magical experience for all the senses, too amazing to even be fully conveyed via writing A perfect cocoon of nature and man residing in peaceful harmony, Ladakh has much to offer as long as one remains flexible and adjusting to some of its other not so pleasant factors. :heart::heart::heart: My journey began early. 5 am to be exact:grimacing:. I left from the Chhatrapati Shivaji airport and landed in a completely different environment at the Kushok Bakula Rimpochhe Airport. The temperatures had dropped to a chilly 4 degrees and I was in the center of a 360-degree view of snowcapped mountains. Greeted with friendly smiles and a short car ride later I reached my hotel. To acclimatize to the sudden change in temperatures tourists are asked to not baths or even change clothes for at least 24 hours, not following instructions could lead to a bad headache and hangover. I rested in my room and decided to explore the local markets; The Moti market and the Tibetan market. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye::heart::thumbsup: A picturesque vision, the markets sell everything from the freshest of vegetables to the famous pashminas of Ladakh. Buddhist masks, prayer beads, woven rugs, carpets and dresses and even handmade jewellery. All at amazing prices open to bargaining!:blush::innocent::thumbsup: The roadside cafes are a blend of old and new catering to the locals and the very often European tourists. They sell everything from the classic Maggi to ladakhi lemonades and of course some smashing momos! Evening had set and as the skies turned a majestic blue i headed back to hotel. Word of caution. Hotels in Ladakh are very basic. The constant power cuts make it nearly impossible to have a continuous Wi-Fi let alone a signal to even call home. Many hotels, including mine did not have a heater to help the person living adjust to the cold temperatures. Hot water is a luxury and food is a bare necessity. So enjoying the nature and the views is the next best thing for us tourists :yellow_heart::blue_heart::purple_heart::heart: The next day began with a light breakfast and a sense of adventure.:star2: My first stop for the day: Namgyal Monastery, a place for mediation and inner peace. Hat an excellent way to start the day. Later we went on towards the shanti stupa one of the largest stupas of Ladakh. Lunch was a traditional one with local favorites like ba ba bread and Tibetan stew. After a fairly relaxed evening we had a long and extremely bumpy ride to the khardungla pass. A complete opposite to the previous experiences this pass is not for the faint hearted. The khardungla pass is the world’s highest pass accessible by motors. Surrounded by snow and mountains. On can choose to take a stroll or sit i the cozy cafes with a hot cuppa. After an hour or so of picture taking and taking in the sights e headed back. Distance of from lace to another is a major reason why visiting many places in one day becomes a challenge.:sob::cold_sweat: Day 3 had me feeling fully detoxed as i had had no signal, Wi-Fi or even a newspaper to feast my eyes on. Living in Ladakh allowed me to return to nature and reflect on many things, including life. A good thing once in a while to see where one’s heading. Nonetheless the day i was soon out of the meditative zone as today was the day i had been waiting for. I have one word. Pangong! Pangong Lake is one of the biggest tourist attractions of Leh Ladakh. Fondly remembered as the place where the "3 idiots" movie was shot. We had to start early as the lake is a long drive away and would take up a full day to visit. Caution: the ride is a very bumpy one. Be sure to take regular breaks to stretch and eat and carry neck pillows. But was it worth it? 100% yes. The lake was a magnificent view. A million shades of blue all at once. One can just walk along it, take pictures or participate in the various fun activities like archery or riding a quad bike. It is even more beautiful when seen in person and the history behind it is equally enchanting. Be prepared to be blown away. Luckily for us, we camped overnight near Pangong lake itself. I would definitely recommend the experience. :thumbsup::thumbsup::ok_hand::dancers: Next morning we left to head back to civilization on the way we stopped at some more cafes and stupas before being dropped to our airport. overall the journey was a wonderful one. it can be enjoyed even more if you come better prepared, with appropriate woolen clothes, some snacks and maybe some friends also. the clear skies and endless road makes one really relax and think about life. the stupas make for some great meditation and of course the wonderful mountains and lakes along with the "3 idiot’s cafe" also bring back some fond memories and stories of Ladakh everytime I remember Ladakh.:sunglasses::sunglasses: I have one tip for you dear reader: once in your lifetime visit this magical plac:wave::wave:e

July 30, 2016 By:
The date was 7/06/2016 and I was going to Varanasi. I was travelling alone this time. I went to the airport by the ola cab from vaishali and it took me around 1 hour to reach the Indira Gandhi airport New Delhi. The day was beautiful and I enjoyed the company of the cab driver as well.I boarded my flight and reached to Varanasi in 50 minutes. Outside of the Varanasi airport my uncle came to pick me up. The way from the airport to home was so peaceful and there were fields on both of the sides of the road and I was extremely tired after the flight. Then we reached Sarnath in about 30 minutes by car where I was going to stay. I was so tired that I just ate the dinner and slept. So finally it was my next day there. I was in Sarnath and the place itself is so famous because lord Buddha gave his first lesson to his five pupils over there so first of all I wanted to visit that temple. It was only ten minutes from my place, so me and my cousins just walked till the place. On the way we went to the museum where are many things to see from the past Buddha age and many old weapons, symbols and all. Next we went to another place known as 'Khandhar' which was a huge field and having so beautiful view . I didn't want to leave that place. We took some pictures near the monuments as well. Next I went to the main temple of lord Buddha which was so peaceful at the evening. You can hear the chanting mantras by the monks which is so divine itself. Inside the temple there is a statue of lord Buddha which is made of gold, there are paintings on wall explaining about his life. On the left handside there is the Holy Banyan tree under which Budhha gave teaching to his pupils.It was almost evening but we still wanted to walk so near by there is an ancient temple of lord Shiva. We went there and at that time no one was there except us. We just roamed around the temple enjoyed the cold wind and yeah evening is the best place to go there. After all the roam we came back to our place and slept. It was my third day and yeah the main reason of coming to Varanasi was to visit its ghats and watching the Ganga arti which happens in the evening . So I left my place around 4pm in the evening with my uncle by a car. Varanasi is such a small place if I compare it with Delhi. On the way I saw many old buildings colleges so many of people riding bicycles and it took me around 40 minutes to reach the Ganga. We can not go through four wheeler vehicles till the ghat so our car was parked 1 km before the ghat from there we had to walk. The street to the Dashashwamedh ghat was so crowded and busy. On both sides of street there are many shops and the place is more like market and when you will get near to the ghat there are stalls of statues of Gods, many handmade handicrafts, all those saints you can see. For going to the Ghat we came down by so many steps. Okay, so finally I was on the bank of Ganga. There the ghats change after 15 meters of distance and the ghat where Ganga arti happens is Dashashwamedha where many south indian women and local peole and foreigners as well can be seen. Little boys sell their toys and all which didn't make me feel good. Okay so speaking about this ghat honestly the place wasn't so clean so we just clicked some pictures and sat on the steps to see the Arti. The arti was about to begin and the time was about 7:30. The crowd was just uncontrollable. It seemed like whole Varanasi gathered there and honestly there wasn't place to even move your legs.And yeah the Arti start and yes it was worth the wait and crowd. The scene was so divine that cant be explained in words. Different people doing things in same synchronization was such a pleasure to watch. The arti took around 30 minutes to get over and after this we left from there. On our way we went to a restaurant which is located at Nadesar called Burger king. We had dinner and went to our place. It was the next day and still there were many places to see so on this day me and my cousin left early home with a cab to the Benaras hindu university. There is a temple of lord Shiva called as Vishwanath temple which is made of white marble. Okay so this was probably the best place I was seeing in Varansi. So peaceful and there were students in the park studying. Well you can know now how peaceful that place is! Later on there were many temples left so the next one on our list was the Durgakund where is the temple of Godess Durga and a pond where were 'Diyas' all around that, After this I went to the Sankat mochan temple and there you will see monkeys welcoming you from the gate. Its a Hanuman temple and yeah it was much crowded. Well, I was super tired by the end of the day and just slept reaching home. The next day started and I didn't overcome with the beauty of Ganga yet so I decided to go to the ghat again but this time a more cleaner and peaceful one so me and my cousin went to the 'Assi ghat' which was so quite. I really wanted to go on a boat so we rided a boat and it took us to the other bank of Ganga where was sand all over just like a beach after spending some time there. Later we headed to home but yeah how can I forget to eat that Banarasi Pan so we had one , and honestly guys it was so refreshing that I just ate it all. It was my last day there and I was coming back by a train. I woke up late this morning and packed my stuff. The train was in the evening and it was the Shivganga express which runs from the Manduadeeh station which was 20 minutes from my place by car.I boarded the train thinking about the beautiful place and people and came to New Delhi next morning at 8:30.