Journey from Kollam to Alleppey

If you are visiting Kerala, a state in south India along the coast of Arabian sea, your itinerary is incomplete without a boat ride in its picturesque backwaters. The Kerala backwaters are a network of inter connected canals, rivers, lakes and inlets which cover virtually half the length of the state and run parallel to […]

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Mara Triangle

The real excitement had begun. We were all set for Mara!! On the morning of 30th September, 2017 we set out to Maasai Mara National Reserve. Maasai Mara, named in honour of the Maasai people, is globally famous for its big cats and the annual migration of zebras, wildebeest etc., to and from Serengeti National […]

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Star trails in Leh and beyond

This post is in continuation to my previous post “Capturing Star Trails”. My next trip to the hills was Leh, in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. Inquisitive about capturing more of the trails, I travelled to Nubra valley, about 160 kms from Leh town. After the lights at the resort were out, I went […]

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Capturing Star Trails

Photographing star trails is capturing a different perspective of the night sky. The star trails capture the movement of the stars in relation to the earth’s rotation. It is a phenomenon which can only be captured by a camera, which is why learning the technicalities to capture the trails is fundamental. To bring some perspective […]

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Lake Nakuru National Park

On the morning of 29th September, 2017, we left Amboseli for Lake Nakuru National Park (also accessible by air), situated around Lake Nakuru. The lake is famous for the vast number of flamingos that flourish on it. It was a long journey and we covered many towns and lakes on the way including the famous […]

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Parade of Elephants at Amboseli

After a relaxed day in Nairobi; on 28th September, we headed for Amboseli National Park, a huge park that spreads across the Kenya-Tanzania border (also accessible by air). We were driving on the Mombasa road when I saw giraffes grazing on the side of the road and immediately asked Patrick, our driver cum guide, to […]

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Into the Wild in Kenya

After 2 months of excitement, planning and looking forward to the expedition in the wild, Ishwar, my co-traveller and I landed in Nairobi on 27th September, 2017 for a week-long trip. The country is a paradise for a wildlife enthusiast and a food (meat) lover. We had just exited the airport when we saw two […]

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