Month: March 2015

Chennai: My First Impressions

Chennai is one of the India’s largest cities and the capital of Tamil Nadu state. It is the cultural capital of India and one of most the most visited cities by tourists. Recently, I was in Chennai and really had an awesome time. My experience in Chennai mostly involves around traditional wedding, Chennai special food, long street drives and walks, some hopping in Pondy bazaar and visiting Marina Beach, the most crowded and longest beach of India. Chennai trip is a really special for me because it gave me one of the exciting experiences of my life.The First Flight Journey.  My first flight journey was so comfortable and enjoyable. I am so thankful to Jet Airways for such pleasant first flight experience.Though, I was very nervous and feared about the all of the incidents that could happen in the way.  But once I was in the air, I was quite brave and all the fear was gone. I was enjoying the view of earth and I was surrounded by the most beautiful thing, the clouds. It took us …

Explore The Elements Photo Contest 2015

Explore The Elements I just got to know about the Thomas Cook’s ” Explore The Elements”  travel photo blogging challenge . Explore the Elements photo blogging competition is all about capturing and expressing the four elements through travel photography. The four elements include Earth, Water, Fire and Air.  As per the competition, I have to submit my travel photos representing these four elements. So here are my entries for Explore the Elements contest Earth  Represents the hard, solid objects of the earth Associated with stubbornness, collectiveness, physicality and gravity Place – Malshej Ghat Water Represents the fluid, flowing, formless things in the world Associated with emotion, defensiveness, adaptability, flexibility, suppleness, and magnetism Place – Bandstand Fire Represents the energetic, forceful, moving things in the world Associated with security, motivation, desire, intention, and an outgoing spirit Place – Dahanu Air Represents things that grow, expand, and enjoy freedom of movement Associated with will, elusiveness, evasiveness, benevolence, compassion, and wisdom Place – Bhivapuri Next Step, I am nominating 5 bloggers to take part in ” Explore The Elements” …

Le Pondy – A Day Spent in a Leisure Resort, Pondicherry/ Puducherry

Le Pondy  I was in Pondicherry recently and I had a wonderful leisure time at Le Pondy resort. It was a beautiful morning, when we started our journey from Chennai to Pondicherry on East Coast Road (ECR). Around 12 pm, we reached in Pondicherry. We were wandering on the roads of Pondicherry in a search of any good hotel or resort. We all were so hungry due to journey. Accidentally, we saw a direction board of Le Pondy resort and we decided to go ahead with it. (I am so thankful to that direction board) Today, I am sharing experience of my day spent at Le Pondy luxury resort. Well, I would not lie if I say Le Pondy is the best resort I have ever been to until now. Entrance As I entered in Le Pondy, first thing I saw was a circular area with a beautiful dome structure in the center. At the reception, I got a big smile from a foreigner relaxing around the reception area. The resort was calm, clean and green. As …

Marina Beach, Chennai

No Doubt, the sea view was splendid. As I soaked my feet in seawater of Marina Beach, the first time in my life I felt the part of the Bay of Bengal. Nothing can give me a better feeling than spending a few days in another state,a far far away from work. So I was in Chennai with my best buddies for a wedding of my friend’s sister. On the wedding day, we witnessed a wedding ceremony in Tamil style and then we ate various Chennai special food items. In the evening, we were having plenty of time to roam around, so we decided to visit Marina Beach. Marina Beach, one of the famous tourist attractions in Chennai. As mentioned on the wiki, Marina Beach is not a just beach. It holds a few records like the longest beach in India (13 kms) as well the world’s eleventh longest beach. Travelling on public transport is a bit challenging, language is a barrier. It was not easy to convince rickshaw drivers.All the rickshaw drivers were asking …