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The Naukuchiatal Confluence: Mountains, Lakes, & Me

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I know you guys missed me last week on Girl at the window seat , but here I am back with a bang. I mean, it's quite understandable that if I'm traveling and accumulating my thoughts, I won't be able to share the blog - for which you people might be thinking of offering me some Management lessons. Indeed I am a travel blogger and people often consider my work to be “Hunky Dory”. Therefore, just to offer you the sip of this relishing and tasty soup, I invite you to accompany on my next trip! There is no point to  world travel  with your own money, neither you can. Therefore, being a travel blogger, credibility and authenticity come first to ensure businesses bring you on their list of invitees and collaborate with you to showcase their creativity and creation. So, being with me on this trip, you are sponsored. Sounds cool? To know the details about how you can collaborate with me scroll down below! Let me ask my cab driver to accelerate from here on. You can imagi

Naukuchiatal: The Nine Cornered Lake

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"Going to the Mountains, Is going Home!" The week that took my breath away! It was no lesser than a dream coming true. A much-anticipated solo trip after a long time was happening, that too without any hurdles. Finding myself amidst milky white mountains and serene waters was no less than rediscovering my own being - the likes of experiences I crave and long for. Naukuchiatal - in a single word; celestial. the holiday destination is one of the jewels of Uttarakhand but less explored. The “9 taals of Nainital” . While I was traveling to Naukuchiatal, I encountered several questions where Google fails. I was left pondering that in the last couple of years; ever since I started traveling, the first-hand experiences have taught me much more than reading. While trekking the hills through the morning, a guide narrated several stories of this hilly town. This picture explains the exact story. Naukuchiatal lake has 9 corners. From a unique point, you can see all of 9 cor

The Holiday Destination I Crave For in 2018

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Going through the Internet, searching for " Must visit cities ", and checking out bloggers posting about their bucket list - must be a fun task for readers. For me, the actual fun lies in my breath stolen away from the magical realms of the beautiful destinations. There are several travelers who find their love in the beauty of not just visiting the destination, however, fetching audiences in a way by producing hashtags like #traveler #wanderlust on different social media platforms.  Traveling has made me read more about destinations a.k.a must visits or the underrated visits. Going through my list one would easily know that my traveling lust would never be satisfied. Leave aside the new year resolution, we all have craving for traveling and a destination in mind. The tumultuous thinking leads me to the Lakshadweep in my dreams last December. Thence, I drew a beeline for me to spend at least a week exploring India's southernmost territory.  Come on, with the name like th

The Love Travel: From Delhi to Down South

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Veni Vidi Amavi  We Came. We Saw. We Loved Mumbai - 40s, 60s, or era of Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan - The Classic Love Story of Mumbai has never changed Delhi - Doesn't matter the chill, neither the fog...the chirping around malls in Delhi is all time high during the winters Jaipur - Subtle and sophisticated - the mushy-mushy syndrome instantly becomes mature here and finds a suitable nest during winters Lucknow - A few hearts know how to beat in each other’s comfort during winters Agra - All you need is faith and bravery - no not to fall in love but to be with love on a chilling evening for a fun ride Varanasi - The city of Sanskar does not find a couple hand-in-hand an alteration, but nurtures the social sanity throughout the winters Thiruvananthapuram - God’s own country sustains a strong footprint of pre-nuptial love stories that surface during winters. For More Picture Stories Check Out The Speaking Eye

Blunder Or Wonder

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Newspaper headlines read, "XYZ number of people died due to freezing temperature." Blunder or Wonder? Ask me the logic and I would tell you that number of people are losing their lives due to the drastic fall in temperature - this is no less than a Blunder! On the contrary - these street vendors are fighting the chill weather to earn their livelihood - which is no less than a Wonder! The reason being this picture makes it to the SLOW because it was captured in the Firoz Gandhi Colony, Near Civil Line, in Raebareli. The city belongs to the royal family of Gandhis. Every year tall claims are made by the administration of having adequate arrangements in place to safeguard people for chilly weather. And every year hundreds of people die due to the apathy of the local administration. In the overall perspective, the life expediency in Uttar Pradesh has been below the average level. It does not reflect how government functions but provides the mirror image of the mindset of the soc

Banarasiya - The Varanasi Connection

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After getting the sneak peaks about my Trip to Varanasi, through Spotlight of the Week and The Speaking Eye , curiosity was running through my veins to let you know about the trip in complete detail. So, here is Girl At The Window Seat giving you the complete insight about her escapade. The Internet is full of Varanasi blogs, travelers giving their day to day extravaganza, things to do in Varanasi, and what not! What was left for me? Brainstorming and loads of scribbling I came to the conclusion of defining to you Varanasi in a certain different way. How? Scroll down to fetch the answers. Assi Ghat Varanasi: The Oldest City in India , has several stories to tell, numerous folks to narrate, and "enlightenment" preaching to deliver. I have spent almost half of my life in Varanasi, yes, it wasn't my first trip to Varanasi, yet the blog so late? Calm down, take a deep breath, and go with the flow.  My mom is from Varanasi, therefore, every vacation during my

Assi Ghat: The Picture Story

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"Residence of Shiva, Illusion of Enlightenment - Varanasi"   Assi Ghat - The Panchmeshwar Temple at the Ghat brings pilgrims in huge numbers - locals as well as tourists Assi Ghat - Place where it is believed that Goddess Durga had throen her sword after killing the demon -  Shumbha-Nishumbh Subah-e-Banaras: A unique and cultural event; a perfect amalgamation of music, yoga, and culture Serenity, Peace, and Calmness: Tourists, travelers, and locals are always seen meditating at the Ghat Boats of all types are available at the Ghat all the time for the travelers to take a ride from the Assi Ghat to the Dashashwamedh Ghat Saimbeda Tirath: Taking a holy dip here once in a lifetime fetches the " punya" of all the Tirath Dham   A view of Assi Ghat and Panchmeshwar Temple from the middle of the Holy River Ganges, during the boat ride For more such Picture Stories check out: The Speaking Eye

Row Your Boat!

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Varanasi - The City of Life and Enlightenment. I chose this picture as the Spotlight Of The Week as it depicts the truest meaning of the City. The river Ganges serves several purposes. Living for the boat riders and fisherman, Goddess to the devotees, Beauty for the travelers, and Enlightenment for the death. Well, my aim to visit the Dashashwamedh Ghat was the sunrise, the morning Ganga Arti, and the "Subah-e-Banaras', which is much recently started. Tourists, locals, and photographers are always seen in huge numbers near the ghats. Boats in all shapes and kinds are rowing down the stream. Motorboats and Hand motioned ones, depending on what boat you want to ride on. The charges they ask for is huge, you have to be a skilled bargainer and act as a local than a traveler. Secondly, the price also depends if you want to take a ride from Assi Ghat to the Dashashwamedh Ghat (Which is called the main ghat) other than the Manikarnika Ghat, which rolls down several stories of