Wayanad, the rural district of Kerala is synonymous with dense forests, lush green vegetation, rivers, plunging waterfalls, verdant countryside, exotic spices, coffee and tea estates and intriguing tribal culture.
Nubra, a high altitude desert present in Ladakh region of India is a melange of lush green fields, poplar groves, orchards of fruits and nuts and tiny hamlets along the rivers that meander in the valleys cradled between the jagged mountains.
Awantipura is a place of Historical importance located at a distance of 30km from Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir state of India. It is home to the vestiges of two magnificent temples built by King Avantivarman during the 9th Century.
On 31st of January 2018, while the whole world was busy witnessing the lunar eclipse, I went to the moon and came back. Best, I happened to see two moons at the same time. I could not thank my stars enough for the opportunity to see the almost real moon so up close and at the same time witness the real moon slowly waxing out from the shadow of the earth.
A short cruise we took in the backwaters of Kochi in Kerala turned out to be more than a relaxation trip. We learned many facts about the feathered residents of the vast backwater network while also realizing how rapid urbanization is taking a toll on the aquatic life in the backwaters.