The Devil’s Hole …. Of Legend and Lore!!


Be Careful who you trust, the Devil was once an Angel! Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands and the most southerly part of the British Islets, is situated closer to France than England.  One the first tourism destination in the world to gain the Green Globe destination status for its environmental conservation, Jersey is…

Exploring The Jersey War Tunnels… A German Underground Hospital!!


We are not makers of history. We are made by history!!! –  Martin Luther King, Jr.   No trip to the Jersey, the largest of the Channel Island between England and France is complete without a visit to the fascinating Jersey War Tunnel, formerly referred to as Höhlgangsanlage 8.  Although partially completed, a timeless travel…

Breaking your fast at Keventers, Darjeeling


A visit to the renowned Keventers Restaurant near the marketplace is a must which would not only satisfy the food lover with its delicious sandwiches and steamy hot chocolate but also the traditional platter which includes roasted Bacon, Chicken, Meat and more. Keventers, located on Nehru Road, leading to the Rink Mall has been serving…

A Day at the Buxa Tiger Reserve!!!


An Introduction – Know before you go! Lying amidst the deep jungles of Alipurduar sub-division of Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal, the Buxa Tiger Reserve is a 760-square-kilometer tiger reserve located inside the Buxa National Park!  Sharing its northern boundary along the international border of Bhutan, the Buxa Tiger Reserve is known for its rich…

The Dense Chilapata forest


Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.   – Ditto An Introduction – Know before you go! Lying close to the  Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary in Dooars, Jalpaiguri District, The Chilapata a dense forest area. About 20 km from the small town of Alipurduar, and just a few minutes away from…

The Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary


The poetry of the earth is never dead.  –  John Keats We were in the already halfway into our Adventure and it felt like it was just getting started …..to proceed to our next destination , The Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary … An Introduction- Know before you go ! Jaldapara is situated in the foothills of eastern Himalayas. The river…

The Gorumara National Park !


An Introduction – Know before you Go You cannot afford to miss The Gorumara National Park in your trip to the Dooars forest. A thirty minute journey from the Murti Banani Prakreeti-o-Paribeshan Kendra takes you deep inside the National park. Located on the flood plains of Murti and Jaldhaka rivers the Gorumara National Park has a large variety…

Charminar…The True Essence of Hyderabad


The city of smiles, lights, a thousand faces is endearingly called the Pearl City. This post is primarily dedicated to the Charminar. The Charminar… What is it?   What Eiffel Tower is to Paris, Colosseum is to Rome ….. Charminar is to Hyderabad. The Charminar was built in 1591 primarily to serve as a monument…

On trail of the One Horned Rhinoceros ….


The Winter Chill was still in the air early January this year as four adventure loving friends wanted to experience the Enchanting splendor of Mother Nature and spectacular adventure of exploring the Forests….. Motivated by the feeling of exploring the unexplored and Jeep Safaris in the Kingdom of the Wild….they decided to take a break…

The Golconda Fort…Beauty as old as time!!!


A visit to Hyderabad happened out of a chance. The city, known for its rich cultural heritage and its love for Mughal dishes, had fascinated my attention for a long time and a personal meeting request from a relative had set up my date with Hyderabad… The city of Biriyani.. Kebabs.. Nawabs and mesmerizing cultural…

The Elusive Red Panda at Darjeeling Zoo


On my stopover at Darjeeling, the last point in the short sightseeing plan was the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park (also called the Darjeeling Zoo) and the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. The Darjeeling Zoo was opened in 1958, and an average elevation of approximately 7,000 feet is one of the largest high altitude zoos in India….

The Batasia Loop – Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.


The Batasia Loop was created by the British for the “Toy Train” to be able to handle the steep descent in this area and is considered to be a rare piece of engineering marvel. The loop was commissioned in 1919 and the track spirals around over itself through a tunnel and over a hilltop. The…

An Action-packed and Adventurous Trek.


“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.”  – Rosalia de Castro This is exactly what we thought before a challenging 13 Kilometer long Trek from Buxaduar to Jayanti passing through the dense forest of the Buxa Tiger Reserve …… Highly…

A visit to Joey’s Pub


Everybody should believe in something; I believe I’ll have another drink!!! As they Say … “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles!!!” Chilling out with a Drink at Joey’s Pub, Darjeeling is a great way of spending a chilly Evening!!! A visit to Darjeeling is not complete without a drop at Joey’s…

Big Cat Diaries !!!


All good things are Wild and Free !!!     Leopards and Royal Bengal tigers are one of the most attractive creatures created in the kingdom of the wild. In my stopover at Jaldapara at Dooars in West Bengal it was an enthralling and exclusive experience to have visited the South Khairbari Tiger Rescue Centre…

The Journey through the forests…. had begun !!!


It was Saturday , last week of February,  and the Journey to finding Neverland had begun…… We assembled together at Platform 9A and were ready to board the New Alipurduar bound Kanchan Kanya Express Oh…… !!! What a feeling of Joy and eagerness had engaged my mind…. After such a long time …. I was…

Gabriel Batistuta: The Argentinian ‘Lion’ who terrorised defences !!


“Batistuta is the best striker I have ever seen play the game!” – Diego Maradona As a youngster and an amateur football fan, I grew up watching and witnessing the golden days of one of the most talented and prolific goal-scorers in international footballing history. One of the stalwarts and the face of the Argentinean…

Did Lionel Messi miss out on his best chance of capturing World Cup glory?


Modern day Argentine footballing icon Lionel Messi has clearly revealed the profundity of his anger and annoyance a day after losing the FIFA 2014 World Cup finals to arch rivals Germany. Did Messi miss out his ultimate chance of capturing gold in FIFA 2014? Huge expectations from Messi at the World Cup The talismanic Barcelona…

Shoaib Akhtar – The Rawalpindi Express


International cricket in the late nineties and early 2000s witnessed the arrival of one of the legends of modern day fast bowling – terrorizing batsmen from around the world with his lightning fast pace and raw rusty looks – Shoaib Akhtar, the Rawalpindi express! One of the fastest bowlers international cricket has ever seen, cricket…

El Clásico: A club rivalry like no other in the world


El Clásico, as the name suggests, “The Classic” is a clear representation of the never-ending rivalries between two of the most famous and influential football clubs in Spain, Futbol Club Barcelona (Barcelona) and Real Madrid Club de Fútbol (Real Madrid). Is it only between the footballing clubs or is there more to this rivalry than…

Chunnu Summer Falls


As the Famous quote portrays… the spectacle of a pouring waterfall can be a real indulgence for your eyes. The encompassing sound of the water gushing and striking rocks lying beneath is music in its cleanest form for your taste. The honeyed smooth water gushing down the slopes of rocks creates a suave impression in…

About Me


Worry about your Character and not your reputation because your Character is who you are and your reputation is merely what people think about you!! Abhishek Sanyal is an IT Professional who loves his work. Mondays through Fridays you can see him at his workstation trying to persuade his customers his point of view in…