Category Archives: Amazing Bengal

5 things to experience in Darjeeling

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The title is clichéd still….. Being brought up in the northern part of our country, when I visited Darjeeling for the first time, I simply fell in love. The reason was simple too. A terrain with such vast greenery and … Continue reading

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Stew or Jhol- 4 recipes from Grandma’s kitchen

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For those who wants to read a bit of history of our traditional cuisine from Bengal: From my Grandmother-in- law and Grandma’s kitchen: To continue with the story as to who were responsible for steamy stew, here are 4 … Continue reading

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Stew or Jhol- The Bangali way to a healthy summer.

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When I talk food, it’s not everyday food that interests me, but the exotics and unknown which has been a part of our cultural cuisine but was seldom mentioned. But nowadays when everyone is writing about everything, these dishes and … Continue reading

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#AKLF- Some candid moments.

With notun gur and pithey comes Boi Mela to Kolkata every year. This is the high of winter time in Kolkata. Since I had started blogging, I have been really keeping my eyes and ears open for any other story telling … Continue reading

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Takdah,Dist.Darjeeling- Information for a trip

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  The place is a conglomeration of natural beauty and man’s improvisation. So here is some information about this divine serenity. Takdah: The place is surrounded with high mountains and tea gardens and has a colonial legacy of wonderful British … Continue reading

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Takdah,Tinchuley,Lamhatta- Mountain Glories of West Bengal

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‘Amazing, fantastic, serene’ and many more adjectives tumbled out of our lips as we started our ascend to Takdah from dusty roads of Siliguri. We were glued to the dense greenery and the ribbon river Teesta keeping us company on … Continue reading

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Kolkata Weekend Travel- Falta Riverview.

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FALTA: A river, a bank, quiet sunset and green serene surroundings. That sums up the essence of this weekend destination from Kolkata, in few words. The drive from Kolkata to Falta on a busy Friday, took us 3 hours to … Continue reading

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A divine view- Mountains of West Bengal.

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A Guest post: Dear readers, this brilliant display of landscapes is clicked by Mainak Das, who is one of my favorite photographers. Here is how he introduces himself:  Hello, I am Mainak Das, apart from working in PSU, I am … Continue reading

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The Saranda Sojourn.

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About the author: Pitam Chattopadhay- Trainer, traveller,an avid bird watcher with excellent lensemanship. He refuses the lucre of permanence and trotts around India with an admirable zest for living. Either the serene tranquillity of a half known rivulets or a … Continue reading

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Varshey: The Rhododendron trail.

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Varshey Rhododendron Sanctuary: Locally called ‘Barshey’ has a trek of 4km inside the 104 km spreadout sanctuary in  Singalila range of West Sikkim. This sanctuary shares a natural border with Nepal and West Bengal. The sanctuary itself has approach roads from … Continue reading

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