The Cholmondeley Ladies - c.1600 - 10

The Cholmondeley Ladies
Few stories get stuck in your head... like forever. I am not a fan of paintings to be honest but some paintings do tell a story, a history which you can't forget. This painting by an anonymous artist which is placed in Tate Britain, London is one painting I can't forget. The Cholmondeley Ladies, painted oil on wood tells a story of these ladies who were born on the same day, married the same day, and gave birth the same day, according to an inscription. Just a mere coincidence or something far beyond our understanding eh?

Chokhi Dhani, Sonipat, Haryana

Chokhi Dhani, Sonipat
Man on Rope
Craving to spend an evening away from Delhi's Hustle Bustle? An ethnic Rajasthani themed entertainment village is the place you may want to check out. Chokhi Dhani, Sonipat, Haryana, is built on the same concept of Chokhi Dhani, Jaipur, Rajathan, though a bit smaller. Located on NH 1 and couple of hours drive from New Delhi is definitely a fresh welcome for wanderers.

The Last Supper

How often does it happen that you are just walking by someplace then you discover something really amazing? Rarely, right? I was just going through my photo library and saw "The Picture" I clicked of "The Last Supper" by Franz De Cleyn, an artist who was the court painter to King James I. 

While, we were waiting in the long queue to enter Windsor Palace, Windsor, Berkshire, UK, I thought to to explore the surroundings of this beautiful vibrant town. As I crossed the Windsor Parish Church of St John The Baptist, I read the board it had outside which mentioned "Do not miss the following items in the Church" and at number 1 it said "The painting of The Last Supper by Franz De Cleyn, court painter to King James I. I remember reading about it in the history books, how can I miss the opportunity to see it in real?

Rent Your Property While You Travel

If you are one of those who are struck by wanderlust, then for sure you crave for traveling and you tend to respond to the call of natural instincts more than just being comfortable within the four walls and a roof. Most of the times you are the one traveling in the quest for something new and explore the unexplored, by leaving your room under lock and key. But, consider the situation when you are back after your trips, you need to unpack the home stuffs and clean it which appears to be a massive task. What if, you put your place for short stays, while you are away, which can guarantee you not only good grands but also the maintenance of your property?

Vaishno Devi, Katra (Jammu), India

As we continued our journey after paying our visit to The Golden Temple in Amritsar, it started to rain. Though, we knew already that it is going to rain a lot, so it wasn't a surprise. In March, it rains a lot so we were well prepared. Rain did slow us down but it was a relief and made our journey even more beautiful. Around 12 in the noon, we crossed Pathankot and entered Jammu. It started raining heavily and we decided to take a stop for lunch at road side Dhaba. After satisfying our stomachs, we had a cup of tea while we gazed outside at the beautiful views of hills while it rained. It was time to hit the road again and now we committed ourselves to not to stop at all on the way. By the time it stopped raining and we caught the speed. We took the new highway which is recently built in 2014 to reach Katra and drastically cut down our travel time. Road was smooth and wide and by evening around 7, we finally reached Katra.

The Golden Temple, Amritsar (Punjab), India

Darbar Sahib
The Golden Temple
It was time for me to wash off some of my sins and hence I planned a trip to The Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab, also known as Harmandir Sahib/Darbar Sahib. I further planned to visit The Holy Shrine of Vaishno Devi in Jammu. It was a family trip and we left in the night to reach Amritsar early in the morning. Except for some tea and snacks, we didn't take much stoppages to keep up with the schedule and by morning 8am, we reached The Golden Temple in Amritsar. We parked our vehicle and the temple was still few kilometers away from the parking zone so we hired a Tonga to reach the temple premises. We could have chosen auto rickshaw as well, but why not travel in an old fashion way?

The West Pier, Brighton

Iron Bridge
The West Pier
Does this happen to you when you see something historic which was grand at one time and now fading away with time? History can be fascinating and can haunt you as well the more you dig. On my visit to Brighton, I certainly enjoyed the beach, The Brighton Pier and the rides it offered, but there was another side of Brighton as well, The West Pier which gave me goose bumps once I got to know the history of it. 
The West Pier in Brighton was opened in 1866 with a length of 1115 feet, built with cast iron threaded columns screwed into the seabed. It included a concert hall which was added later.

Are you a Solo Female Traveler?

Traveling alone? Make it memorable ladies!
How often do we get to travel without someone and do what our heart desire, wear what we love and eat what our stomach wishes for? Well, these moments are certainly rare so you need to cherish each of them. Although traveling with a plan is for boring people, but having one at the backhand can be beneficial. You need to pack your stuff smartly for your adventure trip so no mishaps occur at all.
You got your makeup box and favorite jumpsuit, what else you need, but yes, being a lone woman traveler, you need to keep several things at hand and pack up accordingly for making it a memorable travel of your life. With these tips, you can have a great time on your trip:

The London Bridge

It came to me as a surprise that the original London Bridge isn't in London anymore. The original London bridge was sold to Robert McCulloch of McCulloch Oil and he rebuilt it in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. There is a rumor that Robert McCulloch thought he was getting Tower Bridge instead. Not surprisingly there have been several bridges on the London Bridge site and the present one is just under 40 years old.

Mussoorie - The Adventure Begins!

Hill View Mussoorie
For some reason or the other, I was never able to attend any of the office sponsored off-sites and have always regretted that. Well, not anymore and after making lot of promises, I was able to convince the higher authority (my wife) and finally she said "Yes". That feeling was not less than the feeling of child being offered a lollipop.

I am the kind of person who enjoys planning for the trips and to be honest, sometimes I have enjoyed it even more than the trip itself. So after lot of planning and research, we finalized on Mussoorie. We planned to leave on Friday night from our office after wrapping up our work. Now as most of the people know how lucky I am when I am about to leave for any of trip, my luck struck again and I was stuck with work till the last moment. Yea right, I am jinxed! Well, after all these years, I am used to it now.
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