An NRI Independence Day Wish

Surrounded by the mighty Himalayas, AR Rahman’s “Vande Mataram” being played through speakers and the army marching in unison to salute a national flag fluttering in the wind against a clear blue sky interspersed with fluffy white clouds we watched the national flag being unfurled after a series of Independence day ceremonies – It was an epic moment – the kind that gives goosebumps even when you think about it years later.

Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, Nevada

Best of Vegas in 2 Days

Vegas has a rhythm of its own, of life, colors and the incessant ringing of cash in the casinos. So after a 4 hour flight from Detroit to Las Vegas, the Spirit Airways flight landed on the runway in the heart of a city that was so brightly illuminated that it is hard for anyone not to notice the  charged atmosphere. The travelers, aircraft crew and the pilot erupted in a frenzy of cheers – Yes, that’s what Vegas does to you. It shows you how to party.

The Great Living Chola Temples – Brihadeeshwara, Gangaikondacholapuram

The Great Living Chola temples continue to marvel and excite us and this time, we bring to you the next and final instalment of the Chola Temple Trail – The Brihadeeshwara temple of Gangaikondacholapuram.We were able to spot the majestic gopuram of the temple from quite a distance and was instantly thrilled to step in the village that once served as the capital town of the Cholas.

The Unsung Hill Town – Lovedale, Ooty

Ooty, known as the Queen of the Hill Stations always tends to get crowded throughout the year. But 5kms away from the main town of Ooty is a quaint little town that not many have yet discovered – “Lovedale”. The tourist traffic nearly thins out here and this town serves as the best place for honeymooners ,nature lovers and non-commercial offbeat travelers.

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