The Adalaj Stepwell – Gujarat

History and architecture always amazes us. Not only because of the various types, styles, materials, intricacies, labor and intelligence put into making them but also the stories, myths and realities associated with them. Science and technology has advanced so much and we are creating startling architectural marvels round the world but when we take a... Continue Reading →

15 Offbeat things to do in Kolkata!

"Kolkata is not just a city, it is an emotion." - said someone. Kolkata welcomes you, hugs you and makes you fall in love with itself. Kolkatans can brag about its rich heritage and food non-stop, and we are one of them too. With pride. And why not, this city won the title of India’s best... Continue Reading →

Dwarka Somnath Darshan!

Two months of the new year gone already. Time just flies. Phew! Looking back, 2018 has been a complete roller coaster ride for us as we shifted our home 1275 miles west from home. Kolkata to Mumbai. Settling in the new city kept us on our toes and travel took a back seat for some... Continue Reading →

Travel Hygiene Kit for Women

This post is completely women centric and men might want to keep out, but in case you have friends, girlfriends, wives or daughters whom you care about and you travel with, give it a read. Hello People, It’s been quite some time we came up with a post. Reason being we have not travelled anywhere... Continue Reading →

The Eternal Sikkim!

"The mountains were calling and we had to go!" It had been quite some time that we had gone to the Himalayas and we had been missing them bad. So, this time, we went on to discover the second smallest state of India - Sikkim! Residing in the lap of Eastern Himalayas, Sikkim is no... Continue Reading →

Liebstar Award! Happy Us!

Welcome to the 31st post of This Taraf! We are bursting with joy on being felicitated with the Liebster Award and would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Snehal Patil from Tinkersland for the beautiful gesture. Be sure to drop by her incredible blog! We took up blogging fifteen months back as novice and... Continue Reading →

Mallabhum : Inspired Art!

Hey, hope you guys are doing great. We will keep this one short. Just thought of sharing the free hand pen and ink sketches Aniket did under the artistic influence of Mallabhum (Bishnupur). 1. Terracotta Temples 2. Lord Madan Mohan (Vishnu) 3. Bankura Horse Let us know if you liked them and if you be interested to... Continue Reading →

Travel Calendar 2018

This Taraf wishes all its wonderful readers a very happy and healthy New year. Hope you all are enjoying the holiday season and exploring amazing destinations. We are excited to read so many different posts on our feed. Just like 2017, 2018 is also going to be a travel friendly year for the ones bitten... Continue Reading →

Happy Home : DIY blog!

Hello, Merry Christmas everyone! Yes we are a tad bit late, but as the holiday season is on, we will take the liberty 🙂 Frankly, we have not been able to travel off late because of work commitments. Although it makes us a bit sad, we are also excited about our upcoming journeys in the... Continue Reading →

Mercedes-Benz Museum. Stuttgart

'Mercedes' somehow reminds me of childhood. Not because I owned it or something but it was probably the only luxury car brand known to me then. I don’t own it now either but now I am aware of other brands as well! While filling up slam books for my friends in school my patent answer... Continue Reading →

Blue Sky Tag Blog Challenge

Big thank you to Brie Flanagan from the blog I Must Brie Crazy for the Blue Sky Tag Blog Challenge. I first got scared when I received the challenge as I had not heard of this game before and 'The Blue Whale Game' has become too famous. My Blue Sky Challenge Questions: Blue Sky Tag Blog Challenge is... Continue Reading →

Varanasi – City of Gods

Banaras, Kashi, Varanasi whatever you call it, they all lead you to the same place on the world map, i.e., the longest living city. Vedic Culture, Ethnic Tribes, Mahabharata, Buddha, Mughals, British, World Wars, riots, Banaras has seen it all, as the archaeological evidences advocate traces of civilization back in 2000 BC. None of this... Continue Reading →

Bloggers Recognition Awards!

We are so happy to boast that we’ve been nominated for the Bloggers Recognition Award and would like to thank Traveler's Whispers for nominating us! If you haven't checked their blog already, please do stop by. They provide customised services, share great stories, and also have an online shop. This is our first nomination and we... Continue Reading →

Festival Fiesta – Durga Puja

Readers might feel that we are obsessed with Durga Puja. The fact is we live in Kolkata and we actually are obsessed with Durga Puja! The festival is just a few weeks away and we can see the madness in the city. Idols are undergoing the final finishing, pandals are in process, entire city is... Continue Reading →

An Evening at Eiffel!

Paris could easily be entitled as one of the most famous cities of the world. And it is not in the list of ‘The World’s Top 10 Most Visited Cities’ for no reason. The ones who have visited are still in awe and it tops the bucket list of those who haven’t. We sometimes wonder what... Continue Reading →

Travel Tales of Jagannath – Rathayatra

We assume travelbug has bitten almost everybody who can even remotely afford it. And God's are no far behind (affordance being of least consideration). It's summer vacations in most parts of the country and it's that time of the year when people holiday with families. So does Lord Jagannath as today he is leaving on... Continue Reading →

Dream Weavers of Fulia

I could feel nostalgia. I had been here earlier. I could relate to each and every bit of the process, and while I was busy missing college and my textile design days, my better half was busy clicking pictures and listening to all the stories from the locals. Fulia town in Shantipur district could easily... Continue Reading →

Travel Packing in Baahubali style!

Well, the world is aware of our very own Baahubali now, and there have been an array of artwork with reference to this movie. This is our take away from the larger than life movie, as no one wants to over pack while travelling. When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all... Continue Reading →

10 things to do in the Land of Jagannath – Puri

‘Puri’ is considered to be the ultimate holiday destination in our part of the world (read West Bengal) and almost everybody we know has been there more than twice at least. Easy accessibility, inexpensiveness, religious values and everlasting beaches have made this place a comfort getaway for all age groups. And we, the self-proclaimed travelers... Continue Reading →

How to explore Meghalaya in 2 days!

You must be wondering if two days are enough to capture the spellbinding beauty of Meghalaya. Well, no. But one do not always have the time and leaves you want to spend on travelling. And short trips now and then, works wonders. Meghalaya or the 'Abode of clouds' stays true to its name. After all,... Continue Reading →

Khamma Ghani Rajasthan!

'The greatest part of a road trip isn't arriving at your destination. It's all the wild stuff that happens along the way.' We had been on a lot of single day road trips but did not ever experience the wilderness of being on the roads for a few days at a stretch. August 2016, it was,... Continue Reading →

JW Kitchen – The name says it all!

Dining at a 5 star almost makes you feel like a royal and JW Kitchen is no exception. The experience starts from the entry gate itself when the entire staff treats you like a celebrity. By the time you survive the larger than life decor, exteriors and interiors, you are guided to your table in... Continue Reading →

Sweets from the sweetest part of India!

'Mishti'...Doesn't this word sound magical to your ears? Trust us, it tastes even more heavenly and can tempt your soul. The favourite word of all Bengalis is 'Mishti' and its their favourite type of food too. No offence 🙂 No points for guessing, 'Mishti' is the term used for sweets in Bengal. West Bengal is renowned for its... Continue Reading →

Dhaba in the middle of the city.

Byepass Dhaba is centrally located on EM Byepass near Science City in Kolkata. The place has huge parking space, great lighting and average decor. The restaurant is spacious and does not seem like people are bumping into each other or staring at other's food. Staff is courteous and portions served is ok. We had ordered for... Continue Reading →

Rangotsav in Purulia

Who goes camping during the festivals in India? We Indians have always been renowned for celebrating festivities with families. True, very true. But last year during Holi (March 2016), we decided to give the family affairs a miss and joined a group who was going for a 3 days- 3 night’s camp to Sirkabad, Purulia to celebrate... Continue Reading →

Tinchuley – Home in the Clouds

Tinchuley was a very sudden plan, as we had never even heard of this place before. Both of us were extremely repulsed with our work lives and were craving for a weekend break when a colleague introduced us to this heavenly village in the clouds. Since we were planning very close travel dates, we could only... Continue Reading →

Queen of Calcutta

"Ashwiner majhamajhi uthilo bajna baji"- Here comes our very first blog. Since we just recovered from the hangover of Durga Puja and are already into preparations of Diwali, why not share our experience about meeting the 'Queen of Calcutta'. In case you plan to pay a visit to her next year, pack your bags in... Continue Reading →

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