Photo Story: Rochers-de-Naye, Switzerland

On a bright summer morning, I ambitiously set out to hike Rochers-de-Naye, a part of the Swiss Alps, which overlooks Montreux and Lake Geneva. There are plenty of scenic hiking trails here and my plan was to walk from Jaman to summit. Once I alighted from my cogwheel ride at Jaman, I stopped to ask…

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Photo Story: Vistas of Gstaad, Switzerland

During my summer visit to Switzerland, I decided to take the train and explore Gstaad. The GoldenPass Line traverses from Montreux to Zweisimmen with many scenic stops. Gstaad was one of them. This was an ideal opportunity for me. As I alighted onto Gstaad station with a host of other tourists, I found myself a little…

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Photo Story: The Golden Touch of Suryagarh, Jaisalmer

On my first evening at Suryagarh, Jaisalmer, Karan Singh, president of MRS Hospitality Group, quoted W B Yeats’ Cloths of Heaven. He recited, ‘Had I the heaven’s embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half-light; I would spread the…

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Photo Story: Winterthur Local Market, Switzerland

Winterthur was a revelation. Only 20 minutes away from Zurich, this is the sixth largest city in Switzerland and is a playground for explorers. On a Tuesday morning, I walked a few steps away to explore the weekly market in the heart of the Old Town. Every Tuesday and Friday, the farmer’s market has many local visitors. The…

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Photo Story: Cycling Around Bruges, Belgium

‘Bruges can be explored entirely on the bike’ said Tom, my guide, as we got acquainted outside a bike rental on the cobbled streets of the Belgian city. Dating back to the 9th century, Bruges  was discovered by the Vikings. It rose to a major trading town in the 12th century, owing to the excellent…

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Photo Story: Mohan Shakti Heritage Park, Himachal Pradesh

As I departed for Chandigarh airport from Kandaghat, we stopped by Mohan Shakti Heritage Park. The park was about 20 kilometres away from Kandaghat which took us roughly an hour. The premises is spread over 40 acres and has a cafeteria and washrooms. The area is being developed with Ayurvedic centre currently. This space is essentially a…

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