Gurudongmar Lake is considered a holy place for three religions – Hinduism, Buddhism, and Sikhism. The lake itself is in a restricted and sensitive area of North Sikkim and is currently under the control of the Indian Army.
Meghalaya is situated on the North-Eastern part of India. Like most of the region, it is cut off from the rest of the country in terms of transport and communication. But it is this very fact that gives this state its charm. The word “Meghalaya” can be literally translated to “Abode Of Clouds”, and this beautiful state lives up to its name.
The Vatican – the heart of Christianity. When I was young, I had this unusual desire to visit the place. Not because of its association with one of the biggest religious groups in the world. But because I wanted to visit the museums. Growing up, I’ve been a big fan of history. I don’t remember how old I was, but this one time I visited the Indian Museum in Kolkata, and that was it. Awestruck by how little I know while living in the present, I started researching my way into the past. So, when in December 2018 my family and I visited Italy, a trip to the Vatican museums was an obvious choice.
Darjeeling has a very deep connection with Bengalis. My first trip to the hill station was in 2018, at the age of 27 – quite a late bloomer for a Bengali. But the sleepy town in the midst of the Himalayas left me speechless.