Friday, November 30, 2012

Hill Fort Kesroli, Alwar- One of the many weekends!!!

It's a Neemrana Group property. A typical Non-Hotel Hotel, as they call it. I have been to this place 4-5 times till now. It's a 14th century fort converted into a Non-Hotel Hotel. It is said that it is India's one of the oldest buildings which is still livable. The place has not much to offer to the people who love to party, roam around or like lot of activities when they travel. For me it's one of the places where I connect with myself, where I love to sit on the roof of the fort doing nothing or love to read all day. The place has a certain kind of ambience that calls you back. Another thing that I like about the place is a 14th century temple constructed by the same King in a nearby village. You can take the cycle from the fort and cycle your way thru the green feilds. Early morning is the best to this as you can be part of the first aarti.

Lot of people I have met said that there is nothing much to do and no activities around but probably that's the only reason I go to this place!!!!

Road distance from Gurgaon to Kesroli is 140 Kms. Its a good drive all the way. 

Road Map to reach Kesroli from Delhi/Gurgaon :-

Hill Fort, Kesroli, Rajathan

Contact number to Check Availability and Book rooms at Neemrana's Hill Fort Kesroli- 011 4666 1666

Thailand- I Wanna Be Back!!!

Someone once said , “Travelling is like flirting with life. It's like saying, I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.”

These were the thoughts in my mind when I was leaving Thailand after spending Nine Days in the Lap of Nature. It’s a Country where Natural Beauty is in abundance. The White Sandy Beaches, The Green Highlands, The Cool Waterfalls and The Vibrant Life forces you to stay back and never leave....

But As they say - Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.

                                                                      - karan

Phuket- Can never get enough of you..

Phuket- Amazing Beauty

Phuket- Southern Tip


Koh Samui- Room with a view!!!


Ang Thong National Park- Koh Samui

Koh Samui- Lunch By The Beach

Koh Samui- Refreshing Fresh Water Dip

Watching The Sun Go Down- Koh Samui

Land And The Sea- Koh Samui

Chilli On The Moon- Bartender's Fav Drink!!

Lazy Afternoons!!!!


Looking Ahead

Crusing in Phuket

White Sandy Beaches

Natural Wonder

The Famous Long Tail Boat

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Bharat Pur Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan, India

With winters setting in, it's perfect time to go explore the Bharat Pur Sanctuary also known as Keoladeo National Park. Let your kids and the kid in you come out and connect with nature. Let the kids know there is more to life than just Facebook and Video Games. And moreover, It's a good weekend break destination from Delhi. 

Distance from Gurgaon to Bharat Pur is 180 Kms

Route from Gurgaon to Bharat Pur is as shown in the map- 

You can also take an alternate route thru secnic Gurgaon- Faridabad road to reach Palwal and then head on to  Kosi kalan - Dig and finally to Baharat Pur. 


Here is a small collection of Photographs that might inspire you to take the trip....


As You Enter The Park Early Morning


Into The Wilds!!!

Painted Stork - Dreams Must Be Free To Fly High!!!

Open Billed Stork

Colony OR In Our Terminology- A Joint Family

YES That's The National Bird

Don't Corner Me!!!!

Painted Stork- Here I Goooooo....

 Home Run!!!

Bheege Hont Tere!!!!

Indian Cormorant With Moon Still Shining

Indian Pond Heron

Back To Basics!!!!

The best way to see the park is to either take a Rickshaw or hire a bike if you love cycling. I went to the park three times back to back and tried both the options. Some of the rickshaw walas have very good knowledge about the birds, better than the guides too. If you planning to take a rickshaw, I would definitely recommend Mr Pritam Singh. He has vast knowledge of birds and the park. With him around you don't even need a guide. He has even been featured in few international magazines too. All the rickshaws have been given a serial number and his Serial no is 1, no doubt he deserves it!!! You can call him and book him in advance. He will come to your hotel to pick you up. So there's no need to take your vehicle to the park. His contact number is +91 9660167389


Here are a few recommended places to stay in Bharat Pur


1.  Laxmi Vilas Palace Hotel    +91 5644 231 199


2.  Hotel Udai Vilas Palace      +91 96 49 900154


3.  Sawaraj Resorts                +91 925 103 3673


4.  The Bagh Resort