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Saanya Gulati's Blog, Cambridge 3

It is said that London is an urban anomaly in the United Kingdom, for its cultural diversity and fast-paced lifestyle remain unparalleled. But every now and then even the urban dweller yearns to press the pause button. https://www.instagram.com/p/BG2Ywqet4dP/?taken-by=bombaydelhigirl While I too would indulge in the all-too-dreamy European destinations that my newsfeed is flooded with as we approach peak summer season,…

Image Credits: Amandeep Singh Khalsa, Yatri 2015

6:30 AM: My phone vibrates: “Good morning, the sunrise is beautiful." After 36-hours on the track, our train has finally come to a halt. The Yellow plaque-card, which will quickly become a photo opportunity to document our many destinations, reads Dharwad. The chatter on the platforms grows louder as the slumberous surface, and the calls to de-board get more desperate.…

Amandeep Khalsa, Jagriti Yatra, Lifeline2

"Go and seek out that person who is the opposite of you. Then, you will gain the maximum value from this journey.”   Day 1 of Jagriti Yatra is dedicated to knowing each other better. This means making the arduous journey from Bogie number 15 to 6, in order to meet the rest of my group members. Lesson #1: Do…

Saanya Gulati, Jagriti Yatra Blog3

Exhausted. Exhilarated. Enriched. A 15-day expedition across the Indian subcontinent comes to an end. Yet in some ways, the journey has just begun. An experience that transcends logic and rationality: how do 400+ individuals live, sleep, bathe and eat on a train? Then again, the act of voluntarily choosing such circumstances is perhaps irrational. Does the locomotive run on steam…

Saanya Gulati's Blog, Train Travel - Featured Image

To fall asleep in Mumbai, and wake up in Bhuj, from Delhi to Kolkata,  Lucknow to Varanasi – the destinations are multiple, but the route is common. A product of the British rule, but today she reverberates with the rhythm of India. Romanticise her, or rubbish her, there are some pleasures which no other mode of transport can provide. Here are seven joys that are…

Saanya Gulati's Blog, Kandy, Elephant Orphanage

Sugar, spice, and everything nice, that’s what Kandy is made of. 3.5 hours from Colombo, Sri Lanka’s second-most populated city is a visual delight with the most vivid shades. Seeing as my camera does better justice to the colours of Kandy, I’ve kept the penmanship to a minimum for this post. Pachyderm Paradise: En route from Colombo to Kandy is the…

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