Yesterday, I went on the London Eye for the first time in my life. This is just one of many photos of the beautiful views I had of the city that I love so unconditionally, even in spite of the fact that I’ve faced many of my life’s obstacles right here. This is the city where I have been at both my strongest and weakest, and both my happiest and unhappiest.

While I was up there, I felt like I was looking down at all my troubles; they were on the ground and I was rising high above them. I never imagined that a tourist attraction would bring me any peace of mind, but it did. Although it was temporary, it lifted a weight from my shoulders as it lifted me closer to the sky.

Today, I learned that one of my work colleagues has also been dealing with depression for a large portion of his life. We had a very eye-opening chat about what we’ve faced in life so far, and what a relief it is to finally have someone to talk to at work who understands exactly what I’m going through. 

Pack your bags to these seven monsoon destinations in India

- Sneha Bhattacharjee

If you are someone who doesn’t like to step out in the sweltering heat or biting cold, probably monsoon vacationing is the best time for you to experience nature’s aura, provided you don’t mind soaking in the rain. Perhaps, this monsoon, instead of shutting yourself inside the four corners of the house, let your hair lose, set your paper boats on sail and dance to the rain drops with joy.

Here are seven fascinating monsoon destinations in India for the nature and adventure lover in you:

1-      Lonavala, Maharashtra: This quaint little hill station on the outskirts of Mumbai, is your perfect getaway from the hustle-bustle of the city. Get backpacking, and head to this place atop the Sahyadris and surrounded by the ghats. Don’t be surprised if you can feel the clouds take you along as they move from one destination to the other. Tiger Point, a Buddhist Cave and a waterfall near Budhi dam are some of the major attractions of this place. A few hours drive from Mumbai, Lonavala has its own railway station too. But missing out on the road journey to this spot can be too much to ask for.

2-      Jim Corbett, Uttarakhand: Perhaps the best time to visit this National Park is monsoons as it isn’t very crowded then but some part of the Park remains closed for safety reasons. There are however, four zones- Dhikala, Durga Devi, Jhirna and Bijrani that remain open to visitors throughout the year. Hardly 6 hours drive from the national capital, Jim Corbett National Park is a wildlife lover’s paradise. For those who love rafting, monsoon is probably a good time to head to this place as the Kosi remains depthless rest of the year. Hop on for some jungle safari, enjoy the flora and fauna present in abundance at this National Park.

3-      Bishnupur, West Bengal: Located at a distance of about 150 km from Kolkata, lies the hub of hub for terracotta architecture, crafts and culture- Bishnupur. Being the capital of Malla dynasty of Mallabhum for over 1000 years, Bishnupur today is one of the main centres of culture in Bengal. Built in the 16th century, the terracotta temples of Bishnupur are worth a watch. Monsoon makes the place lively and fresh. Apart from the temples, the terracotta crafts and Baluchari sarees  - made of a pure silk weave and feature motifs representing Indian mythology- are to die for.

4-      Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu: The “princess of hill stations” is one of the best monsoon destinations in India. Located in the Palani hills of the Western Ghats, Kodaikanal has plenty to offer to nature lovers. From beautiful waterfalls, to lakes and lush greenery and spectacular views of the Ghats and hills, Kodaikanal is well connected by air as well as rail.

5-      Goa- Yes, you might have been there innumerable times but monsoon offers a fresh new look to this ever hot tourist destination in the west. Dudhsagar Falls, located in the southern part of Goa – Mollem and in close proximity to the Karnataka border, this waterfall is at its best and is much-admired throughout the monsoon. Embrace the nature, take a dip in the waters of this waterfall that resembles literally, ‘sea of milk’ during the monsoons.

6-      Alibaug, Maharashtra- A beautiful town located in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, it has been popular because of its scenic beauty and a hinterland of the Israeli-Jews. Filled with rich history, appetizing sea food and culture, this tiny tourist place has a lot in the offing. The nearest railway station is located at Pen, connected to Panvel in Mumbai through the Central Railway station. One can then reach Alibaug by local transport (buses, taxis, auto-rickshaws).

7-      Kutch, Gujarat- The northwest of Gujarat is abode to the largest district in India - Kutch. Rann of Kutch has 18 cultural tribes which makes the place well-liked among travellers. The never-ending desert plains give an enigmatic view in the monsoons especially as other part of the year, this desert looks like a white bed of land. From cultural shows depicting the tradition and culture of Gujarat to camel safaris, a lot can be enjoyed by the tourists visiting this destination.


part 14/final of Goldfield Ghost Town

the last and final photos of the trip, (with the exception of the last two photos) these pictures were taken still on the train ride, while listening to our conductor guide talk briefly about the town n the legend of the Superstition Mountains of the area. just like the overcast skies slowly grew more to wanna rain, the ride itself was slow n steady. a short 20 min. about ride around the outskirts of the town. not a very long train either, a simple one main cart as middle base while a smaller house-like cart for those who wish don’t wanna be exposed but can stand out on the railing platform to see the scenery around. a nice lil’ ride to conclude time there. along with more cool souvenir t-shirts to remember haha. 

lots of new experiences never have done or driven by previous, it was good with it’s not so goods, but had it’s fun. maybe to someday be able to come back to some of these places would be cool. take more/better photos n prepare body/mind better too. for now, need to recharge n slowly get back to finishing n doing stuff wanna do. try to get better at certain things as well.

(click on the photos for better look n info.) 

The Birthplace of the Mens Kilts - Scotland and its Famous Tourist Spots

Every country has a visitor attraction to be very honored referring to. There are famous places in which tourists are looking forward to visit. Examples as to those are Kailua Beach in Hawaii, The London Eye in London, The Great Barrier Reef way Australia, the Jurong Bird Confine in Singapore and the Boracay Sands rapport the Philippines.

In keeping with that enunciated, Scotland has a lot of tourist attractions and must-visits at the same times. Below are the honored Scottish attractions that tons people from various parts of topographic chart look shunt to synod. Caution: This list might capture your figment and observe you book a direct soaring ticket going upon the UK, particularly Scotland.

1. Blair Drummond Safari Take residence at - Kids will in no way be met with bored to tears stiff anymore and that’s for sure, this is the only African Stalk Reforestation situated in Stirling, Scotland. This is a different method to motivate your kids to be stifle to nature and be thankful for what nature has to offer. This atomic arsenal has drive-thru reserves as well as a pram jaunt very convenient in consideration of everyone who wishes to visit the point.

2. The Falkirk Wheel - Not that sort Scottish wonder to look en route to en route to! The Falkirk Roundel is one of the most visited tourist attractions streamlined Scotland. It’s a gargantuan structure which was built to relate the Union and Forth and Clyde Canals. The wheel rotates together with an axle that props rise up the four-meter-diameter slewing bearings that enables it to rotate around.

3. Glasgow Science Centre - Located in Glasgow, Scotland, Glasgow Science Centre is second comer attraction that you and your kids will surely have tenure of! It is a purpose-built science center which is made airward pertinent to the three principal buildings as long as example the Science Mall, IMAX Picture palace, and the Glasgow Tower buildings. With a second team star installment plan by all visitors who’ve been fortunate as far as visit, this is well and good a place for your family, most firstly your kids, to appreciate. Going here does not merely give you the chance to power grab the sublime engineering creations but also a chance to receive instruction. Due on the sheer beauty referring to magnitude of the science center, some individuals have problems with its funding. However, the tourist sales it has brought flawlessly afar for Scotland is rather a huge return relating to all the quick assets that was dight in it.

4. Eighteenmo Yacht Britannia - Hailed by BBC as €Scotland’s leading visitor-friendly attraction€. It’s the country’s seventh most in-demand paid-for attractions. As the former Useful yacht of Chessman Elizabeth II, you will see knights wearing their mens kilts in the lump over the place to ensure it is more theatrical and fascinating to see. These general public sporting their Scottish kilts are also among those many factors puzzlement people would like in consideration of experience this yacht. The genuine article has been recommended in correspondence to BBC so why not make an attempt it?


Scotland has a great quantity of wonderful world-traveler spots. Uncover him for yourself and start preparing your phenomenal slog to Scotland. It’s not inimitable the mens kilt enthralling the tourists, but the tourist attractions item! Scotland has a lot till offer that only visiting and seeing those places can run interference for he reidentify.