TarunC
Tarun Chhauda
Roorkee, India
A communication professional, a traveler, an art lover, a critic, a twitterati and a freelance writer
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Nicosia, Cyprus for The Mix of Cultures

So, we went to Nicosia for a quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of ol’ Podgorica. We went in January, which provided us with decent enough weather to go out and explore, which can’t be said about the climate of most European capitals at this time of year. Perhaps we underestimated just how strictly…

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India for Elephant Island

Although there’s plenty to see and do in downtown Mumbai, don’t pass up the opportunity to go see Elephant Island, also known as Elephanta. Elephant Island is home to five temples carved from the stone of the island. The temples depict various gods and stories, depending on when they were constructed, and which theology prevailed…

Auroville, India for weekend getaway and relaxation

For the past three months, I’ve been volunteering in Pondicherry in southern India. On the weekends, my friend and I like to get away from the chaos of life in a bustling Indian city and head to Auroville, which is just a 30-minute journey by bus. Auroville is an interesting place. Calm and peaceful, it…

Perast, Montenegro for A Quiet Getaway

Perast is a little hidden gem on the Montenegrin coast, often overshadowed by the bustling, tourist-laden towns of Kotor, Budva and Herceg Novi. It has a pharmacy, about two or three shops and a total of 349 residents. During the summer season, from June to September, Perast has a strict ban on vehicles, so you…

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Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India for Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal is on the list of all and sundry who happen to visit India and so it occupied a spot in my itinerary as well. Symbolic as it is for love as well as being an architectural marvel it is thronged by scores of people across the globe each year. Built by the emperor…

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India for Yoga, Evening Aarti et al.

Rishikesh happens to be a two hour journey from where I live and is easily accessible by any mode of transport. The place is a haven for Indians and foreigners alike. Rishikesh got its place on the global map from the Beatle’s visit to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s Ashram in the late 60’s. Since then it…

Amritsar, Punjab, India for Golden Temple

Golden Temple, Amritsar is the first on my list of places to visit when I want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the monotonous city life. The visit offers calm to my overall being and a sense of serenity takes over. Harmandir Sahib as it is known to the SIkhs (followers…

Delhi, India for a Muse at the Various Museums

Delhi surprises me with a prized visit every time I endeavor to unravel myself in its diverse surroundings. This time around my mission was to discover its enthralling museums. While every museum I visited had a persona and characteristic of its own, I choose to describe the best 3 which command attention of a flying…

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