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Bhitara Kanika, Odisha, March 2013

Bhitara Kanika, Odisha, March 2013

My father-in-law, Sudhakar Padhi, organized a 2 day visit to the Bhitara Kanika forest reserve in Odisha in mid March 2013. I had to return early to travel to Nanjing and could not make it but the rest of the family all went. These photos were taken on the old Canon Powershot during that visit.

Bhubaneswar Vacation – March 2013

Bhubaneswar Vacation – March 2013

We visited our parents & grandparents in the 2nd week of March, 2013. We also went to Cuttack to visit my maternal grandmother and uncle. We also visited the Lord Jaganath in Puri and I was lucky to get darshan early in the morning right after sun rise. On the way back from Puri we stopped at Sathpada on the northern most tip of Chilika lake to go see Dolphins. I had to cut my vacation short to travel to…

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Ganapatipule Vacation – Nov 2012

Ganapatipule Vacation – Nov 2012

We visited Ganapatipule, a temple town and beach resort on the Konkan coast of Maharastra. Ganapatipule is located about 350 km south of Mumbai in the Ratnagiri district famous for it’s “Apus” mangos (Alphanso). The Lord Ganesh of Ganapatipule is the “Paschim Dwardevta”, Western Sentinel God of India. The temple is built into a hill right on the beach and is beautiful. We had booked a room in the MTDC resort on the Maharastra Tourism web site the previous week….

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Kashmir Vacation – Family Photos

Kashmir Vacation – Family Photos

This gallery contains photos of Padmaja, Mamli, Bablu and I from our May 2012 vacation in Kashmir. These photos are from Sonamarg, Srinagar & Gulmarg. Unfortunately I lost all the photos I took at the beginning of the trip, particularly in Pahalgam. I was devastated when I arrived back in Mumbai to realize that I had lost almost 2400 photos along with an SD card. But then what remains will always remind us of our beautiful vacation on our very…

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Kashid, Dec 28, 2010

Kashid, Dec 28, 2010

Kashid is a small coastal village about 30 kilometers south of Ali Baugh. We were told about it by some of Padmaja’s colleagues. We dicided to visit in late December 2010. Padmaja booked a hotel room for 1 night. We started from Mumbai early in the morning and drove to Kashid, arriving just before lunch. The hotel room was large and comfortable. And the Kashid beach took our breath away. We spent the afternoon on the beach before going around…

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Delhi, April 2011, Day 5, Taj Mahal

Delhi, April 2011, Day 5, Taj Mahal

On day 4 we started out for Agra in Rohan’s car. It was a lovely drive and were fortunate enough to get Darshan of the Lord Krishna at his Janmabhomi temple in Mathura. We visited the Agra Fort after lunch and saw the light and sound show at the fort. It was as good as we had been told it was.

Delhi, April 2011, Day 4, Agra Fort

Delhi, April 2011, Day 4, Agra Fort

We drove to Agra from Gurgaon in Rohan’s car. It was a pleasant drive and we took our time. After settling into our room at the UP Tourism Guest House we went to the Agra Fort. Padmaja had heard a lot about the light and sound show there and was looking forward to it. Unfortunately it started raining just before the show though it luckily stopped around 8 pm. It took a lot of convincing on my part for the…

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