Archive | June, 2011

The source of a 100,000 Lumens !!!!

12 Jun

Sunrise, Sunset and Sunshine captured over places – A little more of Sunsets than Rises and a bit more of the ones in GOA






Sunset at Arombol Beach Goa, didn’t hear of the place till last years trip from office. A must visit if you seek to stay clear of the crowds of Baga and Calangute. The shacks these days offer Hookah’s too.








Arombol Beach Again









Orange Setting to a setting Sun







Crepuscular rays during sunrise at Fort Aguada GOA, a freshwater spring within the fort provided water supply to the ships that used to stop by. This is how the fort got its name: Aguada, meaning Water. Crews of passing ships would often visit to replenish their fresh water stores





Sun-rays at Bandhavgarh National Park,  the park derives its name from the most prominent hillock of the area, which is said to be given by Hindu Lord Rama to his brother Lakshmana to keep a watch on Lanka (Ceylon). Hence the name Bandhavgarh (Sanskrit: Brother’s Fort).








Sunset over Sealdah Calcutta, Kite season was on during the time f the picture






Sunset at Om Beach Gokarna Karnataka, the once almost inhabited beaches have now turned into major tourist destinations









Sunset at Pondicherry










Sun-rays at Whitefield Bangalore, outside office










Sunrise at Ranthambore Fort, built-in 10th-century it towers over the entire park area. It stands at a height of 700 feet above the surrounding plain.







Sunrise at End Point Manipal









No sun here but it the Sunshine on the Temple which made me put this photo too, during a clear day the temple literally GLOWS


Kharagpur !!!

11 Jun


A long-awaited Family Trip to Kharagpur with my Mom, sister and Brother In Law


Morning Drive out of Calcutta to Kharagpur, leaving via Vidyasagar Setu.







Approach to the Vidyasagar Setu,  the first cable-stayed bridge in India, the largest in Asia and the third largest in the world. It took 20 years to complete the foundation being laid by Indira Gandhi.








The bridge was also subject to prototype wind tunnel tests at the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore








Beating the 40 Degree Heat @ Toll Gate 1 on the way to the highway









Highway !!!









Serving the much-needed power to the SAPPING CITY the Kolaghat Power Stations.







Wooing Hungry Travelers, outside Sher E Punjab









If going to Kharagpur or any place that side a stop at Sher E Punjab is recommended










And finally the reason for the trip !!! My Niece Kaushiki