Author: Bhupender

Romancing New Zealand by land and Sea. Rotoura 2 Wellington 2 Picton

Bhupender Gupta tracks New Zealand from the northern to the southern islands by road and concludes : New Zealand is a marvelous country that speaks of its grandeur through its surreal landscapes, enchanting lakes, picturesque mountains, pristine forests & most importantly, happy people. After saying Sayonara to the amazing Sulphur city of Rotorua, in the next 6 hour drive to Wellington you traverse through varied contrasting yet captivating landscapes that include man made Kaingaroa forest, stunning shores of the mighty Taupo lake and the lonely Desert road where three imposing peaks, Ruapehu, Ngaurahoe & Tongariro proudly flaunt their incredible...

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Rendezvous with New Zealand’s towering Mount Cook

Travel Blogs on Mount Cook After 10 days and over 3000 Kms of Self-drive all through North and South Islands, it was a penultimate day of stay in this incredibly captivating, beautiful Country of southern hemisphere called New Zealand.  With the return flight scheduled to depart from Christchurch the next day & drive from Queenstown to Christchurch being of more than 5 hours, it was imperative to leave early from Queenstown. On the way back there is one last but important site to visit. The famous and an exceptionally picturesque, 3754 Mts high,  Aoraki Mount Cook. Travel Blogs on Mount...

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Romancing New Zealand – Heritage Christchurch to beautiful Queenstown to awesome Milford Sound.

Travel Blogs on Queenstown, Milford Sound Architecture of the Victorian times at Christchurch leaves little doubt in your mind that this is the place where the English had first settled. Just leave your car; the ubiquitous Tram, whose tracks criss-cross Christchurch’s most famous landmarks, is arguably the best mode of transport you can choose to sight-see this great City. Pay NZ$ 25 and hop into any one of these 19th Century travel modes and have a quick scan of this great city. Sadly, you may encounter some terribly dilapidated structures destroyed by the recurring quakes, the area being prone...

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Sight Seeing Srinagar in Strife

Travel Blogs on Kashmir, Srinagar 18th June 2017, Pakistan defeated India in ICC Champions Trophy at Oval. I spend the night in cacophony of bursting Crackers totally dismayed, wondering why our youth in Kashmir had strayed. Where they betrayed or were they misguided??? Next morning Faroque with his Shikara came sharp at 8. Adil waited nonchalantly across the lake with his car to take me sight-seeing – Srinagar. I ensured my DSLR (camera) was in my company. I am presenting all this experience in this Travel Blogs on Kashmir, Srinagar. Hazratbal Dargah, Srinagar,  a hugely mesmerizing marble structure situated on...

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Sardar Sarovar Dam Inaugurated

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi  dedicates an alleged incomplete Sardar Sarovar Dam to the Nation yesterday ( 17/09/2017) Occasion : His own 67th Birthday. Why incomplete : Despite Gujarat been ruled by the BJP since past 22 Years, this project remains allegedly incomplete as Canals of 43,000 km length are yet to be built. Foundation stone of Sardar Sarovar Project on the Narmada river was laid on 5th April 1961 by the then ‘perspicacious & sagacious’ PM Pt. Jawaharlal_Nehru. The construction of this huge Dam began in 1987. Interestingly, this 1.2 Kms long & 163 Mts deep Canal has covered more than double of its cost by...

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