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Mawlyngot – where tea changed the lifestyle!

Tea has brought a lot of changes in our life. – Riba from Mawlyngot said thoughtfully. We were a little surprised. We love our cups of Darjeeling Tea, but tea plantation in Meghalaya was new to us. (We know so less, there is so much to be seen and known!) And then Riba told us about her place, her village. The story of Mawlyngot is like that of a phoenix. At about 45 km from Shillong lies this somnolent village in the East Khasi hills of Meghalaya. The locals believe that the people from the Indo-Bangladesh border had migrated...

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Our World Travel Bucket List

As we travel across India, many of our friends keep asking us that where would we like to travel outside India.  And we keep on telling them that it will take a lifetime to cover India; even then we will not be able to experience the whole of our country. Having said that, we also have a bucket list of destinations around the globe where we definitely want to visit in this lifetime itself. So here is our grand bucket list for the grand world tour. 1. Visit the Masai Mara Reserve and Serengeti National Park If there is...

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Tusu Festival at Purulia

As our quest for all things traditional that are losing themselves to the chores of time continues, we decided to head towards Purulia this year to witness the Tusu festival. Tusu Festival or Tusu Parob is a harvesting festival celebrated in the Chhota Nagpur region of Eastern India that includes Purulia, Bankura, Medinipur in West Bengal and parts of Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha. The last days of the Bengali “Poush” month always call in for a great feast of “pithe” and “patisapta”. The month-end also called the “Makar Sankranti” also calls for a number of celebrations across rural Bengal....

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A solo Ladakh Bike Trip from Kolkata

We have been to Ladakh twice – once to see what Ladakh actually is. Why did travellers so like the place? That was way back in 2013. We went, saw and were stunned. Ladakh conquered us! The next time it was in January 2014 to do the Chadar Frozen River Trek. Since then we had this dormant itch to do a Ladakh bike trip. It is definitely on our bucket list! So when our dear friend Sujay informed us that he had done a solo bike trip from Kolkata to Ladakh, we were elated. We wanted to know about...

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The Year That Was – Best Travel Stories of 2017

Another year is coming to an end. It was a mixed year with great travel, many important lessons and meeting wonderful people. So here are our 12 photographs of our best travel stories of 2017. 1. DARJEELING The year always starts with Darjeeling and this year was no different! In addition, we also visited the offbeat destinations like Rangeroon, Mongpu, Latpanchar and Bunkulung. Read more about them: DARJEELING – A COMPREHENSIVE TRAVEL GUIDE RANGAROON – A PLACE WHERE DARJEELING MEETS KANCHENJUNGHA MONGPU – REVISITING TAGORE BUNKULUNG–AN UNEXPLORED PARADISE LATPANCHAR – THE HOME OF HORNBILLS 2. HAMPI We were simply...

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Armenian Christmas Celebration in Kolkata

With Christmas around the corner, Kolkata too is getting decked up in the mood of festivities. December 25th has now become a festival for all. Bow Barracks near Bowbazar celebrates the spirit of Christmas all through the week. But do you know, that another community that had made Calcutta its home way back in the seventeenth century celebrates Christmas on January 6th?  Yes, the Armenians celebrate Christmas on the 6th day of January and you can actually experience the Armenian Christmas celebration in the Holy Church of Nazareth at Armenian Street. During the Armenian Christmas season, the major events...

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Know your Airport – Delhi Airport

Delhi Airport is perhaps the busiest one in the country. Being the capital of the country, Delhi is also the entry point of most of the foreign travellers in India as well as for Indian travellers both for business and leisure. Infact, this year the airport has crossed the 50 million-passenger mark in a year! Total traffic in the year 2016-17 was 57.7 million. So with such a number, Delhi airport has entered the league of world’s 25 busiest airports. Know the Name of the Airport and the Terminals: Officially Delhi international airport is named as Indira Gandhi International...

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Historical Hampi – a complete travel guide

Hampi was in our bucket list for long. The place has everything that could possibly pull us towards itself – the story of a lost kingdom, architectural marvels from our past that we could boast of and a rugged yet alluring landscape. Hampi being a UNESCO World Heritage site was an added attraction (my love for these old, dull, decaying structures is now well known to my readers). So Hampi had to be in our trip when we visited Karnataka this year. Table of contents: Where is the historical city Hampi? What is the History of Hampi? Story about...

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Tale of 2 Backpackers completes 3 years of Travel Blogging.

Tale of 2 Backpackers completes 3 years of travel blogging. Travelling – it leaves you speechless and then turns you into a storyteller. Ibn Batuta was so right. We have been travelling for a long time, visiting various places, doing all the touristy stuff but not really experiencing the place. We have been to Goa, seen all the touristy beaches, had our share of Kaju Fenny, but had not tasted bebinca! We were like all those once-in-a-year-vacation type tourists, though we were on road almost four times a year. But our change from tourist to travellers and storytellers was...

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70 reasons to travel to India

This August 15, 2017, India will celebrate her 70th year of Independence. Although you do not need any reason to travel to India, yet Tale of 2 Backpackers brings you 70 awesome reasons that you should travel India. India is one of the largest countries of the world. It is a country that has extreme diversity in geography, climate, language, culture, ethnicity and much more. And definitely, India is not a land of elephants and snake charmers; though we love them all. Like every other country in the world, India too has her share of good and bad. But...

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