Monthly Archives: July 2015

“Monsoon Magic Trail to Meghalaya” being organised by

Here is some information about a forthcoming trip to Meghalaya.

Looks great. I would have joined if I was not going to Lahul-Spiti during this period.

Take a look….Regards….KJS Chatrath



“Monsoon Magic Trail to Meghalaya

18 July 2015 at 23:43

You are invited to be part of Monsoon Magic trail to Meghalaya. If the raindrops elevate your mood, clouds stir your senses and rainbow brings out child like pleasure in you then don’t hold yourself back.
I am Nupur, your host on this trail. I will take you to the abode of clouds- Meghalaya, where rain weaves magical spell, spellbinding beauty haunts your senses and you witness nature at its best. Come witness the monsoon magic, majestic waterfalls, live root bridges & more….
Meghalaya is nestled in cool pine fresh mountains of Himalayas overlooking plains of Bangladesh. It sits upon dramatic horseshoes of rocky cliffs studded with gushing waterfalls, lush green panorama, natural live root bridges and Asia’s longest caves.
Its time to put on your trekking boots and prepare yourself to walk amidst nature, tuning your ears to the gurgling sound of waterfalls, witness Asia’s longest caves.
Enjoy an exhilarating feel at skywalk in Asia’s cleanest village with live root bridges
This is not all soak yourself in rains soothing your senses and pampering your skin with bounty of nature.
I will receive you at Guwahati, we will travel through Meghalaya by road in terrain friendly vehicles, 4 people per vehicle.
Trail begins on 16th August’15 at Guwahati (overnight stay booked & included)Ends on 21st August’15 late evening at Guwahati (overnight stay booked & included for 21st August’15 night)
Participation by contribution of Rs.26800/-
Early bird contribution will be Rs.25800/- (valid till 30th July’15)
Duration: 6nights 7 days (excluding travel to & back from Guwahati)
16th Aug ’15
Reach Guwahati and enjoy relaxing day, early dinner & rest.
17th Aug ’15
Travel Guwahati to Shillong by road, enjoy Dwar Ksuid, Umiam Lake (Barapani). Overnight at lake facing Luxury Resort.
18th Aug’15
Local Sightseeing at Shilong. Cathedral of Mary, Don Bosco Museum CWS state museum Ward’s lake & Botanical garden Overnight at Resort.
19th Aug’15
Travel from Shillong to Cherrapunjee witness Shillong Peak, Elephant Falls & Mawphlang Sacrad Forest.
20th Aug’15
Peaceful day at Resort with nature walks, visit Mawjymbuin Caves (entry subject to weather condition), overnight at luxury Resort at Cherrapunjee.
Travel from Cherrapunjee to Mawlynnong Village, drive back to Guwahati Overnight at Hotel in Guwahati.
22nd Aug’15
Departure from Guwahati
Pickup from Airport / Railway station
Transport from Guwahati to Shillong to Cherrapunjee & back to Guwahati.
Forest Permits and other charges. Mountaineering Course qualified Guide from Compass Adventure trails.
Local Guide who has extensive knowledge of the route
All meals(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) from the day of receiving in Guwahati to dropping back at Guwahati included.
Stay at luxury resorts and activities as detailed in travel plan are included.
Stay at hotel in Guwahati on arrival day and departure day are included for a day only.
Still & video camera fee at parks, museums & any other place where charged.
Cost of travel from your location to Guwahati & back, it can be provided on request on actual cost basis.
Travel insurance & emergency evacuation.
Purchase of personal nature, cost of porters to carry additional personal equipment.
In case of any query feel free to call at +919810801800
Compass Adventure trails empowering you to have all the fun while traveling with likeminded travel enthusiasts. Join us to discover and experience places you always wanted to explore. Pursue your passion of travel with safety.
Looking forward to your confirmation to be part of this trail !
with warm Regards,
Nupur Singh
Co Founder CATs
Mobile +91 981 080 1800


‘Heritage Walk at Chennai harbour on 9th August, 2015’ by K.J.S.Chatrath


May I share the following email received by me with my readers?

Regards……………….KJS Chatrath


“Heritage Walk at the Harbour
• Chennai Pastforward
• Today at 3:31 PM
To…Sriram v
BCC .. [email protected]

Dear All,
The next Heritage walk is scheduled for Sunday, August 9, 2015. This is being conducted in collaboration with the Royal Madras Yacht Club. The details are enclosed in the attached poster.
Kindly make your reservation as per the poster. The walk will be Led by Sriram V & will be from 6:00 am to 8:00 am.

Thanks & Regards,

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‘Travel agencies get ready on talk of loosening of USA-Cuba ties’ by K.J.S.Chatrath


Travel agencies seem to be getting ready to take American tourists to Cuba on the news of loosening of USA-Cuba ties.  Take a look at the email that I have received (Of course I am a proud Indian and NOT an American citizen, and have already visited Cuba).

The email is being shared for information of my travel loving readers.

Regards……KJS Chatrath



  • Jul 22 at 8:53 PM

‘T Nagar walk in Chennai’ by K.J.S.Chatrath

I have been to Chennai a number of times and to its T Nagar area a few times. I never knew anything about the background or history of this part of Chennai. In fact I always thought that ‘T-Nagar’ was an abbreviation of Thaygaraja Nagar!

In this background I was happy to receive the following email. If I were in Chennai, I would have surely joined the walk. Take a look a join if you feel interested:

“Touring T Nagar

  • Chennai Pastforward 
  • Today at 12:36 PM
To …Sriram V
BCC……[email protected]

“T-Nagar Walk

It may be an urban horror today but Theagaroya Nagar to give it its full and proper name was the first planned locality to come up in Madras in the 20th century. Plainly modelled as a scaled down version of Lutyens’ New Delhi, it was the New Town and the city’s showpiece when it was built in the 1920s. The history of T Nagar has much to do with the history of our city â?? the rise of Dravidian politics, the freedom struggle, the world of cinema, the time when Madras still had a number of Andhras living in it and of course the history of retailâ?¦ Come and join historian Sriram V on this tour to be held between 6.00 and 8.00 am on Sunday July 26. As always, the walk will conclude with breakfast. Send the transaction details to [email protected] for confirmation.”


By the way is in no way connected with the organising or managing of this walk. The above information is shared for the benefit of its readers.

Regards……………..KJS Chatrath



My friend L.C.Amarnathan, Ex- Director General Police and Ex-Vice Chancellor has sent this useful information:

“It is Thyagaraya Nagar in full form. There is ‘Panagal Park’ at the centre with streets
in all 4 directions. Initially developed as a residential area in 50s, it is now the hottest shopping/commercial centre. ”Vani Mahal’ as a cultural centre hosted many karnatic musicians like MSS and bharatanatyam dansueses like Vaijayantimala.
Born and brought up in T’ Nagar I passed out from ‘Sri Ramakrishna Mission High School’ located opposite the park and my sister from ‘ Sharada Vidyalaya’.
It is now endless shops end to end in that prime locality.”

Thank you Mr. Amarnathan.

“Ullu ka Pa*** (offspring of owl)” by K.J.S.Chatrath

Canada One 015 580 50I recently visited Butchart Gardens in Victoria, Canada. I would be putting up a photo article on that beautiful garden soon.


In  the meantime take a look at some figurines/drawing of owl in this garden.



For the uninitiated, ‘ullu’ in Punjabi means and owl and ‘Ullu ka Patha‘ means offspring of owl or simply a foolish fellow. It is considered abusive but one must add that it is perhaps the mildest of Punjabi bad-words.