Once Upon A Time In Kerala

It was the year 2009 when I made an impromptu trip to Kerala. Traveled to few places including Alappuzha and Kumarakom. The following pictures were taken from Kumarakom. The owner of my guest house asked his children to take me to a secluded place, where I clicked these mesmerizing pictures. I was lucky to have witnessed such a dramatic sky. Beautiful memory!

You can also follow my other accounts here.

For Instagram

For photo blog http://deepakacharya.wordpress.com/

Thank You

Exploring Goa’s Panjim On Foot

As I always say the more you travel, the more you see. During a quick trip to Panjim, I encountered all these fascinating structures. Do you know why these structures exist? I have no clue. While some of these structures I spotted in the crowded markets, the other part of the capital city is also a sight to behold. I am talking about Panjim’s Latin Quarter. Brightly painted houses will take you to a by gone era. And the best part is you can explore all these places on foot. The whole idea was to get some unique images. And I am glad I was able to capture some interesting and vibrant houses in Panjim.

You can also follow my other accounts here.

For Instagram

For photo blog http://deepakacharya.wordpress.com/

Thank You

Win A Trip To Turkey

A golden opportunity to win a free trip to Turkey, including flights.

Just keep in mind this travel giveaway is only for Indian citizens.

Nivedith Gajapathy, one of India’s popular travel bloggers, is conducting a massive travel giveaway on his Instagram account.

The rules are pretty simple. Just follow the three following accounts.

https://www.instagram.com/nivedithg/

https://www.instagram.com/goturkey/

https://www.instagram.com/turkeytourism_in/

For more details, visit the link here.

All the best !

You can also follow my other accounts here.

For Instagram

For photo blog http://deepakacharya.wordpress.com/

Thank you

Interview With Travel Blogger Andreea Radut

Dear all, let me introduce Andreea Radut, one of Romania’s leading travel photographers and Instagrammers. Her Instagram ID is full of vibrant snaps which can inspire anyone to travel the world. Her website is replete with beautiful travelogues.

1) Dear Andreea can you please describe yourself in few words ?

I am a positive person who always likes to explore new places and new cultures, passionate about traveling and photography.

IMG-0694

2) So far which is the best destination you have covered and why ? Do you have any particular reason ?

Hmm, this is a tricky question because I appreciate every place I visit, so it’s hard to choose only one. However, I think I will say Jordan – Petra. While being there, it felt like out of this world, never seen anything more spectacular than Petra until now.

IMG-5922

3) Since how long you have been doing photography and why you picked up travel photography over other genres of photography ?

Actually, travel photography chose me. It all started 9 years ago when I first visited Greece and I fell in love with all the landscapes I was seeing there. I remember at that time I had a small compact Sony camera and took some sunset photos at first, captured the sea and the mountains and I realized it meant something for me. So next year I bought a new camera, a Canon this time, and went again to Greece wanting to take even more better pictures. Why travel photography over other genre? Because I like sharing with the world the places that I visit and maybe encourage them to do the same.

IMG-6153

4) What do you like the most while doing photography in gorgeous locations ?

I love wandering around and talking with the locals. Getting to know the people always helps me learn new things.

IMG-6649

5) Who is your favorite photographer in the world ?

I don’t think I have a favorite photographer. That’s because I truly believe each photographer is special and has its own vision. We are all artists in our own ways.

IMG-2398

6) Do you think travel photography has impacted your life ?

For sure, it made me more courageous, more open-minded and somehow even more spiritual.

IMG-0762

7) I am bit of curious. What kind of equipment do you use to capture those gorgeous snaps ?

At this point, I own a mirrorless camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II. For lenses I use a fixed 45 mm f/1.8 which is very sharp and creates a wonderful blurry background and I also use a zoom 12-40 mm f/2.8 when I need a wider angle.

IMG-5937

8) What is your dream destination ? Only one

My dream destination is Bali, Indonesia. I want to explore more of Asia and hopefully my dream will be able to materialize after this lock-down.

IMG-5981

9) Can you please tell us about the destinations you were supposed to explore before the lock-down ?

Sure. I was supposed to go to Malaga, Spain to visit a friend of mine at the end of March, but the flight got cancelled. Other destinations that I had in mind for this year besides Bali, was Egypt for the pyramids and Cappadocia – Turkey to fly with a hot air balloon.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

10) Finally any general idea/quotation you would like to share with us ? It could be anything. Life, photography or travel ?

Traveling is good for our souls, it helps us grow and become who we’re supposed to become. And another thing, anyone can do it. If I can do it, you can do it too. I am saying this because I travel on a budget, I have a regular job and I save money months before any destination I want to visit. It’s about priorities, so make whatever brings you happiness a priority. It matters a lot.

IMG-4565

 

Win 2 Free Flight Tickets

Top3_02_Tokyo-Souvenir-1581599626

This is a simple yet interesting travel contest 🙂

You have to vote and select your favorite souvenir. I voted for The Faberge-egg from St. Petersburg, Russia.

You can participate in the contest here.

For Instagram

For photo blog http://deepakacharya.wordpress.com/

Thank You 🙂

Win A Trip To Tanzania

Win a fully paid trip including 2 economy class return tickets to Tanzania, courtesy KLM Airlines.

It is a simple contest and you can participate here.

Good luck to every one 🙂

You can also follow my other accounts here.

For Instagram

For photo blog http://deepakacharya.wordpress.com/

Thank You 🙂

Hostel Review – Tubotel

During a short getaway to Langalawi, I stayed at a beautiful hostel Tubotel, which was highly recommended by various travel forums. Located on Sungai Chenang (Chenang River), Tubotel provides breathtaking views of sunrise and sunset.

IMG_20191014_101324

IMG_20191014_094922

IMG_20191014_094235

IMG_20191014_085103

IMG_20191014_085058

IMG_20191014_085048

Their barrel-like rooms, made of huge drainage pipes, are vibrant and colorful. As it was off season, I was lucky to get an entire room for myself. Staff there are very courteous and helpful. Tubotel has a full-fledged bar and there is also provision for private rooms. I must say till now, one of the best hostels I have ever stayed.

IMG_20191013_080245

IMG_20191013_080221

IMG_20191013_080203

IMG_20191013_080137

IMG_20191013_080128

IMG_20191013_080124

IMG_20191013_080040

You can also follow my other accounts here.

For Instagram

For photo blog http://deepakacharya.wordpress.com/

Thank You 🙂

A Quick Getaway To Fort Kochi

Fort Kochi is known for its enchanting beauty. I completely fell in love with the place during my short trip in September. You can either hire a bicycle or motorbike to explore the place but I covered most of the tourists spots by walking as the weather was pleasant. Due to off season the places were not swarmed with tourists and their large selfie-sticks, which helped me enjoy the place without any deviations.
In Fort Kochi, I stayed in Crystal Maze Homestay which I highly recommend to include in your itinerary. But for those who are planning to pick some local artifacts I suggest not to visit in September as most of the shops were closed due to off season.

IMG_0003

A colorful school in the heart of Fort Kochi

IMG_9999

The museum was closed on the occasion of Onam.

IMG_20190910_175111

IMG_20190910_175154

Spend some time at the fish market.

IMG_0011

Make sure you visit both the temple and the museum. It is really worth it.

IMG_0009

IMG_20190910_174712

Kochi’s famous Chinese fishing nets.

IMG_20190911_100228

IMG_20190911_100927

Spotted this vibrant hotel in Fort Kochi.

IMG_20190911_101852

IMG_20190911_101858

Dutch Cemetery

IMG_20190911_110009

IMG_20190912_142406

IMG_20190912_142401

IMG_20190912_111533

You should include this in your itinerary. Highly recommended.

IMG_20190911_125748

IMG_20190911_125735

Jewish Synagogue in Mattancherry

IMG_20190911_122923

I skipped many other tourist spots due to lack of time. Hopefully, next time I will be able to cover them all.

Device used – Mi A3

You can also follow my other accounts.

For Instagram

For photo blog http://deepakacharya.wordpress.com/

Thank You 🙂