The trek up the Preikestolen

I first came to know of Preikestolen or Pulpit Rock through just a google image when I was looking for things to do in Norway and the same was listed as the Top 5 treks in Scandinavia. The image mesmerized me at first glance and I needed no further motivation to find my way to get there.

A brief history on the place first, Preikestolen is a cliff at 604 metres height above Lyserfjord is located in the southern part of the Ryfylke district in Rogaland county, in Western Norway. The cliff is said to have been formed during the ice age nearly 10000 years ago when the edges of the glacier reached the cliff, the water of which is said to have frozen in the mountain’s crevices which eventually chipped off and left behind a hanging cliff. This fact makes it another reason you have to go as the rest of the cliff can eventually break off and the view will be lost forever. However, jokes apart, the geology of the cliff have been researched thoroughly and it has been confirmed that there is no danger of the cliff falling apart in the immediate future, so be rest assured. Continue reading “The trek up the Preikestolen”

The town called Igatpuri

If you are wondering where Igatpuri is, for all those outside of Maharashtra unaware of this beautiful city do not be perturbed I was one of you just a couple of days back. Igatpuri was not our destination, on our way back from the much overhyped Sula Fest we had planned a pitstop here and that is how we discovered this place.

Igatpuri is a town in Nashik District about 45 kms from Nashik and about 130 kms from Mumbai. Like most districts in Maharashtra, the roads connectivity is absolutely fabulous and the Mumbai Nashik highway makes for a smooth, comfortable and relaxing drive. Continue reading “The town called Igatpuri”

Eiffel Tower at first sight

With backpacks packed, we left Lille for our first major trip in our Euro Trip. We were leaving for Spain by rail, with a plan to travel for 2 whole days before actually reaching the destination. But like the saying always goes it’s not the destination that matters but the journey! Well in this case, I got both!

The “plan” was to spend an evening in Paris on our way to Spain, in other words we had only enough time to go see the Eiffel Tower and head back and the plan was to explore Paris once more later. Continue reading “Eiffel Tower at first sight”