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The charm of Gwalior, India – The home to world’s second oldest zero!

Journey back in time to Gwalior, India, a city steeped in history and architectural wonders. Discover majestic forts, stunning palaces, and the birthplace of the world’s second-oldest zero! Embark on an unforgettable Indian adventure

India is one of the greatest players in history. All human pasts are still alive in this piece of land. A five thousand year epic continues till today.

It’s people, cities, cultures, heritage, and traditions have now juxtaposed with the modern internet era and resulted in a conundrum and yet it remains refreshingly unique.

From the vast and diverse landscape of India, I chose to write about Gwalior, a historic city in Madhya Pradesh – the heart of incredible India.

During my month-long trip to Madhya Pradesh, I was intrigued to discover not only its world-famous forest but also the charm of Gwalior, India – the home to world’s second oldest zero!

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A soliloquy of a sojourner!

After traveling for almost 10 years, and writing about my journeys for the last six years, some fundamental questions about discovering a new place, people and culture swirl in my mind often. Like a fly that revolves around our head with an uncomfortable buzzing sound. So here I am trying to answer those pressing questions and presenting you with a soliloquy of a sojourner; a quest! Take a glass of wine and let this black ink on the screen slowly touch you with the feelings resting in it; for words know the magic.

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Top 4 best forests in India to go for a wildlife Safari!

A forest has a language and ecosystem of its own. Animals living there have respective rules, territories, freedom and responsibilities. It’s a different world. A forest attracts me for its wilderness. It generates a feeling of fear and excitement at the same time inside me. I feel something  is going to happen abruptly; I feel the adrenaline rush in my veins. After the end of each and every safari till now, I wanted to redo it again. I simply love being a part of untouched and untamed nature. Here is a list of India’s top 4 forests to go for a wildlife safari.

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An enchanting forest safari in Bandhavgarh National Park in India

Tring, Tring! Tring, Tring! I picked up the phone while I was half asleep. A voice from the other side told “Madam, this is your wake up call. Our jeep is ready and we will start sharp at 4 am”. Within seconds my sleepy and indolent body charged up. Out of curiosity, I looked outside our room in the government lodge of Bandhavgarh national park and I could see nothing; literally nothing! It was a dark moonless night. The dark in the woods was a welcome break from the never ending city lights. We hurried up and walked briskly to reach to the spot from where our forest safari in Bandhavgarh would begin.

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Travel Realizations, Ten beautiful spots, Ten Romantic places

Ten beautiful spots to spend a romantic day!

Whenever I think about spending a romantic day with my better half, I imagine ourselves mostly in the lap of nature; hearing the waves splashing on the shore in a beautiful beach; sipping on hot coffee while overlooking a snow covered landscape; hand in hand, walking down a small and cozy green hamlet amidst mountains; sitting quietly before a flowing rivulet; seeing ripples and vanishing trails formed by a boat while cruising on a beautiful lake surrounded by mountains or laying under a thousand glittering stars on a dark night in a desert.

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A bouquet of beautiful sunsets!

I have a very simple prescription for an idyllic life; fill your life with some spectacular sunrises and serene sunsets. I have been following this for long. Sunsets never cease to amaze me. A resplendent sunset can put a sparkling end, even to a dull and chaotic day, and promise a new dawn. Nights no matter how long and dark, slowly melt away with the rising sun, and we all live anew. I feel that the past is accumulating more and future is receding fast. Let me look back to the bouquet of beautiful sunsets that are etched in my heart forever.

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Welcome to Travel Realizations

Travel gives us a unique frontier of knowledge. It starts with curiosity and ends with the expansion of it.

Welcome to Travel Realizations, my travel and realizations blog. I am Chirasree, a life long traveler, an avid reader and thinker. The pursuit of beauty, knowledge, and a meaningful life drives me. Any form of art that challenges the status quo and opens avenues for new thoughts, compassion and knowledge inspires me. I celebrate travel experiences that evoke profound realizations through interaction with nature, culture, museums, historical sites, libraries, exhibitions, and scientific explorations. Through my writing and photographs, I will take you to unique sites and places in North America, Europe, and Asia from the comfort of your digital screen. Join me on a journey around the world that will inspire and delight you!


I often feel days are like roots. The more I spend them in a place, the more that place makes room in my heart and memories.


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Lake Tahoe in Summer – 4-Day Itinerary!

Lake Tahoe in Summer – 4-Day Itinerary!

A trip to Lake Tahoe in summer from the San Francisco Bay Area gifted me a much-awaited break from the whirlwind of the city and the complexities of modern tech-driven life. Lake Tahoe, the largest Alpine lake in North America, greeted…

Step Back in Time at Filoli Gardens: The Perfect Bay Area Day Trip

Step Back in Time at Filoli Gardens: The Perfect Bay Area Day Trip

Today, I’m going to share my experience at Filoli Gardens, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Woodside, California. Filoli’s name is derived from its original owner, William Bourn’s credo: “Fight for a just cause; Love your fellow man;…

11-Day Alaska Itinerary: An Unforgettable Summer Adventure Guide

11-Day Alaska Itinerary: An Unforgettable Summer Adventure Guide

Alaska, the land of towering glaciers, breathtaking fjords, and abundant wildlife, had been on our family’s bucket list for years. This summer, we finally made it happen, embarking on an unforgettable 11-day road trip through the heart of the Last…

Discover the Magic of Sensorio in Paso Robles: A Perfect Family-Friendly Art Escape

Discover the Magic of Sensorio in Paso Robles: A Perfect Family-Friendly Art Escape

Today, I’m thrilled to share my experience at Sensorio in Paso Robles, nestled in the heart of California’s Central Coast. It’s a place where art, light, and nature converge to create an unforgettable immersive experience. Amidst the rolling hills of…

Beautiful Vignettes of Vancouver!

Beautiful Vignettes of Vancouver!

I’m happy to share my experience of Vancouver with you. I recently visited this beautiful city on the Pacific shore of British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver is a cosmopolitan city with a close connection to nature, offering visitors a variety of…


California – The place I now call home

Switzerland – The place which instills dreams. I spent six beautiful years in this country.

India – My home country. All human pasts are still alive in this piece of land. A five thousand year epic continues till today.


National Parks – The best idea America ever had

I escape to wilderness to see and feel a world untrammeled by human beings. It is one of the best medicines in this modern world.


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Seasons are my favorite colors

Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance
~ Yoko Ono


Art and Culture

The first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art.
~ Chuck Palahniuk

Mathilde Froustey and Angelo Greco in Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote. (© Erik Tomasson)

Ballet in San Francisco


Science and Technology – The pioneer of progress

Science and technology are an integral part of our existence. Travel gives me the opportunity to explore scientific sites and learn from the idiosyncratic lives of scientific pioneers.


Museums – Where time is transformed into space

There is always a small but significant change in my worldview when I come out of a museum or an exhibition. The best museums try to provoke a response in the mind of the audience.


Cosmos of the cities of Europe

Cities of Europe are a microcosm of history, intellect, beauty, art, new ideas, and revolution.


Travel Realizations

The quest for the meaning of our existence is not new and I am not immune to this quest. Silence in the mountains, chaos amidst crowds and cities, expressions of artists, or sunsets over rolling waves influence my being. I realize…


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