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My Travel Cool Photos mean capturing my moments. Photo images are incredibly important because they not only allow us to capture specific moments over time. Cool photos are for future generations and enable us to recreate wonderful memories or experiences over and over again. I have captured many such moments in my travel experiences. Through these cool photos, I still do time travel to all my old travel places.

50 Rupees Selfie

50 Rupees Selfie
50 Rupees Selfie

I met him near Changu lake Sikkim along with his yak. This little yak master has two giant yaks. The kid had something very attractive, called attitude. “Can I click a picture?” I waited for his consent, but he did not say no nor said yes but kept looking at me. I slowly took out my camera and clicked two pictures. He looked at the camera without shifting his gaze or position. “Do you want a ride? 100 bucks for 10 minutes”. he said. I said, “I don’t ride animals.” But before I could complete my sentences, he uttered, “50 rupees then for clicking pictures”. This photo is one of my favorite photos from the Cool Photos collection.

Also, Read The Little Yak Master Did Not Give A Damn

Happy Holiday

The Holiday
The Holiday

Sometimes a small word becomes the reason for your happiness. And one such is “Holiday”. And if that holiday destination is Goa, then the happiness increases a lot more. This picture was taken on a day when I had the happiest and most exciting day on my birthday. This happiness I still remember.

Also, Read The Holiday

Today Is My Day

 TODAY IS MY DAY
TODAY IS MY DAY

I believe and I feel sometimes a day is designed just for me. This picture is very close to my heart. This one day I just did nothing. On this day in Himachal Pradesh, I canceled all my plans of going out. I sat on the roof of my hostel with Bagiraa ( the hostel dog). The joy of doing nothing, makes me think again and again when I see this picture. I miss that day.

Also, Read Tell Yourself- TODAY IS MY DAY

Take A Selfie

selfi with Naga people
Take A Selfie

Nagaland people are very photogenic. As I was walking around the Hornbill Festival in 2018, suddenly some Naga people came to me and said let’s take a selfie. And this is the selfie. Also many more cool photos I have with them. After clicking, I transferred this picture to everyone through WhatsApp while enjoying drinking naga bamboo tea with them. This photograph really touched my heart.

Also, Read 5 Reason To Visit Nagaland

Cheers

Cheers to life
Cheers To Life

Drink heavily with locals whenever possible” This caption is perfect for this picture. This photo was taken during the Hornbill Festival in Nagaland. Suddenly connecting with new people and becoming friends with them. That day is still very special to me. And this picture still doesn’t let me miss my excitement of that day.

Hello Human

Hello Human
Hello Human

In Hampi, we met a cute monkey. He very quietly came and sat on my neck, took pictures, and left. Honestly, This is the story of these cool photos.

The Poser

The  Dog Poser
The Poser

On the way to Sikkim Nathula Pass, our car stopped for a tea break. My friend clicked some pictures of me at that time. Suddenly the dog came in front of the camera and sat on my lap. And in that picture, that moment has been captured. I just love the picture.

The Goddess

The Goddess
The Goddess

In the Sonajhuri forest( Shantiniketan) I met the little goddess. She is an artist. She roam around in God’s outfit, and makeup and blessed everyone. I requested her to stay with me for the rest of the day. It is hard to find God and when the almighty is seen then who wants to leave her. By the way, her name is Pinky.

Also, Read When I met little Goddess In Shantiniketan

Art Of Joy

Art Of Joy Kolkata Wall

Sometimes your locality restores surprises for you. You just need an open eye and mind to see those. This wall graffiti near my home (Kolkata) surprised me with joy. Sitting on a cycle and playing with an art dog makes me feel silly. This photo always reminds me to keep alive my inner child.

I have many such cool photos with short stories. In my next blog, I would post some more for you guys.

Please let me know in the comment box which one you like most.

About Me

Sometimes a day is just for you. Do you believe that? I believe and I feel sometimes a day is designed just for me. And of course, I am the designer for that day. So tell yourself today is my day and love yourself. When we leave our city and travel to another unknown place, those days are almost planned for us. When we travel, we planned what we will do all day, what we will see, and what we will eat. Someone has either instructed us or we have been influenced by someone. Normally most of the time we get influenced by different travel destinations on social media and spend lots of time in such a way. If you get up in the morning and cancel all your plans & schedule and you decide to spend the day on your own, that time is basically your day. One good today is better than two tomorrow.

Also, Read Bir Paragliding Capital In India

Love Yourself Today

love yourself

We love ourselves the most in any given situation. But we tend to believe being well means, being well with our family and loved ones around us. Sometimes while looking after a loved one’s comfort we tend to forget our own comfort. Loving yourself means doing what you love. Eating junk, roaming around with no plan, or going to a new place and sleeping all day in a new room, a new bed in a new atmosphere. Go alone on a date with yourself. Ask yourself and spend a day or two as you like. Be adventurous or just lazing around. Don’t forget your daily dose of self-love, even if it makes you a little selfish, trust me don’t feel guilty, you totally deserve it.

Also, Read Travelling-Explore The World From Your Home

A Day Past In Bir

This one day I just did nothing. I woke up in the morning and went to the roof to have tea and my car was supposed to come. I had been fully planning for the whole day. But all of a sudden I saw the weather there and it seemed like I was going to spend the whole day with this Weather. I canceled my car and plan and decided to stay on the roof today. Suddenly someone started giving me company. He is Bagiraa, the pet dog of the Hostel. It seemed to me then that the decision to cancel everything today and sit there was the best. Believe me, I was sitting on the roof from morning till evening. No phone calls, no meetings, no rush to get around, I was far from everything that day. I realized that there is more joy in sitting quietly.

Also Read When I met little God In Shantiniketan

Good Time With Bagiraa

With Bagiraa In Bir

I always like to spend time with animals. wherever I travel, always they join me. They walk along, they also sometimes guide the roads. Dogs never like the concept of “loneliness. That’s why when I was sitting alone, Bagiraa joined to give me company. Playing with dogs or cats, and spending time with them is great for your mental health and healing. That day Bagiraa sat with me quietly and looked at the sky all the time. I was responsible for taking care of Bagiaa that day. We spend a good time together. Our happy hormones made the day special.

Also, Read Bir Is Hidden Ecotourism Village Of Himachal Pradesh

Your Day

I don’t know what is your plan. You will understand best what it is and what you want. Your day doesn’t have to mean or can mean drinking, partying, and socializing. Also, Your time can be a night alone, getting lost in a book or music, a deep conversation, a walk, just sleeping, just eating, playing with animals, or simply doing nothing. Find your best leisure and go for it. Lastly What you do today can improve all your tomorrow.

Also, Read The Holiday

About Me

My Next Trip To Himachal Pradesh Cover picture source by Google Image

My next travel trip after the final vaccination is to Himachal Pradesh. What is happiness If no problem rises planning the travel? I have been studying where to travel next for a long time. Even a few years ago, planning this trip was easy. But in this time of the pandemic, when it comes to traveling somewhere, safety issues become very important. After my final vaccination, I wanted a place where people travel less. And that place will be quite far from Kolkata. Because it’s always fascinating to me to struggle for reaching my travel destination. After doing a lot of research, I decided to go to Himachal Pradesh. But I am not going to Shimla, Manali, or Spiti valley the famous tourist spots. I am planning to go to two small villages called Bir & Billing in west Joginder Nagar Valley. Surrounded by Tibetan culture, these two Himachal villages are now becoming popular among travelers.

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Planning

I always plan to visit all the places in India in one trip. Many places in India have come to my mind while thinking about where to go next. Kedarnath & Rishikesh in Uttarakhand, Sandakphu, Tribeni & Kalimpong in North Bengal, Le Ladakh trip, Varanasi & Agra in Uttar Pradesh. After recharging all the places I finally decided I would go to Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. Then I will reach Agra by road from Varanasi. But you know what happened next? While looking for hotels and hostels to stay in Varanasi and Agra on various websites, I came across a small Himachal village hostel. And once I see it, I like the atmosphere and vibe of that hostel. So now the journey in front of me is not Varanasi Agra, it is Himachal Pradesh Bir, and Billing Village.

Also, Read Stranger Meetup In Travel -Part 1

Unplaning

I want to know, whose travel planning is perfect. My travel plan is never perfect. A new place, new people, a new environment, and new life every morning, that’s what makes me feel good on my travel days. I booked my hostel in Himachal first and booked my flight back flight from Delhi to Kolkata ten days later (Because on that day that flight was available at the lowest price). The remaining 10 days of travel are still unknown to me.

Also, Read Travel Precautions During Covid-19

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Safety First

Hey, have you completed your final vaccinations? It is very important to complete the vaccination if you want to travel anywhere in India and outside India. But once the vaccination is done, it’s not all over. Some simple safety rules should be followed all the time.

  • Use your Mask. (Your masks help protect those around you)
  • Maintain Social Distancing..(The most important travel precaution is to maintain at least a 3-meter distance from any others)
  • A little difficult but we have to be careful not to touch the eyes, face, and nose as much as possible.
  • Cigarette smoking is bad for your health, but if someone still smokes, it’s important to keep it in mind. Smoking as far away from others as possible and taking care not to pass the same cigarette to others.
  • We have to take care to keep ourselves as clean as possible.
About My Story

Six Indian States Opened For Travel – cover picture source by Google Image

Many Indian states opened for tourism in compliance with the Covid-19 rule. At the moment, as well as there are various protocols for travel in Indian states. Safety is the most important thing when travelling somewhere during this pandemic. In addition to complying with the Covid-19 Rules for travelling to different States, you should also maintain your own safety. Wearing Mask, social distancing and sanitisation is the most important part of travelling during this pandemic. From mountains to beaches, here is a list of destinations that you can visit if you follow these protocols.

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Goa

Goa is a name in India where most tourists want to travel. Before the Pandemic, the number of domestic tourists visiting Goa was 7.81 million and foreign tourists arrived at around 0.9 million. But since the Pandemic, this tourist amount has been declining. Last year, in 2020, only around 9.1 lakh tourists went to Goa. Travellers who are planning to go to Goa at this time have to abide by the Goa Covid-19 Rules. Chief Minister Promod Sawant said that visitors to coastal states would have to show the results of a negative RT-PCR test or a certificate of vaccination of both levels.

Also, Read The Perfect Detour – Goa

Himachal Pradesh

COVID-19 Negative Certificate or vaccine certificate (signal or both doses) is mandatory while travelling to Himachal Pradesh last update 5th august 2020. Rt-PCR test reports are not required if a tourist has taken the first or second vaccination dose. The Himachal government has made it mandatory to wear a mask. Those who are not wearing a mask could face a fine of up to Rs 5,000 Rs or 8 days in jail. And they are warning people to maintain social distance. Although many hotels or guesthouses are open in Himachal, many homestays in Himachal are yet to entertain outside tourists to stay at their homes.

Also, Read World’s 5 Places Where People Are Healthy & Long-Lived

Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand opens for Indian travellers. But if you go to Uttarakhand, you have to follow the strict Covid-19 rules of Uttarakhand. Double doses Covid vaccinations (minimum 15 days ago) report will be required to enter the Vally Of Flowers. If someone has not been vaccinated with double doses then it is mandatory to bring RT-PCR negative report, must be within 72 hours to enter Uttarakhand. These rules apply to visit Chardham and Corbett National Parks as well.

Meghalaya

If you enter Meghalaya then it is mandatory to all travellers must register on the State portal to generate a unique registration ID: http://meghalayaonline.gov.in/covid/travel.html or http://meghalayaonline.gov.in/covid/testing.htm before their arrival. As well as all travellers are undergone RT-PCR tests at the entry points. Although proof of a valid final certificate of vaccination will exempt you from the test.

Sikkim

The Sikkim government had for a long time baned the arrival of tourists from other states. From 5th July Sikkim State Government lifted the ban on the entry of travellers from others states of India. Now they allow fully vaccinated travellers to enter the Himalayan state through Melli (South Sikkim) and Rongpo ( East Sikkim) check post without RT-PCR test.

Also, Read Stranger Meetup In Travel -Part 1

Ladakh

As per the latest report travellers from other parts of India are allowed to travel in Ladakh. It is strictly mandatory that all travellers have an RT-PCR negative report that is not older than 96hrs. You need this negative report to go by air to go by road. If any travellers are unable to deliver a negative report, they will have to undergo mandatory Covid-19 testing upon arrival. And all travellers want to have an Aragya Setu app on their smartphones.

Pondicherry

If you want to go to Pondicherry then it is mandatory-you need an RT-PCR negative test. And this report will also be useful for all hotel bookings there. Those arriving Pondicherry by road need an e-pass.

NOTE- Covid-19 related travel rules are changing every time in Indian states. Before going to any destination, you should check the latest rules or protocol of that destination.

Stay Healthy are the two most important words at the moment. If we want to travel somewhere right now, we have to think about our health first. Not only in traveling but also in our daily life. Stay healthy and happy is very important to us. Many people think that I have health insurance so I have no reason to worry if I get sick for any reason. It is more important to take care of our healthy life instead of health insurance. We must always remember that to travel somewhere during this pandemic is to keep ourselves healthy also eat as much healthy food as possible and maintain healthy habits. It’s never fun to fall sick when you’re on holiday.

Also, Read Wear Mask Help In Yourself

Stay Healthy It Should Be In The Head All The Time

When it comes to travel, we think a lot. where should I sit, what should I eat, where should I stay, how much protection should I take, how much protection should I not take? There is no reason to feel tense about yourself. One thing we have to keep in mind is that we have to stay healthy anyway. And this is what we need to do during our travel.

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Eat Healthy While Travelling

Don’t skip breakfast and go straight to lunch. Just don’t. Travelers who want to eat healthy while traveling should plan. When heading out on daily tours, make sure you carry some fruit and nuts with you too much throughout the day. It’s natural to want to eat a lot of the local food you come across, but keep an eye out for the hygiene and cleanliness of your food. Always find easy healthy meals on your travel days. Just maintain yourself, eat healthy stay healthy.

Visit Your Doctor Before And After Your Travel.

You need to visit your doctor before and after travel. And it is very important to take the advice of a doctor before traveling somewhere. And even after returning from travel, whether you have any physical problems or not, it is important to seek medical advice. In many parts of India, if a doctor’s prescription is more than a month old, you may find it difficult to get the required medicines.

Also, Read Travel Precautions During Covid-19

Maintain Personal Hygiene

Follow simple personal hygiene practices when you’re on your holiday, such as washing your hands regularly. It is good to carry some wet wipes, tissues, sanitizer, soap and face wash, etc to keep yourself clean. You can also carry a small towel and extra undergarments in case you need to take a shower or change somewhere.

A daily cleanser ensures that your skin is not dirty, doesn’t have any impurities and pollutants. A good moisturizer is also required to keep your skin hydrated. More so, a good SPF sunscreen is also vital to carry. Your sunscreen will go a long way to take care of your skin texture.

stay healthy and happy
stay healthy and happy

Go-Slow Travel

Don’t try to see the entire city in one day. If you plan to do a lot in a big city, consider staying longer to slow down your pace and spread your itinerary. You’ll also get to know the area more instead of just being able to say that you’ve “been there.” Be active and roam the streets, but don’t overdo it. Take plenty of breaks in between.

Keep Yourself Hydrated

It’s easy to forget to drink enough water when you’re traveling, and this can lead to dehydration. It’s paramount to remember to drink plenty of fluids, even if this means using an app to remind you! Also try to eat foods that will energize your body, such as fresh fruits, and veggies.

Also, Read Travelling-Explore the World From Your Home

Working Out While Travelling

Even a workout for some minutes will help you feel energized. You can do a mix of squats, lunges, planks, jumps, push-ups, luggage rows, crunches, reverse crunches. Even the bare minimum of exercise should help. Always remember to get healthy stay healthy. You can do breathing exercises anywhere and anytime. Take a deep breath, hold it and exhale. Repeat. It helps you relax and counter the stress of traveling.

Get Enough Sleep

The most important thing you can do while traveling is to sleep. Your body needs rest when you’re physically traveling. Making sure you’re getting enough hours of sleep is important in helping you stay healthy.

Use Your Hand Sanitizer

Sanitizers come in handy when water and soap aren’t available, which can happen quite frequently when traveling. You’ve been walking all day and coming into contact with people, things, doors, etc. And the last thing you want to do is eat with dirty hands. Prevent the spread of germs and bacteria by cleaning your hands, especially before and/or after a meal.

get healthy stay healthy
get healthy stay healthy

Maintaining Social Distancing

I believe that people have learned a lot in the last year because of this pandemic. The main one is to maintain social distance. Whether it is travel or daily routine, maintaining social distance is very important for us. It is our responsibility to maintain social distance; especially at the airport, railway station, bus station, any market where there large crowd. Maintaining this social distance is the easiest way to keep yourself healthy. So please Maintain your healthy habit always.

KEEP CALM AND GET HEALTHY STAY HEALTHY

Also, Read 10 Amazing Things To Do In-Home When You Can’t Travel

About Me

Cover Picture Source By Google Images

The only big question for travel enthusiasts around the world right now is if they can travel, what travel precautions can be taken during this Covid-19. Travel is eye-opening, fun, exciting, and can completely change your perspective on life. Like most good things, exploring the world doesn’t come without its risks. We need to take more precautions when traveling during Covid-19.

Also Read Travelling-Explore the World From Your Home

Travel Precautions

It’s a strange time to be travel enthusiastic. These past few months of being at home, even walking down the street not a possibility. Now various travel destinations are being opened for tourists in different parts of the country and abroad. When you travel, you’re more likely to have greater exposure to shared spaces, such as restaurants, hotels and public restrooms, which increases your chances of being exposed to the illness. If we want to travel somewhere during this pandemic, we need to be careful enough. I have listed some safety tips about travel precautions. Which can help you with your next travel.

Also Read Mask Works, So Make Your Masks Work

Maintain Your Lifestyle

Whether we go on a trip or not, first of all, we need more caution in our lifestyle. Many of our old habits need to be changed at this difficult time.

  • First of all, we have to be careful not to touch anything unnecessarily, not any surfaces, railings, posts, doors, windows, handles etc.
  • We have to take care to keep ourselves as clean as possible.
  • Always have individual use drinking water or any kind of beverages.
  • A little difficult but we have to be careful not to touch the eyes, face and nose as much as possible.
  • Cigarette smoking is bad for your health, but if someone still smokes, it’s important to keep in mind.
    Smoking as far away from others as possible and taking care not to pass the same cigarette to others.

Maintaining Social Distance

The most important travel precautions is maintain at least a 3-metre distance from any others. This includes avoiding hugging, kissing, or shaking hands. Stay away from crowded places or large congregations as much as possible. If you can’t guarantee the distance, wear a mask. Be sure to check local and national guidelines on the use of masks.  

Where You’re Traveling

Many places in India are open for tourists at the moment, notably Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Darjeeling and many more. But each place has its own set of rules and regulations for travellers. First of all, you have to know the rules and regulations of those places. As a standard protocol, tourists will have to present a negative COVID-19 report, not older than 72 hours, from an ICME-recognised lab, upon arrival. International tourists will be required to undergo seven days of institutional quarantine and seven days of home quarantine.

Also Read Stay Healthy While You Travel

Transportation

Not all types of travel are equally risky. Traveling by air, for example, is riskier than crossing the city by your own car. 

Airports are a high-risk area because you have a lot of people from different areas moving through a central location.

It is best to travel by your own car or hired car without using local transportation as much as possible. It is better to rent a bicycle or scooter and go around all day without using local transportation for sightseeing in different places. And make sure your bicycle or scooter is disinfected. If one is using local transport, it is important to use a sanitizer at the designated seating area and of course, wearing a mask is very important.

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Accommodation

We need to be careful enough to choose our hotels, guest houses, homestays. Any kind of accommodation at the moment has to follow the rules of the government in this pandemic time. If a guest develops symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, dry cough or tiredness, they should notify the facility manager and seek medical advice by contacting local health authorities. Please ensure high touch areas such as door handles disinfected regularly throughout the day for your stay. Hotels and other accommodations should have procedures for cleaning, disinfecting and ventilating the room properly between every guest’s stay. These processes allow the accommodations to be used immediately afterwards. Make sure it is done.

Activities

There are plenty of things you can do while travelling that allow you to maintain a safe distance from other people. Hiking, camping, even dining in a restaurant that has implemented appropriate safety protocols can afford you sufficient physical distance to stay safe. 

Last Important Thing

Travel, by definition, increases your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19. Before you get out of town, make sure to check state and local travel restrictions and do some research to learn whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area or where you’re travelling. Some states require out-of-state visitors to self-quarantine. If you decide to travel, it’s important to remember that the coronavirus is a respiratory virus, so the way to stop spreading it is your awareness.

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