The year 2013 was a memorable one. We were now one month into marriage and setting up our home in Pune. We also had now, more leaves and some cash to look forward to spending in the coming year. So in 2013, we traveled a lot, had loads of fun and created some happy memories. The fun doubled with Ekta gifting me a D7000 which never ceases to amaze us with the awesome images it takes.

This post is a look back at the year that is passing by and relive some of those happy moments from our trips with a hope that it gets better in 2014.

Thar

What better way to start the new year than making an amazing trip to Rajasthan? Jaipur, Udaipur, Kumbhalgarh, Ranakpur, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer .. it was a whirlwind tour culminating in the peace of the Thar Desert.

Jaisalmer

This remains our favorite photograph from the Rajasthan trip. Taken from the King’s palace atop the Golden Fort, it remains what I would call a perfect moment captured nicely. Also, was taken from a simple point and shoot, no fancy DSLRs used here…

Varandha Ghat Panorama

During the monsoons we made several trips of the Western Ghats. The Sahyadris look so incredibly green after the rains that they almost look photoshopped ..

Varandha Ghat

Did I see a smirk when I said photoshopped ? Well, consider this .. nature in its natural glory ..

Kaas Plateau

And we saw a Valley (or Plateau) of flowers too, at the Kaas Pathar ..

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In August, we were in Bihar, my homeland. In the scorching heat, we decided to follow the footsteps of Buddha, to the ancient city of Rajgir and the desolate University of Nalanda

Mandu

September saw us in Mandu, the incredible Afghan citadel famous for the eternal love story of Baaz Bahadur and Rani Rupmati. It is one of the most hauntingly beautiful places in India ..

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We were in Hyderabad in the month of October, to the ruins of Golkonda and the glamour of the Nawabs .. the stories are yet to come ..

Goa 2013-158

November was the time for our annual pilgrimage to Goa. No fuss, just fun, feni and seafood …

Tiger Temple

The year ended on a great note with Ekta making a trip to Thailand. Beautiful Pagodas, Giant Buddha, Tigers, Thai Food and a Bridge on River Kwai .. it had everything …

Dear 2013, you were wonderful as long as you lasted. We had a great time having you with us and hope our relationship with your successor will be as cordial.

Au Revoir !

Puru & Ekta