Star Holiday

Star Holiday

Seven continents, 100 countries

We have been to places.

2w ago

Scaling Mount Saramati

We reached Pungro, a small town in northern Nagaland’s Kiphire district, late at night after covering about three and a half hundred kilometres on a dusty, winding mountain road. With no lodges available, the car driver took us to a government rest house. However, as foreigners from Bangladesh, we were told we needed permission from the zone’s additional district commissioner. 

Trek to Sandakphu

We had no idea that we slept away the past twelve hours, the whole journey from Kolkata to Siliguri.

Tanguar Haor: A magical place worth revisiting

While chatting with my seniors at a cafe in Purana Paltan, Tipu bhai casually mentioned that he was going to Sunamganj to visit Tanguar Haor with a travel group. Since I had never been there, I asked him to include me in the team. Tipu bhai agreed.

Dzukou Valley / A heaven with lush green, rolling hills

Nestled amidst the lush, rolling hills of Northeast India lays the enigmatic Dzukou Valley, which has been on my bucket list since I came to know about it. We, Dr Mamun, my travel partner and I, had spent the last 3 days of our 5-day tour travelling to Nagaland and then exploring Kohima, the capital city of the Indian state, and the history-laden Khonoma village.

Amazing Nagaland / A trip to Kohima and Khonoma

The mysteries of Nagaland -- the vibrant people, the folklore of the fierce Naga warriors, the mountains, the valleys, and the forests -- have attracted me for a long time.

Heritage homes of Old Dhaka / A link to a bygone era

Would you believe if I say a heritage and architectural wonder of Dhaka is being used as a fire service station and home to dozens of families?

LONG READ / Yunnan province of China

One has to visit China to discover its incredible diversity and breathtaking beauty.

Kyrgyzstan: A tale of an eagle and a bond

The eagle man was waving at us; he wanted to tell us something. Our Kyrgyz driver was eager to start the 200 kilometres return journey to Bishkek after a day-long trip. However, we stopped to listen to what he had to say, and what we got remained the highlight of the tour.

Morocco: a timeless wonder

Nestled between the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, Morocco unveils a treasure trove of vibrant colours, cultural heritage, and centuries-old traditions that captivate a traveller. From the mesmerising Sahara desert to picturesque beaches, majestic mountains, bustling souks, delectable cuisine, and enchanting riads, Morocco seamlessly blends the allure of bygone eras with the modern world.

Ladakh Diaries PART 3 / Dzo Zongo East Mission accomplished

Why do you climb? Why do you risk everything over scaling a summit?

Debotakhum where tranquillity reigns

Bandarban is the ultimate destination for travel and adventure lovers in Bangladesh. With a relatively unspoiled mountainous landscape, the district offers various trails to trekkers for hiking through tropical jungles and valleys.

A memorable journey to Nafakhum 

What about a few days out of network, away from the hectic city life, amidst nature and lovely people? Do you want to experience such solitude and peace?

American Wilderness A Climb in the Rockies

It was around 11:45 in the morning.

Nilgiri: the land of clouds

It was a chilly Thursday night in Dhaka. We, my mom and I, were waiting to board our bus, and I was panicking. My uncle, aunt, grandma, grandpa, and a younger cousin were running late for the 11:15 pm bus. And it was already 11:05 pm.

Kashmir a heaven on earth

After passing the passports and tickets to an immigration officer at Dhaka airport, I was lost in thoughts reflecting on the last couple of years. Though the worst days of the Covid-19 pandemic were over, the stagnant, restricted life was still vivid in my memory.

Amazing Zhangjiajie Exploring the Avatar Mountains

Located in the northwest corner of China’s Hunan province lies the sandstone marvel of Zhangjiajie, part of the greater Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Area where peculiar rock spears rise high above the forest ground.

Boi Para, Rain, and the Smell of Old Books

The tale of an evening in Kolkata.

Chadar trek: walking on a frozen river

It was a cold January night in Delhi. As I boarded the first flight to Leh, the night was about to end.

The treasures of Buran Island

Buran Island! Have you heard of this land? Sounds unfamiliar? The ancient name of Satkhira region is Buran Dwip. This is the second time I have visited Satkhira, and after knowing about its rich history, it seemed different.

Jerusalem the land of Abrahamic religions

Let me be clear; as a Muslim, travelling to Israel is somewhat tricky. Even one of the most powerful passports in the world does not guarantee you an easy entry there.

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