It was while researching on ‘must visit places in Uzbekistan’ that I came to know about silk paper for first time. I clearly remember being curious on the thought of visiting the Silk Paper factory in Konigil, after reading fellow travel blogger Sudha G’s account on her blog (read here). Many thoughts came to my […]
Whenever I get query about my all women group trip to Uzbekistan, the most frequent question is about availability of vegetarian food options for travellers there. This is not surprising as Uzbekistan is a Central Asian country and one which is majority Islamic. Therefore, vegetarian travellers wonder about Vegetarian food options when planning on a […]
For the lust of knowing what should not be known, we take the Golden Road to Samarkand ~ James Elroy Flecker Samarkand, in Uzbekistan is the jewel of the Great Silk Road legacy and its most famous city. Believe to be one of the oldest inhabited cities in Central Asia (and probably the world), along with […]
Amritsar in Punjab is world famous for being the home to Harmandir Sahib – Golden Temple, the spiritual & cultural centre of Sikhism. Devotees and visitors of all faiths from around the world visit Amritsar and it is one of the most important cities in the state of Punjab. I have visited the city twice […]
Hussainiwala is a small border village in Ferozepur, Punjab and the most I knew about it was due to its closeness to the more famous Attari border in Punjab. While on a field visit sometime ago, it was happy fate that brought me to Hussainiwala and I had one of the most poignant & enriching […]
Ever since the movie Bajirao Mastani came out, I was interested to visit the palace of the Peshwas of the Maratha empire- Shaniwar Wada. Peshwa Bajirao the first, prime minister to Chattrapati Shahu commenced the building of his home. The term “Wada”, meaning residential home and Shaniwar literally meaning Saturday. I finally got the chance […]
August is here and there are one two three fabulous long weekends of Rakshabandhan, Janmashtami, Independence Day and Ganesh Chaturthi to relax, rejuvenate from our busy work lives. It’s also a great opportunity to travel and the long weekends this month August are of 3 and 5 days each, Rakshabandhan is on a Monday (7th […]
As a kid, reading about St. Francis Xavier’s incorruptible remains on display at The Basilica of Bom Jesus in Goa, was morbidly fascinating for me. It was one of the ‘attractions’ of Goa for me while growing up and I used to think how it could be possible to go against nature. As an adult, […]
Our monsoon Goa getaway sightseeing started with a visit to The ‘Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church‘ located in Panjim, Goa, India. It is the most popular and visited church in Goa and has featured in many Hindi films.
Miramar beach in Panjim, North Goa was the only beach I visited in Goa during our monsoon Goa getaway. It was a different experience to be on a beach in the rainy season, especially in Goa which is famous for its beach life.