Mandawa in Shekhawati, Rajasthan – How to Reach and What to See | Travel Guide to Mandawa in Shekhawati, Rajasthan

Mandawa town in shekhawati region, Rajasthan, is among the cluster of ‘The Painted towns of Shekhawati’ and I have been meaning to visit it for a long time, having missed it out on my road trip to shekhawati region of Rajasthan two years back. This winter I visited Mandawa for a day on my last […]

Travel Guide to Neemrana Hotels properties in Alwar, Rajasthan | How to choose the best fit Neemrana Hotels property in Alwar for your easy getaway from Delhi-NCR

Neemrana Hotels is widely popular for providing a non-hotel hotel experience combining the off-beat heritage with culture and laid back yet warm hospitality. The Neemrana Fort Palace in Neemrana, Alwar, Rajasthan has become an iconic property internationally for travellers visiting India, particularly Rajasthan. I have had the pleasure of spending time at all 3 of […]

Morning Boat Ride in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India

“Sunrise looks spectacular in the nature; sunrise looks spectacular in the photos; sunrise looks spectacular in our dreams; sunrise looks spectacular in the paintings, because it really is spectacular!”  ― Mehmet Murat ildan As a city dweller, one of the major misses in daily life is watching the sunrise; even though I am early riser […]

Chandi Devi Temple in Haridwar | Temples in Haridwar, Uttarakhand

Chandi Devi temple in Haridwar, Uttarakhand is a revered Hindu pilgrimage site in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India.  Haridwar is an ancient town and a prime pilgrimage destination for Hindus and has many temples, of which Mansa Devi is one of the primary piths (or pilgrimages). Therefore, it sees busy footfalls all-round the year.  Haridwar also happens […]

Things to do in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India | Travel Guide to Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram is a small resort town in Tamil Nadu, located somewhere midway between Chennai (60 kilometers) and Pondicherry on the East Coast Road. This sleepy little hamlet town became world famous gradually, since the discovery of many monolithic rock cut temples of the Pallava period, starting from the year 1960. The group of monuments at […]

Visit to Fontainhas in Panjim, Goa |Goa Travel Diaries

On the list of the top most things to do in Panjim city, for me during our monsoon getaway to Goa was is to visit Fontainhas quarters.  The Fontainhas is the old Latin Quarters in Panjim city and the Portuguese traditional architectural and town planning  influences have been preserved here. Visiting Fontainhas heritage quarters is taking a walk […]

Monsoon Getaway to Goa, India | Long weekend monsoon getaway with Girl friends

Goa ~ the name conjures images of endless beaches, carefree beach bummers, churches and a laidback life. I wanted my ‘virgin’ experience of Goa to be unique and for years I avoided the beaches of Goa for the very reason people thronged to them; somehow crowded beaches full of people has never been my thing. […]

Barabar Caves in Gaya, Bihar, India | Oldest rock cut caves in India

The Barabar caves are the oldest surviving rock -cut caves in India, apparently dating from the Maurya Empire (322–185 BCE), located in the Bela Ganj Block in Gaya district, Bihar, India. Earlier this month, I was on a work trip to Gaya region and after a long day of field visits, the site co-workers insisted to take me to […]

Flowers in Khirsu, Uttarakhand India

Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower ~ Hans Christian Anderson~ Whenever I am in the mountains, the stunning beauty of flowers amaze enthrall me and I end up taking many many pictures as memories to gaze later in my stressful city life. On my last summer getaway […]

Travelling in Bihar, India | First sights and impressions

I visited the state of Bihar sometime ago and it was a fascinating experience into a region & state of India, known for diverse reasons – poverty, culture, freedom struggle, politics, Kosi River & most of all the tenacity of ‘biharis’. Travelling in the rural areas and interacting with the locals busted a lot of […]

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