Travel Guide to Petra – UNESCO World Heritage site in Jordan | Jordan Self-Planned Travel Guide for Indian Travellers

Petra – The Lost city of stone of the Nabateans and an UNESCO World heritage site, had fascinated me since I read about this famed city, located in desert area between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, in National Geographic Magazine as a kid. Although Petra’s claim to popular fame was the Indiana Jones […]

Samarkand in Uzbekistan | Travel Diaries Uzbekistan in Central Asia #

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 […]

Travel Experience with All Women Group Tour in Uzbekistan | Uzbekistan Travel Diaries

While preparing for my holiday in Uzbekistan, I was most anxious about the fact that it would be my first time with an all women group.  As far as travel goes, up until that point, I had done all sorts of travel – road trips, luxury travel, family vacation, solo trips, unplanned trips, work trips […]

Bukhara in Uzbekistan | Uzbekistan Travel Diaries #4

Bukhara! For centuries it had glimmered remote in the Western consciousness: the most secretive and fanatical of the great caravan-cities, shored up in its desert fastness against time and change.  ~ Colin Thubron in  The Lost Heart of Asia Bukhara and Samarkand are the most famed cities of ‘The Great Silk Road’. During my school […]

Visiting Khiva in Uzbekistan | Uzbekistan Travel Diaries #3

The first major destination of my Uzbekistan travel itinerary was Khiva, one of the first UNESCO World heritage sites in Uzbekistan and it left me completely captivated with its rugged untamed beauty. I had come to Uzbekistan, in lure of The Great Silk Road cities of Bukhara and Samarkand, but it was Khiva where I […]

Uzbekistan in Central Asia | A journey into the Great Silk Road

“Uzbekistan! Why you want to take a holiday of all places there?” The husband asked when I told him of my wish to take a curated trip to Uzbekistan. I was about to tell him at length about all the reasons, but to save time & effort, I said I just want to!! Of course, […]

Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island | Hong Kong

Po Lin Monastery, located on Ngong Ping pleateau of Lantau Island in Hong Kong is a pretty Buddhist monastery complex, located amidst beautiful surroundings.  The star attraction of Po Lin monastery is ofcourse ‘The Big Buddha’ or Tian Tan Buddha and it is listed as one of the top 10 attractions of Hong Kong by […]

Big Buddha at Lantau Island in Hong Kong | Encounter with serenity in Asia’s World City

He who would be serene and pure needs but one thing, detachment ~ Meister Eckart All my tiredness from waiting in the queues climbing the steps to, seemed to fade away into a serene happiness as I gazed into the face of Tian Tan Buddha (popularly known as Big Buddha) at Po Lin Monastery in […]

What to wear in Hong Kong | Packing List for year round travel | Solo woman traveler’s style guide for Hong Kong sightseeing

Hong Kong is we all know, is a vibrant cosmopolitan world city. It is quite different from the other cities of South Asia in terms of food, nightlife and also style & fashion. Ofcourse, its weather is famous for being unpredictable, in all seasons. For a traveler, what to pack when visiting Hong Kong is […]

Delhi to Rishikesh Road Trip by Bike ~ A Solo Rider’s Chronicles

After chronicling two solo bike road trips (read here and here) , The Solo Rider now travels from Delhi to Rishikesh in Uttarakhand (India) on a solo Bike Trip on his trusted Royal Enfield . As before, there are no pre-booked hotels, only a tentative route researched and some tips from various online & offline sources. Read […]

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