South Goa on a Weekend

This was a completely impromptu trip from Hyderabad to Goa in April this year with my parents and siblings. This was the first time ever I took my sister and parents to Goa on a real trip. Real because the last time my parents were in Goa, I was busy covering a destination wedding theContinue reading “South Goa on a Weekend”

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Rajgir – The Pride of Bihar

The ancient city of Rajgir was the first seat of power in the kingdom of Magadha. Rajgir is the place where Lord Buddha spent 12 years and preached two sermons and Lord Vardhaman Mahavir (24th Jain Tirthankara) lived and preached. You can read more about the history of Rajgir here. Other than its rich historyContinue reading “Rajgir – The Pride of Bihar”

Kashmiriyat

We know Kashmir for many reasons and above all, for its pristine mountains, enchanting lakes and flavourful cuisines. Kashmir is also a melting pot of culture and traditions with a glimpse of not only India but also present-day China, Tibet, Central Asian cities, Afghanistan, and Iran due to its close cultural relations in the past.Continue reading “Kashmiriyat”

Lucknow – The City of Nawabs

If you are in Patna, you have a very limited choice to plan a weekend trip outside the city. The first few names that come to mind are Rajgir and Bodhgaya in Bihar. However, if you have already been to these destinations, you should try exploring a few popular destinations in the neighbouring states. YouContinue reading “Lucknow – The City of Nawabs”

A Road Trip from Mumbai to Darjeeling – Part 2

How much can you stretch yourself for a crazy travel experience? I decided to just extend my pre-planned road trip from Mumbai to Patna by yet another leg, Darjeeling, totally unplanned. That’s the best thing about having your own car, you don’t need to plan anything in advance. With two days of leaves and oneContinue reading “A Road Trip from Mumbai to Darjeeling – Part 2”

Why Wai?

I am sure, you would have heard of Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra. Have you ever heard of a village called ‘Wai’ at the foothills of the Sahyadri mountain range, just before you hit Panchgani? If not, let me tell you a few reasons you must visit Wai the next time you plan a weekendContinue reading “Why Wai?”

A Road Trip from Mumbai to Darjeeling – Part 1

Why would anyone come up with the crazy idea of travelling from Mumbai to Darjeeling by car? I would do it, just for the thrill and experience of covering more than 2400 Km in a car. Good, bad or average, whatever it may be, I knew, it will be a lifetime experience to count onContinue reading “A Road Trip from Mumbai to Darjeeling – Part 1”

Content Ideas for Travel Bloggers in this Pandemic – Part I

It is easier to write a blog post on the places you have travelled to, than on something that may demand more creativity with the selection of subject and choice of words. Although I have not been regular with such posts, I did invest some good time in this pandemic to prepare a list ofContinue reading “Content Ideas for Travel Bloggers in this Pandemic – Part I”

Beaches of Maharashtra: Vengurla (Part III)

Why Vengurla? Don’t we sometimes just prefer to stay at one place and have a very relaxed vacay to get the much-needed break from the monotony of routine life? If you are among those who like to stay at one place and do nothing, instead of hopping from one point to another, then Vengurla isContinue reading “Beaches of Maharashtra: Vengurla (Part III)”

Delhi Days

The first-ever metropolitan city I ever visited, it was Delhi, as a small kid in the year 1996. I only have faint memories of the city from those times. I was in Delhi for more than a month with my uncle and grandmother. Thankfully, my uncle took me to all the major tourist attractions in Delhi, leaving me happy and contented like never before.

Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry

My first ever tête-à-tête with this state was a road trip from Bangalore to Coonoor in the year 2017 on a Maruti-Suzuki Swift, with me on the backseat doing nothing. Fast forward to the year 2021, I could only promote myself to become the navigator in Volkswagen Vento on yet another road trip from BangaloreContinue reading “Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry”