Velas Turtle Festival, Maharashtra – All You Need to Know

I still remember that night clear as day when I visited my freshly-out-of-engineering-college best friend for one last time before he boarded his flight to his new city of residence where he would now be working 5 days a week in a million dollar IT firm, sitting in a cubicle, making big bucks and living…

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Offbeat Jammu- More Than Just the City of Temples

As I was waiting for my metro to arrive in Delhi, a kind gentleman saw me with me lugging my bags and asked me, ”kaha ja rahi ho beti?” (Where are you headed to, child?) I responded with a smile, “Jammu”. “To visit Vaishno Devi?”, he asked and I just shook my head no, still…

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Paro, Bhutan | The Ultimate Guide to the Land of Thunder Dragon

Paro was the last destination on our tourist circuit after Thimphu and Punakha, before we head out to the remote Haa Valley that sees almost zero tourism. While there are countless monasteries in Paro including the very famous Tiger’s Nest, we decided to not go hopping from this dzong or that lhakhang to the other,…

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Punakha, Bhutan | The Ultimate Guide to the Land of Thunder Dragon

We checked out of our hotel, found a great spot to feast on some beef momos, strolled through the streets one last time, and finally boarded our 2 pm bus to Punakha. After a solid dose of luxurious Bhutanese city life, and all things fancy, it was time for us to get back to our…

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From Dharamshala to Kareri Lake, and Everything in Between!

| OCTOBER 2018 | The perfect Himachali village doesn’t exist, but I came across a place that is very (very) close to being perfect. Perfect for trekkers, perfect for those looking to find some peace, or perfect for digital nomads looking for a change of scenery. With electricity, running water, easy(ish) transport options, and a…

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Club Ten Pine Lodge, Mukteshwar- a luxurious stay in the lap of Himalayas

While looking for opportunities to escape from the heat and the hustle bustle of Delhi, I landed upon Mukteshwar as the perfect place for a short weekend getaway, and the people at Club Ten Pine Lodge were kind enough to organize an epic road trip for me, and 9 other bloggers. Packed in two SUVs,…

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serendipity: Batal to Key Monastery, Spiti Valley

| AUGUST 2018 | …we were set to leave for Chandratal but the Universe had some other plans for me. Key Monastery, a beautiful Buddhist temple situated up on a hill, is as old as the 11th century. The box like structures that sit on top of each other is part of the 14th century…

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Serolsar Lake & Jibhi: the perfect combination for a first time trekker

| JUNE 2018 | The most beautiful places are always hidden away in the corners of this planet which aren’t easy to reach. And one of them is Jibhi. A small village in the Banjar or Tirthan Valley of Himachal Pradesh, this is one of those magical places which are yet to come to mainstream…

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Rasol: a peaceful Parvati Valley getaway

| JUNE 2018 | It’s been a few years since another beautiful Indian place in the hills has bitten the dust of mainstream tourism and seen a troubling influx of crowds especially in the summer months of May, June and July. This place is none other than Kasol, joining the list right after Shimla, Manali,…

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Pushkar, Rajasthan: living local

| FEBRUARY 2018 | I have been a picky eater ever since I was a kid. When I grew up and started chasing what I loved the most, my Mom had a new reason to chide me. “You want to roam around the world and see places. How will you survive if you don’t eat?…

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