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12 PLACES TO VISIT THIS SUMMER

The summer has arrived and this year with even more heat and dust. With the spring just literally breezing past us, the scorching summer has already made its presence known. Summers in India are about the soaring temperatures and unbearable heat. The long days, sweaty afternoons and waiting for the evening to arrive so that we get some respite from the sun. Summers here also means the frequent power cuts that make us curse everyone from the government to the Gods, frequent sipping of coconut water and cold drinks. The summer also heralds the arrival of mangoes, the king...

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The Ultimate Delhi Travel Guide

Delhi is the celebration of senses. Delhi is one of the oldest cities of the world, capital of India, a goldmine for the historical buffs and heritage sites. The colour, smells, sounds and tastes of Delhi are like that kaleidoscope that makes us want for more. Delhi has her monuments and heritage sites which speak volumes about the history of the subcontinent. And then there are the modern architectures which are equally awe inspiring. So here is a comprehensive travel guide which will help you in your visit to our capital. Have fun and enjoy. 1. Red Fort Red...

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Delhi on foot – Win a self guided City Walks App for Delhi

Delhi is the celebration of senses. Delhi is one of the oldest cities of the world, capital of India, a goldmine for the historical buffs and heritage sites. The colour, smells, sounds and tastes of Delhi are like that kaleidoscope that makes us want for more. I have always heard that the true colours of a place can be discovered only when we travel its nooks and corners on foot. And I believe it to be true! The vibrancy of Delhi can be felt on when you traverse the city by foot. Imagine yourself through the alleys and bye...

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Things to do in Lucknow – the city of Nawabs

Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh is the potpourri of art, culture, cuisine, dance and hospitality. Not any city of Northern India can boast of best of all these things. It has always been a centre of art and culture. It was not only important historically, but had been the heart of North Indian culture. So when you are visiting this gorgeous city, we present a list of must do things. Lucknow at a glance – Infographic #1. Visit the Imambaras The Imambaras of Lucknow- the Bara Imambara and the Chhota Imambara or Hussainabad Imambara are the most impressive...

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Kolkata Infographic – things to know before you go

Kolkata – The City of Joy Things to know before you go Trivia Howrah Bridge – the entrance to the city as well as its identity is the largest cantilever bridge in India. It is also one of the world’s largest! Kolkata is one of the fewest cities to have trams. The Botanical garden has the world’s largest tree- a Banyan tree whose circumference is more than 330 meters! Kolkata Book Fair is world’s third largest book fair. It has an annual footfall of about 2 millions. It is perhaps the world’s largest book fair by attendance. Birla Planetarium...

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21 Things to do in India – #WorldTourismDay

On World Tourism Day, I pay tribute to the world of travelling by sharing the most special moments I spent, the best experiences I made while travelling India. My travel tales include the places I visited, the people I met, the places, cuisines, smells and culture I encountered. As the UN celebrates World Tourism Day today (27th September), I am doing my bit by sharing my experiences. Tourism is a great way to know about each other’s culture and tradition, a way to implement harmony and peace. As the UN states in its 2015 #WTD theme, tourism has the potential for...

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Magnificent Monasteries of Ladakh

The monasteries of Ladakh are one of the reasons for visiting the mystical land.  As I have always mentioned in my previous posts, Leh is a place that never fails to amaze its visitors. Be the landscapes or the rugged mountains or the mystic monasteries. Here is another list, if you are looking for an inspiration to visit Leh, Ladakh. Ladakh is mainly inhabited by the people of Tibetan descent. So rich is the influence of the Tibetan culture on the lifestyle of the people of Ladakh, it is often called the “little Tibet”. Monasteries and gompas are strewn...

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Tawang – a different view

“Tawang is a utopia” – I have heard this from an aunt who had visited Tawang some 10 years back. Yet she could vividly describe her experience even now. So, we two decided to pack our backpacks and head towards Tawang during the Puja holidays!! Tawang has been a kaleidoscope to us. We sensed the Buddhist culture for the first time seeing the mighty Tawang monastery and the Buddhist monks. We could feel the tension of the people living so close to international borders by interacting with the local people. We felt proud of our Indian army who protects...

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Passing Phase

Great things are done when man and mountain meet. -William Blake The mighty Himalayas are the home to numerous passes and as we travelled across Northern part of India, we came across a few of them. As we travel, we see new places and make memories which are everlasting. Here we present eleven memorable passes we encountered. Crossing each of them through bizarre condition definitely gave us a high we experienced never before. Please feel free to comment and enrich our experience…. Khardung La, Leh- Nubra Highway (18,380 ft) There are few adventure loving Indians who have not taken a...

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10 Gorgeous Sunrises and Sunsets we experienced

There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them. ― Jo Walton Nothing can beat the feeling of seeing first golden rays of sun falling on top of snowy mountains and then gradually spreading the warmth to all. The sun peeking behind the mountains with all its glory makes a mesmerizing sight for all wanderlusts like us. What can you say about lazing in the beach with a cold beer in hand watching the sun lazily go down…!!. It is one of travel’s finest pleasures. There is nothing as...

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