Bangkok’s vibrant flower market: A Photo Essay

No amount of days are ever enough for us when we travel. We like to explore the destination at a slow pace even if it results in skipping a few things. ‘We’ll come back’ is our mantra. One thing on my mind though when we travelled to Bangkok was the flower market – Pak Klong Talad. After a lot of back and forth due to … Continue reading Bangkok’s vibrant flower market: A Photo Essay

Courtyard Marriott Pune Hinjewadi is having a Goan Food Festival and you can’t miss it!

For meat lovers, what can be better than some classic Goan fish and pork being served on the plate by a Goan chef? At the Goan Food Festival, currently underway at The MoMo Café in Courtyard by Marriott Pune, Hinjewadi, you will be treated to the best of delicacies that the state offers. And the Goan-themed décor adds to the flavour. Chef Ignatius, a native … Continue reading Courtyard Marriott Pune Hinjewadi is having a Goan Food Festival and you can’t miss it!

Hotel Review: Novotel Goa Resort & Spa

Goa is no longer the hippies paradise it used to be a couple of years ago. More and more families are seen enjoying the abundant natural beauty and frolicking on its many popular and virgin beaches. A short flight from Pune, I landed at Dabolim Airport in Goa last week. As I exited the terminal, a neatly-dressed man was holding a placard of my destination … Continue reading Hotel Review: Novotel Goa Resort & Spa

Offbeat Maharashtra: Korlai Fort

While randomly surfing the Konkan coast on Google Maps, I came across a little protruded landmass into the sea. Upon zooming in, the area read as Korlai Fort. Intrigued, I googled more about the Fort. Controlled by the Portuguese, it served as a watch tower to the Revdanda creek and the strategically important Chaul Fort. The photos on the internet made me want to experience … Continue reading Offbeat Maharashtra: Korlai Fort

World Heritage Day – Once upon a time in Pune

We are not makers of History. We are made by History ~ Martin Luther King Jr. April 18 is celebrated as the World Heritage Day.  Heritage is broadly classified as anything that has been passed on through generations. Historical sites, cultural traditions, natural wonders, regional food, jewellery, heritage can either be a personal property or belong to the world. The theme for 2018 is  “Cultural Heritage … Continue reading World Heritage Day – Once upon a time in Pune

A First Timer’s Guide to Udaipur, Rajasthan

A constant itch for a long drive turned into a road trip plan after we came across photos of Udaipur. Having taken road trips earlier, the 850 odd km drive did not seem unattainable. A couple of days later after having the car thoroughly checked and bookings done, my husband and I set out for the long drive that had eluded us. After the initial arguing … Continue reading A First Timer’s Guide to Udaipur, Rajasthan

Wanderers – Jay Nair

Jayprakash Nair of Winks and Smiles is an avid photography, travel and adventure enthusiast. He believes in living, discovering and capturing ordinary moments in an extraordinary way. 1. What got you hooked to travelling? I find great learning in nature and people. From a young age, I’ve dabbled in numerous talents, and loved the experience of getting to know new things and expanding my horizons. The thrill … Continue reading Wanderers – Jay Nair

Chittorgarh: A Photo Essay

The abundance of history in Rajasthan is overwhelming. There are stories of bravery and sacrifice in every part of the state. A two hour drive from Udaipur is one such place – Chittorgarh, a World Heritage Site. Only read about in history text books and wiki pages, the massiveness of the Fort leaves you in awe. Spread across approx 700 acres of land, it is the … Continue reading Chittorgarh: A Photo Essay