Wanderers – Priya Chaphekar

Meet Priya Chaphekar of Wild Girl Diaries. A fervent traveller and multi faceted soul, she longs to unleash her untamed spirit through her words. What got you hooked to travelling? I’ve always been a restless soul since childhood. I hate staying at home. In school, I looked forward to picnics, in college, I looked forward to treks and IVs, and now that I’ve started working, … Continue reading Wanderers – Priya Chaphekar

Welcome to the Jungle: Things to Remember

With the end of monsoon, it is time for wildlife enthusiasts to rejoice. The numerous National Parks and Sanctuaries in the country will now open their gates for visitors. The dwindling forest cover and wildlife has inspired many people to experience the natural world before it vanishes. The growing trend of ‘Bucket List’ results in the influx of visitors that cause more harm. Many first … Continue reading Welcome to the Jungle: Things to Remember

Udaipur: A Photo Essay

  Deciding our next road trip destination is always a task. This time we made it simple by eliminating Goa from the list 😉 With just a week in hand, we headed to Udaipur to soak in the grandeur of the Mewar dynasty. A historically and culturally rich capital of the Mewar Kingdom, Udaipur is named after Maharana Udai Singh who founded this city. A known photographers … Continue reading Udaipur: A Photo Essay

Travelling with an Infant

For most new parents, taking their little one for a journey can be daunting. From being hesitant to panic driven to doubting your own decisions, it is borderline nightmare. Doctors believe that infants easily adapt. For them everything is new and they are willing to explore as they are not yet aware of the concept of fear. Some parents tend to be over protective and some can be careless; … Continue reading Travelling with an Infant

As with any journey, who you travel with can be more important than your destination

Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Sibling Day, the list goes on. Promoted by the ‘greeting card’ industry back then the commercialization is far from over. Every month there is a day that is celebrated to boost sales of cards, flowers, chocolates and what not. Today, the first Sunday of August every year is celebrated as ‘Friendship Day’ in many Asian countries. People tie friendship bands to … Continue reading As with any journey, who you travel with can be more important than your destination

Wanderers – Pooja Agarwal

Meet Pooja Agarwal, a journalist who loves to travel eat, explore and wander.. At Malaga Central, Spain   What got you hooked to travelling? While pursuing my Masters in London during the first week itself we were given a field assignment. Next day I left my hostel at 7.30 in the morning. I decided that day that I will return back only with the last underground train. In … Continue reading Wanderers – Pooja Agarwal

Tiger Tiger, Burning Bright: Encounter in Bandhavgarh

It was summertime. The temperature was hovering between 25 degrees to 30 degree Celsius. The roads were scorched and the trees parched. Water in our bottles was depleting in quick succession. We were yet to get lucky. In Magadi, the buffer zone of Bandhavgarh National Park, tiger sightings were rare and our expectations low. Mid way in the jungle safari, our driver who doubled up as a guide … Continue reading Tiger Tiger, Burning Bright: Encounter in Bandhavgarh

Weekend Getaway – Kundalika Rafting

Planning for a weekend is one of the biggest headaches! With a plethora of options available, I always end up getting confused and spending Sunday lazying at home. The summer has come to an end and one of the many outdoor activities is White Water Rafting. I got hooked to rafting in the year 2006, in Dandeli, Karnataka. Since then I have a list made … Continue reading Weekend Getaway – Kundalika Rafting

Maldives Visa for Indians

Very few countries have a No Visa Required (NVR) or Visa on Arrival (VoA) status for Indian passport holders. One of the effects of a weak economy. But there are some beautiful and stunning countries on the list. Maldives offers VoA facility to Indian passport holders. The only requirements are a valid passport, proof of onward/return journey ticket and confirmed Resort/Hotel booking. If you have … Continue reading Maldives Visa for Indians