Things to do in Manali

After an epic trip to Himachal Pradesh last year, it was vacation time again. As usual, choosing a destination was confusing. Beach or mountain? The mountains won, and we headed to Manali for a quick three-day break. Taking a flight from Pune to Delhi and then an overnight bus to Manali, we finally made itContinue reading “Things to do in Manali”

Places to see near Kasol, Himachal Pradesh

‘The mountains are calling’ is what I used to tell myself every time I came across photos of my friends vacationing up north, be it the mighty Himalayas, Ladakh or the stunning north-east. After years of unsuccessful planning and travel announcements, I finally made it to Himachal Pradesh with a few friends getting together andContinue reading “Places to see near Kasol, Himachal Pradesh”

Why camping in Tosh should be on your bucket-list

Tosh, a pristine village near Kasol in Himachal Pradesh, is the last village in that belt. An hours’ bus journey from the town of Kasol and a small 4 KM trek through the village and mountains will bring you to the camping site. The sight of the snow clad mountains right  your tents will beContinue reading “Why camping in Tosh should be on your bucket-list”

A First Timer’s Guide to Jaipur

Jaipur is known for its magnificent forts and palaces. With just three days in hand due to a tight work schedule, it was time for a quick history lesson. Jaipur is called the Pink city as the buildings in the old part of the town are all painted in pink. The old world charm isContinue reading “A First Timer’s Guide to Jaipur”

Monsoon Trekking: Do’s & Don’ts

Picture this: Monsoon. Mountains. Greenery. Waterfalls. Fog. Muddy pathways. A gush of sudden cold wind that takes your breath away and to top it all piping hot chai and local food after a tiring trek. An ideal scene for professional and amateur trekkers who are just waiting for the rains to set off to theContinue reading “Monsoon Trekking: Do’s & Don’ts”

All You Want To Know About Palolem Beach, Goa

Strolling on the golden sand with warm breeze rustling through my hair, I collected the broken sea shells that lied on my path. The sea clumsily kissed my feet before it drifted to come back vigorously. In all the years of my countless Goa trips, Palolem is always a favourite. Not on the tourist map aContinue reading “All You Want To Know About Palolem Beach, Goa”

48 hours in Florence

Sitting in office one day, I received a mail from my boss informing about last minute travel plans. My work has taken me to various places but this was something special. In the next 5 days, I was supposed to be travelling to Italy. My first European journey! On landing in Milan, I got aContinue reading “48 hours in Florence”

Enjoy Pune rains, but proceed with caution

Pune is beautiful in the rains is a known fact. Intermittent drizzles, cloudy mist, endless waterfalls through the lofty Sahyadri mountains and the joy of eating piping hot wada pav or corn on the cob is a must do in the monsoon. In the rains one has plenty of options to go to. Places likeContinue reading “Enjoy Pune rains, but proceed with caution”

MotoDreamz set to host Motoday on June 18,19

Into its third edition, the MotoDay has got bigger and better as over 2,000 biking enthusiasts are all set to converge at Lavasa to celebrate the brotherhood of motorcycling on June 18 and 19. Organised by Pune based Motodreamz, the event will see activities revolving around bikes and everything related to biking. “June 21 isContinue reading “MotoDreamz set to host Motoday on June 18,19”