Why You Should Visit Amphawa Floating Market in Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand’s capital city, has many floating markets situated around it. A must-do tourist attraction, floating markets are local markets situated on the banks of the river or canal, as waterways were the primary source of transportation in the earlier days in those regions. Damnoen Saduak is the most popular floating market due to itsContinue reading “Why You Should Visit Amphawa Floating Market in Bangkok, Thailand”

A weekend in Seoul

Not seen on many traveller’s list until recently, Seoul has been rated as one of the best cities to live in, and it has everything one can ask for. The capital of South Korea, it is the largest city in the country. It has an excellent public transport system, the roads are lined up withContinue reading “A weekend in Seoul”

Offbeat Thailand: The Bridge on River Kwai

Wanting to skip the usual and touristy Bangkok-Pattaya-Phuket itinerary, our plan to drive through the country led us to the western Thai town of Kanchanaburi (pronounced by locals as gaanjanaburi). The town is a gateway to historical attractions, national parks including Erawan Falls and the infamous Death Railway. If you are fond of classic movies,Continue reading “Offbeat Thailand: The Bridge on River Kwai”

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 KlongContinue reading “Bangkok’s vibrant flower market: A Photo Essay”

Romancing the Maldives

I find it difficult to sit idle. I always need something going on. But there are very few places on Earth where I would like to do nothing but just sit and stare. Stare at the expansive breath-taking natural beauty, the calmness, the fact that we humans are such a tiny fragment of this vastContinue reading “Romancing the Maldives”

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 ofContinue reading “Maldives Visa for Indians”

Nepal: Beyond the Himalayan Mountains

Nepal, a small landlocked country between India and China, is a world hub for mountaineers. The country of Mt. Everest (Sagarmatha) hosts 8 of the top 10 tallest peaks in the world. The famous ranges of Himalayas, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri dominate the Nepal landscape. Nepal however, has much more to offer than a shot atContinue reading “Nepal: Beyond the Himalayan Mountains”

Maldives – A Photo Essay

“Once a year go somewhere you have never been before.” – Dalai Lama                                                                                   After anContinue reading “Maldives – A Photo Essay”

Riding up the Manakamana Cable Car

The Manakamana Temple is the sacred place of the Hindu Goddess Bhagwati, an incarnation of Parvati in Nepal. The word ‘mana’ means heart and ‘kamana’ means wish. The Temple is around 1302 mts above sea level and can be reached only by a cable car which overlooks the entire valley. It is one of theContinue reading “Riding up the Manakamana Cable Car”

Face to Face – Mt. Everest

I am 24, slim built, with low HB level. Climbing Mt. Everest is a farfetched dream. Hell, seeing it up close is also like building castles in the air! I travelled to Nepal on a family trip and there is where I learnt that one can go see Mt. Everest (Sagarmatha, as it is knownContinue reading “Face to Face – Mt. Everest”