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

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 a few years back, it is now on the list of … Continue reading All You Want To Know About Palolem Beach, Goa

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

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

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

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