Unique New Zealand destinations to travel in 2021

New Zealand is a dream destination for many travellers. The island nation is known for its spectacular beaches, exceptional biodiversity, and dazzling natural beauty. Apart from planning a visit to the popular tourist destinations like Mount Cook, Milford Sound, Auckland, and Rotorua, check out the below list of unique New Zealand destinations to add to yourContinue reading “Unique New Zealand destinations to travel in 2021”

Monsoon Magic: Pune – A Photo Essay

Punekars consider themselves lucky in myriad ways. One of them is the proximity to the beautiful countryside.  If you are in Pune, a one hour drive in any direction will transport you away from the maddening crowd and commotion to a world of tranquillity.  Come monsoon, Punekars head to some favourite spots or are inContinue reading “Monsoon Magic: Pune – A Photo Essay”

Six Most Restricted Countries You Might Be Travelling To

According to the think-tank Freedom House, internet freedom is declining all around the world. Censorship is being ramped up on everything from social media, e-commerce websites to search engines. Interestingly, many of the countries with the strictest rules and highest censorship are also popular tourist destinations. NordVPN gives advice on travelling to the tourist hotspots with high internetContinue reading “Six Most Restricted Countries You Might Be Travelling To”

7 Best Hill Stations Near Pune You Must Visit

A city that is quickly becoming a preferred destination for both businesses and youngsters, Pune is both traditional and cosmopolitan. Of course, it’s not just the culture, but the proximity to several hill stations near Pune is making it a preferred tourist destination. Whether it is historical glimpses or summer getaways, this Indian city hasContinue reading “7 Best Hill Stations Near Pune You Must Visit”

How to obtain an International Driving Permit in India

Do you remember how many times you read countless articles on the best roads to drive on in the world and wished you could just sit in a car, throttle its heart out and drive off where ever you wanted to? We all have been there. At least I have, a million times. Road tripsContinue reading “How to obtain an International Driving Permit in India”

These 60 year-olds drove 16,000 km across India in a Tata Hexa!

A couple of years back when I told my husband about my plan of us taking off on a never-ending road trip, he dismissed me as crazy and even after a lot of coaxing from my end he did not concede. Thus my epic plan never took off. Recently I had the privilege to talkContinue reading “These 60 year-olds drove 16,000 km across India in a Tata Hexa!”

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,Continue reading “Hotel Review: Novotel Goa Resort & Spa”

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”

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 inContinue reading “Welcome to the Jungle: Things to Remember”

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. SomeContinue reading “Travelling with an Infant”