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 and planning a super awesome trip. With a weeks’ time in … Continue 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 be a mesmerising one. A trek across this village one can … Continue reading Why camping in Tosh should be on your bucket-list

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 talk to Air Commodore (retd) G L Hiremath, who along with … Continue reading These 60 year-olds drove 16,000 km across India in a Tata Hexa!

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

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

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 like Lonavala, Khandala, Mulshi and Tamhini Ghat are crowd favourites. Over … Continue reading Enjoy Pune rains, but proceed with caution

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