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”

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”

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”

The Twin-Town Journey

The Destination Selection: Hey guys! This is our (me n my wife) Bijapur (Katnataka, India) chronicle. Aaaaand, I have been given the honour to present it to you. A journey very well conceived, researched and executed purely by her………am still stunned……at wits if you will……that she selected Bijapur as I would have never thought ofContinue reading “The Twin-Town Journey”

The Gol Gumbaz of Bijapur

Firstly, heartfelt congratulations and a million thanks to my dear friend Sohail for getting engaged….. at his hometown Solapur which is approx 2 hrs away from my Bucket List item – The Gol Gumbaz!!!!! Struck it out of the list peeps!! 😀 The part train part road journey was worth every minute. More on theContinue reading “The Gol Gumbaz of Bijapur”

Charger: Bandhavgarh’s Beloved Tiger

Like Marathas and Mughals, like British and French, the tigers have their own Dynasty. Bandhavgarh National Park had its own Emperor, Charger. The tiger was named so as he was famous for charging towards unsuspecting tourist vehicles and elephants. He fought a battle with the then ruling tiger, Banka, to claim his territory. Vicious and with aContinue reading “Charger: Bandhavgarh’s Beloved Tiger”

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”

Leh Diaries – In and Around

I had mentioned in my earlier post about the low temperature in Leh. It was around 4 degree Celsius. The oxygen levels are so low that you are advised to stay indoors for at least a day to get acclimatized to the weather. On our first evening, our driver took us to a couple ofContinue reading “Leh Diaries – In and Around”

Leh Diaries – The Journey & Stay

We took an early morning flight from Delhi to Leh. The journey was of roughly 2 hrs. As a custom, I dozed off soon after the take off. Luckily for me, I was unable to sleep for long. I woke up to the most breath-taking views of the Himalayan mountains from an altitude of 30,000Continue reading “Leh Diaries – The Journey & Stay”