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”

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 andContinue reading “Places to see near Kasol, Himachal Pradesh”

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”

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!”

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.Continue reading “Offbeat Maharashtra: Korlai Fort”

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 theContinue reading “A First Timer’s Guide to Udaipur, Rajasthan”

Wanderers – Priya Chaphekar

Meet Priya Chaphekar of Wild Girl Diaries. A fervent traveller and multi faceted soul, she longs to unleash her untamed spirit through her words. What got you hooked to travelling? I’ve always been a restless soul since childhood. I hate staying at home. In school, I looked forward to picnics, in college, I looked forwardContinue reading “Wanderers – Priya Chaphekar”

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 namedContinue reading “Udaipur: A Photo Essay”

As with any journey, who you travel with can be more important than your destination

Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Sibling Day, the list goes on. Promoted by the ‘greeting card’ industry back then the commercialization is far from over. Every month there is a day that is celebrated to boost sales of cards, flowers, chocolates and what not. Today, the first Sunday of August every year is celebrated as ‘FriendshipContinue reading “As with any journey, who you travel with can be more important than your destination”