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HOLA MOHALLA – Why You Should Be here next Holi! Incredible India!

HOLA MOHALLA – Why You Should Be here next Holi! Incredible India! I was walking curiously through the open fields and residential quarters of Anandpur Sahib, filled with Nihangs (Soldier wing of Sikhs) wielding weapons and arms. Some of them ran towards me with swords, maneuvering their way skillfully in the narrow lanes of the …

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4 Rooms Hotel : My Stay in a former merchant’s house in the mountains!

Staying at 4 rooms hotel in Gunehar is a very unique experience. A few hours away from the bustling Mc Leodganj, which is perennially crushing under the touristy madness is this quaint home stay, away from all the touristy frills and other nonsense. I had never stayed in a restored property so I was looking …

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OFFBEAT PUNJAB- SOLO BUDGET TRIP TO KILA RAIPUR RURAL OLYMPICS NEAR LUDHIANA

OFFBEAT PUNJAB- SOLO BUDGET TRIP TO KILA RAIPUR RURAL OLYMPICS NEAR LUDHIANA THE RURAL OLYMPICS AT KILA RAIPUR near Ludhiana in Punjab is one of its kind festivals. A movie poster promoted the Punjabi movie called Kila Raipur on the walls. The Kabaddi and hockey players were warming up. The local kids were goofing up, …

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A Drive with many Distractions: Chandigarh to Manali

A Drive with many Distractions: Chandigarh to Manali Sometimes when we forgo the tried and tested methods and take the alternative path, it creates a unique experience for us, even though the outcome happens to be the same. This thought is an after effect of my recent road trip from Chandigarh to Manali. I and …

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Explore the Tea Gardens of Dharamshala During a Family Vacation In Himachal Pradesh

Explore the Tea Gardens of Dharamshala During a Family Vacation In Himachal Pradesh Located in the upper region of the Kangra Valley in Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala is a quaint hill station known for its scenic beauty and breathtaking landscapes. Also home to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, there are plenty of tourist places to visit …

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MCLEODGANJ – THE LITTLE LHASA 2 DAYS ITINERARY

Mcleodganj- The little Lhasa 2 days itinerary Introduction Mcleodganj is also known as the little Lhasa is located in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. It is just 5 km away from the Dharamshala bus stand.  Mcleodganj is the headquarters of Tibetans in exile i.e. an organization set up to protect the Tibetan refugees. Mcleodganj has …

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HOW KALA GHODA ARTS FESTIVAL IN MUMBAI MADE ME TRAVEL MORE IN INCREDIBLE INDIA- AND MY BEST PICTURES!

HOW KALA GHODA ARTS FESTIVAL IN MUMBAI MADE ME TRAVEL MORE IN INCREDIBLE INDIA- AND MY BEST PICTURE! The website of KGAF says, “Kala Ghoda Arts Festival invites you all to come and experience a kaleidoscope of music, dance, theatre, literature, street stalls, films, workshops for adults and children, visual arts and heritage walks. Nine …

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Incredible India: When I almost shook hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Republic Day Parade!

Incredible India: The Republic Day Parade of India, Rajpath near India Gate, New Delhi!I have been watching India’s Republic Day parade on TV since childhood. Celebrated every year on 26th January, the Republic Day parade of India is spectacular. What I didn’t know was that watching it live would be a different experience altogether. A …

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Offbeat Goa: Unique Boat Festival during Tripurari Poornima aka Dev Deepawali!

This November, I discovered a totally different side to Goa. Not many know that Goa has a sizeable Marathi population and they celebrate their festivals with aplomb and in style. I got the opportunity to attend one such festival. The boat festival celebrated as Tripurari Poornima is one of its kind festival close to the …

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Gudi Padwa in Dombivali – The Grand Carnival Of Mumbai called Shobha Yatra

Everything in Mumbai is ‘Maha’ (grand) in size and stature. Be it the buildings, the vast expanse of sea, the industries, the heart of its citizens or the way they live their ‘larger than life’ despite the several personal and professional demons they struggle with everyday. Mumbaikars never skip an opportunity to celebrate their life …

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