OFFBEAT BREAK FROM MUMBAI & PUNE: ROAD TRIP TO TURTLE FESTIVAL,VELAS !

Every year in March and April, the sleepy nondescript village of Velas becomes the center of attraction during the Turtle Festival. Every morning and evening, the turtle hatchlings are released by volunteers in to the sea at Velas beach. A temporary ramp is created on the sand by barricading it from 2 sides. The tourists …

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A Heritage walk in the lanes of Old Hyderabad -CharMinar to Chawmahalla Palace

Pic Above – Char Minar in Night A heritage walk which starts from CharMinar and ends at Chowmahalla Palace, the two icons of Hyderabad, transports the curious soul to a lost era dripping with culture, history, and architectural marvels. Not many cities can claim to be a perfect melange of modernity and tradition, big brands …

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Madhya Pradesh Tourism Mart 2016 -A Great Idea To Boost Tourism!

Picture above: The CM Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, addressing the audience at the inauguration. IT WAS MY first time in Bhopal. I was excited to discover a new city (and the many gems around it). More than the destination, this time I was curious to discover what all is in store for the Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart 2016. …

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Pink Tea,Samovar and other secrets – In Search of vegetarian food in Lucknow during Ramadan

Pink Tea,Samovar and other secrets – In Search of vegetarian food in Lucknow during Ramadan I am not very fond of Massive Navratra Thalis or the meat heavy food frenzy which we see during the holy month of Ramadaan. Let holy festivals remain holy. The food mania which we see during both the festivals year …

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Quick-Guide : Must Do Things in Thimphu, Bhutan with 30 Exclusive pictures!

Of all the cities I have been to in Bhutan, Thimphu had the most modern amenities and yet it seemed like a charming small town when compared to my country India. The many gushing water streams and water falls on the Thimphu-Phuentsholing highway gave way to multi story apartments as we entered Thimphu. A little …

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A Hindi Poem Which Will take You Back To Your Childhood!

I wrote this poem on the joys of being a child, in August 2012 inspired by the antics of my nephew. आज मुझे रोको मत , मुझे बचपन दोहराने दो. बारिश की बूंदों में आज घुल जाने दो. साफ़ कपड़ों में वो बात कहाँ आज इन्हें दाग से सजाने दो आज मुझे रोको मत , मुझे …

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6 Exciting Monsoon Treks in Sahyadris, Maharashtra!

Off late, the discerning traveler has started to get out of his/her comfort zone and choose offbeat destinations. What’s more? Travelers these days even choosing not so popular weather conditions over high season. However, more and more people are taking up trekking in monsoon, especially in the geographically blessed Sahyadris in Maharashtra. Not many brave …

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