Offbeat Gujarat: Solo Travel to Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary!

Pic above: A local filling pots with water during sunset in Nal Sarovar Sanctuary.This picture won a photography contest and was featured in DNA newspaper. I took the smooth highway from Ahmedabad to reach Sanand. It is the nearest town which facilitates access to the offbeat Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary. Sanand is a dusty little …

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TRAVEL GONE WRONG: WHEN I WAS STRANDED IN PITCH DARK IN RURAL INDIA!

My stay at the wild ass sanctuary was nothing less than a misadventure. I didn’t know that my troubles were far from being over. I stood blankly on the crossroads in the dusty village for half an hour to find a suitable vehicle to reach Sanand, from where I would reach the Nal Sarovar sanctuary. …

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RANN UTSAV: ALL YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT RANN OF KUTCH PLUS A BONUS ITINERARY AND EXCURSION IDEAS

Think unforgettable food, exceptional sunsets, unique geography, traditional handicraft, soulful music of the soil! Kutch has this and much more to offer. What’s not to love! Plan a trip to this wonderland this Rann Utsav, a 3 month long extravaganza which celebrates all things Kutch! Myriad geographies dot the landscape of India. One of the …

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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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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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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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