A few kilometers off Manali, on the way to Rohtang, you know you have reached Solang Valley when you see lush greenery, snow-capped peaks and colourful paragliding chutes against picturesque backdrop. Solang Valley is well-known for adventure sports. I have all sorts of adventure sports to check off my bucket list. Manali gave me a... Continue Reading →


Manali was our next destination after Shimla and the most important place on our Himachal tour itinerary. We had planned 3 days of sightseeing and adventure in and around the hill station. It took us more than 6 hours to reach Manali from Shimla. The river Beas keeps you company the entire journey. We made... Continue Reading →

Four months ago when I was planning for a vacation and had zeroed in on Himachal Pradesh,a good friend of mine and a travel enthusiast, suggested that I visit Kasauli on the way to Shimla. Anybody traveling to or from Shimla have to stop at Kasauli for some amazing view points. We decided to stay... Continue Reading →

It's been six months since I went on a holiday and high time I took a break from work. Given that you are travelling in June, which is either Summer or Monsoon in most part of the country, you have to wisely choose a place such that the weather is not too harsh and you get... Continue Reading →

Talkadu maralagi, Malangi maduvagi, Mysuru arasarige makkalagadirali The first thing that comes to my mind whenever I hear the word Talakadu is the above curse, which translates to May Malangi turn into a whirlpool, Talakadu turn into a barren expanse of sand and the kings of Mysuru not beget an heir. History has it that after Wodeyars of Mysuru conquered... Continue Reading →

The last leg of our week-long trip to Rajasthan was Bikaner. It took us 5 hours to reach Bikaner from Jodhpur. En route, we made a quick stop at Karni Mata temple at Deshnok. The temple is dedicated to a female Hindu sage called Karniji. It is also known as the Temple of Rats, as... Continue Reading →

As 2014 winds down, I was ticking some great number of items off my bucket list last night and thought why not share it with you all. Also, I've started blogging this year you see, so an appropriate post to end the year  2014 started out on a good note and continued to be so... Continue Reading →

Khamma Ghani sa... Padharo Jodhpur!. After exploring Udaipur in the Mewar region of Rajasthan, we travelled to Jodhpur, also known as Sun City or Blue City, in the Marwar region. Jodhpur is called 'Sun City' as it is bright and sunny throughout the year and 'Blue City' as most houses in the old city are painted blue. First... Continue Reading →

A five-hour drive from Pushkar took us to Udaipur, The City of Lakes also known as the White City. We were pleasantly surprised on arriving in the city, for it was very different from Jaipur and Pushkar. A completely different image that comes to mind when one thinks of Rajasthan. Udaipur had already become my... Continue Reading →

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