The Spanish Surprise

There is something about Europe. Every time I have returned more alive, happier and somewhat unwillingly. It introduces me to aspects of life that I thought didn’t exist! Travelling to Spain, earlier this month, was no exception either. I experienced a bit of anxiousness and wanted to unwrap the wonders I would soon witness. And even…

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Top 8 things to do in Mauritius

Mauritius is a dream destination for half of the world and in all honesty, it is one of the most beautiful islands I have seen. On a clear day, it looks exactly the way we’ve seen it in those photographs—there is absolutely no editing there. Formed by a volcanic eruption, the island is hugged by the…

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Why Don’t Travel Bloggers Travel?

(Caution: This post is on my current grouse about the travel blogging industry. If you don’t want to continue reading it, I’d totally understand :) ) Late last year, I was on a phone conversation with a blogger, who gallantly boasted, ‘I have never paid for any of my travels.’ In my head, I thought,…

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8 Things I Learnt in Bandhavgarh

The 2.5-hour drive from Katni Railway Station to Kings Lodge in Bandhavgarh National Park was full of anticipation and excitement. It was the first time I was in Madhya Pradesh and the eagerness comes as a natural precursor to a new journey. I reached in the darkness of the night and my first impression of…

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That Fruitless Travel to Miao, Arunachal Pradesh

Have you ever worked on a project which resulted in nothing? Or walked a kilometre in the wrong direction for food? The previous week has been exactly like that for me—every ticket I buy stands cancelled. No, this is not going to be a post wallowing in self-pity. I haven’t been able to shudder this constant…

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Aalia, Haridwar – Luxury by the Banks of River Ganga

Through the crowded, dusty roads of Haridwar, the jeep took me through Shyampur’s dimly lit village towards the yellow lights of Aalia. I had just finished the Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib trek. Escaping the exhaustion, I allowed Aalia to flatter me with its luxurious comfort. And in the following days, I realised how addictive…

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