Solo destination: Shantiniketan, Bengal

About 165 kilometres away from Bengal’s capital is the dusty and crowded town of Bolpur. As I alighted from the train on Bolpur Railway Station, I was taken aback by the crowd. I was even more shocked with the chaos and noise outside on the main street. This was not how I had imagined Shantiniketan…

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A Summer Slowdown in Old Manali

Manali is always bustling with activities and things to do. I have been to this beautiful Himachali town many times and my favourite trip continues to be the one in which I had no plans and relaxed every day. Since it is one of the most sought-after destinations in India, it may seem tough not…

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Memories of the Unfamiliar Land

Is it possible to have memories about a place we have never been to? As I dwell deeper into this question, I know that there are more places that make me feel like this. These memories or in most cases, visual reveries formulate themselves from the existing information I have. This information is either stories I’ve heard…

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Travel Guide: Panaji, Goa

This is my favourite part of Goa. Teeming with things to do, interesting people to meet and great desserts, every time I have visited Panjim, I have grown increasingly fond of it. The cultural presence in this city is significant. Perhaps the reason why it tops my chart of Goan destinations. Unaffected by the tourist…

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My Favourite Hideouts in Delhi

It wasn’t love at first sight exactly. In fact, it wasn’t love at all. The more I knew of Delhi, the further we moved away from the chances of a happily ever after. And in spite of all our misgivings and compatibility issues, we did have our moments. After all, you don’t invest more than…

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My Top 12 Travel Moments From 2015

2015 has been an incredible year. From meeting some of my favourite writers to travelling surreal wonderlands, I really couldn’t have asked for anything better. It has been a steeper learning curve too. Some of the most important things I learnt was to say no to free work, developing a thick skin and accepting the…

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