Things To Do In Kerala

From tranquil beaches to spellbinding backwaters to lofty mountain ranges to comforting ayurvedic massages to powerful art forms, the state has so much to offer!

Survived Monday? Plan For The Weekend!

After the traumatic Monday, you do deserve a beautiful chill weekend.

A Mountain Girl On An Island

What are beaches in comparison to mountains, right?!

The Nomadic Village

At 14,836 ft, with no soul around, all that the old man needed the moment he saw humans was few cigarettes! Damn!

Solo Trip To The Last Indian Village – Chitkul

Explore the mysterious land.

Trippy Travelette: A Lil Bit About Myself

A digital marketeer by profession, I was bitten by the travel bug when I was 18 years old. My Mother had gifted me an envelope that had to and fro rail tickets to Gujarat. I had studied in a boarding school in Gujarat and was more than happy thinking about the reunion with my girlfriends who were still there in Ahmedabad and Anand. I was travelling alone but being backed up both morally and financially by my mother, I was a bit relaxed. That trip was where I first experienced the urge to say, ‘I was here, I saw this and it mattered to me.” There was no looking back post this! I was falling in love with the idea of picking up the bag and leaving for the unknown! The travel experiences started becoming a reminder of human insignificance and frailty. Today, I am most particularly in love with Himachal Pradesh. The landscape, the culture and the people here have become a special part of my life. And you will see most of my travel experiences talk about the same. A complete tea addict, nothing gives me more joy than a 'pahadi chai' with some butter toast! Looking forward to exploring and exchanging awe inspiring stories. Happy Travelling!

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Things To Do In Kerala
 

Things To Do In Kerala

Kerala, the slender coastal strip is South India’s most serene state. Historically known as Keralam, the state’s coastline extends for 595 kilometers. From tranquil beaches to spellbinding backwaters to lofty mountain ranges to comforting ayurvedic massages to powerful art forms, the state has so much to offer! Here’s a quick...
Solo Trip To The Last Indian Village – Chitkul
 

Solo Trip To The Last Indian Village – Chitkul

It was a lovely Sunday morning and it took me a change of 3 roadways (Haryana Roadways, Punjab Roadways and Himachal Roadways) and 12 hours to reach my first destination. From Yamunanagar to Chandigarh to Shimla to Rampur, the Sunday was turning out to be every bit of legendary. I had planned a solo...
Survived Monday? Plan For The Weekend!
 

Survived Monday? Plan For The Weekend!

“Monday: where you spend the first part of the day trying to find the responsible adult you lost Friday at 5 o’ clock.” “I so can’t wait to got to work tomorrow! Mondays are my favourite day of the week!” said no one ever.” “Dear Monday, I want to break...
Travel Outfit Ideas: The Andamans Lookbook
 

Travel Outfit Ideas: The Andamans Lookbook

Located at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands will win your heart with its exotic beaches, unique tropical rainforest and pristine beauty. We had decided to go the Island for Amma’s 60th Birthday in September. While I was super excited for the...
A Mountain Girl On An Island
 

A Mountain Girl On An Island

Travel for me has always been a simple act – pack a bag and leave! And the first choice has always been hills. I am a complete mountain baby and I run to the hills at the very first chance that I get. But this one was different. It was...
Scuba Diving In Andamans
 

Scuba Diving In Andamans

It was day 3 of our Andamans trip. We were staying at Symphony Palms. It seemed like a perfect morning to do something legendary! And the last I checked, Scuba Dive totally qualifies for that! I don’t know to swim and to top that I am a hydrophobic. My partner...
An Ordinary Ladakhi Tale | Day 0 | An Intro
 

An Ordinary Ladakhi Tale | Day 0 | An Intro

Please don’t kill me for the title! But to be honest, all the blogs and notes that I have read that talks about people’s experiences and trips in/to Leh-Ladakh has such fancy words… This was my 3rd trip to Leh-Ladakh and I don’t think any of those big, fancy words...
An Ordinary Ladakhi Tale | Day 1 | Manali to Jispa
 

An Ordinary Ladakhi Tale | Day 1 | Manali to Jispa

We left Manali a little after noon… Crossing Rohtang Pass, we entered the beautiful Lahaul and Spiti Valley. We stopped at Koksar for Tea and a plate of juicy Mutton Momos. The temperature had started to drop and we decided to add beanies and gloves to our warm clothes’ stock....
An Ordinary Ladakhi Tale | Day 2 | Jispa To Sarchu
 

An Ordinary Ladakhi Tale | Day 2 | Jispa To Sarchu

Next morning, we started our day with Yoga and some basics of Kalaripayattu (the ancient martial arts). This was day 2 of our trip and we just had to cover about 86kms. We crossed Darcha, ZingZing Bar, Suraj Tal and Baralacha La to reach Sarchu. Situated at an altitude of...
An Ordinary Ladakhi Tale | Day 3 | Sarchu to Leh
 

An Ordinary Ladakhi Tale | Day 3 | Sarchu to Leh

Day 3 of our trip was a mix of good and bad. A little after Sarchu, Ram’s Bike had an issue. The axle that holds the tyre together broke. Bantu had not kept its spare as in his lifetime he had never heard of the axle breaking off! We stopped...
An Ordinary Ladakhi Tale | Day 4 | Leh to Pangong
 

An Ordinary Ladakhi Tale | Day 4 | Leh to Pangong

Day 4 of our trip and we were off to Pangong! It was also Mohit’s birthday – the reason why this trip was planned at the very first place! And what a way to celebrate! At an altitude of 14,270 ft… no network… no traffic… few wandering souls… under a...
An Ordinary Ladakhi Tale | Day 5 | Pangong to Leh
 

An Ordinary Ladakhi Tale | Day 5 | Pangong to Leh

Next morning, after breakfast we headed to Pangong Sarai once again. The Lake which literally means ‘high grassland lake’ is 134 kms long and extends from India to China. The Lake changes colours – from brown to green to blue, it looks like a work of fiction. The point where...
An Ordinary Ladakhi Tale | Day 6 & 7 | Leh to KhardungLa To Tsomoriri to Sarchu
 

An Ordinary Ladakhi Tale | Day 6 & 7 | Leh to KhardungLa To Tsomoriri to Sarchu

Skerrrrttt! The car screeched to a halt and we all turned to a far corner to spot the animal that was probably annoyed by our presence. Kiang also known as the Tibetan wild ass turned it’s pretty back towards us and continued grazing the field. Native to the Tibetan Plateau,...
An Ordinary Ladakhi Tale | Day 8 | Sarchu to Manali
 

An Ordinary Ladakhi Tale | Day 8 | Sarchu to Manali

This was a happy day for Ram as he was to get his HP bike back! So, no more Gypsy travel for him. Pooja and I were happier as any one of us sitting in the back seat could now sit like a boss! After a good breakfast of Bread-Omelette...
An Ordinary Ladakhi Tale | Day 9 | In Manali
 

An Ordinary Ladakhi Tale | Day 9 | In Manali

Next morning, we headed to The Lazy Dog for breakfast. But surprisingly, the staff was extremely rude and we left the place but not without giving them an honest feedback of their behavior. We were back at our favourite place, Café 1947. We had to wait for 20 minutes for...
An Ordinary Ladakhi Tale | Day 10 | Back In Delhi | Rewind
 

An Ordinary Ladakhi Tale | Day 10 | Back In Delhi | Rewind

How I long to be in the hills again… the city life, the 9 to 5 ordeal, is a web of complications… How I long to be with simple, uncomplicated beings… the madness, the chaos, the competition, it gives that adrenalin rush at times – to achieve things, to do...
Sweet Escape To Chail
 

Sweet Escape To Chail

It was 3:30 am…Irk in my Mother’s voice told me that it might have been her 10th attempt at waking me up. There was unusual chaos in the house. It looked like those lets-leave-for-the-airport-drama scene from the movie, Home Alone. Just that there was no chance in hell that I...
Cafe1947: In Rhythm With The Voice Of The River
 

Cafe1947: In Rhythm With The Voice Of The River

The bridge over Manalsu River is a gateway to a magical world. This part of the town is famously known as Old Manali and it has a series of uber cool cafes. But the one that will win your heart is Cafe1947. Owned by brothers Ankit Sharma and Abhishek Rune...
Sethan Village: A Magical Paradise
 

Sethan Village: A Magical Paradise

“Thank goodness for the first snow, it was a reminder–no matter how old you became and how much you’d seen, things could still be new if you were willing to believe they still mattered.” It was 4am when we experienced season’s first snowfall. A thing of wonder…little flakes of happiness…it...
Wanderlust: Tracing Where It All Began
 

Wanderlust: Tracing Where It All Began

It all started with my 18th birthday. I had just come back from college and I saw my mother smiling and acting funny. Upon asking what it was all about, she told me to open the white envelope placed on the table. Little did I know that the content of...
Kareri Lake: An Epic Trail
 

Kareri Lake: An Epic Trail

Planning a birthday is one hell of a task! It’s cruel and gruesome! From ensuring only the right set of people are there to keeping a check at every order that is placed to making certain that the birthday boy/girl does the mandatory bday-shots to making sure the DJ plays...
Book A Ticket To Manali But Get Down Right Before Aut Tunnel!
 

Book A Ticket To Manali But Get Down Right Before Aut Tunnel!

Here I am – this is me There’s no where else on earth I’d rather be It’s a new world – it’s a new start It’s alive with the beating of young hearts Here we are – we’ve just begun And after all this time – our time has come...
7 Days. 934 kms. My Love Affair With Himachal.
 

7 Days. 934 kms. My Love Affair With Himachal.

I woke up to a loud bang. The noises varied from explosions to fireworks, the sound of a gun firing to an enormous roar. It sure looked like my last few moments on earth and all I wanted to do was call up my Mother to talk to her one...
Backwaters Bound!
 

Backwaters Bound!

Lying parallel to the Arabian Sea, the tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters in Kerala will take your breath away. The backwaters network in Kerala is fed by 38 rivers and we chose Citrus Retreat Resort in Allepey that lies on the banks of Pamba River. Originating from Sabrimala Hills, this river...
Pangot: A Hidden Retreat In The Himalayas
 

Pangot: A Hidden Retreat In The Himalayas

Devoid of the maddening crowd and cellular network, Pangot is a gem hidden in the laps of the mighty Himalayas. Located just 15kms from Nainital, this place with over 200 species of birds is a paradise for bird watchers. The bus started an hour late at 12am from Kaushambi bus...
An Escape To Dehradun
 

An Escape To Dehradun

The decision to escape to this valley nestled in the mountain ranges of Himalayas while playing Foosball, tipsy at noon turned out to be one of the best decisions made. The place offers the best of both the worlds. It is perfect for those interested in cafe hopping and is...
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