Indonesia Calling: Jakarta, Java, Sumatra, Komodo And Lombok

Beratan Lake, Bali, Indonesia, June 16 2015 : Balinese villagers participating in traditional religious Hindu procession in Ulun Danu temple Beratan Lake in Bali, Indonesia, June 16 2015.   Stockphoto     Exactly four and a half years ago, when I had visited Indonesia in November, I had been warned of the rainy season. In fact…

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Simona Abdallah : First Palestine/Arabic Female Who Plays Darbuka Professionally

Meeting people of all kinds  and from different creative professions is another very beautiful aspect of being a traveler. I count this interaction as one unique experience from my Dubai trip.   I met Simona Abdallah at Atlantis Palm, Dubai. We met in the green room where she was sitting with other artists who were supposed…

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Basecamp Traveller: Travel Smartly, Practice Etiquette Too

‘Basecamp Traveller Shop’ says – ‘If you have a traveler’s heart, you must know about us.’ Last week, I was invited to celebrate the launch of this travel shop in C block, Connaught Place,  Delhi. Once I was inside the shop, I was surprised to find unique and innovative travel products from eminent brands.  By the time…

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When I Walked Inside ITC Maurya’s Grand Presidential Suite

Before this, I had never seen a Grand Presidential Suite!  So of course this walk-around definitely makes a place on my ‘unique experiences’ list. I bet you will enjoy reading more about it.     When I received the invite to stay at one of the best and biggest ‘Eco Friendly Hotel’ ITC Maurya (LEED certified) as part of the ‘Responsible Luxury fellowship’ initiative,…

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25 Pictures From My Social Sunday At Hyatt Place

My Sundays have always been about Good Food!   As far as my memories take me, I can see that Sundays have always been about lazy mornings and hearty afternoon luncheons. Mumma ensured that she cooked an interesting and an elaborate meal on this day and the whole family sat together and ate together. Sometimes, friends and extended…

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When I Was Travel-Inspired At The Luxury Festival

I attended the Luxury Festival in Delhi on 3rd April and the credit goes to KLM India for promptly arranging passes for me.     Does Luxury festival sound unique to you? Well,  it should because it was the first Luxury Festival ever organized in the capital. Jointly hosted by Quintessentially Lifestyle Services India and GroupM (a WPP Company)…

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‘Responsible Luxury Fellowship’ With ITC Hotels

Not everyday you get an opportunity to spend a day with the representatives of the brand such as ITC Hotels and actually hear from them about their practices that make them the Greenest Luxury Hotel Chain in the World. I was really upbeat about the day because it was supposed to be my orientation day of the ‘Responsible Luxury…

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ShopArt ArtShop 2 : A Unique Art Event In Gunehr

Some journeys are not just overwhelming but creatively fulfilling too. My most recent trip to Gunehr, a village in Kangra Valley was one of its kinds. Quaint location, unpretentious beauty and wholesome village makes Gunehr. For me, it was just the right place to rejuvenate at, after being afflicted with viral for two weeks. When I was packing my bag, I…

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15 Pictures of my first visit to the Dubai Creek

    There are countless ways to pamper yourself in Dubai but the latest one that I have discovered is far from the experiences that you may have heard of. While everyone may have told you stories of its high-end malls, remarkable buildings, skyscrapers, branded shopping, premium spas, luxury dining and Arabian enigma I will show you…

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CHAMBAL- Its rustic, its raw, its untamed…go for it!

      Hey, what do you know about Chambal? When a fellow travel writer posed this question to me… I went blank for a moment. Charmanwati river, Phoolan devi, legendary bandit tales, mud moulds and the violent ravines… uuummmhhh…that’s it!           I sounded nervous because that was all I knew about or had heard about Chambal….

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4 Days And All About My Fun On The Streets Of Paris

    A friend is in Paris these days and I am absolutely loving her every hour Instagram updates. Trust me Paris has that amazing charm which rules over your mind and soul. This legendary city makes you dream of all of it together- love, romance, culture, food, fashion, history and beautiful buildings in neoclassical style. Whenever a friend…

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All about my trip to Tehri Dam in Uttarakhand

At the mention of Tehri or Tehri dam, what flashes in your mind first?  Bhagirathi River, Uttrakhand, Tehri Dam movement, Man-made lake, Tehri Hydro Development Corporation, Highest, Biggest dam or something else!  Well this post will touch upon all aspects and more. Last month I got an opportunity to see this high rock and earth-fill embankment dam. Yes,…

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16 favorite photos, I Love Bali Because…

  Bali is a beautiful island in the Indonesian archipelago. It will always remain a special vacation to me because it was my first international trip (honeymoon) and I was elated to find myself in Indonesia’s picturesque island. After Bali, I have visited more than ten countries but yet the memories of this island paradise have never withered away. Its…

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