Udaipur
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JüSTa Sajjangarh Resort in Udaipur, where the Sajjangarh fort follows you everywhere

A perfect weekend trip to Udaipur!   My weekend trip to Udaipur turned into a delightful sojourn by the monsoon showers welcoming us, the overcast skies lending a cool ambiance and the state-of-the-art suite in JUSTA Sajjangarh pampering us like royals. We literally indulged in one of  the loveliest views of the Monsoon Palace or Sajjangarh fort. …

Bhutanese culture
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10 Traditional Dances of BHUTAN

I still recall my trip to Bhutan (year 2016) as one of the most amazing and full-of-surprises kind of experience. I had reached this well-preserved haven with no preconceived notions and it had overwhelmed me with its sweet and charming revelations. Despite being a small country, it is absolutely pretty and photogenic everywhere. I mean I always knew it for its happiness …

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Let Us Discover Channapatna – The Toy land of India

The new-age gadgets and technological advancements have altered our love for age-old practices and products of exquisite craftsmanship. The influx of foreign far-fetched devices has literally taken over the demand of traditional handicrafts and hand-made artifacts. And of all the odds, competition from outsourced products which come at cheap prices has killed the passion and …

Tamil Nadu, Indian Travel Blogger, Pendown
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5 Beauties of Tamil Nadu – Coonor, Wellington, Ooty, Kothagiri and Lovedale

I hope you read my last post around the Nilgiris and the Neelakurinji flowers that will bloom this year.  This article is in continuation which revolves around the gorgeous town of Wellington and its neighboring places like Coonor, Kothagiri, Lovedale, Ooty emphasizing on the history and heritage of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. This will also give an …

Pettah Market
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Indulge in the Delish Hoppers and Kottu of Sri Lanka – Do A Culinary Walk!

While the world adores Sri Lanka for its tea, I will always love it for its local delicacies. Its been a fortnight that I am back from this beautiful beach country and have indulged in the deliciousness of Punjab too, yet my taste-buds have not forgotten the flavors of hoppers, string hoppers, kottu, pol roti, coconut sambol, wood apple shake, and …

Indian of the Year, Manushi Chhillar
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Indians of the Year : Afroz Shah, Virat Kohli, Manushi Chhillar, Rajkumar Rao and more

Indian of the Year 2017 awards through my eyes…     There was energy, enthusiasm and excitement in this glittering evening at Taj Diplomatic Enclave, Dhaula Kuan. As the dusk settled down, it evolved into a celebratory night when some of the most inspiring Indians came together to win, honor, congratulate and rejoice over the 11th edition of …

Kerala, Thekkady, Kochi
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Boat Cruising and Night Scouting in the Periyar in Thekkady

After exploring the backwaters of Kerala and having a perfect rejuvenation in the house boat in Alleppey, I further traveled to unearth the paradisiacal beauty of Thekkady, which is famous for Periyar Tiger Reserve and the spice plantations. On the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border, this famous forest of deciduous and Savanah grasslands is home to lion-tailed macaque, sambar, gaur,  Nilgiri langur, elephant, deer, Indian …

Sustainable India
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Sustainable India : A Day Spent with Empowered Women of Indian Villages

Exploring the roots of India (Villages)!   What is the first image that conjures up in your mind when you think of Indian villages? Small settlements, countryside, agricultural fields, hamlet, thatched cottages, simplicity, ruralism as a way of life, lack of city-like facilities or more. Despite the fact that a larger section of Indian population lives …

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Art Bahrain Across Borders, (ArtBAB) : Where Art Did The Talking!

Art Bahrain Across Borders, (ArtBAB) debuted in India with its first art exhibition held in New Delhi from 9th-11th Oct 2017 at Bikaner House. I had the privilege to attend the inaugural ceremony as well as learn about the works of eighteen Bahraini artists who were selected for this exhibition. I have included this experience for my ‘Travel and Art’ series (one of my ways of discovering places …

Nepal, Thamel, Kathmandu, PATA
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POSTCARDS FROM NEPAL, HTM 2017

It is my third day in Nepal and interestingly I have already touched upon 3 places. I am here to attend the Pre-Familiarization trip, Mount Everest Day,  International Travel Bloggers Conference, as well as Himalayan Travel Mart organised by NEPAL PATA CHAPTER and NEPAL TOURISM BOARD. Travel writers, bloggers, social media influencers, buyers from all …

PAPAYA, Restaurant review
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An Evening At PA PA YA, Select CITYWALK, DELHI

PA PA YA, NEW DELHI     After eating at PAPAYA or PA PA PA at Select CityWalk, I had a good night’s sleep over a lovely gastronomical indulgence. This is yet another Zorawar Kalra’s brain-child restaurant and it claims to revolutionize Asian cuisine in its entirety. After being loved by food connoisseurs in Mumbai, this modern Asian-bistro is all set to enter the hotbed …

FOOD LIFESTYLE

Meraas-E-Sultanate and Delhi Delicacies!

With food historian and Persian Scholar, Ms. Salma Hussain     This was one delightful evening where I was swayed away with the narrative powers of food, where every dish spoke of its own tale, where delightful and unconventional combinations made for the flavors and where we celebrated the richness of Delhi’s history! And despite the tantalizing distractions, I sat around a long …

Peru, Local People, Titikaka lake
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Why am I talking about PERU?

PERU     Do I have a reason? Well yes, I have too many. First and foremost, you could blame me for having a traveler’s heart, curious mind and itching feet. For other reasons, you might want to scroll below.   I am keen to talk about PERU because this year I am curiously reading, visiting and looking forward to places that stand …

The Tehri Dam, Bhagirathi River
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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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