All That I Wanted Was A Shikara Ride On The Dal in Srinagar

  ‘Dal’ means ‘Lake’ in Kashmiri. Don’t call it  ‘Dal Lake’, only Dal….     With bewitching landscapes, verdant surroundings, undulating mountains, gorgeous trekking trails and bounteous blessings of nature, Kashmir is blessed. It is rightly called the paradise on Earth. I had always known it through books, news, websites and people until I got an…

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Gulmarg touched my soul, Srinagar enriched my senses

It has been more than 24 hours that I have returned from Srinagar but I am still hung over the alphabet K. It stands for both Khyber and Kashmir. The memories of snow-splashed Gulmarg, the wholesome hospitality of ‘The Khyber Himalayan Resorts and Spa’, the striking beauty of the 46 varieties of tulips in Srinagar, the colourful life…

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VILLAGE TOURISM : EATING A HEARTY MEAL IN A LOCAL’s HOUSE

This heartwarming food experience dates back to my visit to Shoghi last year. It was a beautiful winter afternoon and after walking through the woods, I was as hungry as a bear. The final descend to the house in the neighboring village was worth all the effort. The warmth and hospitality of the family members…

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Travelers, Please Try Skirting India’s Skirt Talk!

  While I ask every traveler to ignore the infamous ‘Skirt Talk’ that has been doing rounds for the last two days, I also believe that in today’s times when women are choosing their decisions and destinations, they can any day decide not to visit notoriously unsafe and culturally backward countries. India definitely needs to be…

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