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Girls Day Out in Antwerp, the city of Diamonds.
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CESKY KRUMLOV – The Bohemian Beauty
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My Visit to Kalamkari Museum in Pedana
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3 Friends, Rainy Day and Our Trip to Giethoorn
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Travel and Art : Ghent has a dedicated street for Graffiti!
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1st May 2020 : When people dint travel but….
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4 Ethnic & Folk Arts of India that I am learning these days
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Armchair Travel – TULIPS of SRINAGAR will brighten your day
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Arm-chair Travel : Most Beautiful Sunset in Ibiza
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Social Distancing – Gond Art Work
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Should I Travel in India? No, All Travels Can Wait For Now!
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Human By Nature – People Stories from Kerala
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Valencian Paella & Sangria
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4 days in Vienna
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Staycation at Fortune Murali Park, Vijayawada
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Vietnamese Food and Art Festival at Honk By Pullman, New Delhi Aerocity
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I have a Global Number. I used TSIM in 3 countries, lately.
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My Trip to Bali and Lombok with Malindo Airlines
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Berlin Street Art Tour and Workshop
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5 Fun Activities to Try in your Bali Tour
Here comes the Bali Tour One of the most popular stops on every tourist’s wish-list in Indonesia is Bali Island. It is famous for its […]
A Relaxed Family Trip In Goa
Family trip in Goa! If you thought that holidays in GoWhat is the best season to visit Goa?a are only about holidaying with friends, let […]
Undavalli Caves, A photo-story!
If you are anywhere near the cities of Vijayawada or Amaravati, in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India, you got to visit Undavalli Caves. […]
My First Travel Podcast Series with Saregama Music
My first travel podcast has finally released and I am really very excited about it. This almost feels like adding a new feather in my […]
Bahraini Food Is Delectable
Every time, I think of Bahrain, I am reminded of its deliciousness. Age-old recipes, traditional methods, fresh ingredients, high-quality dry fruits and aromatic spices make […]
Street Art from Chitwan, Kathmandu & Pokhara in Nepal
Until I visit Nepal again, these street art pictures will always remind me of the good times that I had there, exactly an year ago. […]
11 Days in Nepal and HTM 2019
On Monday, I returned from Kathmandu after a very fulfilling and engaging trip. You will be surprised to know that I was there for 11 […]
Walls of Vijayawada : My Street Art Stories from India!
When my husband had visited Vijayawada city for the first time in the month of March, there were two things that he had loved. First, […]
Sunday in Hyderabad, Monday in Vijayawada.
So this is about my day 2 in Hyderabad. This is how I spent my last Sunday in the capital of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. […]
Vijayawada to Hyderabad – Weekend Getaway!
Impromptu road trips are the best and what better than weekend getaway. We started at 7:30 p.m. from central point in Vijayawada and reached the […]
BAHRAIN, Ours and Yours
Before flying down to the city of Vijayawada, in Andhra Pradesh, (where I am staying for the whole of May), I was in Bahrain in […]
Have a Fun and Stress Free Summer Vacation in Europe
Are you planning an Europe trip? This blog will be helpful. A foreign holiday is all about exploring a new country, learning about a new […]
Etihad Airways: The Story Behind My Last Minute Upgrade To Business Class
This was my first experience of flying with Etihad Airways and luckily, I got a taste of a lot of things, apart from their business […]
3 Must-Visit Places in Vijayawada- Kanaka Durga Temple, Prakasham Barrage and Gandhi Hill.
So it was my first weekend in Vijayawada and I went around exploring some of the popular places of the city – Kanaka Durga Temple, […]
Parvada- Perfect for offbeat holiday!
It rained on the very first evening and I knew this was nature’s way of bestowing an auspicious welcome to me. I was in Parvada, […]
The IronHill experience in Vijayawada
Let me share my experience of Ironhill in Vijayawada. If you thought my days are dramatic and full of travels because I am a travel […]
Sri Lanka, Be Strong and Safe! We Love You.
The events that took place in Sri Lanka on the day of Easter were absolutely heartbreaking and abominable. The suicide bombers killed innocent people for […]
Exploring Zaveri Bazaar in Mumbai
Zaveri bazaar in Mumbai, India is known as a paradise for those who wish to buy jewellery, both precious ones and artificial ones as well. […]
Exploring Hulhumale, the youth Island of Maldives
On the first day of the year, I was in Maldives and the trip was such a thrilling ride, that its stories will stay on […]
Holi Enthusiasm of Govardan and my stay at Shri Radha Brij Vasundhara Resort & Spa.
This year I had a chance to celebrate Holi in one of the most vibrant and sought-after regions of the state of Uttar Pradesh, Braj […]
13 Things on my list for my Australian Adventure!
What are the first few things that come to your mind when you hear the word Australia? The moment I hear Australia, there are so […]
I Visited 5 Local Islands of Maldives. You must too!
Let me begin with a confession, until I traveled to Maldives, I always had my doubts about its picture-perfect and fantastical stock images but after […]
Say Hello to Morocco through its Food
Have you heard of Morocco? Have you been there? How much do you know about Moroccan culture, history, food, tourism and more? A few days […]
Khadi and Batik – Indo-Indonesian Fashion and Culture Exchange
Last Saturday, I visited Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia. It was a very pleasant evening which saw a very creative, cultural and fashionable hand-shake […]
The new and artsy Varanasi. 50 street art pictures!
Every time, I landed up in countries that had thriving art scene, I would wonder, why don’t we have some in India. I know we […]
Toda Tribes, Puthukuli and Nilgiris of India
India has many offbeat stories and when it comes to its people and culture, there is so much to learn and share. In this blog, […]
Go for #Kumbh. It is on till Mahashivratri. Don’t miss it for many reasons.
Of all the spiritual talks this year, Kumbh has been the focal point. If you are an Indian, I am sure you have heard about […]
Kopi Luwak in Vietnam vs Gomutra in India
This is a guest post and I bet you will enjoy reading it. Go for it to know what its like to taste Kopi Luwak […]
My holy dip at Ardh Kumbh in Prayagraj
Over the years I have wondered what is that one believe which inspires millions to trudge miles in the chilly weather to take one holy […]
Let Us Travel To Rayong and Chanthaburi in Thailand
Oh boy, I love Thailand. Who doesn’t? Having visited Thailand a couple of times, I must say that the ‘Land of the Smiles’ offers […]
Singapore Foodie Guide
If you are a die-hard foodie, you must visit Singapore! And it is impossible not to fall in love with the beautiful city of Singapore. […]
This is how I Celebrated Christmas in Mumbai
Mumbai has literally become my second home since 2018 so much so that a lot of people back home in Delhi have started assuming that […]
My New Year Eve Celebrations at Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi, Maldives
I had to write this one for myself and for everyone. This is gonna be helpful if you have a plan to visit Maldives at […]
Dambuk And its Orange Festival
Where the mountain air smells of oranges, the slopes boast of hundreds of acres of orange orchards, the ambiance breathes out adventure, the river bed […]
Celebrating Lohri, the Punjabi way
LOHRI 13th January means Lohri for the North Indians and I can already smell the roasted popcorns, revri, gazak, peanuts from faraway. I am in […]
Maldives – The Most Unexpected and Thrilling Trip of the Year
My husband’s colleagues, who make good friends of mine were in Maldives for a month long project. I picked on this information through Facebook and […]
Wishing You All A “Smart New Year
This is my first post of the year 2019 and I would like to wish you all a very-very “Smart New Year”. Replacing “Happy” […]
Travel and Food – A Walk -Through Cyprus Food Festival
TASTE OF CYPRUS Last week, I had an invite to a Cyprus Lunch Preview at ITC Maurya in collaboration with the High Commission of Cyprus. […]
21 Striking Features About Delhi Airport, India
So while my last post talked about the launch of the Coffee Table Book about the exemplary journey of Delhi Airport, I am compelled to […]
New Year in Pune: The Best Way to Celebrate
There’s plenty to do in Pune. The city is home to amazing pubs, bars, cafes, nightclubs, theatres and it is conveniently located to Lonavala and […]
Google Local Guides Had a Blast at Connect Live 2018, Delhi
Are you a Google Local Guide? I am one and I thoroughly enjoy being a part of this community. A google local guide is […]
7 Experiences That Beautified My New Year Trip To Sri Lanka
Last November, by this time of the year, I was not only ready with my travel plan for the last week of December but had […]
The ‘Coffee Table Book’ of Delhi Airport is Awe-Inspiring
The DELHI AIRPORT Journey (2006-2016) Last month, I had the opportunity to attend an event where Hon’ble Vice President of India, Shri Venkaiah Naidu Ji graced […]
Gad Kalewa – Traditional Chhattisgarhi Cuisine Corner
Have you eaten Chausela, Hathhfodwa, Aersa, Dhuska, Doodh Fara, Peedhiya, Muthhiya, Deharuri, Papchi Puran Laddu, Kari Laddu, Angakar Roti, Bafori, Babra, Gulgula and more? If […]
Rally of Arunachal, Surakhsha App And Tourist Police Launch
Touchdown at Naharlagun The first week of November saw me traveling to Itanagar in Arunachal and the memories of the trip are all still […]
Explore and Discover Itanagar from my eyes!
ARUNACHAL RALLY took me to Itanagar! First time is always special. My excitement to set foot in the land of dawn-lit mountains attained full throttle as […]
I Would Love To Travel With These High-Tech Accessories
Gizmos, Gadgets and High-Tech Accessories Every Traveller Needs Every seasoned traveller eventually builds their own set of hacks for setting off on a big adventure […]
Celebrating Durga Puja and Dusshera With Clarks Amer, Jaipur
FESTIVALS AND TRAVEL!! This is just the right week to reminisce about the festive moments because most of us are still struggling to get back […]
An Itinerary of a Wellness Vacation – Yoga, Spa, Diet and More
In the rat race where there is a run for everything under the sun, how many of us really think of slowing down and investing […]
Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge is a record-breaking Architectural Icon
I have just seen the pictures of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and it is a beauty that will make travel easier. It has opened today. I definitely […]
Bucket Lists are passé. It’s time for The Blind List!
I have chosen my fate and I am determined to carve my destiny. I will not stop. I will rise and fall in love but […]
I attended 34th edition of Raigarh’s CHAKRADHAR SAMAROH
Chakradhar Samaroh When ‘Chakradhar Samaroh’ was mentioned to me for the first time, the name appealed to me right away. It not only sounded […]
An Itinerary : 3 days in Chicago
I have not been to Chicago yet but I definitely wish to go there someday. If you are right there, you might find this 3 days […]
Aipan Art – Red and White Glory of Kumaon in Uttarakhand
I really enjoyed working on this story around Aipan. It involved a lot of learning. I am glad it found place in the travel […]
1 Day in Raipur – Exploring Street Art and Chhattisgarhi Food
Let me introduce you to Raipur! This was my first touchdown in Raipur in Chhattisgarh state and I was pretty excited. I was headed to […]
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 […]
THE ENCHANTING HAA VALLEY IN BHUTAN – Published in Sakal Times
HAA VALLLEY – Haa District is one of the 20 dzongkhag or districts in Bhutan and it truly showcases the rustic character of Bhutan! The spectacular scenery […]
Let us visit Raman Reti, Ukhal Bandhan Ashram and Bramhaand Ghat
“The Key to Happiness is the reduction or negation of Desires”- Lord Krishna As per Hindu mythology, Krishna is the eighth avatar of the […]
5 Highlights of my Staycation at NOOR MAHAL, Karnal
There is a mahal (palace) in Karnal, like really? This was my first reaction when I heard about Noor Mahal in Karnal. Before I could […]
PHOTOWALK : This is how Mumbai geared up for Ganesh Chaturthi
Ganesh Chaturthi 2020 #happyganeshchaturthi #festivalsofIndia #India Festivals have been a low-key affair this year due to the pandemic but I am sure we are […]
My recent visit to Shree Siddhivinayak Temple
Shree Siddhivinayak Temple is definitely one of the most revered and visited temples in India. Whoever visits Mumbai definitely nurses the wish to seek bappa’s […]
Join me for a Street Art Trail in Sri Lanka
Where can I buy local paintings in Sri Lanka? This blog post of mine will answer this query. You will be surprised to know […]
My Monsoon Getaway At Aahana, The Corbett Wilderness
To know India and her people, one has to know the monsoons- Khushwant Singh As long as the incessant rains do not create havoc, like […]
24 Hours Itinerary for Lonavala – Tungarli and Valavan Lake
Here is a 24 hours itinerary for a quick getaway to Lonavala. This isn’t going to be a ‘visit all attractions and be everywhere’ kind […]
PAYTM APP keeps making life easy! Book train tickets now.
“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.” In today’s age when there are […]
Be Healthy, Be Fit, Travel More!
I am a traveler and I know what it means when I am not able to travel due to health issues. Or you might even […]
Meet The Lady behind Two Large Floating Restaurants In Mumbai
My ship is for everyone – it’s my gift to Mumbai and India….. says Shripriya Dalmia Thirani, a young and dynamic businesswoman who has dared to dream […]
Holidaying in OOTY for Neelakurinji, Nilgiri Train & More
A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE ON OOTY Ooty has plenty of indulging options that are sure to entertain travellers of all age groups and interests. Exploring the scenic neighborhood, […]
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 […]
Sunset in Colombo and My First Evening Around Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
FIRST EVENING IN COLOMBO This is about my first day and first sunset in Colombo in Sri Lanka. This is precisely about my first walk in the […]
Travel From Ayodhaya to Sri Lanka – Shri Ramayana Express and its details
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF SHRI RAMAYANA EXPRESS? What would it be like to go vacationing for 16 days, stopping at different places in […]
#TRAVELPALS – We Dared to Discuss the Magnanimity of the Mighty Himalayas
TRAVELPAL’s TWITTER CHAT We are pepped up every month. We brain-storm around several topics. We pick one based on relevance. We discuss it with brands who approach […]
The Journey of Kiwifruits from Chile to Indian Homes
A day about Chilean Kiwifruits! I always had a fondness for Kiwifruits but now I have many more reasons to look for them. If you […]
World Chocolates Day Masterclass and Decoding Chocolates with Fabelle
A masterclass around chocolates can be very enriching. I had no clue until I attended one recently. Trust me, after the class, I am able to appreciate […]
Artusi Ristorente – Creating Emilia-Romagna region in Gurgaon
While I was in Mumbai and traveling further, I terribly missed Delhi-NCR for its food. And now when I am back, I am back to my […]
5 ways you can tailor your African safari to suit you
Going on a safari is a dream of many, and while I might not be the most conventional traveler in the world, I love the […]
KARNAL – Home of King Karna and Kalpana Chawla
There are ambitious metropolitan cities and there are small and laid back cities which are on their way to become smart. The city of Karnal, […]
GO CRUISING WITH FRIENDS – Here I Tell You Why!
Unforgettable Trip! There are some trips which are memorable, there are some which are adventurous and there are some which have lasting impressions. The latter are simply […]
What is in store for you at PENCH NATIONAL PARK in India?
If you love forests, PENCH NATIONAL PARK is a delightful place to be. Spread over the border of two vibrant Indian states, Madhya Pradesh and […]
Art Walks in Mumbai
As the clouds gather in the sky above the city of dreams, there isn’t a child-like cheer on my face at the thought of the […]
PLAN THE PERFECT BEACH DAY FOR YOUR VACATION
The summer season is all about making the most of the warm, sunny weather. What better day to visit the beach than when the brilliant […]
Fascinating Wall Art at Fishing District of Sassoon Docks, Colaba
Do you know about Sassoon Docks and Koli fishing community of Mumbai? I took a trip to the docks with a friend and see what we […]
Sightseeing around business in Hyderabad
As the capital of Telangana, Hyderabad is a hub for all things touristy. The city itself is a mix of both old and new, making […]
THE SPICY STORY OF CARDAMOMS
In the heartland of spice-world, it is hard to resist a love affair with the heady fragrance of the queen of spices. Read to know […]
What is so Remarkable about Rwanda?
While crossing the Rwanda pavilion at OTM (Outbound Travel Mart ), 2018 in Mumbai, the catchphrase ‘Remarkable Rwanda’ caught my fancy. In my first impulse, […]
Decoding the Warli paintings of Sahyadri
I keep exploring Indian Art and I love making some too. Warli paintings are definitely one of my favorite. I love them so much that […]
Road Tripping With Friends : Faridabad – Delhi – Kufri – Shimla
Impromptu Travel Plans are the best! I relish re-visiting places. Given an opportunity, I love going back to the same locations and places to relive old […]
My Hate and Love for Selfies!
“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” -Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre […]
IIFA 2018 gives us a great reason to plan a Bangkok trip
My most recent International trip took me to Bangkok, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Pattaya. Its just been six weeks and I am itching to go back to Bangkok […]
How about Dining in a Swimming Pool in Corbett?
I am sure the caption has got you curious. The stark combination of dinner, swimming pool and Corbett isn’t a usual one. While talking about forests […]
Offbeat in Thailand : Chanthaburi and Chantabhoon Waterfront Community
In the east of Thailand, there is a sweet little town on the banks of river Chanthaburi. Located four hours away from the capital city […]
TASTES of THAI – Food is one reason for which I love going back to Thailand again and again
There can never be a dull moment in Thailand if you love eating and shopping. I am just back from my fourth trip to Thailand and trust me […]
All That Has Been Intriguing Me About New Zealand
Lately, I have been intrigued by lot of things about New Zealand and to answer my own curiosity, I have listed a few questions and […]
Photoblog : Street Art of Gorakhpur
The last thing that I had thought that I would find during my recent visit to Gorakhpur was wall paintings. It was good to see […]
As I Rediscovered Gorakhpur: Temple, Gita Press, Street Art and More
Gorakhpur is my first city. I was born in this laid back city of Uttar Pradesh and I am connected to it in many ways. My […]
25 Amazing Reasons to Dream About Iceland
There is nothing more authentic than nature and some places are blessed with natural indulgences. One such place is Iceland. Packed with gorgeous assets, the naked beauty […]
How to Plan a Bangalore-Coorg Road Trip with Your Family
If you wish to experience the joys of travelling amidst nature, then a road trip from Bangalore to Coorg should be on top of your […]
One Step Can Make All The Difference To Your Vacations
Ah, to travel is to live, they say! Can you disagree? Who doesn’t love a good ol’ vacation – whether you are headed to rejuvenate […]
Kohka Wilderness Camp in Pench – Let us relive the chapters of Jungle Book!
Traveling is a great way of releasing your natural senses of curiosity and seeking stories. Sometimes it can be as simple as sampling new […]
A Few Hours in Nagpur and Some Fabulous Wall Art Made My Day
I visited Kohka Wilderness Camp in Pench a few weeks ago and while returning to Delhi, I decided to spend a couple of hours in the city of Nagpur […]
I Love The World because….
The world is mine, Unique and one of its kind. I love it for its synergy and symphony, And for its zillions of life and creations. […]
7 Dishes That You Must Try In Sri Lanka
Recently, I visited Sri Lanka and had a great time experimenting with Sri Lankan cuisine. Some of my favorites are Ceylon Tea, Egg hoppers, Kottu, […]
CUDDLL In – Let Us Find New Friends!
What is ‘Cuddll’ and Why Do We Need It? In the times when uninspiring and boring job, work-life imbalance, hectic travels, high dependency on technology, […]
Popular Shopping Places in Coorg to Visit on Your Family Vacation
Fondly known as Scotland of India, Coorg is everything that a hill station should be and more. This dreamy location is scenic due to its […]
AMUSE HOUSE : A New European Bistro in the Heart of South Delhi
Why did you decide to call it AMUSE HOUSE? I curiously questioned Mr. Tushar Kapoor, Director of the newly opened European Bistro in Ansal Plaza. And he came […]
The KINGDOM : Experiencing the Wilderness outside Yala in Sri Lanka
We really got lucky in Sri Lanka! Last week of December 2017 saw me exploring the ‘Pearl of the Ocean’ with hubby and I must […]
Enjoy the Magnificent Tulip Festival of Kashmir with Family
The Kashmir valley is one of the most beautiful places in India and Srinagar is among its star attractions. For years, I had itched to […]
#VocalforLocal- Toys of Channapatna
When PM MODI said that it is time to get vocal for local toys, I was really happy to know this because I have always emphasized […]
What happens when you lose a decade of travel photographs?
Do you itch to travel often? Do you take interest in clicking pictures? Are you possessive about your travel photographs? If the answer to all […]
I Travelled to the Moon and Back in Mumbai! You can do it too in Delhi.
Who thought that one day moon would come visiting us on Earth and we would be in love with it like never before? I have always been […]
My Article Around Gond Art in Sakal Times
In love with Gond Art I could not take off my eyes from the wall where it was drawn. I was engrossed in it details. […]
Street Art and Graffiti: Penang – Bali – Colombo- Amritsar- Mumbai – London
My admiration for everything related to art and colors goes back to my childhood days. My father gifted me my first palette and brush when […]
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 […]
After 12 years, Neelakurinji of the Nilgiris are back in 2018
Neelakurinji : The purple flowers, native to Niligiris bloom after every 12 years! The peak blooming season is from August to October. One of the […]
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 […]
South Africa Camping: Top 5 Locations and Things To Do
I hope you remember my 40 days trip to South Africa in 2016. What a fabulous itinerary it was! I had brought back fond memories from there […]
We Rang in the New Year at the Weligama bay in SRI LANKA
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High, Low & Best of 2017! Going Back To My Alma Mater As A Travel Blogger Was Superb
Hi Friends, PENDOWN wishes you a hale and hearty ‘Happy New Year’! I hope you had a meaningful and magnificent 2017 and I bet 2018 will be better in many […]
Kanpur City Surprised Me With Its Street Art
Exactly 10 days ago, my cousin got married in Kanpur and it was a beautiful and cherish-able occasion for the whole family. I got a […]
We Discovered Some Great Food During Lockup Inspection, Sushant Lok
The moment I find a new place to eat, hang out with friends & family, I am back with a blog! This time its LOCKUP. […]
I am dreaming of Tirol, its capital Innsbruck and the Austrian alps
I have been dreaming of Innsbruck in Austria! Why? Because I am hooked to it. Ever since I have seen the teaser of the song ‘Dil Diyan Galla’ from […]
Welcome to Carmelia Haven in Thekkady
Let me take you to a place where you will wake up in the misty mornings, will hum the tunes of the chirping birds, and […]
Here I Bring Street Art from Kuala Kubu Bharu in Selangor
In this post I will transport you to the streets of Kuala Kubu Baru (KKB) in Selangor in Malaysia. When I first started […]
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 […]
Boat Cruising and Night Walking in 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 […]
I Was Elated To Find These Murals in Periyar Jungle, Thekkady
My TRAVEL and ART Series continues…. If you have been reading my blog, you would be knowing that I am just back from God’s own country […]
Taking a Spicy Route in the Backwaters of Alappuzha
Cruise, Dock, Look Around & Cherish Life! For someone who lives in Delhi and has only the mountains as the nearest weekend retreat, the […]
Yet Another Food Festival Kicks Off At Park Plaza Faridabad
Park Plaza Faridabad is celebrating ‘RANGEELO RAJASTHAN’ While I love attending food festivals, chef tables and cooking shows, there are very few occasions when my own city, […]
Chateau Garli – A Beautiful Home With A Charming Heritage
Garli in Himachal Pradesh Had I not had an opportunity to stay at Chateau Garli, 100-year-old heritage home built by Lala Mela Ram Sud, I […]
Culture-rich and cool Bali
Hello Friends, I am just back from a short, sweet and a superb trip of Hello, I am Just Back from culture-rich and cool Bali. In […]
Shiraz: A Romance of India with Anouska Shankar
If you are fascinated by India’s most iconic building Taj Mahal in Agra, if you have an eye for cinema and if you are an […]
Rome –> Florence –> Venice –> Paris – 10 Days Itinerary
When you have a friend in Delhi who is planning a Euro trip and has asked you to help with an itinerary while you have […]
Celebrating Super Initiatives That Are Changing The Face of Delhi-NCR
I am Celebrating Super Initiatives. Join Me!! I am writing this for blogging contest, organized by Vodafone India. I am sure everyone who blogged for it […]
Here Is All About My Gorgeous Trip To Amalfi Coast, Italy
This article has been written by Laxmi Shukla, (my friend and a travel lover) who recently did a 3 week Euro trip. She almost lost […]
If You Are Travelling To Pune, Read This!
The Punekars love Pune… Having visited Mumbai a couple of times, I am surprised that I have never had a chance to go to Pune. […]
A lesson for a lifetime: Take print out of your favorite travel photos!
Make your own picture collage! I almost had a heartbreak when my hard disk crashed last month. The device slipped from my hand and […]
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, […]
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 […]
Good Food and Great Laugh at The People and Co.
This is about one eventful evening that I recently had at The People and Co., Cyberhub! CyberHub is definitely one of the cool places in […]
Travel & Art Series : The Mysore Wall Art – Mysuru Dussehra
Art is my reason to Travel! I have always had an inclination towards art. Anything and everything around colors and creative work brightens my eyes. So much so […]
2 Day Travel Guide for Hyderabad
Hyderabad, the ‘city of Nizams’ is a feast to the eye and yes, you guessed it, for the tummy! This city is steeped in history […]
Explore Nepal Differently!
If you have ever wanted to go to Nepal and have yet not been able to convince yourself, let me sort it out for you, […]
3 Distinct, Off-beat And Relaxing Stay Options in Uttarakhand
August was a happening month in terms of travel. In between my return from Kuala Lumpur in the first week and the trip to Tamil Nadu (Coonor, Wellington, […]
When I Explored Food, Art, Culture in Penang. Thanks To Sunway Hotel!
The moment I mentioned that I was traveling to Penang or the Pearl of the Orient after the Selangor media trip, my Malaysian friends had […]
Photoblog : Travel With Me To The ‘Bridge’ of Majestic Princess
What is a bridge of a ship? Do we have a different kind of bridge in here?….. I asked with no guilt in my voice […]
Paragliding- When I Flew High In The Air at Kuala Kubu Baru
I am excited to write this post because this is the most recent example of how I fought with my fears and took the plunge. […]
These are my little notes from the charming town of Wellington!! If you thought I am writing from New Zealand, I must tell you that […]
ITC GRAND BHARAT – My Staycation In The Lap Of Luxury
Two weeks ago, when my husband flew back from Nigeria for a short break, I was quick to confirm my staycation at ITC GRAND BHARAT. […]
CRUISE VACATION : My Favorite 51 Reasons!!!
MY FIRST CRUISE VACATION WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. Though it was not a vacation for me but a blogging assignment, I enjoyed every bit […]
Where To Eat In New York City
There are about a million reasons to travel to New York City. This year I had got my reason too when my blog was approved […]
Blogging From Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia!
Unseen Malaysia | 41 Bucket-list-worthy Destinations. View the interactive version here . . Today is my tenth day in Malaysia and it feels like home […]
Tips to Add Desi Style to Homemade Pasta
I love pasta and I am sure my readers know it well. I never miss a chance to feature articles related to it as well […]
PRAGUE: Hyped or Really Worth it ?
The EUROPE TALES continue from my friend Priyanka, who lives in Berlin. Let us talk PRAGUE today! Over to her… I know I am putting myself […]
Some Tales of Nigeria and Pictures from Craft Gourmet in Lagos
My old connection with Nigeria! My old passport carries a yellow fever vaccination certificate. You must possess it if you are travelling to […]
Nepal And Its Many Flavours
What, Where and All That I Ate in Nepal Flavours of Travel: While there are many facets to my travel stories, I relish exploring, […]
4 Things We did to Refresh our Childhood Memories in Berlin
We moved to Berlin last year and in the last one year, we have been lucky to visit a number of places in Berlin […]
5 Essentials to look for when booking a Budget Hotel
‘A vacation is like love – anticipated with pleasure, experienced with discomfort, and remembered with nostalgia.’ – Source unknown While looking for words […]
#HappyMove Begins At Humayun’s Tomb
The above picture was clicked by me at Humayun’s Tomb in New Delhi at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. (11th July 2017) The Sun […]
Where To Eat And What To Explore In Mexico?
With a population exceeding 20 million, the sprawling metropolis of Mexico City can leave any visitor frenetic and dazed. It is said that one can […]
TRAVEL THE COUNTRY TO DECORATE YOUR HOME
Who doesn’t want to own a house or a personal space just the way we have fancied it forever? In fact, we all nurse a […]
IIFA 2017 In NEW YORK : The Delhi Press Conference
IIFA 2017, Big Apple, A.R. Rehman, Woosh washing, Shuruaat Gala Dinner and more So here it is, my blog ‘PENDOWN’ has secured media accreditation […]
My Visit To The Township of Soweto, Orlando Towers and Vilakazi Street
WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT SOWETO? This was the first question that my husband asked me when I mentioned that we must go and […]
SOUTH AFRICA : WILDERNESS BECKONS WITH SAEVUS MAGAZINE
WILDERNESS BECKONS My epic trip to Johannesburg happened in 2016, but it feels complete only now when I have an elaborate article in the JUNE to […]
Travel Blogging Calls For Seriousness, Passion And Sacrifices!
Some realities about travel blogging that you must ponder over. “Before you quit your job to travel, you must plan it well. The salary cut […]
Big Battery Smartphone is what every traveler needs!
Are you a traveller? Do you love clicking pictures? Are you into web browsing and believe in accessing information at your fingertips? If the […]
My First Cruise Experience
MY FIRST CRUISE I stood on the deck and stared at the rolling waves. I opened my arms for the air that came from […]
11 Days : I Indulged in ‘Naturally Nepal’
This wasn’t my first trip to Nepal but I would like to call it my first due to many reasons. To start with, the last […]
Travelling Abroad? Here are Five Things You Need to Carry!
With the summer holidays underway it is the perfect time to plan an overseas holiday with friends and family. If you have found cheap air […]
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 […]
My 4 Days And 3 Nights of Jungle Adventure With Singinawa
Here is my freshly baked wildlife adventure from the Kanha jungles of Madhya Pradesh. I have just come back from a short and sweet indulgence at […]
Varanasi’s Unsung Wooden Toy Makers!
(An edited version of the article, ‘ Wooden Toy Makers of Varanasi’ was published in the Rail Bandhu magazine! There is magic in their hands […]
Go For A Luxury Train Trip… Says A Golden Chariot Traveler!
I had no idea that a luxury train journey in India too could have a distinctive thrill about itself until I experienced Golden Chariot. It […]
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 […]
Spectacular Sunset at the Klong Phrao Beach of Koh Chang
Many of my friends have suggested me to do a #SunSeries and this blog post is the beginning of it. Some of you may know […]
Beachcomber, Mauritius: My Most Luxurious Hotel Stay
There is a piece of loveliness in the Indian Ocean and it is called Mauritius. An indulging, pampering and luxurious holiday in Mauritius means a […]
For Bird-watching or Birding, You Must Visit Kabini
I was up, awake and ready at 5:00 in the morning. It was so unlike me. My family would be pleasantly surprised but I wasn’t […]
A Fantastic Sighting Of A Leopard And Her Cub At Kabini
While the last two posts were about my most recent trip to KASHMIR, this one is about my wildlife adventure in KABINI in KARNATAKA. It […]
I AM IN LOVE WITH THE TULIPS OF KASHMIR
The purple tulips were irresistible. The magenta tulips looked ravishing. The pink tulips appeared as dancing dolls. The yellow tulips shone brighter than the […]
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 […]
When I sampled ‘FARM TO FORK’ menu at ‘LODI -THE GARDEN RESTAURANT’
When I am not travelling, I can be found indulging in good food in some part of Delhi-NCR. This week, I was happy to be back […]
CAFE YELL – A fashionable cafe with a creative platter!
When it comes to finding new places to hang out and dine in with family in Delhi-NCR, my friends love to call me and ask […]
GOLDEN CHARIOT TRAIN – Pride of South (8 Days/7 Nights) – Part 2
Here I continue my most incredible journey of South India. The activities and itinerary of Day 5 to Day 8 are summarized here. I assume […]
GOLDEN CHARIOT TRAIN – Pride of South (8 Days/7 Nights) – Part 1
Golden Chariot is not just a train journey but it is an unparalleled way to explore South India. With respect to my travel experiences, […]
FLY TO SHIMLA AND REVISIT THE QUEEN OF THE HILL STATIONS
While the rising temperature of summers is already making waves in Northern India, taking refuge in the hills seems to be the wisest way of […]
ARUNACHAL PRADESH TOURISM CONCLAVE : THINGS TO KNOW
The Department of Tourism, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh organized their first Tourism Conclave in Delhi on 24th March 2017. I am glad that I participated […]
VIETNAM ROADSHOW : Vibrant Ho Chi Minh City
This travel blog post shares some very exciting and helpful travel information about Vietnam which I got to discover at Ho Chi Minh City media meet and […]
A Weekend Trip to Hyderabad Under 10 Grands. Here’s How You Can Too!
“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” —- Henry Miller This is a guest post by a […]
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, […]
GHUNGROO – DELHI’s FIRST DANCE & DINNER THEATRE
Hi folks, March has been amazing. I have just returned to Delhi after one super ride on Golden Chariot and it feels great to be back with […]
VERTIGO SHOULD NOT HOLD YOUR TRAVELS
While I frequently share my travel stories, I have always wanted to highlight upon the behavioral patterns of travelers and many other aspects of travel. […]
50 WOMEN FLEW FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THIS SPECIAL FLIGHT
Never stop dreaming because some dreams come true in broad daylight! 50 Women, 1 Flight, A special Joy ride! […]
THIS WOMEN’S DAY – LIVE YOUR DREAMS AND FLY HIGH
I must say it was a very touching and inspiring women’s day celebration for me. We had all gathered to cheer for womanhood in […]
KOH CHANG IS BLUE, GREEN AND BEAUTIFUL
KOH CHANG I was pulled into a magical spell of the eastern side of Thailand at the picturesque Trat Airport owned by Bangkok Airways. […]
TEA TOURISM- A VISIT TO MARGARET’s HOPE TEA LOUNGE
After this trip, I have realized the potential of TEA TOURISM in INDIA. The visit to Kurseong and its tea gardens gave me basic knowledge […]
#BERGERXP – PAINTING THE HOUSE IS NO MORE OLD SCHOOL
If you have read Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, you definitely know the trick to dupe your friends in getting the walls painted […]
TRAVELING TO TRAT WITH BANGKOK AIRWAYS AND EXPLORING THE BLUE RIBBON PRIVILEGES
THE TRIP TO TRAT In my recent trip to Thailand, I traveled to a gorgeous beach destination, Koh Chang via Trat. First and foremost, I must […]
NEW CITY 2017 – Advanced, Energetic, Smart & Comfortable City Car!
Being a comfortable and luxury travel blogger, I am always on a lookout for experiences that talk about comfort and sophistication. In the last three […]
#PiyoTaaza – TRAIN TRAVEL WITH KIDS BECOMES EASY
#PiyoTaaza – THE HASHTAG SAYS IT ALL Young parents can wear their travel pants because the time has arrived when babies will love to […]
SURAJKUND INTERNATIONAL CRAFTS MELA – INCREDIBLE INDIA & More
Even though I have been living in Faridabad for the last five years, this was my first time when I finally had a chance to […]
A COLORFUL DAY AT LE CAUDAN WATERFRONT, MAURITIUS
Mauritius is known as a perfect beach destination but it has much more to offer to the travelers who are looking for variety. […]
PD aka PORT DICKSON : A Lesser Known Destination of Malaysia
In 2014, when I had visited the capital city “Kuala Lumpur” and the historic state of “Malacca” in Malaysia, I was told by almost everyone […]
How Is Airplane Food Made? A Visit to Air India’s Flight Kitchen!
AIRPLANE FOOD!!! What is the story behind Airplane food? When and where is the croissant prepared, which we eat at 32,000 feet above […]
LEARNING ABOUT TOKYO CITY – THE GATEWAY TO JAPAN
The travel blogger-cum-foodie in me has been dreaming of visiting Tokyo ever since I have attended the TOKYO WONDERLAND seminar last week. It was organized […]
My Ultimate Luxury Stay Experience in India : ITC Maurya
“Awesome hospitality,” This is what President Obama said after his stay at ITC Maurya in New Delhi in India. Obama was the fourth American President […]
Chefs from India and USA Came Together for the Rice-Lovers!
I am sure you know it that when the travel blogger in me is not traveling, the foodie is me is busy sampling the food […]
SPA on the ridge and JACUZZI overlooking the mountains – AAMOD at SHOGHI
Traveling has made me more receptive and open to testing new waters. As a travel blogger, I often get invited to exciting places and this way […]
The Whole Country Came Alive At Thailand Tourism Festival
It’s been two days that I am back from Thailand but the hangover is yet not over. I was in Bangkok when the capital began […]
My Story of White Water Rafting & River Camping in Bhutan
The Punakha Dzong is definitely one of the most beautiful buildings of Bhutan known to me. It is located at the confluence of the Pho Chhu […]
21 FLOWER POSTCARDS FROM BHUTAN
“The earth laughs in flowers.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson I visited BHUTAN in the second week of August and I must tell you […]
23 Colors of Earth, Quad Rides And The Longest Zip Line
Hey, I am back with yet another unique travel post. I explored this exciting place in Mauritius. 23 colors of soil in a valley, adventurous […]
Yes, I Hiked To Tiger’s Nest aka Paro Taktsang
This is how I Hiked to Tiger’s Nest! I always say this that I enjoy small trails, village walks and several kilometers of walking […]
A Visit To The Construction Site of Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir
The year ended on a beautiful and spiritual note for my blog ‘Pendown’. December took me to Vrindavan (26th to 28th) and it turned out […]
Ladakhi Men & Women Have Unique Fashion Sense
In September, I visited the rugged but spellbinding landscape of India (Ladakh) to attend Naropa festival 2016. Naro Palace, situated 40 kilometers from […]
CAPE TOWN TRAVEL – 16 Pics Of My Most Gorgeous Trip of 2016
If I said ‘CAPE TOWN’ is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful cities in the world, it would only be a cliché! There is an […]
Planning Your Goan Trip? Please Do It Differently This Year!
I have a childhood connection with Goa. I had my first Goa trip at the age of 4. Technically, Goa happens to be my first-holiday […]
Shoghi – My Soulful and Sublime Moments
Where is SHOGHI? Almost everyone I met in the last couple of days was curious about my Shoghi trip that happened in the mid of […]
2016 – BEST OF BLOGGING & TRAVELING FOR PENDOWN
On the first day of 2017, I must thank 2016 for being a beautiful year of blogging and traveling. Long-story-short, 2016 was definitely about going to […]
BHUTAN : The Sweetest Trip of 2016
For me, SOUTH AFRICA emerged as the most adventurous and thrilling trip of the year but at the same time, I would love to call BHUTAN as […]
TAIPEI 101 is excited about 2017
There is an amazing excitement about New Year’s eve in Taiwan. TAIPEI 101 is all prepared to welcome 2017 differently. The turn of […]
HANDIKART Sells Indian Handicrafts From Different States
I love to collect handicrafts from different states of India! I take pride in decorating my house with hand-crafted beauties made by local artists. Do you have […]
Being Shah Rukh Khan’s Guest in DUBAI…
Shah Rukh Khan’s #BeMyGuest Video with DUBAI TOURISM is riveting! The concept of King Khan extending a personal invitation to everyone on behalf of […]
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 […]
Travel with a Plan – Sabse Important Plan (SIP)
I love traveling and my work as a blogger often takes me to different places. Therefore, I will not shy away from saying that while […]
7 Things that Incline me towards Group Travels
I have traveled solo but I can never hail myself as a solo traveler. I love to talk and I can’t imagine myself being alone in […]
Sing, Dance and Eat : The Sunday Brunch at QLA is uniquely different!
Qla, The Kila, Mehrauli- Hubby and I picked it for the ‘Sunday Brunch’ and boy it seemed like a perfect thing to do in Delhi by the […]
My First Helicopter Ride – A Visit To Mata Vaishno Devi
Helicopter Ride to Sanjichat. Last week I visited Vaishno Devi, one of the biggest and sacred temples of India located in Katra at the Trikuta Mountains […]
Mostly Grills – The Orchid, Mumbai
Mostly Grills – The Orchid (Located right next to Mumbai Domestic Airport)! Restaurant Review by Laxmi Shukla. In our fast paced […]
Let Us Go Sailing From Mumbai to Maldives!
Traveling from Mumbai to Maldives has never been as thrilling as this. Do you know about the excitement around Costa neoClassica? It is the first large, classy and luxurious cruise […]
Getafix in Greater Kailash (GK) 1, New Delhi
GetAFix– Its all in the name. As the name suggests, this place is a charmer and it can give a complete fix to your hungry stomach. It provides […]
Indulge In BHUTAN For At Least 10 Days – Do A Road trip!
I happily indulged in the beauty of Bhutan for 10 days. It was a surreal experience. A road trip in the magical land of the ‘Thunder […]
Super moon and Tripurari Poornima in Goa
Do you know about the Tripurari Poornima festival? Read here and know more about it. It is celebrated in Goa and this is your reason […]
South Africa and France – Best Honeymoon Destinations
‘Travel + Leisure – India’s Best Awards 2016′ On 17th November 2016, I attended ‘Travel + Leisure India & South Asia’s India’s Best Awards […]
Madhya Pradesh : Maheshwar, Mandu and More!
The thrill of experiencing the beauty of the ‘Heart of India’ was in the air. A group of travelers had chosen a beautiful route to explore […]
From My 1300D : Canon PhotoMarathon 2016
PHOTOGENIC SATURDAY – On the smoggy Saturday, I started from Sector 28 metro station in Faridabad at 9 and reached Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium […]