Here’s why Amritsar should be on every backpacker’s travel list

Bright orange turbans, long silver swords, a maze of narrow, littered streets filled with aromas of food in the air – Amritsar is like no other place I’ve ever visited. With the famous Golden Temple, crowded alleys in the old city, a chequered history and some of the best food to be sampled, Amritsar is truly synonymous with Punjab. A little about the city Drawing its name from the Amrit Sarovar, the holy tank that surrounds the magnificient Golden Temple and translating to ‘pool of nectar’ in English, this spiritual city sees a lot of travellers round the year and Continue Reading

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10 Essential Tips for the First-time International Traveller

International trips are always a dream but if not planned properly, they can easily turn into a nightmare. If you are a first-time international traveller planning a trip, here are 10 essential tips that will make sure you have a wonderful holiday abroad. 1. Be flexible & open When planning is always appreciated, meticulous planning with everything been taken care end-to-end can be a bit boring. Great stories always blossom when you are lost. So, be sure to leave enough space for your itinerary to breath and add in newer experiences as you explore. 2. Shop at the supermarket Understand Continue Reading

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Abhaneri

Abhaneri – Trip to the most beautiful stepwell of Rajasthan

Whether you want to see the ancient fortresses, centuries-old temples, colorful gardens, pretty lakes, or the vibrant bazaars, there are enough places near Jaipur that’ll bring you closer to the lively culture and royal lifestyle of Rajasthan. One such destination is Abhaneri. Famous for its early medieval monuments like Chand Baori, this place had long been on my travel list. With its close proximity to Jaipur, this place is a must visit for architecture lovers. A small rustic village in Northern Rajasthan, Abhaneri is 95 kms from Jaipur. Located on the National Highway 11 connecting Agra and Jaipur, it is Continue Reading

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Goan Girl In Uttarakhand

Bloggers Meetup at Naukuchitaal – The nine cornered lake

Charles A. Sherring, a British anthropologist once wrote this about Uttarakhand – “In those lovely valleys there is still the romance and poetry of life: each tree has its god, each bush its spirit” And it’s true! Uttarakhand always leaves me stranded for words surrounding me in its high-rising Himalayas, the tree-covered hillsides and enchanting lakes. It is a dramatic land covered with holy peaks, lakes and rivers which makes it one of the finest getaways for a pleasant holiday retreat from our hectic city routines. On a cold foggy January morning this year, I along with my blogger friends Continue Reading

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Kasol – The Solo Trip That Changed My Life

“Travelling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” Cliche, but true. Having heard all these stories from amazing globe-trotters and them travelling to their 45th country or 10th year abroad, made me wonder—where did it all begin? I never thought I would travel solo. It kind of just…happened. And I’m glad it did, because it changed my life. When the thoughts of breaking away from the constraints of a mundane life struck me back in 2016, I decided to quit my job and take the roads less travelled to rediscover myself. With that, I counted up my savings, Continue Reading

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Weekend trip to Mcleodganj & Triund

McLeod Ganj Weekend getaways to the mountains are always refreshing, especially if you stay in Delhi ! Hence this impulsive unplanned trek in the Himalayas was inevitable. My first destination of this trip – the hill station of McLeod Ganj is home to many majestic monasteries, delicious smelling kitchen cafes, trekking companies and wall to wall stores selling Tibetan souvenirs. Also known as Little Lhasa and the abode of the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual influence and its mystical green hills mark McLeod Ganj as a significant tourist destination. The place showcases the vibrant and distinct Tibetan culture, and you Continue Reading

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Offbeat Goa – Beyond a tourist’s perspective

Goa is on every travelers’ list for the sense of peace and euphoria that it offers. Always glimmering with clubs, rave parties and dance joints illuminating the night sky. But to feel the beating pulses of Goa, you have to dig a little deeper and look for the places that are beyond a tourist’s perspective. Here is a list of few things you could try to get the real taste of Goa. Take a boat ride in the backwaters of Goa There’s nothing like rowing across the charming creeks crossing the villages of Goa covered in mangroves and mist-laden meadows, Continue Reading

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10 reasons to visit Hampi

Have you ever travelled to a place so dramatic in its natural form; you can’t help wondering what sort of people and what sort of life it has seen? Well I did! My trip to Hampi was so exciting that it left me wanting much more. So transfixed I was at the barren land, old column structures, huge giant boulders and long stretch of craggy mountains that all my doubts about Hampi and its magnitude melted away. Hampi – a dreamworld made of boulders, monoliths and ruins of ancient edifices is a delight for tourists and thus is considered among Continue Reading

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Udaipur – The city of Lakes

The history of Udaipur is a rich and charming tapestry of lakeside palaces, forts, temples and gardens which reflect the varied influences of centuries past. The erstwhile capital of the Kingdom of Mewar, the city was founded in 1553 by Maharana Udai Singh. From its magnificent palaces to its vibrant bazaars, the city is probably the best example of romantic and alluring Rajasthan at its finest. My journey began on the 7th October as I frantically catch a moving train from Bandra Terminus, which I nearly missed. Funny enough when I think about it now, it reminds me of the Continue Reading

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